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Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic, an AAHA accredited practice, is a professional and progressive 5 doctor small animal practice located at the base of the Black Hills in Rapid City, SD, an ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast!

Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic, an AAHA accredited, 5-doctor veterinary practice in Rapid City, South Dakota is looking for an associate veterinarian to join our team.

We have most of the bells and whistles: digital radiology including dental, all the oscopies – laparo-, arthro-, rhino-, cysto-, and endo; Ligasure, Ellman surgery unit, full Idexx/Cornerstone laboratory, multiple anesthetic monitors and warming units, sevoflurane, fluid pumps, separate feline and canine hospitalization wards, and full pharmacy. We are 5 hours to the closest referral hospital so in addition to general practice our veterinarians have developed many additional skills including orthopedics (CBLO and fracture repair), echo and abdominal ultrasound, and numerous surgical procedures. We also have a dedicated rehabilitation room with underwater treadmill. We perform many dental and extraction procedures and have a boarded veterinary dentist that works out of our practice 1-2 days each month.

We are immensely proud of our technical staff. They are highly skilled, motivated, and team oriented. Sample collection and processing, radiographs, anesthetic monitoring, intravenous catheter placement, surgical preparation and assistance, assistance in examination rooms, filling and billing, and care of hospitalized patients during the day and overnight are all part of our technician’s duties. This allows our doctors to focus on veterinary duties of examination and developing diagnostic and treatment plans.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, be highly motivated, be personable and excel at communication, and be progressive and willing to learn. They would buy in to our AAHA certification and high standard of care. We are happy to provide mentorship though prefer at least some experience. However, recent graduates will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

We utilize the local emergency clinic after hours but do have technical staff overnight to care for our hospitalized patients. We are open six days per week (closed Sunday) and work 18-19 days per month. While our clinicians are dedicated, we appreciate time away from work and a good work/life balance. The Black Hills and Rapid City, South Dakota provide endless opportunity for outdoor recreation. Rapid City is a great community in which to work, play, and live.

Our associates are compensated with a base salary plus a percentage of gross. Our current associates are generating $130-160,000 in production salary plus benefits. Benefits include medical, dental, liability, disability, paid personal leave, continuing education, matching IRA, and multiple professional memberships based on interests.

We ask interested veterinarians to please send us a cover letter and resume or CV using the form below. We look forward to meeting you!

Join Our Team as a Registered Veterinary Technician

Are you a dedicated and skilled Registered Veterinary Technician looking for your next adventure? Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic in Rapid City, SD, is calling your name!

Who We Are: We’re an AAHA accredited practice nestled at the base of the picturesque Black Hills. Our clinic is home to a team of five caring veterinarians, and we’re known for our professional excellence and progressive approach to veterinary care.

Why You’ll Love Working With Us:

  • Work/Life Balance: Enjoy a balanced lifestyle with a 4-day work week.
  • Scope of Practice: Put your skills to the test as you assist our veterinarians in providing top-notch care. You’ll work in various areas, including Orthopedics, Exercise Rehabilitation, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, In-House Laboratory, Arthroscopy, Reproduction, and Digital Radiography.
  • Flexibility: We’re open to part-time and flexible hour positions.
  • Benefits: Full benefits package available for full-time employees.
  • Extra Incentives: Earn differentials for weekend and night shifts.
  • Competitive Compensation: Your wage will range from $20 – $28/hour, depending on your experience (DOE).

How to Apply: Ready to take the leap and become part of our caring team? Contact Michelle or Kendra to learn more and submit your resume:

Join Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic and embark on a fulfilling journey surrounded by the natural beauty of the Black Hills. Your skills and compassion are needed here!

Interested in joining our passionate team but don’t see your dream position listed? We’re eagerly awaiting applications from skilled and seasoned candidates like you! Don’t hesitate to share your enthusiasm and resume with us using the convenient form below.

Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic

Working Hours

Monday-Friday 7am-7pm
Saturday 7am-5:30pm
Sunday Closed

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