While not as ideal as an ice cream taste tester, MermaidVet Hospital is looking for a full-time veterinarian to join our recently formed, full-service practice. We focus on providing the highest quality veterinary care for our canine and feline patients. We are a collection of less-than-perfect veterinarians and technicians striving towards perfecting care of our patients and contributions to our clients, and community.
We currently focus on wellness/preventative medicine, urgent care, and dental caseloads, however, we would welcome the development or addition of other services if the candidate presently has, or is interested in pursuing additional training.
We believe in collaborative medicine and professionality, but that doing so doesn’t mean we can’t joke, laugh at ourselves, laugh with our clients, and try to maintain our sanity. There is less value in “looking busy” all the time than in getting done what needs to be done, and moving on. Also, an ardent love of “nerd culture” *, pop-punk music, and gallows humor wouldn’t hurt…
The Ideal Candidate:
All else is negotiable
Our Values: But seriously, you have to have CARE to work here.
Communication - This is everything we do. The most knowledgeable clinician is useless if they can’t explain “what” to their peers, “why” to their clients, “how” to their techs and record it all for future reference.
Accountability - We do our best to shield our staff, to include our veterinarians, from all of the pressures outside our four walls (and inside again sometimes, once the pandemic has passed). To do that successfully, every staff member needs to be accountable for their patients, themselves, and their responsibilities.
Respect - Should be self-explanatory. If you think you’re better than your technicians, clients, or us… it probably won’t be a good fit.
Education - We’re all less than perfect. We believe admitting that is important, because it allows us to seek to grow and improve both our hard and soft skills continuously
Finally, we believe in a “work-life balance”... We also believe in life on other planets.
We won’t insult your intelligence and tell you we’ve found either, but we make our best effort to approximate as closely as we can.** For ourselves, and for our staff.
Our Clinic: It’s not the grandest or most well-equipped in the state (or even the county), but it’s home. We’ve got most of what you’ll need and not much you don’t. We’ve never really paid attention to the advertisements of how many “toys” a clinic has when job-hunting, but if there is something important to you, reach out and we’ll let you know if we have it or can get it.
Competitive Salary (High 5-figures to low 6-figures, commensurate with experience), with the option for ProSal compensation
Contribution towards health insurance (candidate selected and managed)
3 Weeks Paid Time Off
Continuing Education Allowance
Relocation reimbursement if applicable
100% Liability Coverage
100% Licensing Coverage
90-day mentoring track for new graduates
From the tourism board: “An elegant city located along Florida's Atlantic Coast, is a haven for golf, water sports and fishing.
Peaceful beaches, museums, nature tours and a range of hotels make Vero Beach a terrific vacation destination and an important part of the region known as the Treasure Coast.”
From Ourselves: Vero is a great little town with plenty to keep you occupied between local breweries (2 within 2 miles of the clinic), outdoor activities (kayaking, hiking, beaches, volleyball, drinking beer outside), and arts. However, it is limited in terms of nightlife and has an unofficial tagline of “For the newlywed and nearly dead”. An active social life is definitely possible, but tougher than larger cities.
Well, if you’ve made it this far through, you’re probably a good fit, have a decent sense of humor, and a tough enough skin to cope with our worst clientele. Reach out and let us know more about yourself!
*”Nerd Culture” specifically including Marvel, TMNT, video games, Star Wars and a little of the rest. Unfortunately, while we all know LOTR and Harry Potter, and know OF Doctor Who, there are currently no fanatics on board in these areas. Feel free to “show us the light”
Mermaid Vet Hospital is a small animal practice located in Vero Beach, Florida. Started in 2020 by husband and wife veterinarians, they sought to bring spectrum of care medicine to the Atlantic Coast, with a focus on client education.