Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.
I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.
Have we lost our way?
You took the above oath, but it said nothing about forsaking your health and well-being.
Forty years ago, Dr. Dechambeau had a vision about practicing veterinary medicine while still enjoying her private life; she created a clinic based on those ideals. Twenty years ago, Dr. Varner took over and still honors those ideals. We want two doctors who can carry on the tradition.
Our doctors work, on average, 6.5 hours per day, which translates into 30-32 hours per week.
Our staff runs the facility, so you don't have to. We have techs and receptionists that have been here thirty years. Our belief is the doctor should be doing what only they can do. Our support staff ratios are 4-5 to one, and our average compensation for them is $20 per hour. We have a full-time office manager and a business developer, who can implement new ideas and spend time on the important things, like our staff. We are not corporate-owned!
We have a "house mom" who takes care of all of us. That includes stocking the fridge with veggies and other tasty treats.
We pay for everything (Licenses, health insurance, liability insurance, disability). We don't want you to worry about anything but practicing medicine.
We provide three weeks of paid time off and additional time off to pursue CE.
We have a retirement plan and 3% matching.
We believe you should be involved in how you get paid. We want to design a system that suits you; we are flexible and open to almost anything, whether ProSal, straight salary, or something more creative; let's work together. You work 30-32, but we pay like 40.
Family Veterinary Clinic is beyond comparison when it comes to its facility. The most common response from our clients is, "This is nicer than my home." We were designed and built as a veterinary clinic with our patients, clients, and us in mind. We are in a parklike setting, surrounded by three acres of open space. All of that, but only minutes from D.C. Baltimore and Annapolis.
The building looks like a house, but in the back, it is state-of-the-art. Paperless medical records (You have a laptop), full-body and dental x-ray, end-tidal CO2, heated recovery cages, acupuncture, the list goes on.
New grads are welcome; our doctors are excited to train the next generation.