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    Career Opportunity

    Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist or ACVB Board Eligible Veterinarian

    The Florida Veterinary Behavior Service is seeking a full-time Veterinary Behaviorist or ACVB Board Eligible Veterinarian to join our staff in sunny South Florida.

    We are looking for a driven, client/patient care oriented clinician to join our practice.

    The Florida Veterinary Behavior Service is a behavioral medicine veterinary practice in southeast Florida which has been in business for 8 years with a practice spanning from Martin county to the Florida keys.

    We have a strong support staff including behavior only receptionists, nurses, technicians and veterinary assistants so that the doctor can focus on diagnosis and treatment instead of admin duties.

    We also have a loyal referral community; established relationships with local dog trainers and facilities; committed clientele and established marketing avenues to veterinarians and the public.

    Please visit our website at for more information on who we are and what we do. We are a small team of dedicated, high energy animal lovers who love what we do!

    Candidates should be board certified in veterinary behavior or ACVB board eligible.

    Applicants should have a strong work ethic, communication skills, interpersonal skills, teaching skills and clinical skills.

    Candidates should feel comfortable working independently, teaching interns and externs as well as working as a part of the team. There is a structured mentoring system in place for those clinicians who need it.

    The primary case responsibility would be for Broward and Dade counties.

    Compensation is competitive and includes paid vacation, 6 weeks off of clinics to study  for those who are not yet boarded with a stipend if the candidate has yet to take the board exam, and a continuing education stipend.

    Applicants should send their curriculum vitae to or by fax to 561-795-8537.


    Lisa Radosta DVM, DACVB

    3421 Forest Hill Blvd

    West Palm Beach FL 33406



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    The Florida Veterinary Behavior Service (FVBS) is accepting applications for a non conforming clinical behavioral medicine residency sponsored in part by Vetoquinol. This is a paid, private practice, 3 year, non conforming residency.

    FVBS is a busy, specialty practice in Southeast Florida with a referral base spanning 4 counties (Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami). We practice out of 4 locations (one in each county) including Coral Springs Animal Hospital, AAHA’s specialty practice of the year for 2015. We have a strong team including veterinary behavior technicians and nurses, client care representatives and veterinary assistants to support the business in an innovative, effective and efficient way to provide exceptional client and patient care.

    There are multiple, conveniently located universities within the FVBS practice area including: University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Palm Beach State College allowing the resident to complete advanced coursework in the subjects mentioned above.

    <b>1 Position Available</b>

    <b>Deadline for Application: </b>December 1, 2016

    <b>Supervising Clinician:</b> Lisa Radosta DVM, DACVB

    Learn more about Dr. Radosta here:

    <b>Inclusive Dates of Program:</b>  2/1/2017 to 2/1/2020 (dates are flexible)

    <b>Employment Information</b>

    <b>Salary:</b> $38,000

    <b>Opportunity to earn additional cash compensation:</b>  Residents may practice emergency medicine, primary care medicine and teach dog training classes as long as it does not interfere with their duties or progression through the residency and it doesn’t interfere with the terms of their contract.

    <b>Benefits:</b> $500 stipend for approved Continuing Education annually

    <b>Vacation:</b> Full-time residents earn 10 days of paid vacation annually during the first 12 months of employment (must be employed for at least 6 months) and 12 days annually during the second and third 12 months of employment as long as they are in good standing with their residency program. Vacation benefits are subject to the terms of the resident’s contract.

    <b>Is a contract required?</b> Yes

    <b>Is a non-compete clause required?</b> Yes. Residents are required to sign an 18 month non compete clause for behavioral medicine spanning the treatment area serviced by FVBS at the time of contract signing.

    <b>Is a State license required?</b> Yes

    <b>Is a DEA license required?</b> Yes

    <b>Is USDA accreditation required?</b> No


    The following information represents the average of cases in direct support of this program.

    <b>Total No. Annual Cases:</b> 500-525 new cases per year

    <b>Number of Faculty/Clinicians in Direct Support of Program:</b> 1

    <b>Assigned to the Emergency Service per shift: </b>No formal emergency duties necessary however the resident will need to cover phone/email emergencies on some holidays and at other times when necessary.

    <b>Prerequisites other than being a Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine: </b>Completion of a one-year internship or general veterinary medicine practice equivalent.

    <b>Requirements for Application</b>

    Personal Statement

    Curriculum Vitae

    3 Professional References (provide phone numbers, relationship, qualifications).

    <b>Requirements for Application</b>

    Once the application has been received, the resident will be interviewed.

    <b>Additional Information about Program</b>

    The overall objective is to provide the clinical experiences and learning opportunities sufficient to enable the resident to meet the requirements to sit the board examination of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) while contributing to the clinical service and teaching programs of the Florida Veterinary Behavior Service. The specific objectives are outlined below.

    • Provide advanced training and skills in clinical animal behavior within, but not confined to, the hospitals with which Florida Veterinary Behavior Service (FVBS) is associated. Training will emphasize the diagnosis and treatment of problem and abnormal behaviors of companion animals. Case management will include follow-up with pet owners, behavior modification and communication with referring veterinarians

    • Provide education experiences in veterinary behavioral science, and also in the related disciplines of ethology, sociobiology, internal medicine, anatomy, neurology, neuroscience, neurosurgery, clinical pathology, psychopharmacology, learning theory, and comparative, developmental, physiological and clinical psychology (including client counseling).

    • Provide clinical teaching experience of externs and interns who rotate through the Behavioral Medicine Service, headed by Dr. Lisa Radosta. Additionally, there will also be opportunities to lecture to veterinarians, technicians, and other organizations.

    • Provide experience in designing and implementing one or more research projects in the area of animal behavior. This research experience is expected to lead to at least one publication in an approved peer-reviewed journal that is first-authored by the resident.

    • Provide limited training in the diagnosis and treatment of cases in the Neurology, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Exotics and Orthopedic (non surgical days only) Services by means of 2-week rotations through these Services.

    • Provide guidance in obtaining advanced knowledge regarding large animal and non-companion animal behavioral medicine through auditing courses, externships, participating in seminars and workshops, and self-directed study.

    AA/EOE. In addition, FVBS welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks, and motor vehicle checks.

    For additional information, please contact us at or call us at 561-795-9398.

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