Veterinary Management Groups (VMG)

Associate Veterinarian

Date Posted
May 21, 2024
Job Type
Job Status
Full Time
Vale Park Animal Hospital
Salary Range
100,000 - 150,000 per year
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Job Details




Vale Park Animal Hospital is an established, growing practice in Northwest Indiana, just outside of Chicago.  We are seeking an eager associate to join our team.  In June of 2020, we moved from our old location to our state of the art building where we integrated new services, a Fear Free design, and easier access for our wonderful client base.

Our team consists of an established seven doctor team to provide mentorship to newer graduates and a comfortable landing for a seasoned veteran, a support team that is well trained, and a loyal client base who expects their patients to be worked up while receiving exceptional customer service.  Because we have experience, support, and demand for high level service, we are able to offer many cutting edge technologies at our office:  Laproscopic surgery, digital dental and DR X-ray, in house laboratory services, surgical and therapeutic laser, and ultrasound. 

As there are several wonderful ER facilities in our area, no scheduled on call is required.  We are open Monday-Saturday, while also offering boarding and day care options to our patients through the rest of the weekend, meaning we can accommodate part time applicants and be flexible in our scheduling to work with a full time candidate.

Our ideal candidate is someone who has a strong interest in providing exceptional patient care while also offering the client a wonderful experience.  We support lifelong learning and encourage our veterinary team to pursue CE opportunities wherever their interests lie.  Given that we are a large hospital, with 7 veterinarians already on staff, a strong team mentality is required to join our practice.

Our compensation package includes:

Sign on bonus and/or relocation stipend

Vacation time

CE time and stipends

Pro-sal style of compensation with a comfortable base


Health, vision, dental, life and disability insurance offerings

Licensure and professional membership reimbursementIMG_2619.JPG

Valparaiso, Indiana is a growing community with a ton to offer.  There’s easy access to shopping, nature, Chicago, travel, great food options, and yet it has a small, hometown type of feel that allows you to relax while on your down time.  There’s something here for everyone, professionally at Vale Park Animal Hospital, and personally in the great community that we call home.

If you are interested, please contact the clinic directly at (219) 462-5785 and ask for Dr. Brent Lakia or email him directly at  We look forward to hearing from you.


DVM or equivalent and licensure in the State of Indiana

Contact Information

Brent Lakia: or 219-462-5785

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