Lyne Animal Hospitals
  • Chester, VA, USA
  • $100,000 +
  • Base + Commission
  • Part-Time or Full-Time

Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, PTO, Veterinary discounts, Resort privileges, $2,500 Continuing Education and 3 days PTO, Association Fees and Dues

We are located in central Virginia, 15 miles south of downtown Richmond.  Richmond is rich in American history and boasts outdoor activities for those that enjoy mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and much more.  If you're looking for quality of life because you're drained from the hustle and bustle, heavy traffic of the big cities you'll love Richmond.  We have restaurants and night life as well as many family-oriented festivities throughout the year. Richmond is only 2 hours from the beaches of the East Coast, 2 hours to snow skiing/boarding, 2 hours to D.C.  We are fortunate to enjoy all 4 seasons of the year as well.


Full time experienced associate veterinarian needed for fast paced, high volume, small animal practice in Richmond, Virginia.

At our core, we are committed to being happy to serve our clients every day! We are committed to being thorough, professional, empathetic, and ultimately acting like business owners to help ensure positive outcomes and solution-oriented patient care.

Applicant must provide excellent service to our clients, excellent medicine to our patients and have excellent communication and time management skills. We emphasize preventative care, early diagnosis and client education. We have a great support staff, a friendly work environment. Well-equipped full service hospital facility which includes in-house blood machines, tono-pen, fluid pumps, blood pressure monitors, pulse-oximetry, high speed dental equipment, digital dental radiography, digital radiography, therapeutic laser and more.


The Associate Veterinarian's duties shall include, but shall not be limited to:

  • recording histories;
  • performing physical examinations;
  • providing, performing, and/or interpreting laboratory, radiographic, and other imaging and diagnostic tests and data;
  • providing therapeutic measures necessary for the medical and/or surgical treatment of patients;
  • admit surgery cases as needed and make sure the owner has signed the treatment plan (estimate) and all related paperwork for that procedure has been reviewed and/or distributed, and to ensure fasting orders were followed if needed
  • keeping and maintaining (or causing to be kept and maintained) appropriate medical and business records related to all professional services rendered by the Associate Veterinarian and preparing and attending to, in connection with such services, all reports, claims and correspondence necessary or appropriate in the circumstances;
  • charging fees in accordance with the practice's policies on any matter in which the Associate Veterinarian provides services;
  • calling clients before leaving the premises on the day calls regarding patients are due to be returned; it is essential for veterinarians to speak with excellent grammar, diction and in warm friendly tones; client discussions should be recorded accurately in the medical history of the patient's electronic chart
  • follow-ups must be called and completed throughout the day, and they must be done genuinely and thoroughly. Any call being made relating to overall patient health shall be reflagged in accordance with the hospital's follow-up protocol before being removed from the follow-up list. All follow-up discussions shall be accurately recorded in the patient's medical history, date and time stamped with your initials within the follow up or phone communication field.
  • attendance at professional conventions and post-graduate continuing education seminars and, when asked, participating in and/or presenting information at such events that would promote the practice;
  • participating in professional societies;
  • helping to design and implement paraprofessional training programs;
  • assisting with mentorship and training of other less experienced veterinary associates;
  • attending continuing education seminars;
  • working consistently to maintain and improve the Associate Veterinarian's professional skills and the reputation of the practice in the community;
  • overseeing emergency cases that present during the work day even when they require staying past normal working hours;
  • substituting, from time to time, for fellow associate veterinarians who may be unable to work due to illness, CE, vacation or any other shortage of doctors;
  • attending, from time to time, staff and/or doctor and/or one-on-one meetings with management, which may be held on a day when the Associate Veterinarian is not already scheduled to work
  • Always work professionally, joyfully and industriously!

We offer mentorship, regular doctor and staff meetings as well as employee culture building projects, have open door management style, and have established CORE VALUES that drive every decision and exchange with our clients, patients and each other.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary $100,000 (with potential production bonuses after 6 months)
  • $10,000 signing bonus for full-time Associates (must be willing to work a minimum of 4 and 5 day weeks alternating)
  • 100% of medical, dental, vision and life insurance paid by employer
  • $2,500 Continuing Education Allowance with 3 days of Paid Time Off to attend; PT Associates could receive a Continuing Education Allowance depending on the number of days worked
  • 15 days of Paid Time Off the 1st year (if you work a 4 and 5-day week, 12 days if you work a 4-day week); PT Associates could accrue PTO based off the hours/days worked
  • State and DEA Licensing for FT Associates; portion paid for PT Associates
  • Simple IRA with 3% match after 1 year of employment
  • Service and Inventory Discounts
  • Pet Resort privileges and discount
  • Uniform allowance
  • Healthy work-life balance, with rotating Saturdays and no emergency or after hours services
  • Opportunity to become Chief of Staff after 6 months for the right candidate
  • Relocation package, if needed

About You

  • Experienced (minimum of 3 years) full-time (or part-time) associate, or an exceptional and confident new graduate with experience working as an Assistant or Technician
  • Invested in building trusting relationships with clients, colleagues and your community
  • Enjoy challenging cases
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Mindset and drive to constantly grow your skillset and abilities
  • Work efficiently with excellent time management skills
  • Feel accountable to your clients, patients, and colleagues
  • Motivated for continuous personal and professional growth 

We are a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace all employment offers are contingent on a background investigation as well as a 10-panel drug screen.

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