Associate Veterinarian – Paragould, AR

Practice located in Paragould, Arkansas which sits at the foothills of beautiful Crowley's Ridge. Paragould is a growing community and has much to offer. We have two State Parks in the area which offer camping, fishing, swimming and hiking. Our large community center houses an indoor swimming pool, walking track with soccer and ball fields attached. We also have 2 gold courses available. We are 20 minutes from Jonesboro, AR where the campus of Arkansas State University & Home of the Red Wolves is located. Memphis, Tennessee located on the Mississippi River is approximately 75 minutes away where all kinds of entertainment are available. Something you would not want to miss is the Bass Pro Shop located in the Pyramid, a spectacular building.

We are a busy, well equipped three doctor mixed practice. Our facility is approximately 8 years old and houses state of the art equipment. We are looking for someone with great communication skills, someone that would like to highly develop they surgery and medicine skills. We offer an excellent mentorship opportunity and a great benefit package. Limited shared emergencies. Join our team!!  New graduates welcome.  Salaries commiserate with experience.

Check us out on our website. or visit us on Facebook.

Contact: Telephone - 870-239-8601

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Associate Veterinarian – Northwest AR

Growing mixed animal practice in NWA has an opening for an associate veterinarian. We have a 20 % large animal and 80% companion animal client base. If practicing quality medicine in a small community that skirts a region that is known for its quality of life, energy, and great scenery is what you are seeking, we may be the perfect clinic for you. Staff to doctor ration allows you to practice medicine and not be a kennel assistant or technician.
We are organized, practice current medicine, have great communication within our clinic and with our clients. Our staff is educated , team oriented and organized. We are seeding someone with the same skill set. A competitive compensation, benefit package, and salary will be competitive based on the skill level and knowledge.
Experienced or new graduates considered.
Please contact Heidi at 14391 Dove Road, Pea Ridge, AR 72751 479-451-1048
email enquiries , website

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Associate Veterinarian- Mtn. Home, AR

Associate Veterinarian needed for growing veterinary hospital in beautiful Mountain Home, AR. -- Our exceptional team is seeking a full or part-time doctor of veterinary medicine. A strong desire for best medicine in a small animal environment. This high quality hospital boasts 1 full time veterinarian, a team that truly cares about each other and a soon to be new facility to accommodate our growth.

Our focus is to be the highest quality veterinary care facility in our area by utilizing digital medical records, digital dental radiology and digital radiography while communicating with our clients in understandable and educational ways. We offer low stress handling for all our patients and work on creating an excellent client and patient experience. Exams are 45 minutes to allow time with clients for education. We have in house laboratory equipment that returns the results very quickly. Laser therapy is helping our patients to heal more quickly with less medication. Our current doctor is a member of the American Association Feline Practitioners and a Feline Friendly Practitioner. We will be evaluated this summer for our AAHA Hospital Accreditation.

The area is home to some of the best outdoor activity in the country. Lakes and rivers filled with trout are just around the corner. Hiking, canoeing, kayaking are all popular pass times. Mountain Home has a very low cost of living with a high quality of life.

The qualified candidate will have a strong communication skills and a desire to provide the highest quality care available. The associate doctor will be responsible for preventative and sick patient care. We want someone who will be able to love our clients as much as we do. This practice owner wants to find an exceptional associate doctor to partner with her to continue the quality already in place while allowing her some freedom to enjoy her success. The new associate doctor will have the opportunity to grow in his or her profession by membership in professional organizations and a continuing education budget.

The associate DVM will have some "on-call" emergency duties. We are open Monday-Friday. Should the associate DVM want to perform surgeries there is opportunity for growth, however this is not required. New graduates are encouraged to apply, there will be mentoring opportunities.






