Our Mission statement:“Delivering Modern Medicine with Kindness and Compassion.”
We are a modern full-service hospital that is passionate about veterinary medicine and are looking for someone who shares our passion
The joy of being loved by a pet fulfills us in our lives every day. “We believe in a level of care we give them is equal to how they care for us." If a client is looking for a veterinary hospital or clinic based on more than cost alone, we strive to show them how we’re better. We believe helping a pet live their healthiest, best life requires more time and thoughtful communication than can occur during a typical 15-minute appointment. We don’t just want to treat our patient's problems; we want to provide their owners with the education to prevent problems in the first place. We believe that a visit to the veterinarian should not be a stressful or traumatic event for anyone. At Animal House, clients value our longer appointment times and care that is individual for their pets.
At Animal House your average appointment time is 30 to 40 minutes so you have plenty of time to do a thorough job and still have time to finish your record before moving on to the next room. Options to increase your professional skills are available and we are happy to share if desired.
Every day is unique with the variety of pets we see. If seeing exotics does not appeal to you, that’s okay too. Our owner and other incoming associate is experienced with this side of veterinary medicine.
The practice is open Monday through Saturday with our veterinarians typically working 45 hours with a day off during the week and rotating Saturdays. Surgeries are performed Monday-Friday with each veterinarian having a surgery day. We treat emergency cases as needed but refer all after hour emergencies to the After-Hours Emergency Clinic in Hickory.
We offer full services including overnight critical patient care as needed for patients not requiring 24-hour monitoring. In house laboratory with Idexx equipment for immediate results for diagnostics, digital radiology, soft tissue surgeries and most orthopedics surgeries.
We pride ourselves on offering high quality medicine with a practical approach. Our team is a close group, excellent support staff dedicated to bringing the best medicine to our client's every day.
We would welcome an on-site visit to see our Modern Hospital and interview. Expansion plans are with our architect to better facilitate our growth.
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Rutherford College is a small township, 3 miles from Valdese North Carolina with several larger towns within a short distance. Our hospital has clients from all of these areas and in some cases even coming from greater distances. We are 10 years old and still growing with new clients coming to us every week.
We are located in the beautiful foothills of Western North Carolina, close to Morganton, NC which is considered “The gateway to the Appalachians”. Camping, Hiking, Winter Skiing, and all watersports including Whitewater kayaking and rafting abound in our area. One hour from Progressive Asheville with its micro-breweries, vineyards, as well as the Biltmore House and a beautiful mountain playground. One hour or less from Charlotte with concerts and other larger city venues including upscale shopping and restaurants.
We are a pleasant 4 hour drive from the beautiful North Carolina and South Carolina Coastal Beaches.
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university. North Carolina License or ability to obtain NC license quickly.
A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
Practice in accordance to state practice act and principles of veterinary medical ethics
Deliver excellent medicine and continue the pursuit of education to deliver quality patient care
Devote yourself to preventive care and diagnostics for healing.
Deliver medical and surgical treatments
Partner with clients for their pet to plan follow-up visits, provide home-care instructions, and education to ensure the lifelong health of their pets
Maintain relevant, comprehensive medical records with the support of our in-house computer practice software system, “Cornerstone”.
Foster an effective veterinary support team by communicating medical standards, ethical practices, and your veterinary knowledge and experience
Professional composure and appearance, with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude.
The ability to make decisions and communicate clearly and effectively with fellow team members.
Additional Salary Information: We offer competitive compensation. Benefits include health insurance, uniform allowance, national state licenses/memberships, vacation time and CE allowances.
About Animal House Veterinary Hospital
Small animal and exotics veterinary hospital. Modern facility, efficient work spaces, digital radiography, excellent surgery suite, and outstanding support staff. Services include orthopedic surgeries, soft-tissue surgeries, critical patient care and comprehensive diagnostic capabilities in-house. Competitive salary and benefits package with potential buy-in for the right candidate with experience, ambition, and a strong work ethic.