Executive Director Winter 2016

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and 2017 is filled with all things wonderful!
The 2017 Winter Meeting is just around the corner. You can register online by visiting our website, www.arkvetmed.org, or through the packet you should have received in the mail. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ArVMA office at 501-868-3036. Dr. Karen Sherman has planned a great meeting and we are looking forward to it.

Dr. Archie Ryan has been working the on the student/new graduate mentorship program with Paul Vitale. We are all very excited about this program. It is going to bring a whole new feel to the students and new graduates. They will know that as an association, we are here for them and will have resources to help them with whatever needs that may arise. If you know a new graduate, let me know. The new graduate position on the board changes yearly and it is a great experience. The position requires the graduate to travel to Chicago in January where they get the experience of interacting with other new graduates from other states, and also gives them a chance to see how the American VMA works. It is a wonderful opportunity and is completely funded. Also, be on the lookout for the Power of 10 program. There will be more details to follow soon about this exciting program.

I look forward to seeing you in Hot Springs on February 10-12, 2017! In the meantime, if you have any questions about the meeting or your dues, please let me know.


Maggie Milligan

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Practice For Sale – El Dorado, AR

Small animal practice for sale in beautiful El Dorado, Arkansas selected by CNN Travel as one of America’s Best Small Town Comebacks. Children attending El Dorado public schools receive free college tuition from Murphy Oil’s El Dorado Promise. See http://goeldorado.com/education/El-Dorado-Promise. The city is growing and has an incredible Art’s Center, a symphony, and the new Festival and Events. Practice has a talented staff and state-of-the-art equipment. Call 870-814-4666 Ask for Judy.


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Associate Veterinarian – Northwest AR

Immediate opening for Associate Veterinarian in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. We are seeking a confident, compassionate, highly skilled full-time veterinarian to join our health care team. We currently employ two full time veterinarians and a mobile internal medicine specialist. We are looking for a veterinarian who is dependable, energetic, and willing to teach, learn and excel. Strong interpersonal skills, excellent client service and communication skills are required. Our multi-doctor practice provides a bond centered environment that is exciting, fast paced, and professionally challenging while keeping the service to our clients and their pets at the center of our focus. Our clinic is growing at a pace that will provide plenty of opportunities for professional growth to a industrious veterinarian. We serve a broad spectrum of clients. We provide exceptional care for clients who desire a high level of care and serve as an advocate to those who want to care for their pet but live within a budget. We are equipped with ultrasound, endoscopy, companion laser, and more. We need a veterinarian ready to meet the challenges of a growing client base, growing community, and added services to meet the needs of that community.

We provide an attractive compensation and benefit package.

Please contact Missy Richards at mrichards@nhahstaff.com




Additional Salary Information: Based on experience and skill level

About New Hope Animal Hospital New Hope Animal Hospital is located in the beautiful area of Northwest Arkansas, one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions in the United States. The clinic has been in the same location for over 20 years. With the gorgeous Beaver Lake and the majestic Ozark Mountains that define the Natural state, our Northwest Arkansas region, inspired by its surroundings, is the up-and-coming leader in business, education, sports, tourism and arts & culture. Home to Walmart, Tyson Foods, J.B. Hunt, and the University of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas fosters the entrepreneurial spirit and drives the growth of the region. Our NWA region has also inspired the visions of E. Fay Jones and World leaders such as J. William Fulbright and William Jefferson Clinton whom have also called the region home.

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CVT or Experienced Technician Needed

Vilonia Animal Clinic seeking full-time CVT or experienced technician. Benefits include uniforms, PTO, holidays, health and dental insurance, and retirement plan.  Please email resumes, including employer references to melaniegentry@viloniaanimalclinic.com or mail to P.O. Box 430, Vilonia, AR 72173. 
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X-Ray Cassettes For Sale


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Clinic For Sale – Pine Bluff, AR

Luebker Vet Clinic For Sale
3204 S. Catalpa
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

3400 Sq. Ft. Metal Building Clinic.  Built in 1977. Available for transfer of ownership on April 1, 2018


Please call for more information:  1-870-534-4141

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Associate Veterinarian – Bentonville, AR

Founded in 1989, Rose Animal Clinic is a well-established, full service, small animal practice in the heart of Bentonville. Our goal is to offer comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care while maintaining the highest of healthcare standards.  We strive to maintain a compassionate, friendly and relaxed atmosphere for both our clients and staff.  We are seeking an experienced full-time Associate DVM to join our team and share in the goals of cultivating a positive and progressive workplace.

