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Gualala is looking for You!

Do you dream of living and working on the coast; perhaps having an ocean view from your clinic? Well, here is your chance to make that dream come true: the Gualala Veterinary Clinic is looking for the next generation of veterinarians.

Gualala is situated on the Pacific Coast just north of the junction of Sonoma and Mendocino counties on So. Hwy 1. We serve the communities of Gualala and Sea Ranch as well as many outlying areas up and down the coast. We have a maritime climate with a privileged “banana belt” microclimate. It’s a wonderful community in a gentle climate with an affluent clientele from the area and beyond. Visit www.gualala.com for local info, or www.ruffimage.com for a photographic impression from a local artist.

The 3,700 sq ft building was built in 2008 on a 1/2 acre parcel and includes 700 sq ft of separate living quarters. The equipment is up to date and plentiful; we are paperless, using Intravet practice management software; there is portable ultrasound, digital radiology, sophisticated ophthalmoscopic equipment, a dental station incl. digital dental radiology, a full Idexx lab suite and more.

We currently operate only 4 days per week — Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri from 9am to 4pm (doctor leaves at 4pm, office is open until 5pm). As a one doctor practice we produce $700K plus per year, with an average invoice amount of $200. There is an untapped potential for 3 more service days and, if desired, after hour or night service. The potential to double the gross is very real.

We are aiming to transition the practice including real estate in the next 1-2 years.

This practice is ideal for a couple of veterinarians or group practice interested in ownership. We hope to increase the service hours to the community. Being able to stay in the apartment within the clinic eliminates the immediate need for housing expenses.

Price is negotiable, based on a professional unbiased evaluation to determine the value of the real estate and the practice.

I am willing to continue to work after the sale in a reduced capacity or on a relief type basis for a period of time.

If you are interested, please respond to GVC@mcn.org.
A site visit can be arranged on weekends. Pictures will be accessible on demand.

We look forward to supporting the next generation of veterinarians on the Gualala coast!

— Carl and Robin Pfeil

BluePearl Veterinary Partners Seeking Full-Time ER Doctors

BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Daly City, CA is seeking two Full time ER doctors (12 shifts/ month) to work in our 24/7 Specialty and Emergency hospital. You would be working alongside three other full time experienced ER doctors and one part time ER doctor. We have a fully equipped hospital for high-level care. Immediate openings available, we would love to hear from you!

BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Daly City, CA is a state-of-the art 7,500 square foot facility. It is big enough to have top of the line equipment, but still small enough for clients to receive personalized, comprehensive care and service. Built in 2013, the hospital is located in the rapidly growing area of Daly City and is easily accessible.

Our clinicians offer 24/7 emergency care as well as specialty services in internal medicine, surgery, oncology, cardiology and Rehabilitative Medicine. Onsite diagnostic and treatment capabilities include a CT scanner, ultrasound, endoscopy, arthroscopy, laparoscopy and digital radiography.

Please contact: Dr. Sonja Olson — Sonja.olso@bluepearlvet.com

Visit www.bluepearljobs.com to apply!

Volunteer Vet Techs Needed at PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support)

PAWS mission is to preserve, support and nurture the human-animal bond for those most vulnerable in our community, low-income San Francisco residents who are seniors (over 60 years old) and/or persons living with a disability, with pet food and vet care, among its services.

Volunteer Vet Techs assist one of our licensed Volunteer Veterinarians with exams and nail trims at our Ask The Vet consultations. Our vet exam room is located in the PAWS building in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco.

Volunteer Vet Techs do not need to be licensed vet techs, but must have a minimum of one year experience working in a veterinary environment, and feel comfortable performing animal restraint and animal handling tasks within a limited clinic environment.

Please contact Program Coordinator, Volunteer Services,
Walter Campbell for more information and to apply to volunteer:

wcampbell@shanti.org
415-830-7026

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Veterinary Street Outreach Services

Veterinary Street Outreach Services (VET SOS) is recruiting volunteers—DVMs and veterinary assistant/technicians—for its monthly mobile clinics serving the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans. Visit www.vetsos.org for more information, including upcoming clinic dates. Support the human-animal bond in this vulnerable population and work with outstanding volunteers from all over the Bay Area!

Voicemail: (415) 355-2237
Email: vetsos@sfccc.org
Website: www.vetsos.org

Want to do something that saves lives, feels good and helps your community? Then volunteer to help animals when disasters strike in California!

Thousands of animals need care during and after disasters. Some 63% of California households have pets, including an estimated 10 million pet cats, nine million dogs, and one million horses. Other pets, farm animals, and wildlife also need assistance during and after disasters like earthquakes, floods, and wildfires.

Veterinary professionals are vital to animals during disasters. The mission of the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC) is to provide veterinary professionals with the training and credentialing necessary to support animal health and public health.

Deployment is always voluntary. Volunteers get involved at whatever level works for them – assistants are needed as well as leaders, part- time responders are as welcome as those who can help out for a week or two, plus there are ongoing roles in areas such as planning and disaster response. Volunteer participation can be a matter of life or death for rescued animals and means the world to the owners of those animals.

Benefits of joining the CAVMRC

The CAVMRC provides veterinary professionals:

Credentialing necessary to support animal health and public health emergency response.

Continuing education and training opportunities that allow you to strengthen your skills to better serve your practice, your community and our state.
Networking and information sharing opportunities with veterinary team members across the state.

Who can join the CAVMRC?

You don’t need any prior disaster response experience or training to join the CAVMRC. The entire veterinary practice team is welcome, including:

  • Veterinarians
  • Registered veterinary technicians
  • Veterinary assistants, office managers and all support staff members
  • Students in veterinary medical programs
  • Retired veterinary professionals with a current license

Program Affiliation

The CVMA registered the CAVMRC as a unit of the Medical Reserve Corps under the California Emergency Medical Services Agency and works in cooperation with local, statewide, and national agencies. The CVMA has played an important role in preparing for and responding to disasters in California since 1994 and builds on this experience with this new affiliation.

For more information visit the CAVMRC website.

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For more information, please submit this form with your inquiry, or feel free to contact Amy Lightstone at sfvmasecretary@gmail.com.

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