Quite frankly, being a shelter veterinarian is not for everyone - and not every veterinarian thrives in a shelter setting.
However, because I feel that you will benefit from being a shelter veterinarian, I’ve included a special link with which you can apply for a shelter veterinarian position in Panama City, Florida, and join a most honored and prestigious profession enjoyed by veterinarians that love unique challenges, paid time off, financial peace, and freedom.
Pauline R Kezer once said, “When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” Nowhere else does this ring truer than in shelter medicine – not only of the animals you help, but for yourself as well.
For example, extra benefits that you may not think of when working as a shelter veterinarian:
- Flexible Work Weeks. Do you want to work just an 8-hour day, or would you rather work 10-hour days and have a three-day weekend every week? It’s your choice.
- Craft Your Own Schedule. No more overbooked days with no breaks. You choose your daily routine from when and what surgeries are performed to when you want to vaccinate and perform health exams. And the best part? One-hour lunch breaks...every day.
- Never Be On-Call Again. You read that correctly. No late-night phone calls dragging you out at 2am to perform emergency surgery, no staying late an hour or more to catch up on backed up paperwork – when you leave the shelter at night, work doesn’t follow you.
- Learn and Expand New Skills. Being a shelter veterinarian provides a unique blend of individual and population care for homeless animals. This includes a focus on behavioral wellness which is rarely faced in private practice. Learn fun and challenging skills such as shelter enrichment, training obedience cues, and behavioral modification of unwanted behaviors.
- Freedom to Vacation. The position initially begins with an ample 192 hours of Paid Time Off accrued per year, and the number of hours increases throughout your career. Take a week or two, or three, of vacation every year and travel to see the world or your friends and family.
- Financial Peace. The salary range for this position is $91,249.60 to $159,120.00, (depending upon verifiable years of experience) which is ample to help you pay off any debt and start saving for your future! Bay County has excellent benefits that include access to health, vision, and dental insurance, a Health Savings Account, a Flexible Savings Account, and a retirement plan through the Florida Retirement System (FRS).
- Student Loan Forgiveness. This position is for a local county government, meaning it is eligible for student loan forgiveness if you meet the criteria under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
- Helping Underserved Animals. Shelter veterinarians have the opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of animals that are homeless, neglected or lost. There is no better experience than watching an animal that was in your care leave out the door with its new adoptive family knowing that without your help, that may not have been possible.
Extras like these only start to tell the story of the life of a shelter veterinarian in Panama City...
- Paradise in Your Own Backyard. Panama City is truly a vacationer’s dream. It is home to white sugar sand beaches and dolphins playing in the warm turquoise waters. Other natural wonders such as aggregations of manatees, clear natural springs, and plentiful hiking trails are nearby as well to immerse you in Florida’s pristine beauty.
- A Worldwide Reach. Panama City has its own international airport. Experiencing the world beyond our nation’s border is as easy as a short drive to jump on a plane to adventure in exotic places such the Incan ruins of Machu Pichu, Peru or sip coffee in an Italian café in Rome, Italy.
- Low Cost of Living. Panama City is significantly less expensive to live and work in than other parts of the country. With your ample salary, you can afford to eat well, buy a beautiful home, and save for your future.
In just a few short words, being a shelter veterinarian is the most effective way to a world where you can exercise your special talents and skills, enjoy stress-free time with your friends and family, explore the beautiful beaches and natural wonders of a tropical climate, and help homeless and wayward pets.
Why not apply for the Shelter Veterinarian position at Bay County Animal Control today? All
you have to do is apply online at:
Dr. Megan Keller
Bay County Animal Control
P.S. Apply today, and soon you will be enjoying all the benefits of being a shelter veterinarian. But act quickly, the time window for the job posting is only a few short weeks long and you don’t want to miss the opportunity. A full listing of the job details is included below:
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