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Associate Veterinarian | Canton, Illinois

Veterinary Doctors | Canton, Illinois

Mixed Animal Opportunity in Canton, Illinois!

Spoon River Animal Clinic is looking for a Veterinarian to join our team of pet superheroes!

About our Hospital

Since our establishment in 1981, Spoon River has been devoted to providing the best veterinary care to the community of Canton, Illinois, and surrounding areas.

We are an AAHA-accredited, state-of-the-art, full-service mixed animal clinic that is fully equipped with all the bells & whistles of a modern animal hospital. Our mission is to serve our clients, their pets, and their livestock with expert care and high-quality products in a friendly and professional environment.

Why Join Us?

  • Mixed animal practice that offers services to a wide array of species from small animals, exotics, horses, cattle, swine, and small ruminants with a diverse caseload
  • Mentorship – Our veterinarians are highly experienced and will provide plenty of support, tools, resources and continuing education opportunities
  • AAHA-accredited since 1995, we’re focused on ensuring our practice has cutting-edge tools and technologies to allow our doctors & staff the ability to provide high-quality medicine and excellent care
  • Fully Equipped with an In-House Laboratory, Digital Dental Radiographs, Digital X-Ray, Surgical CO2 Laser, Class 4 Cold Laser & Ultrasound (both small & large animal)
  • Fear Free Certified
  • Highly skilled, tenured staff who have been a part of our legacy for decades (most have been with us for 20+ years)
  • Culture – we collaborate, welcome new ideas & feedback, are supportive, celebrate wins, and are committed to serving each other and our community

We’re open to candidates of all interests whether you’re looking for small animal, exotics, or large, and encourage all experience levels to apply!

Our team wants you to know...

“Our veterinary team has had the pleasure of treating multiple generations of pets and pet owners alike. Interacting with our clients is one of our favorite parts of the job, and we want everyone to feel comfortable enough to ask questions and collaborate."

"We are committed to each other and our community."

Spoon River Animal Clinic provides GP & ER services for small and large animals which includes:

Preventative/wellness care, diagnostic care, surgery (general & advanced), Orthopedic (small animal only), Laser Surgery, Dentistry, Equine Wellness & Dental Care, Herd Health Consultation, Farm Calls, Breeding & Reproduction, Equine Artificial insemination, Cattle (Rectal exams & ultrasound), and Bovine embryo transfer.

We Offer:

We’re dedicated to your well-being and offer a comprehensive package and professional development opportunities to support your work and home life.

  • Competitive base salary + production
  • Sign-on & retention bonuses
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Annual CE allowance + dedicated CE days and in addition we cover your dues, license fees, and AVMA PLIT
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits for you and eligible dependents,
  • 100% paid short-term disability
  • Health & wellbeing benefits
  • PTO
  • 401(k) match (3.5%)
  • Guardian voluntary benefits
  • Pet discounts

About the area:

Canton offers everything you need to live, raise a family, work, retire, learn, and play!

With a low cost of living and a high quality of life, Canton has close proximity to the Peoria metro area. Over 1,400 acres of open public parks, access to a great educational system from kindergarten to community college, a free privately funded public library, and a state-of-the-art hospital and clinic providing first-class healthcare.

Canton offers a multitude of outdoor activities, (even a chance to pet and feed Santa’s Reindeer)! Our vast park system is admired and utilized by many. The Canton Park District manages 1,403 acres of open space. Enjoy some wine, learn about Canton and Fulton County history, or take the family to enjoy a movie, bowling, or skating!

Apply today if you’re interested in learning more!