Submitted November 7, 2018

Practice Name: Animal Emergency Clinic
City/State: Bloomington
Contact Person:  Dr. Patti Niehm
Phone: 309-665-5020
Fax:   309-828-5836

Job Description: Associate Veterinarian for Emergency Clinic  

Full-time associate ER veterinarians can earn over $100,000 working three shifts per week. In fact, you do not need to be an experienced veterinarian in emergency medicine to be successful and new graduates would be an excellent fit for our practice. 

Animal Emergency Clinic (AEC) provides after hours veterinary care for our patients and referring veterinarians. We are a locally-owned private practice serving the Central Illinois region. Our hours of operation include weeknights, weekends, and most major holidays.

Mentoring Program

During the initial training process, new veterinarians are accompanied by another emergency clinician for the first six to eight weeks of practice. To gain surgical experience, your initial training will also include performing routine surgeries with Highland Pet Hospital in Bloomington, IL. In general, there is one emergency clinician with supporting staff on each shift and additional assistance can be provided by the on call doctors. 

Position Description

Most patients are seen for continual referral veterinary care, routine illnesses, and owner convenience. Routine responsibilities include evaluating and triaging patients, evaluating diagnostic tests (Bloodwork, Imaging), managing and supervising intensive care patients, performing surgical procedures, overseeing veterinary technicians or other support staff, and communicating with referring veterinarians and owners. The caseload for weekend days averages 10 cases per shift and weekday overnights averages 6 cases per shift. On average, a full-time associate will work 40 hours per week. 

We offer:

  • Salary compensation starting at $90,000-$110,000 (Full-Time Associate)
  • Signing bonus
  • Student loan reimbursement option - up to $20,000 with a 3 year contact
  • Quarterly production option

Comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • 2 week equivalent of paid time off per year
  • Health insurance benefits
  • Continuing education reimbursement
  • Professional dues for the following organizations (AVMA, PLIT, DEA, VIN)
  • Retirement benefits

New graduates are encouraged to apply! To join our team, please contact Dr. Patti Niehm via email at or send resume to  309-828-5836


Submitted May 8, 2018

Practice Name: Woodstock Veterinary Clinic
City/State: Woodstock, Illinois

Job Description

Woodstock Veterinary Clinic is currently seeking a personable, energetic and passionate Associate Veterinarian to join our team! We are a small animal practice that has four doctors at our location, and we are continuing to grow. We are AAHA accredited and have a culture of providing top of the line service and exceptional care to our patients. Woodstock Veterinary Clinic started in the 1940's as a large animal clinic and continued to grow in size as the need arose within the community.

Our Clinic has an Ultrasound, Endoscopy, and Digital dental radiographs. We have a board-certified internist on staff, as well as a doctor certified in rehab and acupuncture. Our onsite rehab center is an excellent complement to orthopedic procedures. Our ideal candidate would have an interest and skill set in surgery, especially orthopedics.

Woodstock Veterinary Clinic is in proximity to Crystal Lake which is a major city in the area with several nearby attractions. A fun fact about our area - Woodstock town square was made famous as this was the area where they filmed Groundhog Day!

If you're looking for an opportunity for growth and leadership with a team that values strong communication and dedication, look no further and apply today!

Please visit our website for additional information:


Submitted May 2, 2018

Practice Name: Animal Emergency Clinic of Mclean County
City/State: Bloomington Illinois
Contact Person: Patti Niehm DVM
Phone: 309-828-7722
Fax: 309-828-5836

Job Description

The Animal Emergency Clinic of McLean county in Bloomington, IL is seeking a veterinarian with interest in emergency care medicine. We offer salary plus production bonuses and comprehensive benefits package. Our hour of operation are nights, weekends, and holidays. Choice of days can be flexible.

We know that emergency medicine is exciting and offers a wide variety of presentations. Sometimes there is a need for back up support. We have an on existing on call system with veterinarians to support you. This maybe for a second opinion on a radiograph (available to share on the cloud), for back up assistance during a busy time, or for surgery case.

We love our patients and our practice enjoys a high level of community involvement. Bloomington/Normal offers big-city activities with a hometown feel. Located between Chicago and St. Louis.

New Graduates are encouraged to apply!

To join our team please contact Dr.Patti Niehm via email at or fax resume to 309-828-5836.