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Vets Leading Vets

No matter where you are in your veterinary journey after retiring from the military, we are here to help you succeed in your next chapter at CityVet. Whether you spent your time in the military doing clinical medicine or public health and leadership, we are here to guide you to the next step in your veterinary career. We know you’re passionate about helping pets and people, which makes you a perfect fit for CityVet, where our mission is, “Happy People, Healthy Pets”.

Why CityVet?

CityVet is a small corporation compared to many larger veterinary corporations out there. We are committed to veterans, and we are excited to offer competitive salaries. We ARE family, and we want to work with people that enjoy veterinary medicine with a, “yes we can” spirit. We are committed to being a pet and client-centered company. We at CityVet have several pathways for you to be success-ful after your transition back to civilian life. This is demonstrated by ensuring that you are fully sup-ported until your clinical confidence is built back up if needed.

Our business model is designed around a lead veterinary partner owner for each of our clinics. This means that if you have ever wanted to own a practice, but you don’t want to take on all the adminis-trative responsibilities or have the financial resources to start a practice then this is a great option for you. But what if you have NO desire to be in the leadership role after the military? Then, we still need associates and relief veterinarians that want to work for a great company at many locations in the United States.

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Greetings, I am retired LTC Doug Ownens. I spent almost 21 years as a US Army Veterinary Corps Officer. Whether you did a 3-year commitment or retired after 20 years from the Army, we have a lot in common. Each of us generally went into veterinary medicine because we love animals and we wanted to practice clinical medicine. In the military, you may have spent a great deal of time doing clinical medicine or you may have spent more time doing public health and leadership.

Like every Veterinary Corps Officer, when I first started in the Army, I was doing both public health inspec-tions and general practice in veterinary treatment facilities for my first two duty assignments. After this time, I was honored to be selected to become a clinical specialist as a 64F in Internal Medicine. Therefore, I was lucky to be able to spend a great deal of my career focused on the clinical side of veterinary medicine.

Bottom line, I am a veteran and I care about my fellow Veterinary Corps officers. I know that you bring Leadership and Discipline to the table. I am here to tell you that CityVet has several pathways for you to be successful on the civilian side after the Veterinary Corps. My transition was filled with a bit of anxiety and some things I had to learn the hard way. But your transition to clinical practice can be filled with less anxiety and plenty of future options for you to consider so you can better plan your next steps.

No matter if you had lots of clinical practice time in the military or very little, there are many questions you may have about stepping back into veterinary civilian life.

Q & A

Q: Do I need a training refresher to get back into full-time˜ clinical work if I have not been running a VTF full-time?

A: CityVet is here to support you, and walk you through the different steps of training to jump back into your clinical duties.

Q: Can I maintain my salary level or do better than my current salary?

A: CityVet prides itself on offering extremely competitive salaries to our veterinarians.

Q: What kind of healthcare is out there if I don’t qualify for Tricare?

A: The benefits package at CityVet is robust, offer-ing medical, dental, vision, 401K match and more.

Q: Do I want to own a practice, but I’m not sure where to start?

A: Our leadership team is made up of experienced, _________

Q: Am I worried about the risks involved in running a practice?

Q: Would I rather be an associate veterinarian at an established practice?

Q: What kind of work environment do I want to practice in?