Abbey Animal Hospital is a small, two doctor, privately owned and operated clinic in Nottingham, Maryland, about 25 minutes outside of Baltimore. We are well established in the community, having been in business for over 30 years. It's a clinic where your team feels like family, the clinic feels like home, and a bit of fun is had every day.
At Abbey, we value:
Getting to know our clients personally and on a first name basis
Client presence and a thorough nose-to-tail exam, showing the value of our services; we refuse to become a conveyor belt operation
High quality medicine and continued education so we can manage any situation with professionalism and competence
A healthy work/life balance for all employees; we realize the importance of compassion, honestly, and humor in dealing with a multitude of situations
Maintaining our hometown feel, even with business growth and increased clientele
At Abbey, you'll enjoy:
A welcoming and engaging support staff
Alternating 3-day weekends; 1 day off during the week when you are scheduled to work the following weekend (Saturday hours finish at noon; we are not open on Sundays)
No on-call, after hours, or major holidays
Daily assistance from 1-2 efficient and smiling receptionist(s), 1 adaptable assistant, and 1 seasoned technician
Thirty-minute appointments with plenty of time for a full history, exam, diagnostics, and small talk
Having your hands free to do your exam, make notes and connect with the client, while your technicians draw blood, do x-rays, diagnostic tests, and/or fill medication
An opportunity to practice good medicine; being in a mid to upper-middle class area makes this easy with the majority of clients being amenable to diagnostics
Partnership with a mobile orthopedic/specialty surgeon and mobile ultrasonographers
Peace of mind with the ability to refer patients to nearby specialists including internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, neurology, dentistry, and emergency medicine
We stay true to the mission and values that have helped us not just succeed, but thrive, since the clinic opened in 1981. At Abbey, both clients and employees are a part of our family and deserve to be treated as such. We've seen first-hand how much of a difference it makes when you don't just love what you do, but also where you work and who you work with!
If this sounds like the culture for you, please email your resume to: JKrista.AbbeyAH@gmail.com
We look forwards to hearing from you!
Our ideal candidate will:
Possess a DVM or equivalent and be licensed in the State of Maryland
Be able and willing to work a 40-hour/week, full time position (although part-time will be considered)
Be knowledgeable, capable, compassionate, and dedicated to maintaining our high standard of care
Conduct consults and exams during the majority of office hours (with the exception of scheduled surgery morning)
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include: 401K with profit sharing plan, 2 weeks paid vacation and 3 paid sick days, liability insurance, paid AVMA and GBVMA dues, and CE coverage
About Abbey Animal Hospital
Abbey Animal Hospital was founded in 1981 by Dr Jim Orrell. He founded the practice with the hometown feel in mind, and decades later we continue on this premise. The practice was purchased in 2016 by Dr John Kluttz, and subsequently updated to an LLC. We are still a small two doctor hospital, which allows us to practice the individualized care our clients have come to expect. Even with consistent growth of the business, we pride ourselves on our ability to give each and every client and pet the time and attention they require. All doctor appointments are scheduled for a minimum of 30 minutes. At Abbey, we rely on the strength of our team. We have a great staff of paraprofessionals, and we schedule 2 technicians/assistants per doctor. Technician’s and assistant's skills are utilized and developed. Front desk staff, assistants, and technicians are all cross trained to provide a support system that allows our doctors to focus on patient care. Abbey Animal Hospital is not just a workplace; it’s a team that feels like family. From the connections we make with clients in the room and over the “barn style” half open doors, to the pride we take in supporting each other, Abbey is not your typical animal clinic!