Humboldt Veterinary Medical Group, Inc. is a multi-doctor, mixed animal veterinary practice located in the heart of Humboldt County in Ferndale and Fortuna, Ca. We are looking for an Associate Veterinarian to join our team of colleagues. Our location is ideal for the candidate who desires to see a wide variety of medical, dental and surgical small animal cases along with large animal preventative and emergency medicine. Being a multi-doctor practice makes it easy to bounce cases off your colleagues.
We are a full-service veterinary hospital that operates Monday through Saturday, sharing on call among all the associates for nights and Sundays. We offer a competitive base salary with production pay, medical, Simple IRA with 3% employer match, AFLAC, uniform allowance and continuing education allowance. We have many of the features you would expect in a full-service practice, plus a couple more that are harder to find, such as:
Digital x-ray, Digital dental x-ray, Ultrasound, In house laboratory
Well educated and supportive technicians, assistants, and client care coordinators
Skilled veterinary mentors
Days with multiple species treated
We are privately owned and plan to stay that way. Partnership potential is available to the right candidate who is interested and would like to work toward that.
We welcome new graduates to apply. Our hospital is the perfect setting for new veterinarians seeking mentorship and guidance. We are willing to consider small animal only practitioners.
Humboldt is a great place to work, live and play. The real benefits of living on the north coast of California come to light on your days off. We have acres of redwoods to wonder, oceans, rivers, and lakes to play in, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, dirt biking, 4x4 trails, hiking, camping, and more! This is a tight knit rural community and you will get to know your clients and patients and form long- term relationships with them.
Four day work weeks with rotating weekend and on call duties.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary negotiable based on experience and production. Salary is competitive and includes benefits.
About Humboldt Veterinary Medical Group, Inc.
History Ferndale and Fortuna VeterinaryFerndale Veterinary was established in 1947 by Dr. Mel Roberts and Dr. Harlan Detlefsen. It started out primarily as a large animal clinic that focused mainly on dairy and beef cattle.When Dr. Charles E. Ozanian purchased the hospital in 1983, he expanded the laboratory and library areas and introduced computerization to the office. Ferndale Veterinary received a much larger expansion again in 1991 with the addition of two exam rooms, radiology and dark room, surgery suite, a small dog and cat ward, kennel room, and spacious treatment room. Over time, business grew and the staff expanded. In 1996, Ferndale Veterinary welcomed the addition of Dr. James “Kevin” Silver, who later became partners with Dr. Ozanian in the year 2000. At that point in time, Ferndale Veterinary was able to employ a third doctor to keep up with the demand of veterinary care in Humboldt County.Dr. Ozanian and Dr. Silver eventually decided it was time for them to pass on their legacy. So, in September of 2016, they sold the Ferndale and Fortuna hospitals to employees Dr. Kristopher Flores and technician Jennifer Flores.Dr. Kristopher Flores is a U.C. Davis graduate who or...iginally came to work at Ferndale & Fortuna Veterinary back in 2010 where he first met his wife, Jennifer, a registered veterinary technician. He left a year later to return to U.C. Davis where he completed a residency in population medicine and comparative reproduction. He also completed a master’s degree in veterinary preventative medicine during that time.The practice now provides progressive and quality care to the animals and their families of this rural community. As a practice, we recognize the tradition that helped us grow and we continue to create a legacy of care. Ferndale and Fortuna Veterinary hospitals now employs over 30 staff members, including six veterinarians, and provides for large, small, and exotic animals.https://humboldtvet.com/Mission StatementThe mission of The Hospital is to provide quality healthcare with the highest standards of compassion; to encourage strong owner participation; to improve quality of life through informed decisions and to promote the welfare of pets and livestock. At Ferndale and Fortuna Veterinary Hospitals we are called to serve our community, our patients and their families. Our Core Values are Accountability for Results, Respect for Each Individual, Responsibility to Community, Embrace Change and Be Relentless for Improvement, and Integrity in All Actions.