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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!

Associate Veterinarian

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!

Veterinary Receptionist

If you are interested in working with a caring team in an environment that offers a good life/work balance, 4 day work weeks, and loyal team members, Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic is the place for you! We are a professional, progressive, AAHA accredited, 4-5 doctor small animal practice located in Rapid City, SD at the base of the Black Hills. As one of the largest veterinary practices in western South Dakota, our veterinary team assists our veterinarians in providing compassionate and high quality patient care along with client education and exceptional customer service. Applicants must be highly motivated, dependable, have strong customer service and communication skills. Customer service experience preferred but willing to train an exceptional applicant.

Employee benefits include: Health and Dental Insurance, Paid Personal Leave, CE credit, Simple IRA, weekend differential, uniform allowance, discounted services and retail supplies. Wage: Dependent on Experience, $13-16/hour.

We look forward to hearing from you! Apply with your resume by using the form below.

Registered Veterinary Technician

We are currently at capacity in this position but are always looking for talented and experienced candidates to join our team, so feel free to send us your interest and resume using the form below!

Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic

1571 E. Hwy 44
Rapid City, SD 57703
t: 605-342-7498

Working Hours

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

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