I went back over payroll records for an associate that was with us for 8 years. Her compensation over that period, beginning right after her graduation, was just over a million dollars. Simple IRA program, bonus pay for emergencies.... all the usual stuff. We need two full time veterinarians.
Now, here is where I need your advice. We have had ads running here with AVMA almost continuously for 10 months with almost no response. Statistics show us that over 800 alerts went out and that over 1,000 people viewed the ad. Yet, when we advertised for Mixed Animal, we had 2 responses. When advertised for Companion animal, 2 responses. 30 days as a job for Small Animal Only...........0 responses.
What area we doing wrong? Bad ad? Not enough money? Nobody wants to move to Mobile, Alabama?
Please contact me by private e-mail and give me some advice. I want to pay someone
Additional Salary Information: In order to encourage your participation is veterinary medical organizations, we pay for local, state and national dues. There is a CE allowance and your DEA license is paid after two years. We have a Simple retirement plan with employer match. Health insurance is available, but affordability and structure seem to change quarterly.
The Duke Animal Clinic has been established in the western suburbs of Mobile, Alabama for 36 years. Our goal is to provide consistant, high quality veterinary health care to the community. Currently, the staff consists of two full time veterinarians, two part-time veterinarians, a veterianry ophthalmologist and a veterinary dentist. The support personel include three licensed veterinary technician...s, and four skilled assistants. We participate with a local community college's program in veterinary technology and have at least one student each semester.
Our practice presents a variety of case work and is an excellent place to develop your practice skills with mentors that are motivated to help you learn. Not only does the ophthalmology, dental and equine emphasis in our practice provide a unique experience, but our work with local rescue groups insure an interesting case load. Most recently, we have added oysters to our species list. A local hatchery, a nursery and some oyster farms have needed our help with health certificates, disease testing and certifications. Maybe bees will be next?
The clinic is located in the pine covered ridges of Mobile County and is 200 feet above sea level. 35 miles to the south is Dauphin Island, a populated barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico. The City center and Mobile Bay is 12 - 15 miles to the East. The Mobile River delta is one of the largest deltas in the United States and is very popular with kayakers, fishermen and boaters. It is about 1 1/2 hours to Gulf Shores, Alabama and 2 1/2 hours to the Florida Emerald Coast.
Cultural opportunities are readily available. Within 20 miles of the clinic are three 4 year universities. The University of South Alabama boasts a medical school, nursing program and pharmacy program. Symphony, opera, ballet and numerous vocal ensembles are available. Blues, soul, jazz festivals and concerts in the park are regular affairs. Then, there is Mardi Gras and even a mullet toss!
Mobile has excellent schools...... public, private and parochial. A wonderful placed to raise a family.
All of this as we endeavor to serve the needs of our patients and their owners while maintaining a balance in our personal lives.......and having fun.