Veterinary Jobs
& Career Opportunities

Wags and Whiskers has put a great deal of thought into the type of organization we strive to be, the environment we hope to foster for our teams, and the ways in which we must support each other. We live our mission, vision, and values every day.

If you are interested in joining our team, fill out the form below.

To achieve our success we must depend on each other, and so we choose to create a culture of highly engaged and aligned team members who share a common vision:

  • Team Members value collaboration, have a strong work ethic, a high degree of emotional intelligence, and principles of integrity and character.
  • We value individuals who have a positive attitude, are persistent in overcoming challenges, and are able to collaborate and succeed as part of high performing teams.
  • We aspire to maintain a high level of service and hospitality. Our intentions are focused on how we interact with and treat our team members, pet-owners, primary care veterinarians, and industry partners.
  • We value each team member for what they add, recognizing that all roles are important and needed for us to successfully realize our vision.
  • We take responsibility for continuous development seriously, and we are committed to providing career paths and growth opportunities for everyone, as well as the tools and environment to help reach their goals.

Below you will find information on the positions we are currently looking to fill.

About our clinic:

Wags and Whiskers Veterinary Service is proud to serve the companion animals in Western Peoria County and the surrounding region. Our veterinary clinics are ran by Dr. Janelle McFarland. Dr. McFarland is a licensed, experienced veterinarian was born and raised in this area.

Our work environment is very upbeat and employee turnover is extremely low. Half of our staff have been employed over 10 years. That said our bonding rate to clientele is very high and personalized, almost like family. We have a very traditional approach to veterinary family medicine; we all genuinely care for client as well as for patients.

Future plans include adding personalized house call services as well as offering a highly desired home-based hospice. New construction within 5-10 years is considered with possible addition of large animal care services.

We are very focused on life-work balance.

Our Location: 111 E. Gale St. Williamsfield, IL 61489 and 113 W. Main St. Elmwood, IL 61529

Available Positions

Technician

Your Mission as Associate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine:

The current owner doctor is covering case load of 1.7 doctors. A new doctor is needed to spread out the case load and continue to grow the client base. Our community needs and can definitely support more veterinarians.

Associate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine’s duties and responsibilities:

Daily case load will include a combination of wellness, sick, emergency, surgery, and dental appointments.

  • Current daily schedules average about 20 appointments per day plus 6 elective surgeries and 1 dental.
  • Grow our house call niche.
  • Doctor duties include examinations, surgeries, diagnosis, procedure, client education, prescribing, and medical record.
  • Be a forerunner in staff leadership and standards of care.

Required experience and qualifications:

    • DVM /VMD degree
    • Ideally with 2 years of experience in small animal practice.
    • History of continual education that can provide us with an idea of clinical interests and strengths.
    • Focus in surgery would be great.
  • A new graduate could be considered with the appropriate drive and work ethic

Preferred soft skills and personality traits:

  • Entrepreneurship skills
  • Multitasking
  • Leadership
  • Prioritizing
  • Strong Communication abilities
  • Drive to learn and always improve.

Offered salary and other compensation:

We offer a salary of $95,000 – $110,000 per year. We also offer 401K, health plan, paid vacation within salary, continuing education, state license, DEA and liability benefits.

Assistant

Your Mission as Associate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine:

The current owner doctor is covering case load of 1.7 doctors. A new doctor is needed to spread out the case load and continue to grow the client base. Our community needs and can definitely support more veterinarians.

Associate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine’s duties and responsibilities:

Daily case load will include a combination of wellness, sick, emergency, surgery, and dental appointments.

  • Current daily schedules average about 20 appointments per day plus 6 elective surgeries and 1 dental.
  • Grow our house call niche.
  • Doctor duties include examinations, surgeries, diagnosis, procedure, client education, prescribing, and medical record.
  • Be a forerunner in staff leadership and standards of care.

Required experience and qualifications:

    • DVM /VMD degree
    • Ideally with 2 years of experience in small animal practice.
    • History of continual education that can provide us with an idea of clinical interests and strengths.
    • Focus in surgery would be great.
  • A new graduate could be considered with the appropriate drive and work ethic

Preferred soft skills and personality traits:

  • Entrepreneurship skills
  • Multitasking
  • Leadership
  • Prioritizing
  • Strong Communication abilities
  • Drive to learn and always improve.

Offered salary and other compensation:

We offer a salary of $95,000 – $110,000 per year. We also offer 401K, health plan, paid vacation within salary, continuing education, state license, DEA and liability benefits.

Receptionist

Your Mission as Associate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine:

The current owner doctor is covering case load of 1.7 doctors. A new doctor is needed to spread out the case load and continue to grow the client base. Our community needs and can definitely support more veterinarians.

Associate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine’s duties and responsibilities:

Daily case load will include a combination of wellness, sick, emergency, surgery, and dental appointments.

  • Current daily schedules average about 20 appointments per day plus 6 elective surgeries and 1 dental.
  • Grow our house call niche.
  • Doctor duties include examinations, surgeries, diagnosis, procedure, client education, prescribing, and medical record.
  • Be a forerunner in staff leadership and standards of care.

Required experience and qualifications:

    • DVM /VMD degree
    • Ideally with 2 years of experience in small animal practice.
    • History of continual education that can provide us with an idea of clinical interests and strengths.
    • Focus in surgery would be great.
  • A new graduate could be considered with the appropriate drive and work ethic

Preferred soft skills and personality traits:

  • Entrepreneurship skills
  • Multitasking
  • Leadership
  • Prioritizing
  • Strong Communication abilities
  • Drive to learn and always improve.

Offered salary and other compensation:

We offer a salary of $95,000 – $110,000 per year. We also offer 401K, health plan, paid vacation within salary, continuing education, state license, DEA and liability benefits.

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Annual Pet Wellness Exams

We believe in practicing preventative healthcare. Annual wellness exams are a must to ensure your pet has a long, happy, healthy life. At these visits, we will access overall health. Wellness exams give us the opportunity to detect underlying health issues before they become a major problem. We will discuss preventive health care as well. Our staff will always take the time to thoroughly discuss any questions or concerns you might have.

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Monday - Thursday (Williamsfield)

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (Elmwood)

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday:

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sunday:

Closed

 
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