Posting Date: June 8, 2022 at 9:11 am

Position Location: Bentonville, AR

Position Type: Full-Time Veterinarian

Best Friends recently received a 2022 Top Workplaces USA award from Energage. Visit the Best Friends Animal Society page on the Energage Top Workplaces award winners’ site here to learn more. Not only do we take pride in cultivating a welcoming and supportive community and culture for our employees, but we also offer competitive benefits that make it easy to see why we were granted such an awesome award! Take a look for yourself! We offer competitive pay, medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, dependent care reimbursement, pet sitting reimbursement when traveling for work, flexible spending account, health savings account, generous paid time off, paid holidays, auto insurance discount, and legal and identity theft coverage.  For added well-being support, we offer Pawternity Leave for employees to have time to care for their personal pets, mental health support, and an employee assistance program. We also offer a generous 401k savings plan. Do you want to love where you work? Look no further and apply online today!

Location: Bentonville, AR

Hiring Range: This position’s pay range is anticipated to be $120,000 to $130,000 annually, depending on experience.


Best Friends in Northwest Arkansas is looking for the most amazing, caring, and AWESOME veterinarian to provide extraordinary care, and mission-driven work to shelter animals, community cats, and the members of the community. If that describes you, apply today! (If not, share with a FRIEND?)

This is an opportunity to work in the new (still under construction) Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Bentonville. The Pet Resource Center represents the future of animal sheltering, a first-of-its-kind, fully reimagined shelter that will break the mold of how we think about shelters. This is a community-centric center that will offer support and services for people struggling to keep their pets. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to build the program and transform the way homeless pets are cared for and serve as a model for community-supported sheltering.

Our world is unique and changes daily. We partner with shelters across Arkansas and the region to help them maximize their lifesaving. We are looking for a veterinarian that will perform intake exams, surgeries, dentals, wellness, and provide great medical care aligned with our mission.

Our perfect candidate is caring, motivated, hard-working, and willing to try anything outside of the box. We will provide a great group of colleagues and friends ready to team up with you to advance lifesaving in Arkansas and beyond.

To find out more about Northwest Arkansas check out the following links:

Northwest Arkansas

Bentonville, AR

Reach out to us and discuss this incredible opportunity to change the lives on both ends of the leash!

Skills and Experience:

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD), work experience preferred but new graduates considered.
License in good standing with state veterinary board, license, or application for a license with Drug Enforcement Agency.
Bilingual or multi-lingual skills preferred but not required.
Customer-centric, non-judgmental approach to engaging with adopters, partners, visitors, volunteers, and colleagues; familiarity and comfort with a conversational adoption process.
Ability to work with, leash, kennel, walk, and handle cats and dogs, including those with health and/or behavior conditions/concerns; basic ability to identify and speak to medical and behavioral characteristics of dogs and cats.
Strong interpersonal skills, a team player, personable, professional, and able to get along with people from different backgrounds, as well as the ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations.  
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with well-developed organization skills to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. 
Resourceful, get-it-done attitude; the initiative to assist in any area or process; problem-solving, seeking answers independently and enthusiastically; the flexibility to persist until goals are achieved.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products; familiarity with shelter software/animal management software, or desire to learn.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to:
Routinely lift 40 pounds and perform daily strenuous activity including, but not limited to lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, cleaning, and bending.
Perform repetitive tasks for extended periods of time including typing, sitting, walking, arm, and hand motion.
Work indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.
Exposure to dogs, cats and other animals of all sizes, temperaments, and medical status.
Valid driver’s license, meeting Best Friends Animal Society’s driver qualification standards; ability to travel, including overnight stays, when needed.
Daily hours and days of the week may vary according to the needs of the department schedule; position includes weekends, nights, and holiday work.

After applicants accept an offer of employment in writing, they will be asked to provide Covid-19 vaccination status information pursuant to any applicable policies in place at the time of hiring.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or domestic partner status.

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