At CityVet, we have an extraordinary group of individuals that share our passion for treating pets and finding joy in everything that we do. Take a look at what some of these incredible individuals have to say about their experiences.
“To me, it was a revelation that these brilliant doctors, whom I admired so much, trusted me to help them do their job. I was 28 years old, and I had never experienced working under a supervisor who was a true leader, mentor, or friend. After that positive review, CityVet became like home to me. Hard work, kindness, and a willingness to learn is predictably rewarded.”
“Joining CityVet was the best decision I made for my career and family. I started as an associate and later became a partner veterinarian. With support from CityVet, I was able to focus on being a doctor and my team. They helped by handling IT, HR, and marketing, and taught me the business basics needed for running a successful practice. My success with CityVet enabled me to retire early to focus on my family.”
“I enjoy the benefits a larger company offers while still retaining the ability to practice medicine the way I think is best for my patients. CityVet promotes a positive work environment that encourages me to build relationships with my clients personally, not just with the company. Facilities are state of the art and allow me to practice quality medicine. CityVet has the perfect blend of quality care in state-of-the-art facilities with excellent work/life balance.”
“I have thought about maybe opening my own practice someday. Not right away, but CityVet has the infrastructure to do that. I like that I have had a lot of growth and there’s potential for more, if I want it.”
“You have people there that have personal responsibility. It is different if it is your baby, and having it grow the way that you want it to grow and you just have more of that personal touch.
CityVet is corporate without the corporate feel. The fact that it is individually owned and managed as individual clinics is the biggest benefit overall; keeping a small feel but having a very large support system”
“Working with CityVet for over 12 years has given me the opportunity to start my career as a new grad with great support, mentorship, and invaluable experience and then develop into a mature associate. As a trusted associate I was then given the reins on spreading my wings into management and now ownership. After 5 years of ownership, it has been an amazing journey for personal and financial growth and I would do it over again. In fact, I am! I never expected coming out of vet school I’d want to be an owner/partner but have found my stride leading and starting my own practice and branching out to now own two locations.”
“Moving to Dallas, I was first attracted to CityVet because of the business model and the potential for ownership with the company. I knew ownership would be the next step in my career and CityVet has the best model for that.
I liked the clinics – state of the art with all the gadgets, loft style in aesthetics. Branding for me personally was spot on (good looking practices provide good quality medicine in my opinion).”
“I’ve practiced corporate and private. I joined CityVet to have ownership, but with help on the business side. I was sold on the concept of multiples that would significantly increase the value of my share in the business. If I do my part creating a good practice and CityVet does their part creating a good company, we all win. I liked the moral compass of the company. CityVet has an excellent track record of opening successful, profitable practices. I am now a Partner in my own thriving CityVet practice!”
“It is so great to have backup and support from the home office. If I need their help, they are there, but I also have that autonomy to decide what kind of medicine we want to specialize in and what protocols we want to use here in our hospital.
There’s a lot of autonomy from one clinic to another, but we’re also collaborative. Sometimes I refer to another CityVet doctor that has specific expertise in something else.”
“With the CityVet model you get the best of both worlds – you get to run and open your own practice, doing it the way you want to and not needing to focus on the things you don’t want to do. I don’t need to meet with an accountant over the weekend to figure out the books, there is a department that does that for me.”
“I first met CityVet in vet school. I was struck by how personalized their recruiting experience was and how they prioritized placing new hires at locations where they would be most successful. They focused on what I was looking for in a first-time clinic and they recommended locations with veterinarians that best meet my needs. This is unique in the recruiting process.
I was placed at a fast-paced clinic with excellent mentorship and a cohesive family and team culture. Building my career at CityVet has been more than I dreamed for. I love that CityVet is run by DVMs and when I am ready, I can explore expanded opportunities up to and including practice ownership.
At CityVet, we have a heart not just for pets but also for the people who bring them to us. I enjoy playing a role in promoting the human-animal bond every day.”
“I can’t think of doing anything different. CityVet has been so good to me. It has been really fun seeing this clinic go from just an idea to fruition. There is a whole network of doctors and other practice managers that we can reach out to if we ever have questions. We are always helping each other out and have great camaraderie with each other.
I’m as happy as can be with CityVet and hope to open a second or, or even third clinic in the future with them.”
“I believe in the CityVet vision: I am surrounded by people working together towards the common goal of helping both clients and team members to take better care of pets. Even when I go home exhausted, I’m going home fulfilled.”