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Dr. Donna Shaw name 2015 Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. Donna Shaw receives 2015 Arkansas Veterinarian of the Year

12592438_10153948983469173_5368498088706363761_nDr. Donna Shaw of Highland was awarded the 2015 Arkansas Veterinarian of the Year while attending the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association winter meeting in Hot Springs Feb. 5th-7th.   During her 30 plus years as a veterinarian, Dr. Donna has served on several boards and committees. She was an advisory board member for Veterinary Economics for several years and served on the local school board for 16 years. She currently serves on the advisory board of the veterinary technician program at ASU Beebe and as a board member of the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Foundation, a memorial gift program to fund scholarships for Arkansas students attending veterinary school. Through the years during National Pet Week, Dr. Donna enjoyed speaking to children at the local elementary school, sponsoring coloring and essay contests, and taking her Great Dane to visit with the students.

Dr. Shaw, a 1983 graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU-SVM), and her husband Roger, a 1982 graduate of LSU-SVM, jointly practice at Shaw Veterinary Clinic in Highland. Since opening their practice in 1983, both Drs. Donna and Roger have contributed to their community. They have supported numerous sports camps with a special fondness for softball, participated in job shadowing programs, and mentored high school students. In addition, Dr. Donna has been active in supporting the youth at her church, the Ash Flat Church of Christ, along with Girl Scouts. Over the years, she has hosted many youth group meetings and purchased thousands of boxes of Girl Scout cookies which she sells over the counter at the veterinary clinic.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award. Veterinary medicine is an amazing profession and I hope to have more opportunities to serve making positive contributions to my community,” Dr. Donna said.


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Associate Veterinarian – Springdale, AR

Associate Veterinarian Wanted – Springdale, AR

Immediate opening for an Associate Veterinarian in Beautiful NWA! We are seeking an energetic, compassionate, skilled Veterinarian to join our expanding health care team in a rapidly growing animal hospital. We are a single practitioner small animal hospital (with exotics) seeking an Associate that has confident communication aptitude, superior customer service skills, and has excellent client education ability. Part time or full time opportunity. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package. If you feel you are a good fit for our practice, call Melissa at 479-751-8060 or e-mail your resume to

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Associate Veterinarian – Sherwood, AR

An enthusiastic Associate Veterinarian needed for a progressive, fast-paced full service hospital located in Sherwood, Arkansas. We are seeking a part-time, compassionate and highly skilled Veterinarian which will be supported by an excellent, hard-working staff, including Certified Technicians.

Our hospital is a small animal practice which was established in Sherwood, Arkansas 30 years ago with a 10 year-old beautifully designed hospital. It is well equipped with the latest in digital radiography, in-house Idexx diagnostic lab, excellent monitoring equipment, therapy laser, surgery laser, and much more.

We offer a competitive compensation/benefit package including medical insurance, vacation, continuing education allowance, and VIN membership dues.

If you feel you would be a good fit for our practice and share our commitment to providing exceptional veterinary care to a wonderful established clientele and enjoy a high-energy staff, please call Chana Zakrzewski at 501-835-3577 or send resume via e-mail at

All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Website is

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Assistant State Veterinarian/Director of Poultry Diseases – Little Rock, AR

Position Title: Assistant State Veterinarian/ Director of Poultry Diseases
Class Code: N045N Position Location: Little Rock, AR Annual Salary: $85,000.00 (Minimum) Opening Date: April 25, 2016 Closing Date: Until Filled

General Description:

The Assistant State Veterinarian/ Director of Poultry Diseases is responsible for implementing poultry health programs within the state of Arkansas. This includes administration of the National Poultry Improvement Plan, performing poultry necropsies at the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, conducting flock inspections as needed, and diagnosing/reporting poultry diseases within the state. In addition, this position will assist the State Veterinarian in the development and implementation of emergency response plans in regards to animal health programs and emergency response.

