Associate Veterinarian – Spears Animal Hospital, Carbondale, IL

  • 3014 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62903, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Spears Animal Hospital is a well-established, high-quality, family-friendly, small animal practice located just south of the city limits of Carbondale, Illinois, minutes away from Southern Illinois University campus. We emphasize client communication and compassionate care for our patients and their owners. We offer many services to provide the best comprehensive care to our patients including Preventative/Wellness Care, Surgery, Urgent/Illness Care, High Speed Dentistry, Diagnostics, Digital full body and dental radiology, Medical and Vacation Boarding and more. We are fortunate to be partnered with a local emergency service to refer our after-hours clients to when emergency care is required. A new graduate with the desire to enhance the lives of the companion animals in this community will find this practice a great place to learn and grow in skill and confidence. A more seasoned veterinarian will appreciate our more relaxed atmosphere, with flexibility and the ability to pursue special areas of interest. If practice ownership is at all on your future radar, Spears Animal Hospital offers a very real opportunity in that realm for you to work towards as well.


As for the perks of Carbondale, it is a unique and truly rare treasure in Illinois. Carbondale has become known as the “Eclipse Crossroads of America”, hosting its first total eclipse August 21, 2017, and hosting its future total eclipse on August 8, 2024. The proximity to schools and local businesses allows for an easy and quick commute. The area’s small town values and many public and private schools, with Unity Point and Giant City grade schools topping the list, make it an ideal place to raise a family! It is also home to Southern Illinois University, home of the Salukis, which brings its many cultural and athletic activities to our area. Popular activities in the area include hiking, fishing, boating, waterskiing, and swimming. It is a nature wonderland, with Giant City State Park and Shawnee National Forest’s miles of hiking trails, lakes, and waterways just a hop and a skip away. The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail boasts 12 vineyards in scenic settings, with many bed &breakfasts and cabin accommodations to choose from. We have a thriving small theatre community as well, both at the university and community level. Carbondale’s population is an eclectic mix of people that are warm, friendly, and laid-back, adding yet more to the charm of Carbondale. Carbondale is truly a wonderful place to live, with the ability to truly enjoy a healthy work-life balance.  

Job Description

We’re looking for:

Full Time Veterinarian

Compassionate, Team Player and Strong Communicator

Proficient in general medicine and surgery

Experience preferred but new graduates seeking mentorship are encouraged to apply!

We offer our Veterinarians:

Flexible Scheduling

Comprehensive Benefits (paid vacation/sick time/holidays, health, dental, vision, liability, 401K, life & supplemental insurance, employee assistance program & personal pet care discounts)

Future Ownership Opportunities

Competitive Compensation

Medical Autonomy

DVM Mentor Network

Paid CE Allowance & Professional Dues



Doctor of Veterinary degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university

Current DEA License or obtained upon hire

Active Veterinary State License 

USDA Accreditation or obtained upon hire

Additional Information


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