Associate Veterinarian

  • Full-time

Job Description

The Gist of the Role 
We’re seeking a dedicated Emergency Veterinarian to join our mission-driven team, committed to integrity, service, and excellence. As our emergency vet, you'll have the opportunity to handle a diverse and fast-paced caseload.  Work side-by-side with our compassionate team and take pride in providing the highest level of emergency care through state-of-the-art, innovative diagnostic equipment. ​ 

At Lakeside Veterinary Clinic, we strongly believe in empowering our DVMs to practice medicine in a way that aligns with their individual styles to best serve our clients and their pets. If you're a skilled DVM who wants to be a part of a tight-knit community with the perfect balance between rural and city living, then Lakeside Veterinary Clinic is the ideal place for you. We can't wait to have you join our team! 

You’re here for pets, we’re here for you. 

  • Fast-paced, exciting emergency with advanced diagnostic capabilities and equipment  
  • Medical autonomy to practice medicine your way 
  • Flexible scheduling for work-life balance 
  • Full benefits – PTO, health/dental/vision/life insurance, 401K, pet care discounts, etc. 
  • Future ownership opportunities 
  • Competitive compensation 
  • DVM mentor network 
  • Paid CE allowance & professional dues 
  • Offering extremely generous signing bonus, relocation assistance, and student loan aid  

We’re Looking For 

  • Full time veterinarians – day shift or emergency/after hours 
  • Compassionate, team player and strong communicator 
  • Proficient in general medicine and surgery 
  • Experience preferred but new graduates seeking mentorship are encouraged to apply! 


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 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

More About Our Practice 
Lakeside Veterinary Hospital is a well-established, progressive, fast-paced 3-doctor Emergency and General practice in Carbondale, Illinois. We offer many services to supply the best comprehensive care to our patients including Preventative and 24-Hour Hospital Care, Surgery, Urgent Care, High Speed Dentistry, In-House Diagnostics, Digital full body and dental radiology, Ultrasonography, CT and more. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a DVM looking to live in a tight-knit community while enjoying easy access to nearby city amenities and wide-open spaces. You'll love the unique charm of southern Illinois, just outside St. Louis. Carbondale, IL. It’s a thriving tree-filled, bicycle-friendly community, packed with culture, recreation, and beautiful scenic landscapes. And as a local hub, it’s just a short train ride away from several destination cities here in the Midwest. 



Company Policy & Federal & State Laws Forbid Discrimination Because of Age, Color, Race, Religion, Sex, Disability, Sexual Orientation or National Origin 


+ Ability to sit or stand and work at a computer for long periods of time.
+ Ability to be confident around animals (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc. Candidate to confirm species treated with practice leadership for additional clarity.)
+ Client needs and work volume may occasionally require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position may require special working hours, including working weekends, evenings and/or holidays.
+ Must have mental capacity and processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.
+ The noise level in the work environment is moderately high. Ear plugs will be available upon request. 
+ Job requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform required duties while working.
+ Ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.
+ Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate other equipment as required.
+ Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
+ Hospital teammates are routinely exposed to a variety of animals that may bite, kick or scratch, and on occasion, may be exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological or zoonotic hazards and/or medication/controlled substances.