My name is Mikie Dawson and I graduated in 2007 from Washington State University. My husband and I own the Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic and we are looking for an exceptional new doctor to join our team. As a veterinarian, you will not have any trouble finding a job but I encourage you to find the RIGHT job.
The Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic currently has 4-full time doctors and 2-part time doctors. The practice was founded in 1979 by Dr. Dennis McCullough (UPenn – 1977) and we are lucky enough to have him as an excellent mentor. He loves to learn and he attends numerous hours of CE beyond the state requirements. For a veterinarian that has been practicing for 40-years, he continues to strive to try new procedures and treatments. However, his greatest assets are his surgical skills and many veterinarians in our area refer their surgical cases to Dr. McCullough because he is thorough and meticulous. He has even successfully repaired a few PDAs including his own dog, Derby! He is also proficient at endoscopy and orthopedic surgeries. Dr. McCullough is currently cutting back his appointments but wants to increase his hours mentoring the other veterinarians including hands-on training during difficult surgeries.
I have a deep love for internal medicine and I spend many hours performing echocardiograms and abdominal ultrasounds. I also perform a wide variety of surgeries but I have a relentless dedication to medical problem solving and a deep passion for clinical pathology. Dr. Twigg (Virginia Tech – 2012), Dr. Welsh (University of Kansas – 2012), Dr. Adkins (Purdue University – 2014), and Dr. Grimes (UPenn – 2016) are all excellent surgeons and diagnosticians! They each have their own specialties (including exotics) and each provide a unique prospective to our cases. I am very proud of our medical team!
As a new veterinarian to any hospital, it will be important that you have a team of colleagues to give you the support you need to be a confident surgeon and diagnostician. We solve cases as a team when we are puzzled and support each other when the cases are demanding and/or difficult. We work very hard to get our patients well and back home to their families. We all attend CE regularly and we make a point to encourage the professional interests of each doctor and staff member. We offer a wide spectrum of diagnostics and treatments including echo, ultrasound, endoscopy, laser therapy, cryo-surgery, digital radiography, and orthopedic surgery. Additionally, we continuously look to add new technologies to our practice to enhance and expand our services.
As further proof of what a great place this is to work, we have 6 licensed technicians, 4 veterinary assistants, 6 receptionists, and more on the way! They are all knowledgeable and responsible in their respective focuses. Their technical competency allows us to be efficient in our work because we doctors are confident in their abilities. We have low employee turnover and one of our licensed techs has worked at our hospital for 30-years! One of our receptionists has been at our clinic for 22-years! Other employees have been with our practice for 19, 16, 14, and 12 years (and still going strong!). Our clinic has a loyal and happy core team of staff members. Each employee contributes to the success and mission of our clinic.
Many of our staff members have spouses and children. This is a great place to work if you want to have a family because we understand the need to balance work and home life.
Our associates are paid a base salary with a monthly bonus of 23% of production. Additionally, we provide an extensive benefits package to include 100% employer paid medical (with only a $250.00 deductible), 100% employer paid dental, 100% employer paid vision, 100% of your CE requirements (with encouragement to select CE courses of interest!), 100% paid professional organization dues and license fees, discounted gym membership for our local gym, personal pet care and simple IRA retirement with employer contributions!
We are located in Waynesboro, PA which is approximately 35 minutes from Gettysburg, PA and Frederick, MD, and only 1.5 hours from both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.
We do not take after-hour emergencies because we are supported by an emergency clinic in Hagerstown, MD. We refer cases to VCA in Gaithersburg, MD, South Paws in Northern Virginia, UPenn, and Virginia Tech based on the specialty required.
For more information regarding our practice, please take a look at our website (www.waynesboroveterinaryclinic.com). If you are interested in becoming part of our special and growing team, please contact our practice manager, Patrick, at 717-762-0221.
Mikie Dawson, DVM
Additional Salary Information: Base Salary with 23% Production and excellent benefits package!
About Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic
On October 4th, 1979, The Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic was started by Mrs. Dianne McCullough, CVT and Dr. Dennis McCullough, VMD with a few basic principles:
1) Each patient should be treated as if they are your own,
2) Each client should be treated with the upmost respect, and
3) Each employee should be treated with respect and leave their ego at the door; not because they’re an employee but because they’re a person. No matter the role you play, you are an important piece of the clinic’s mission which makes you an equal. After all, a happy patient starts with happy employees.
On January 1st, 2018, Mrs. and Dr. McCullough sold their practice to their son, Patrick, and daughter-in-law, Dr. Mikie Dawson, DVM (an 11-year veteran of the practice), rather than selling to a corporation and risk losing the principles that make the clinic stand out from others.
The Waynesboro Veterinary Clinic is a strong presence in the surrounding community and beyond with many of our 18,000+ clients traveling over 100 miles to have their pets treated. Excellence for our patients and ethical behavior from our employees is not just a goal but also a mindset and some of the many factor...s that contribute to our success.
We offer a large and growing spectrum of veterinary technologies to our patients such as soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, cryosurgery, digital radiography, ultrasound/echocardiography, in-house / reference laboratory, dentistry and endoscopy. We also offer a very competitive benefits package for our most cherished resources - our staff!