VMD/DVM Position

VMD/DVM Positions are available for veterinary associates, and graduates of veterinary medicine. All positions require a graduate degree in veterinary medicine (VMD or DVM).

Associate Veterinarian, Dr. Melissa Birken (Private Practice)

Paws & Claws Animal Hospital
9811 Main St. #103
Damascus, MD 20872
1. Diagnosing and treating medical conditions in small animals, such as dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small pets. 2. Performing routine check-ups, preventive care, and routine surgeries. 3. Creating and updating medical records for each patient, including health history and vaccination records. 4. Communicating with clients and pet owners to provide education and advice on pet care and health issues. 5. Prescribing and administering medications, treatments, and therapies as needed. 6. Maintaining a safe and sanitary work environment, including sterilizing equipment and supplies. 7. Staying up-to-date on the latest advances in veterinary medicine through continuing education and professional development opportunities. 8. Collaborating with other veterinary professionals, such as technicians and support staff, to provide high-quality care to patients. 9. Building and maintaining positive relationships with clients and referring veterinarians.
1. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited veterinary college. 2. A valid state license to practice veterinary medicine. 3. Clinical experience in small animal care, gained through internships, residencies, or working in a veterinary practice. 4. Knowledge of the latest advancements and techniques in small animal medicine and surgery. 5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to educate and advise pet owners on their pets' health. 6.

Newly graduated veterinarians may apply for this position
Starting Salary $100,000 With a sign-on bonus!
Percentage Based Salary Info:
20% production pay Production paid quarterly
Start Date:
Practice Type:
Small Animal
3 Veterinarians And 6 Technicians
How to Apply:
Please email a letter of intent and resume to sfmmvet@vail.net or call Sheila Fitzpatrick, DVM 970-977-1044
Case Load:
Our busy 3-4 doctor veterinary practice has patients every 30 minutes for the floor DVM, and the surgical DVM performs 3-5 surgical procedures on their chosen surgery day. Each veterinarian typically sees around 15-20 patients daily, ranging from routine check-ups to more complex medical cases. We see many patients with routine and urgent-care matters, from companion animals to pocket pets.
• Competitive salary with quarterly production • Paid Time Off (including holidays) • 401 (k) with Employer match (3%) • Medical, dental, and vision • Health Savings Account • Optional supplemental insurance • Discounts on pet care • Generous CE Allowance • Paid state and DEA license • Membership dues • Liability insurance
Additional Comments:
Are you looking for a work-life balance? Are you looking for a GREAT Salary in a terrific A work environment with a caring, supportive Team? Are you looking for Mentorship? Come and join our excellent team of Dvms and support staff. Paws & Claws Animal Hospital is a rapidly growing, progressive,3- 4-DVM small animal, INDEPENDENTLY OWNED Veterinary practice located in Damascus, Maryland, a quaint town known best for “small town charm,” Just 30 minutes from Washington, D.C.! Our course features five exam rooms, a full in-house laboratory, a digital record system, a full in-house laboratory, digital radiography, ultrasound, laser therapy, and digital dental radiographs. We offer a flexible family schedule and have a strong support staff. You will NOT be required to provide overnight care or on-call duties! We seek a career-oriented individual who is committed to the profession, values compassionate care and teamwork, and will put forth the extra effort needed to achieve the high-quality service we strive to provide. If you enjoy fun, 30-40-minute appointments, and an energized environment, Paws & Claws Animal Hospital is the place for you! Experienced DVMS, as well as new graduates, are encouraged to apply. Paws & Claws Animal Hospital offers a tremendous work-life balance, work-life culture, and a comprehensive compensation package