Apalachee River Animal Hospital – Associate Veterinarian


Job Type: Veterinarian

Work Type: Small Animal Only

Business Name: Apalachee River Animal Hospital


State: Georgia

Contact Name: Summer Stephens

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Phone: (678) 376-0503


Apalachee River Animal Hospital is a growing, 4-veterinarian hospital that prides itself on providing high quality medicine with a family practice feel. Our modern, 7,000 square foot facility is located in beautiful Dacula, Georgia just 30 miles from Atlanta and Athens. We offer laser surgery, endoscopy, digital radiography, a full dental suite with digital dental radiography, ultrasound/echocardiography, cold laser therapy, in-house laboratory, and Surgivet anesthesia monitors. We utilize Fear Free animal handling to ensure the best patient experience and provide exceptional client service, making each visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Our doctors love their job and are well supported by experienced veterinary assistants with a 2:1 ratio of assistants to DVM’s. Apalachee River Animal Hospital is loved by the community and has been voted Best of Gwinnett and Reader’s Choice from Gwinnett Daily Post for over 8 consecutive years.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to positively impact the lives of our patients by providing the best veterinary care possible, treating all who enter our door with compassion and respect, preserving the human animal bond, and working as a team to deliver consistent care.


Apalachee River Animal Hospital is seeking a new graduate or experienced veterinarian to join our team. Internship trained or 2+ years small animal experience is preferred.

Regular day time shifts or urgent care shifts (no overnights) available.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university.

Licensure in good standing to practice in the State of Georgia or be license eligible.

Respectful and compassionate demeanor with clients, pets, and colleagues/staff.

Professional appearance and demeanor.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Must uphold the practice’s good reputation with the community.

Committed to providing the best medicine, both in diagnostics and treatment

General surgical skills are desired.

Must be able to keep thorough medical records using our electronic medical record software.

The ideal candidate should thrive in a fast-paced environment, embrace a team-oriented approach, and be committed to continued education.

Our veterinarians must uphold our mission statement in all aspects of veterinary practice as well as the Veterinary Code of Ethics.


Salary is generous and is commensurate based on experience

Production bonuses when applicable

Flexible Benefit Plan

Medical Insurance covered at 100% for employee

Dental Insurance available

Short term disability insurance available

Simple IRA/401 K with matching funds from employer

Pet Health Benefits

Veterinary Licensure and DEA

AVMA and GVMA membership

Liability insurance

Paid Time Off

Generous Continuing Education Package

Relocation Package

CrossFit gym membership

Additional Benefits:

Sometimes the intangible benefits at the practice are what truly determines one’s happiness. Our practice has a very supportive atmosphere both in mentorship, case collaboration, and work-life balance. It is the practice’s goal to ensure each team member feels supported. Attentive management, as well as flexible patient scheduling prevents veterinarian and staff burnout. Mentorship is deliberate and measured, making sure that new veterinarians are growing their skill set and confidence.

Apalachee River Animal Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status. Apalachee River Animal Hospital is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its programs, and activities.

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