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Southern Veterinary Partners

This is a Contract position in Acworth, GA posted November 24, 2022.

Embrace Your Passion for Healing

Join a team of individuals who love what they do, take animal healthcare seriously, and know how to have fun on the job. We are a family-oriented practice that treats our team as individuals. We are growing and well-staffed with support personnel to assist the doctors.


We are also one of the few veterinary hospitals in the area with a registered veterinary technician devoted entirely to surgery. 

Cedarcrest Animal Hospital has been serving the pets and people of Acworth, Georgia, and surrounding communities of Paulding County with veterinary excellence since 2008. Our stunning facility has over 15,000 sq/ft devoted to the care of our clients and patients and the comfort of our team, including; a spacious surgical suite, conference/break room with a full kitchen, open treatment area, separate isolation ward, private doctor’s offices, large kennel, separate boarding for felines, and an indoor/outdoor doggie daycare space. 


Our vision is to support the well-being of our community and its pets through our commitment to excellent veterinary medicine, building lasting client relationships, and empowering our team members.  


Team Member Quotes

“The team we work with on a daily basis makes it not only a productive environment but a fun one as well.  Cedarcrest Animal Hospital has a family feel with the team as well as most of the clients. We also have the freedom to practice high-quality medicine with the support of the team.”

– Erica Chase, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

“Having worked at Cedarcrest Animal Hospital for over 10 years, and now as the Lead Veterinarian,  I can honestly say it has been a joy working here. The team is like family and the tight-knit community has been a pleasure to serve. A well-equipped facility and a strong support staff make my job easy. I cannot imagine working anywhere else!”

-Kelly Qualls, DVM, Lead Veterinarian


About This Role

As an Associate Veterinarian at Cedarcrest Animal Hospital, you will practice exceptional veterinary medicine, in a beautiful, modern, state of art facility located in a town you will love to call home.  Together with the latest equipment and technology, a compassionate and talented medical and support team, and a warm, welcoming, and encouraging environment you will AMAZE as a veterinarian.


Our Location

Cedarcrest Animal Hospital is located in Acworth, GA just 35 miles northwest of Atlanta, GA.  Acworth, GA is a delightful and appealing place to live, learn, work and play.  It is often referred to as the “Lake City” as it is close to Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona.  Housing is affordable and the schools are highly rated.  Kennesaw State University is a rapidly growing source of higher education learning. 

Local parks are a leading attraction for pets and people living in Acworth, GA. Nearby lakes and mountains provide hundreds of acres of outdoor recreation, such as hiking, running, biking, fishing, boating, camping, and much more.  Acworth’s local festivals, farmers’ markets, concerts, award-winning restaurants, and shopping make this small city feel like a BIG city, without all the traffic.  


Why You Want to Work Here

  • Family-friendly practice
  • Ability to practice your medicine, your way
  • Remote access to practice management software, laboratory results, and radiographs
  • Flexibility in hours when needed
  • Well respected practice in the community
  • An experienced management team that truly appreciates and empowers the team
  • No holidays, Sundays, overnights, or on-call
  • Adequate time for appointments and case work-up
  • Experienced, educated, and supportive medical team with over 250 years of veterinary medicine experience.
  • Mentorship available for new grads


The Veterinarian is responsible for providing high quality care to our patients while also developing rapport with their owners. In addition to physical examinations, surgeries, and dentistry, client communication and client education are of the utmost importance. It’s important that SVP Veterinarians treat each pet and client like part of the family.


Competitive sign-on bonus offered!


  • Develop a rapport with clients and determine their needs and wishes; perform physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.
  • Explain physical examination findings and communicate to the client a diagnosis of the pet’s problems; generate and present a treatment plan for the pet to the client; educate clients on preventative health care, including vaccines and appropriate nutritional products.
  • Maintain client/patient medical/surgical records and make certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols; assist colleagues in follow-up and future management of the patient.
  • Stay up-to-date with new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine, attend Continuing Education meetings.
  • Assist in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure the delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.
  • Positively represent the hospital in the professional community and to the general public.
  • Treat every client like family and each patient like your own pet.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited university
  • Licensure in good standing to practice in the state of in which applicant is applying
  • Professional comportment and appearance, with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude
  • The ability to make decisions and communicate clearly and effectively with fellow team members
  • Respect for and willingness to work with clients and their pets
  • Compassionate team player who can uphold great reputation with clients
  • A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics
  • Proficiency in surgery a plus

Ideal skills we are seeking in a new team member

  • Ability to examine and triage pets, promptly diagnose short and long term health concerns, educate clients on best medicine treatment plans
  • Dedication to building and maintaining trusting client relationships
  • Passion for collaborating with a TEAM of outstanding veterinary professionals
  • Drive to work hard, but have fun while doing it
  • Contribute to positive work culture and maintain a healthy work-life balance
  • Surgery competency with spays and neuters, dentistry, mass removals, and exploratories. We don’t currently perform orthopedic surgery, but can if you have an interest in that.

We support our team members with A LOT of programs designed for personal and professional growth including:

Industry-Leading PTO Program
At SVP, we like to call it TRUE PTO–because here, you can actually take personal time off without worrying about making up lost production when you get back. Production-wise it’s like you never left. Relaxation-wise, it’s a game-changer.


