Posted: Sep 21, 2023

Veterinarian - 20K Sign on Bonus, 10-12 Shifts/Month, Privately Owned Practice

Salary: $125,000.00 - $175,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2023

We are looking for associates who share our core values and our vision for the future!  We have a wonderful team and moved into our new hospital this year!


Join our talented, dedicated and friendly team to help us deliver quality, best practice veterinary medicine.  Our commitment to continuing education and our focus every day on ensuring a genuine work+life balance delivers great outcomes for our patients and clients as demonstrated in our reviews online (check out our reviews online). We genuinely care about every employee, every client and every patient.  Our core values are Kindness, Communication and Service.  These core values not only direct our interactions with patients and clients but also how our team interacts with each other.  If this is what you desire in hospital culture, then we want to hear from you!



Successful applicant will provide canine and feline emergency/urgent/critical care while maintaining exemplary customer service.  We love our clients and employees; we expect them to be treated with kindness by all members of the team.  You will be responsible for overseeing and guiding a team of dedicated veterinary assistants and technicians during your shift while they do treatments, diagnostics and communicate the financial aspects of the visit with the client.  Proficiency in both medical and surgical case management is necessary.  Must be comfortable in surgery and high paced environment where multitasking is required.  Experience with Avimark is beneficial but not required.  Essential to have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills and be a team player.  Motivated new graduates with an interest in emergency medicine and surgery are encouraged to apply.  Dr. Ellingson has mentored other new graduates and is happy to make a custom mentoring plan for you.  



Rotating schedule consisting of days, nights, weekends and holidays.  10 - 12 shifts per month.  Possibility for part-time position as well.   12-hour shifts.  No on call.  Flexible schedule and ample time off set this opportunity apart and allows you time to enjoy all that Montana has to offer!  



  • Wonderful opportunity to work in soon to be brand new facility. 
  • Work in a progressive practice that offers gold standard care!
  • Use your skills and gain new ones. 
  • Buy-in potential. 
  • Opportunity to consult with specialists working from the same building. 



  • 125K+ in compensation.
  • Guaranteed base salary (100K) based on 12 shifts/month.
  • 20K Signing Bonus. 
  • 5K annual Federal student loan repayment assistance.
  • Additional bonuses paid based on quarterly production brings total annual compensation to between 125K and 175K.
  • Willing to consider part-time position as well.
  • Personnel pet discount.
  • Health insurance through AVMA.
  • 3% company matching Simple IRA after 1 year.
  • 6K annual reimbursement package for the following:
    • CE allowance (registration fee, flight, lodging and meals)
    • State (MVMA) and national (AVMA) association dues
    • Liability insurance
    • Montana state veterinary license
    • DEA license


Additional Information:

  • Guaranteed Base Salary with Quarterly Bonuses paid based on production.  No negative accrual!
  • Must be licensed in the state of Montana or be able to obtain license in Montana. 
  • Must have or be able to obtain a DEA registration. 
  • Be able to lift 50#. 
  • Any experience level is considered. 
  • Even if you haven't done a splenectomy, R&A, or GDV, we can help!  Mentoring is available. 


Start Date: 

Hiring December 1, 2023. 

Can be flexible on start date and part-time position is available now.  


About Pet Emergency Center

Pet Emergency Center is a growing regional emergency hospital. The clinic is well established and trusted in the veterinary community and has been in continuous operation since 2003.  We have a brand new hospital.  We care about or clients, patients and our staff. Our staff love what they do and are dedicated to improving their skills and providing the best care. If you want to enjoy all that Montana has to offer, then this could be the opportunity for you! In addition to an awesome dedicated team, we have in house digital radiology, Abaxis in-house lab, ultrasound, Cardell monitoring equipment, ICU oxygen cage, endoscope, AVImark electronic medical records and more! We are also planning for a future CT and MRI in our new hospital.  Internal Medicine Specialist currently available on-site Monday-Thursday for consultations/referrals. Missoula is a booming and vibrant Western Montana college town with all modern conveniences and entertainment at your fingertips. The city is nestled in a mountainous valley providing a multitude of recreational benefits. Just two and a half hours to the north is Glacier National Park. Snowbowl ski area is just a 20-minute drive from downtown. The Clarkfork, Bitterroot and Blackfoot rivers provide world class fishing and whitewater rafting. There is so much to do, and the best part is that your work schedule will allow you to enjoy all that the area has to offer.  Visit us online at:

Email cover letter and CV to t[email protected] or call Dr. Ellingson at 406-880-3224