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Arabian Kennel Club

  • Sectors Charity / Non-Profit , Small Animal
  • Posted Jobs 0
  • Flexible work environment Yes
  • Support for global candidates/visas Yes
  • Remote/work from home None
  • Benefits Vacation, CE allowance, and generous compensation commensurate on experience
  • Company overview

    Small animal predominant private practice (90% canine, feline, 9% equine, 1% exotic)

    3 to 4 western trained veterinarians

    30 to 35 hour work weeks (every other weekend) and on call 1 to 2 weeks a month

    Highly competitive salary with vacation and CE allowance

    Comprehensive pharmacy, in house laboratory equipment with outside lab capabilities, digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscope, orthopedic surgery equipment, tonopen, etc…

    Wellness, internal medicine, and surgical services including advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

  • Company values

    The AKC team is a hard working, honest, supportive group with high standards of care in a friendly, collaborative environment.

  • What makes your organization a great place to work?
    1. Excellent Client Compliance The Arabian Kennel Club (AKC for short) is in the fortunate situation of having a clientele with a significant disposable income. Unlike other places where you would either not be able to practice the level of medicine you would like/the patient needs, or where you would spend considerable time discussing and approving financial estimates, our veterinarians rarely have financial conversations and diagnostic/treatment plans are rarely altered due to financial constraints.
    2. Work-Life Balance The work schedule is organized in to 30 to 35 hour weeks (depending on weekend and/or off-site clinic rotation coverage). You will most often times have your afternoon/evenings free when you are not on-call. On call is shared between 2 to 3 veterinarians, averaging 2 weeks a month. Saudi Arabia is a perfect home base for traveling the world with many destinations within easy reach and the compound has many different sports or hobby groups to fill your free time.
    3. No corporate oversight Unlike many corporate owned practices these days, the AKC relies solely on practicing good medicine per each veterinarians moral and ethical code. We do not have average client transaction goals, bottom lines to achieve, statistical analysis of different metrics, corporate programs to adhere to, etc. We are a group of highly experienced and educated doctors with the luxury to practice how we see fit, without being compared to each other or subjected to a competitive production scheme, feeling pressured to fulfill any corporate objectives of profitability.
  • Describe an ideal employee at your organization

    Our candidate must be a veterinarian educated in either the UK, US, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand and have at least 5 years of experience. Proficiency in small animal medicine and routine surgeries (spay, neuter, dental, mass removal, etc) is required. Skills in soft tissue and/or orthopedic surgery is a bonus.  Ideally, there will be some equine experience, but must at least have the willingness to see a few horses a month for anything from vaccinations to lameness to colic. Experience or the willingness to see exotics is a bonus but not required.

    Our candidate must be a team-player, flexible, honest, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Family-friendly initiatives at this workplace

    This topic is mostly not applicable for our practice set-up, but we are always flexible of emergency time off or unexpected family situations that may arise.

  • Flexible work initiatives at the workplace

    Our work week consists of appointments or surgeries from 7am to 1pm on week days and then every other weekend from 9am to 1pm. Each week, one of the veterinarians will be on a “districts” schedule which entails seeing appointments from 4 to 6pm on two week days and on the other days visiting the off-site clinics within a 1 to 2 hour drive or being in the main clinic for the normal day.

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives you have

    We are a diverse team with staff members coming from over 7 different countries and speaking many different languages.

  • Structured career progression initiatives at the workplace

    Our vet team does not have a “chief veterinarian” but we each fulfill different leadership roles per our strengths and interests.

  • Animal welfare policies and/or lowering barriers to care/spectrum of care initiatives

    Our medicine and surgery protocols are consistent with US American Animal Hospital Association standards and/or RCVS Practice Standards and considered the highest level of care in the country.

  • Workplace certifications or affiliations (AAHA, Blend, MCVMA, BVEDS, Pride, Flexee, Vetmums/DVMom owned BIPOC owned, LGBTIQIA2SL+ owned

    These are not applicable in our unique set up.

Company Description

Our lovely nurses keeping an eye on the inpatients
Examining one of our doggies in the prep room
Sujata at the front desk
Welcome to our reception
Our 1st and main consult room
Welcome to the AKC
Our lovely nurses keeping an eye on the inpatients

The Arabian Kennel Club is a veterinary hospital serving the employees of a private corporation in Saudi Arabia. We are a 3 to 4 doctor team made up of Western trained veterinarians (UK, US, South Africa at the moment) having a combined over 40+ years experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. We are predominantly small animal, with 5 to 10% equine and exotic patients rounding out the mix. We pride ourselves in providing what has been named the best expertise in the country.

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