Record #: 1691

Veterinary Practice Information:

Name:
Travis Kuhlka
Practice Name:
TK Veterinary Service
Address:
4372 Hwy 49
City:
Glen Ullin    Google Maps
State:
ND
Country:
USA
Zip Code:
58631
Telephone:
701-400-2953
EMail:
tckuhlka@gmail.com

Job Description:
 

Objective:
 -Practice Mission: to provide quality large animal services on farm and in clinic. Primary duties are providing herd health services for beef cattle clients (cow/calf). This includes but is not limited to pregnancy diagnosis, breeding soundness evaluation, dystocia assistance, general herd work as well as services for a local livestock auction market. Secondary duties include equine or small animal services depending on skill level of veterinarian.  
Training Required:
 Veterinary Medical Degree as well as eligibility to acquire a North Dakota License required as well as federal accreditation.  
Experience Desired:
 -Strong work ethic, desire to learn is of utmost importance. Familiarity with livestock handling helpful, but a mentoring program will be agreed upon to facilitate best transition possible for you and our clients. New graduates welcome, no long term commitments requried, even if you are just interested in a position to gain experience to get to the next step in your career, this may be a good stop! 
Salary:
 -Competitive salary plus benefits. 
Benefits:
 -Fully paid single medical insurance, two weeks paid vacation, paid holidays off, liability insurance, license fees, company cell phone, dues for one professional organization, and partial use of work vehicle for commuting home. North Dakota does offer a loan repayment program worth up to $80,000 over 4 years served!  

Species Percentages:
 

Beef:  90 Dairy:  0  Swine:  0  Small Ruminants:  0 
Equine:  10  Poultry:  0  Exotics:  0  Small Animals:  0 

Environment:

Facilities provided by the veterinary practice:
 -Fully equipped ambulatory pickup with Bowie Galaxy unit as well as IBEXX ultrasound with arms free scanning equipment, pulsator electroejaculator, portable hydraulic cattle chute, portable CR digital radiography equipment, IDEXX chemistry analyzer, power float, and several other tools. Clinic features an equine treatment area with stocks. We have an heated indoor cattle handling facility featuring a drive through drop off for unloading, separate cattle surgery area, hydraulic chute for processing, tilt table for foot work, and holding pens. There are small animal rooms in our office for basic services as well.  
Other Personnel :  -Current staff is 2 full time veterinarians, one full time office secretary, and several part time assistants.  
Practice strengths and emphasis of the business:
 Practice was established in 2012 with one full time veterinarian with the goal to serve the local community. It quickly expanded to accommodate 3 full time veterinarians and support staff with a very strong client retention rate. Our main strength has been being able to provide a variety of services on farm by having the equipment with us in the field.  
Practice Area:  -General practice radius is 45 miles west, and 30 miles north, east, and south. The weather is generally pleasant but holds true to the saying “wait a day and it will change”, so we have become accustomed to working in a variety of weather conditions. Our location provides easy access to urban amenities 60 miles in either direction, yet is rural and offers a variety of outdoor activities. Glen Ullin is a small town with a population of about 500. There is a grocery store, auto parts shop, hardware store, two gas stations and post office in town. Restaurant options are in neighboring Hebron only 12 miles away, which is also home to a small town movie theater. 

Date job was submitted:    12/3/2015 


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