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Portage Park Animal Hospital is looking for an Associate Veterinarian to join our growing team!

Located in the charming Chicago neighborhood of Portage Park, we are a well-established 5-doctor practice. We’re a pillar of the community that’s easily accessible from the suburbs or within the city. With a loyal clientele, we pride ourselves on being available to help that pet who just threw up on the white rug or get you in for those last-minute vaccines so that you can visit Aunt Trudy in Florida. This is a dynamic, growing practice where you will not be bored; even though we’re appointment-based, you never know what will walk through the door!

We stay abreast of the latest medical and tech advancements and take time to explain treatment protocols to our clients. This is not a rabies-only, shot-and-pill kind of place. Our clients rave about the personal service and attention to detail. We are committed to thorough workups. Our clinic offers an exceptional mentoring environment, perfect for new grads looking to enhance their skills or an experienced veterinarian to further their skills to the next level. Recent vet students have raved about our collaborative atmosphere. All team members are encouraged to pursue areas of personal growth. You won’t be held back by pre-determined treatment protocols or performance quotas. Micro-managing is not our style; we let you be you!

Our well-trained and highly utilized technical support staff is here to make your life easier. You won’t be reading ear cytologies, taking x-rays, or doing nail trims here, allowing you time to finish charts throughout the day. Our client care reps are also expert gatekeepers for our associates. No more returning unnecessary calls.

You’ll enjoy high-quality diagnostic, treatment, and surgical equipment, allowing you to practice in a state-of-the-art environment.

  • Fully equipped surgical suite including the latest C02 laser, offering a variety of routine and advanced procedures
  • Digital radiographic diagnostics
  • Digital dental radiographs
  • In-house Idexx lab equipment
  • Five spacious exam rooms
  • Traveling cardiologist and ultrasound services available

We’re also willing to invest in new equipment or expand our services if you have a particular interest.

As an Associate Veterinarian, you will enjoy:

  • Generous compensation
  • Choice of Incentives: Retention bonus, sign-on bonus, health insurance reimbursement, relocation assistance, or donation to a charity of your choice!
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, vision, ancillary coverage & 401k with company match.
    Attractive PTO and a rotating schedule provide a healthy work-life balance, including no on-call hours required. Flexible schedule with plenty of opportunities to take time off (If you want to see the cherry blossoms in Japan in spring and go to Disney World in the fall, this is the place for you!)
  • CE Allowance and in addition, we will pay for Licensing, DEA, dues & fees

Reach out by emailing your CV to [email protected]. We’ll set up an informal phone call for you to get an initial feeling about how we operate.


Veterinarian Externship

Gain experience while enjoying a world-class city!

An externship experience with us in Chicago will give you the unique opportunity to understand our hospital’s day-to-day operations and gain valuable hands-on clinical experience. Previous externs have praised our collaborative and team-centered environment.

You will work directly with our DVMs, who have their own individual styles, exposing you to different approaches. Some areas covered will be:

  • Gathering patient histories
  • Performing physical exams
  • Creation of treatment plans
  • Diagnostics
  • Dentistry services
  • Observing/assisting surgical procedures
  • Medical management of patients

In addition to developing your clinical skills, you will have the opportunity to practice your communication skills with the medical team, support staff, and clients.

Most externship experiences range from two to eight weeks, depending on your needs and schedule. All DVM students (regardless of class year) are encouraged to participate in our externship program. As part of the NVA family, there may also be the possibility of a stipend and on-site housing.

If interested, please email us at [email protected] with what program you’re enrolled in and what year you are currently in.


Assistant, Technician & Client Care

Do you have a hydroflask and know what totchos are? Then you just might fit in with our family! At Portage Park Animal Hospital, we believe in teamwork, having each other’s back, learning from your teammates, and promoting from within.

We want to add someone to our stellar team who is responsible with a great attitude, knows when to be serious, and yet has the ability to laugh at themselves. You need to have exceptional communication skills, readiness to learn, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and jump in where needed. We’re not looking to hire for a particular position (entry-level support, receptionist, room assistant, experienced technician), we’re looking to hire the right person for the long haul.

If you have a passion for animals and science and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, please apply below or email your resume to [email protected]. Be sure to tell us why you think you’re the perfect fit…and if we need to introduce you to totchos.
If you’re looking to be part of a vibrant team, we’d love to hear from you. Please either email your resume to [email protected] or fill out the form below.



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