Record #: 2696

Veterinary Practice Information:

Jessie Bolster
Practice Name:
River Valley Veterinary Services
124 Kilts Road
Fort Plain    Google Maps
Zip Code:

Job Description:

 Searching for a large animal associate with a desire to avoid the worst pitfalls of veterinary medicine including long hours, depression, lack of control of schedule, and no vacation time. We’re looking for someone who loves cows and horses, is willing to work with small ruminants, camelids, and the occasional random farm animal. At home small animal euthanasia and basic puppy exams are part of our practice giving you a chance to snuggle some puppies and give a graceful exit to others. Think this sounds good? How about a 4 day work week, every third weekend on call, and the ability to block out time on a week day for appointments, horse lessons, and life in general? Located in Fultonville, NY the land is cheap and the people are genuine so check us out!  
Training Required:
Experience Desired:
 New graduates welcome to apply 
 Compensation can be a base salary plus production or a starting base salary for new graduates until their production picks up. Contract negotiations flexible based on previous experience and expected expenses 
 Annual CE Two membership dues (AVMA, AABP, AASRP etc) Health insurance or a insurance stipend included 3-4 weeks paid vacation based on salary compensation Mentorship with current owners, supported emergency coverage with back up available until comfortable with on call work  

Species Percentages:

Beef:  5 Dairy:  50  Swine:  2  Small Ruminants:  10 
Equine:  30  Poultry:  1  Exotics:  1  Small Animals:  1 


Facilities provided by the veterinary practice:
 Fully stocked vet truck with Bowie box OR will pay mileage for use of personal vehicle.  
Other Personnel :  Two part time receptionists Two full time veterinarians 1 Seasonal Part time veterinarian 
Practice strengths and emphasis of the business:
 Modern new practice utilizing google docs, online client database, cloud based vaccination logs, and currently shopping for veterinary software. Portable ultrasounds in each truck and digital wireless radiography unit. Focused on providing high quality medicine to any animal on the farm. Equine, bovine, small ruminant, and camelid theriogenology serviced offered to clients.  
Practice Area:  55% dairy/beef, 30% equine,10% small ruminant/camelid, 5% other (porcine, zoo exotic, small animal euthanasia, chickens/turkeys). Located 1 hour west of Albany, NY. Gorgeous rolling hills in Mohawk Valley which is located in between the Adirondacks and Catskills. Lots of fly fishing, hiking, hunting,skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding available. Rural living at it's finest! Cooperstown, NY and Saratoga Racetrack within 1 hour drive means fun concerts, good shows, and lots of family friendly activities.  

Date job was submitted:    5/8/2020 

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