Fair Isle is a mixed animal practice, although we primarily see dogs and cats these days. We do not currently do equine work, but we do see small flock and small holder farms. If this seems intimidating, don’t worry. We are very willing to train people in the care of species they are not familiar with, and we support you every step of the way. Our mission is to provide personalized compassionate care to the pets and people of Vashon.
Sectors Large / Farm Animal , Small Animal
Posted Jobs 0
Flexible work environment Yes
Support for global candidates/visas Possibly
Remote/work from home No
If you imagine being a veterinarian and loving it, where you work in an accepting community, where your clients understand the value of a veterinarian in their community and are grateful for your care, and where you can grow as a professional but also have a life outside of work, then read on!
Fair Isle Animal Clinic is the only multi-doctor practice on Vashon Island. Vashon is a rural island situated in the Puget Sound between Seattle and Tacoma. Vashon Island offers a safe small town lifestyle, with big city acceptance. It’s an eclectic, artistic place, and the call of beaches, hiking, and the woods is strong! It’s the kind of place you’d expect a Hallmark movie to be set in, but our clinic team and community is actually way better and authentic than any movie set.
Fair Isle Animal Clinic was founded in 1982 when Dr. Don Wolczko came out to Vashon Island for a bike ride and ended up purchasing a solo practice from a DVM who was retiring. In a similarly serendipitous fashion, Dr. Dana Ness joined Fair Isle’s 3-DVM team in late 2003, and ended up purchasing the clinic in 2013. You might notice a theme; people come here and they want to stay!
Our vision is to continue to be a valued part of our island community. We want clients and pets to be well-cared for. We want our employees to benefit from being part of a community where safety and acceptance are a given. Life, particularly in veterinary medicine, can be stressful enough. Vashon is a place where you can relax and focus on living.