Your contract will never have a “non- compete” clause or any other employee unfriendly language in any of the clauses. We offer a variety of compensation package options that can be further customized to fit with how you want to navigate the work/life balance equation.
DVM or equivalent
2 openings available.
We are River Valley Veterinary Hospital (RVVH), a 2 doctor practice located in Derby Connecticut. Welcome to our corner of veterinary medicine where we value a close-knit, honest, collaborative environment between our clients and team members.
We are looking for a new doctor (or two) to join our hardworking team of special individuals and help our clinic become the best it can be. We are also welcome to having new and recent graduates who are searching for a place where mentorship and the constant pursuit of learning are fostered.
At RVVH, we focus on Fear Free principles and are a Cat Friendly Practice Silver member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. We are a small but fast paced practice where our team has a strong partnership with clients built on clear, consistent communication and education. We are committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and strive to be a place where a talented and skilled mix of people want to come, stay, and do their best work.
What sets us apart?
At RVVH, we want our clients to be able to say yes to diagnostics. We set affordable
prices that allow the doctor and client to work together to achieve the best possible health for
their pet. We view pets as family members and will try our very best to make anything
possible for patients. Working as a doctor at RVVH means that you have open communication
with our traveling board certified internist, criticalist, and surgeon who are happy to provide
their expertise with any case.
We believe that learning does not end upon graduation from vet school, but should continue throughout your career no matter how long you have been practicing. This is why we send both our technicians and doctors to yearly conferences such as VMX in Orlando, FL and WVC in Las Vegas, NV as well as providing annual subscriptions for each doctor to VIN, an AVMA Membership, Fear Free Certification, and licensing to practice in Connecticut.
It is important to us that we stay on the cutting edge of veterinary technology, to be able to provide the most up to date care to our patients. This is why we have prioritized installing new equipment such as a CO2 surgical laser and digital dental radiography.
We will never be open on a Sunday. Our decision to only be open on alternate Saturday mornings in conjunction with our weekday schedule has truly benefited our entire team.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for someone that is willing to go the extra mile for their patients. Whether it
be providing a listening ear for a worried pet owner, helping a coworker problem solve, or
collaborating with other doctors on a current case, we know the power that working as a team
with both owners and colleagues can have on the outcome for that pet.
The perfect candidate will have a focus on preventative care and the detection of early disease. We believe in getting our patients started on a healthy lifestyle track right from the beginning. In this position, you will use your medical judgment combined with a high level of empathy, confidence and humility to save pets’ lives. As a member of our team, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth.
* Four weeks of paid time-off per annum.
* Paid holidays.
* Flexible schedule to maintain the proper work/life balance.
* All expenses paid for annual continuing education
Candidates must be able to obtain DEA license and Connecticut license to practice veterinary
River Valley Veterinary Hospital was founded in 2017 and we have accomplished so much over the years. Our passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to our growth. At River Valley Veterinary Hospital, we are a full service hospital providing preventative care, diagnostics, dentistry, surgery and much more to all breeds of dogs and cats. We are committed to providing the best healthcare for our patients through a variety of treatment options that best suits their needs.