Metropolitan Veterinary Center, located in the South Loop of Chicago, Illinois,is looking for a veterinarian to join our amazing team! We are proud to be AAHA accredited, AAFP cat friendly, Chemotherapy Center of Excellence and have won 'Best Vets in Chicago' multiple years in a row! We also support all interests in vet med and would be happy to expand the services we offer our patients. All our veterinarians are experienced, open to mentoring and collaborating, and supportive of one another.
About our clinic: Metropolitan Veterinary Center is a full-service small animal hospital, offering the best in medical and surgical care. Our hospital is fully equipped with a comprehensive in-house IDEXX lab, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, ultrasound, K-laser, and VIA, our electronic medical record software. Any radiographs requiring additional review by a radiologist can be sent out to Antech. We have a trained technician on staff to perform diagnostic abdominal ultrasounds and we utilize the services of a traveling board-certified cardiologist for echocardiograms as needed. We have a blood donor program, which allows us to have blood and plasma readily available. We also have an oxygen cage, an isolation room, and a cat ward, to give our feline patients some privacy. As we all know, parking is a luxury in Chicago, and we are lucky to have our own parking lot for employees and clients.
We perform a variety of routine and advanced soft tissue surgeries. We perform surgeries Monday through Saturday and our new veterinarian will have their own dedicated surgery day each week. Pre-op lab work, IV catheters, and pain management are required for every patient, and they are closely monitored by our amazing support staff. If a patient requires overnight hospitalization, we have a great working relationship with a local emergency clinic, making transfers easy.
The best part of our hospital is our intelligent, hard-working, diverse, and passionate team! We celebrated our 11-year anniversary in February and some of our staff have been here since day one! Our doctors have amazing support, with 2.5 to 3 technicians per doctor and 9 are CVTs. We empower them to do what they are trained to do, which helps our doctors be incredibly efficient.
MetroVet is open 6 days a week from 7 am - 8 pm and all of our doctors work varied schedules – 3 or 4 day work weeks, offering a great work/life balance and time to explore the amazing city of Chicago! We can be flexible with scheduling and offer multiple shifts (7 am to 5 pm, 7 am to 3 pm, 7 am to 7 pm, 8 am to 8 pm, 10 am to 8 pm, and 12 pm to 8 pm), with breaks in the morning and afternoon to catch up, as well as time blocked off for lunch each day. Some weekends and evenings (8 pm) are required, but there are no on-call or major holiday requirements, and our doctors are all very flexible when it comes to scheduling, so ensuring needed time off is easy. Furthermore, we are so lucky to have Sam, our certified veterinary practice manager, who helps keep things running smoothly every day! She has been with the practice since the beginning and there is no situation she can’t handle. You can learn more about our practice at www.metrovetchicago.com.
Whether you are a new grad, or an experienced doctor who is feeling stifled in your current job, we are the practice for you! Dr. Anusha Natarajan, our medical director, not only attended advanced mentorship training, but is a Certified Clinical Mentor. She is fully equipped to provide structured mentorship in all areas, extending the chance for new graduates to participate in an extremely structured and rewarding mentorship program. We encourage you to see for yourself what a truly incredible practice we are!
Location: 1556 S Michigan Ave, Ste. 100, Chicago, IL 60605
About South Loop in Chicago, IL: We are located in the South Loop of Chicago, which contains endless historic sites, restaurants, jazz clubs, museums, parks, and activities. The Shedd Aquarium is home to a wide array of animals and exhibits, including beluga whales, turtles, penguins, Caribbean Reefs, and Amazon rainforests. If you are a sports fan, Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears, is only 2 miles away and United Center, home to the Bulls and Blackhawks, is 4 miles away. After a long shift, head over to Versailles Massage and Bar and treat yourself! When the weather is nice, head over to Grant Park to relax, while taking in a picturesque view of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Most importantly, being close to such a diverse food scene is a necessity in this industry. Check out Umai for Japanese food, Lowcountry for delicious seafood, Yolk for brunch, Lou Malnati's for deep dish, Saucy Porka for Asian fusion, and the Chicago Firehouse for traditional American fare.
1-2 year’s experience preferred
Illinois Veterinary License - active and in good standing
Team-oriented mentality that supports our close-knit family culture
Strong client communication and client education skills
Appreciation for the beauty and benefits of humor!
Competitive annual base salary
Monthly production bonus with no negative accrual
3 - 4-day work week
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Paid time off
401k with employer match
Paid CE with dedicated paid training time off
Paid professional dues and license fees
If you're looking for a supportive, collaborative, and experienced team, then apply today for immediate consideration!
Mission Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian-founded network of 300+ animal hospitals throughout the United States. While it’s important to know what we are, it’s probably more important to know what drives us - We have one mission: to be the employer of choice in veterinary medicine. Our mission is to be more than just a business model. We represent a work culture and mindset revolved around the health and well-being of each of our team members, so they can provide the best care possible for our clients and patients!
We’re always looking to connect with like-minded individuals so if you are looking for a new team, reach out today to see how we can help.
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