High Producers Bonus
CHA-CHING. At SVP, eligible DVMs earn a production bonus of 30% of all revenue generated above $750K a year. Here, you can earn a greater share of the success you help create. Like we said…Cha-Ching.


Maternity Leave
FULL PAY for four weeks. Because mamas deserve it. Plus short-term disability at 60% of your salary (six weeks for natural birth, eight weeks for C-section), and all still in addition to your PTO. (P.S. We definitely want baby pics when you’re ready to share!)


SVP Leadership Academy
At SVP, we never stop investing in our people. And we’re turning our great veterinarians into great leaders, as well. This executive education experience is designed to develop your business leadership acumen to drive success around your hospital’s culture, team development, and operations. Instruction is led by a Vanderbilt University faculty member and includes a variety of guest experts and speakers.


And the list continues…

  • Doctor Mentorship Program: New DVMs are paired with experienced mentor DVMs for a year-long customized learning experience like no other.
  • Peer Network: Enjoy 5,000+ phone-a-friend opportunities to veterinary professionals across the country who share the goal of a collaborative working environment.
  • Dental Academy: Small-group boot camps and clinical rotations are led by respected industry experts to develop your specialty skills.
  • DVM Teammate Referral Program: Get rewarded for making connections that turn into amazing hires.
  • Flexible Compensation Structure: Get paid in a way that works for you.
  • 401(k): We’re serious about investing in our people. Our teammates receive a hefty 100% match on the first 3% they put in, plus a 50% match on the next 2%.
  • Continuing Education Allowance: Our teammates receive 24 hours PTO allowance hours each year exclusively for CE, with no production make-up needed.
  • Lead DVM positions available for those ready for the next step.
  • Regional and Area Medical Director growth tracks.
  • New Hospital Equity Incentives: Join as a founding DVM and get substantial financial benefits.

Our team members also enjoy an extensive, comprehensive benefits package. When you’re on our team, we’ve got you covered.



  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance
  • Life & Accident Insurance
  • Long & Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Teledoc- FREE doctor access 24/7


Programs offered to support you in matters such as…

  • DVM Maternity Leave
  • Caring for Elderly Family
  • Returning to Work After a Baby
  • Divorce
  • Moving to a New Community
  • Grieving for a Lost Loved One
  • Military Family Matters
  • Job Relocation
  • Buying or Selling a Home

Financial protection programs you can bank on

  • Competitive sign-on bonus offered
  • Industry-Leading PTO Program
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Budgeting and Financial Guidance
  • Professional Liability Coverage
  • $5000 Relocation Allowance
  • Discounted Veterinary Care
  • Retirement Planning
  • Will and Testament Planning
  • Tax Issues
  • Identify Theft Recovery
  • Legal Counseling
  • Teammate Assistance Program

So, what’s the culture like at SVP?
In a word…Amazing. (There’s a reason why we have the highest DVM retention rate in the country. Maybe it’s the culture. Maybe it’s the stacked benefits package. Maybe it’s both.)


Our brand in a nutshell: You + SVP | Amazing Together


Amazing Together encompasses SVP’s living standard of excellence as a team and the positive impact we deliver for our partners, teammates, clients, pets and communities. Our commitment to this standard is evident in the care we provide to our hospitals and the care they provide for pets. Our continued growth is a direct result of this dedication. This statement is the culmination of our WAG values and is, critically, a statement that aligns with the ambitious vision and unique culture at the heart of SVP. And we invite YOU to be a part of it all.


We live out our WAG Values on a daily basis.


Work Together: At SVP, collaboration and respect are the foundation of our culture–and of our collective success. By working together, we uncover solutions and opportunities that help elevate the team as a whole. And with our unparalleled peer network and depth of resources (think: in-house specialty referrals, a dedicated marketing squad, operations assets, and more), you always have the support that you need to do your best work (and have fun while you’re at it).


Amaze: Our mission is to amaze our clients with exceptional veterinary care and personalized client experiences, as well as to amaze our teammates with the drive to go the extra mile. We find ways to say, “yes”. And we treat others as we would like to be treated.


Grow: We always ask, “How can we do it/make it/be better?” We’re proactive in our quests for knowledge, new ways to engage our clients, and pathways for leadership and development among all of our teammates. With SVP, it’s not just a job. It’s a career.

Southern Veterinary Partners is a veterinarian owned and managed network of animal hospitals with the common mission of providing best-in-class veterinary care with exceptional client experiences.


SVP pursues partnerships with like-minded veterinarians to build this growing network of compassionate, service-oriented animal hospitals. We’re based in Birmingham, AL, but the heartbeat of our organization is in our 300+ local animal hospitals across the country.


SVP provides integrated support, from HR, finance, and inventory management to marketing, recruiting, regional operational support and more to our hospital teams. By leveraging our Home Office resources, the hospitals in our network are able to focus on the medicine and caring for their patients. Each day is truly a partnership (hence, the “P” in SVP).


Our team’s continuous dedication has rewarded us with remarkable growth, and Southern Veterinary Partners now employs more than 5,000 employees nationwide. The organization’s success has not gone unnoticed, landing us recognition among Inc. 5000’s List of “Fastest Growing Companies in America” (2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021) and the Birmingham Business Journal’s “FastTrack 30” of the Fastest Growing Companies in Birmingham (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021).


You + SVP | Amazing Together

Let’s talk about your amazing future. Start the conversation with our teams today.