Posted: Aug 29, 2023


Salary: Negotiable
Application Deadline: N/A

Our family is growing! Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital needs an additional Associate Veterinarian to join the family!  We are confident that after learning more about us, you will see what a fantastic, rewarding opportunity this role can be for your career.

Practice Highlights

  • The clinical team you will join is highly experienced and ultra-collaborative. Dr.Amber Herron,DVM (Kansas State, 2006),  and Dr. Erika Cantamessa,DVM (Washington State, 2006) are supported by 4 full-time technicians.
  • Our fast-growing practice is independently owned by Dr. Amber Herron, DVM, a highly respected member of the local veterinary community.
  • Our new, state-of-the-art, 16000 sq. ft. hospital, underwent a complete interior redesign in 2023, and features ample treatment space, two dedicated surgery suites, dedicated dentistry suite, and an impressive list of modern equipment.
  • In house daycare for your children (two legged)
    • Montessori-trained child care director
    • Private nursing room/quiet room
  • The Caring Hands staff prides itself on possessing an upbeat, drama-free, family-like culture. We love coming to work each day and know you will too! 

"The best part of working at Caring Hands is that I consistently have the ability to ask questions and learn something every single day--so I can help clients and non-clients do the very best when it comes to helping their fur/feather babies."     --Madison, practice manager

 About the Opportunity

We are looking to hire an Associate Veterinarian to care for our amazing clients  and join our work family. This opening is not due to a departing DVM; it is due to our steady, continued growth. The right candidate will see themselves in a supported role where they are able to provide optimal medicine while staying a whole/healthy person. The position comes with competitive compensation and all the  standard benefits,  the details of which we'd be excited to discuss with you!


"I look forward to using my education to help owners with their pets--and also having employers that understand my complicated personal life!" --Marcie, acquisitions

About You

You are a practicing veterinarian, licensed, and in good standing with the State of Montana! Additionally, you are committed to practicing high-quality evidence-based medicine/surgery and could consider yourself a lifetime learner. If you have specific clinical interests, that is wonderful; we are always looking to expand the spectrum of services the hospital is able to offer to its clients. You are patient with pet owners and generally have a positive disposition in the exam room and treatment areas. Enjoying a collaborative environment where everyone learns from each other is a major bonus.   In terms of your clinical experience, we are flexible: seasoned veterans of the profession are appreciated and new grads are also welcome.

 About the Team

The full-time staff currently consists of our two Veterinarians, one full time Practice Manager,  four full time Technicians, three full time Receptionists, and two awesome Tech/Kennel Assistants! The team consistently praises the hard-working, family-like atmosphere in the building. Additionally, the high percentage of full-time team members ensures continuity and collaboration that few other practices can offer.

“I worked at a variety of practices early in my career.  This is the first place that ever felt like home.”  –Dr. Erika Cantamessa, DVM 


About the Practice

For over forty years, Caring Hands, an independently owned practice, has served the needs of pet owners and their dogs, cats, exotics, and birds in Billings.. We are preparing to move into our new state-of-the-art 16000 sq. ft. hospital this winter.  Following a complete remodel the new building features ample treatment space, two dedicated surgery suites, a dedicated dentistry suite, and an impressive list of modern equipment. We make every effort to invest in our clinical capabilities and would be delighted to add to our service offerings if you possess unique skills. From a workflow perspective, we operate on twenty minute appointment blocks and do not allow walk-ins. 

We want to help you be the most successful veterinarian at every stage of your career.  We not only have in house consulting with colleagues, but also offer direct specialist consulting. Veterinary Information Network (VIN) membership is included in your benefit package–because we believe that you should have every opportunity to care for your patients well. Our technical staff is amazing–they have the knowledge and attitude to support your care for your patients and will be certain that treatment goes smoothly. 

To take part in this great opportunity please contact:

Dr. James Herron, Ph.D.

Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital

533 S 24th St W

Billings, MT 59102

Phone: (406) 656-6320

Email: [email protected]