 Job Responsibilities

  • Develop a rapport with clients and determine their needs and wishes; perform physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort
  • Explain physical examination findings and communicate to the client a diagnosis of the pet’s problems; generate and present a treatment plan for the pet to the client; educate clients on preventative health care, including vaccines and appropriate nutritional products
  • Maintain client/patient medical/surgical records and make certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols
  • Stay up-to-date with new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine, attend Continuing Education meetings and complete at least 20 hours of accredited CE per year
  • Assist in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure the delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service
  • Positively represent the hospital in the professional community and to the general public

If you are looking for a career adventure and an opportunity for unmatched personal growth, we want to hear from you. Please send all resumes to skyler@roseanimalclinic.com

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Associate Veterinarian – Nashville, AR

WANTED: ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN for a busy, 3 veterinarian mixed animal practice in Nashville, Arkansas. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, team-oriented new associate. The ideal veterinarian is one who is comfortable with beef production medicine and ambulatory work as well as small animal medicine and surgery.

Our practice is approximately 70% small animal, 25% bovine, 3% equine, small ruminant and swine. The clinic is well equipped with digital x-ray, mobile ultrasound, endoscopy, in-house blood chemistry and cbc machines, service trucks, and a tilt hydraulic squeeze chute. We are well staffed with an office manager, two receptionists, two veterinary assistants, and a kennel attendant.

A seasoned practitioner will find this position professionally satisfying, financially rewarding and will be able to practice in a manner suited to their abilities. Percentage based pay will be considered for experienced veterinarians.

This is an excellent career opportunity for a new graduate to receive mentoring from two experienced mixed-animal practitioners. There is also a potential for future ownership. We pay all expenses required for licensure (CE, license fees,etc.) Salary range will be $80,000 - $95,000 depending upon the applicant's abilities.

Nashville is a rural community in southwest Arkansas with a population of approximately 6,000. We are the only veterinary hospital in the community. We also service several other smaller communities in the region. Nashville has one of the best small town public school systems in the state. Howard County qualifies for the rural veterinary loan forgiveness program. If outdoor activities are an interest, Nashville is surrounded by ample lakes and hunting lands.

If you feel that you are a good fit for our practice and enjoy working with a highly proficient, dedicated, hard working staff, contact:

Russ Smith, D.V.M.

Robert Bonner, D.V.M.



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Full Time Veterinary Associate – Arkadelphia, AR

South Arkansas Veterinary Hospital

Full Time Veterinary Associate

“Being a veterinarian has been one of my life goals since childhood.  Having grown up in Arkadelphia, I began working at the clinic at age 14.  Having the opportunity to practice veterinary medicine at South Arkansas Veterinary Hospital allows me to help the great people of Arkadelphia and the surrounding communities with the health and well-being of their animals.” –Dr. Rob Rucker, Associate Veterinarian

 “I love working at South Arkansas Veterinary hospital.  My passion is working with animals and people.  Here I get to do both, it’s a win-win. There is no better feeling then when an animal is brought in sick and leaves healthy.  It just makes my day.”– Andrew Marshall, Practice Manager

Are you looking for a practice where you will be recognized for your contribution and paid well?  Does the work week of 4 days on and 3 days off with no emergencies sound like a perfect schedule?

You will have well trained team members who will allow you to be a doctor and you will not have to perform non-doctor duties which will allow you to make a difference in the lives of pets and people.

 We offer a generous compensation package including:   

  • Guaranteed base salary plus potential production (ProSal)
  • Simple IRA
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Continuing Education
  • Paid Time Off
  • Licenses, dues and subscriptions

Successful candidates must have a license and be eligible to practice in Arkansas. A background check will be required of the successful candidate. New graduates considered.

You can find us on the web at www.southarkansasvet.com.  If you would like to work in our state-of-the-heart veterinary hospital and share our philosophy, please email your resume to sheila@vmc-inc.com.  We welcome your questions.

South Arkansas Veterinary Hospital is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.


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Part Time Veterinarian- Wynne, AR

Part-time Veterinarian Wanted: Wynne Animal Rescue Veterinary Clinic looking for a veterinarian to work one day a week (preferably Friday) on a continuing basis. Duties include servicing the shelter and running a low cost clinic open to the public on Friday and Saturday (current veterinarian plans to continue working one day/week). $350/day. Great group of people at shelter. Contact Brian at vanequine@gmail.com or (870) 754-4023.

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