Associate Veterinarian – General Practice

Job Description

Job Description

Associate Veterinarian opening in Pennsylvania

Offering: Sign-on Bonus, Retention Bonus, Relocation Assistance, and Student Loan Assistance.

The Opportunity

Best Friends Animal Hospital is seeking a compassionate Associate Veterinarian to join our progressive small animal practice. At Best Friends Animal Hospital, we are committed to supporting learning and growth as well as provide mentorship. Someone with an interest to learn alternative medicines or exotics on their own is encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate for this role would be able to perform surgery, evaluate emergent patients, perform annual examinations, order appropriate tests and provide a diagnosis and treatment plan.

As an Associate DVM at Best Friends Animal Hospital you will enjoy a three to four-day flexible schedule with one rotating Saturday per month and limited on call hours. This position is for thirty hours per week but we are open to your needs as well. Our on call service is only in the evenings after your surgeries until 10pm and it is a phone consultation only. Call volume is approximately 2 phone calls per year. We work closely with a local emergency clinic to refer support after-hours. Many employees realize that this is a demanding job however, we all have family we want to be able to take care of as well. We pride ourselves in working closely with your schedule to provide the best opportunity for a work life balance that fits our needs and your schedule.

The Hospital

Best Friends Animal Hospital is a 3 doctor, well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. We are located in Chambersburg, PA, a modern city with a small-town feel. We pride ourselves in having a high quality standard of care with respect and compassion. We value cooperation and teamwork along with comradery and collaboration.

Serving our community- Best Friends Animal Hospital is proud to provide service to many local rescues such as the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter and Better Days Animal League. Most of our staff has been with the practice for 5-20 years. Our doctors have a combined 46 years of experience between them, so you can feel confident you are joining an established practice, rooted in the community.

Best Friends has a large building with a beautiful view of farmland from the oversized windows in the lobby. Equipped with 5 exam rooms there is plenty of space for each doctor to run exams. Several exam rooms have lift tables for ease of patient lifting and the fifth exam room is equipped with home comforts for laser therapy and end of life appointments. There is a fully stocked surgical suite and treatment area with a dedicated x-ray room. Anesthesia machines, oxygen cage and concentrator, electrocautery unit, digital dental and full body x-ray are all available for your use.

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The Impact

Grow with us – Our team is comprised of one full-time and two part-time DVMs, five support staff, 2 receptionists and the Hiring Manager. We offer preventive care vaccinations, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, laser therapy, digital x-ray, in-house blood work, Idexx send out bloodwork, PAW plans, grooming and boarding services. We are open to adding new services you are interested in bringing in order to further grow the practice.

The Area

Historical and quaint Chambersburg is a rural town with all the necessary amenities, yet still all the small town charm. It is situated within easy driving distance to Washington DC, Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

History buffs will enjoy learning about Chambersburg’s rich history at their Heritage Center located in Memorial Square, planning a trip to Gettysburg, the John Brown House, or the Franklin County Historical Society to learn about Chambersburg’s involvement in the Civil War.

Unwind with a glass of wine from Jan Zell Wines, enjoy fresh local produce from Jim’s Farmers Market or relax at a show or live performance at Capitol Theatre. Chambersburg is home to local dining of various cuisines, antique shops, parks and plenty of outdoor recreation.

Situated in the Cumberland Valley, Chambersburg has a large farming population. Enjoy corn or wheat farms as well as many apple orchards-one just across the street from Best Friends Animal Hospital!

Explore and enjoy Chambersburg!


  • Highly competitive base salary
  • Health, dental and vision
  • Life Insurance, Short term/Long Term Disability
  • 100% paid liability insurance
  • 401 (K) plan with match
  • Vacation, sick days
  • CE days and allowance
  • Paid State License and DEA

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States

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