Essential Job Functions:

  •   Administer the National Poultry Improvement Plan in Arkansas
  •   Perform Poultry necropsies and interpret/verify poultry diagnostics at the Arkansas Livestock and PoultryCommission Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
  •   Perform flock inspections and issue health certifications
  •   Conduct epidemiological investigations
  •   Serves as supervisor and hiring official
  •   Assists the State Veterinarian in managing animal health and emergency response program activities
  •   Ensures compliance with applicable state and federal regulations
  •   Routinely performs field veterinarian activities
  •   Prepare and deliver educational presentations
  •   Performs other veterinary and administrative functions as assignedQualifications:Minimum: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited college or University and Arkansas License/Accreditation (or ability to obtain license/accreditation within 6 months).
    Preferred: Graduate degree in Avian Medicine; plus four years experience, including two years in a supervisory capacity.Additional Information: This position is a designated shortage situation for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Plan (VMLRP FY 2016).

    Point of Contact: Brandon Doss, DVM (Phone: 501-907-2254 or email:


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Receptionist/Client Service Representative – Little Rock

Receptionist/Client Service Representative


Receptionist needed for West Little Rock Veterinary Clinic. Responsibilities include answering multiple phone lines in a timely manner, greeting clients, scheduling appointments, invoicing and collecting payments, running end of day transaction register, cleaning reception and waiting areas etc. In addition, you will be required to be reliable, punctual and display a positive and demeanor amongst clients and fellow team members.

Prior customer service and/or veterinary experience is preferred. Competent communication and computer skills are needed. Experience with Cornerstone software and Care Credit are a plus. Salary based on experience level. Please contact us if you’re interested in joining our team. Our staff is compassionate and committed to providing the best patient care and client services possible. Must be available to work on Saturdays.


Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic

304 North Shackleford Rd

Little Rock, AR 72211

(501) 224 6998 –Office

(501) 225 3760 –Fax

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President’s Letter


First, I would like to thank you for allowing me serve as president of your state organization.  As a group of professionals you could not want for a more gregarious, civil minded, group of individuals dedicated to maintaining the welfare of not only the animals but also the people of the state.   We have solid group of district representatives that take seriously their responsibility to both the local veterinarians and the group at large. At the national level, the stature of our AVMA representatives provides us respect that is larger than our state size would dictate. Our organization is strong because we stay united for a common cause and a greater good. It looks so easy. The state veterinarian organization is fiscally stable, provides year after year of high quality, affordable continuing education not only here but also through our agreement with Southwest Veterinary Symposium meetings. Our membership includes every stripe of veterinarian practitioner as well as the government and poultry veterinarians. Our association executive director Maggie Mill
igan, is always available through our website and good old -fashioned telephone to answer public questions or to be able to respond in case of emergency. Our association has contracted the expert services of Bill and Bradley Phillips to protect the veterinary interest at the State legislature. We have a foundation that helps many of our Arkansas students afford veterinary school.  Our organization is strong because we stay united for
a common cause and a greater good. Our strength lies in involving all of the members, young and old, and harness that collective intellect and energy. Yet many state organizations have fallen apart with internal conflict and lack of trust and collegiality.   Frequently, practitioners from other states comment on how they envy our states association and veterinary cohesiveness.

We are starting an initiative this year to reach out and engage veterinary students and recent veterinary graduates in the state organization. Our plan is to meet them where they exist, on Facebook, email, Twitter, and YouTube. Once we have gained their confidence and trust, we would like to provide personal presentations of inspiration. Our goal is to provide life, management, and veterinary skills to develop their confidence to be practice owners and civic and association participants. We are utilizing the AVMA program “The Power of 10”, but more than that, we are creating something on our own that will hopefully create opportunities for all.

Have a good day at the practice!

Archie Ryan, DVM

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Veterinary Associate Wanted – Fayetteville, AR

Small animal practice established in 1971 in Fayetteville, AR (home of the University of Arkansas and ranked third best city to live by U.S. news and world report) seeks new associate. Our five to six doctor hospital practices high quality medicine and surgery with experienced and dedicated team members as well as digital radiology, ultrasound, laser surgery, in house Abaxis laboratory equipment and doppler blood pressure machine. We have a very educated client base that expects the best for their pets. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and team oriented new associate for the 40-50 hour work week with no emergency calls. Experienced or new graduate considered with mentorship available. Salary will be competitive based on skill level and knowledge.

Please Fax resume to 479-443-4676
Attention Dr. Derik Stanton

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