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Seeking Full-Time Mixed Animal Veterinarian

Come join our team in Holton, KS, as an associate veterinarian. New and recent graduates are encouraged to apply and add to the duo of 2012 KSUCVM graduates Drs. Donald and Amy Sunday. We are a very modern mixed animal practice that is 50% small animal and 50% cattle. Very few horses, pigs and sheep are seen. Dr Amy is a Certified Cat Friendly Practice Veterinarian while Dr. Don is also certified by the American Embryo Transfer Associations and performs conventional ET and OPU for IVF at regional laboratories. We have a great team environment amongst the current staff with a strong emphasis on work/life balance. We are very open to mentoring new graduates in a healthy teaching and supportive environment. An AAHA standard mentoring program is available, if desired.

TRAINING REQUIRED: DVM and ability to obtain Kansas licensure. Federal accreditation is also required.

EXPERIENCE: The successful candidate will possess flexibility in small and large
animal medicine and surgery. An understanding of vaccination and parasite protocols are essential. Basic surgery skills of orchiectomy, ovariohysterectomy, and dental procedures in small animal. For our cattle side, the candidate must possess excellent palpation skills and be able to perform castrations, dehorn, and breeding soundness exams as well as implement herd health protocols. The position would entail working four weekdays, every third Saturday from 8-12, and 50% of on call for emergencies.


  • Competitive Salary with in-clinic pet discounts

  • Aflac Plans

  • Continuing Education Stipend

  • Health Insurance

  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Matching IRA

  • Emergency Compensation/Vehicle Provided

  • Wellness Benefit Program


PRACTICE AREA: Holton and Jackson County are close to our state capital, Manhattan and Kansas City. From Native Americans to the brick streets and stately homes of Holton, rich history awaits you in Jackson County. Experience small town hospitality as you make a little history of your own in Holton and our surrounding communities. Charming, one-of-a-kind shops and eclectic eateries await you on Holton’s town square. Surrounding the 1920s courthouse with bandstand, the square is alive with attractive storefronts and shops tucked inside historic buildings. Holton and nearby communities offer numerous activities throughout the year, bringing in music, artisans, food and fanfare. Visit a nearby popcorn farm, a local brewery, and Holton's charming downtown. Jackson County offers preserve and walk-in hunting areas. Hike, swim, boat, fish and camp at nearby Banner Creek Reservoir and Prairie Lake. And don't miss the Banner Creek Science Center. Enjoy live entertainment and gaming at area casinos or golf at the local courses. From the laid-back rural culture to unique lodging, the people of Jackson County have big hearts waiting to welcome you. For more info and a list of events, visit   

Action Steps for the Mentor/Mentee Relationship

  • Initiate a mentoring relationship by mutual agreement.

    • Discuss roles and responsibilities.​

    • Collaborate to choose the type of mentoring relationship that best fits both parties.

  • Meet outside of the work environment to build rapport and mitigate barriers.

  • Construct an agreement based on mutual expectations and boundaries, including accountability and confidentiality expected from the mentor and mentee.

  • Converse about ethics, including how to handle conflicts and establish healthy boundaries. 

  • Discuss the vision at a high level (i.e., purpose and goals of the relationships)

  • Define and document goals to achieve the overall vision

    • Take the mentee’s needs into consideration and prioritize them.

    • Use SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely) for both the teacher’s and student’s goals.

    • Understand the mentee’s fears and concerns. Then, fabricate goals around these using a personalized touch.

  • Agree upon a schedule for regular meetings

    • Establish formal meeting times to reflect on progress. Initially consider weekly meetings and then move to monthly.

    • Determine a location for meetings that will decrease the chance of interruption.

    • Plan for the mentee to come prepared with a meeting agenda.

    • Create a process where the mentee can ask for immediate assistance as needed.

  • Develop a protocol that helps the mentee progressively develop skills that will lead to independence.

  • Discuss expected outcomes and how they will be measured. Elaborate on how feedback will be conveyed and when evaluations will take place.

  • Decide how conflict will be resolved. Conflict can be natural; however, an open, but private line of clear communication is the key to a great outcome.

  • Establish a timeframe for the relationship based upon a mutually agreeable endpoint.

  • Celebrate success!

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