In Search of Veterinarian for Bridgton Veterinary Hospital

Bridgton Veterinary Hospital is a very busy, currently two doctor, practice in the Lake’s Region of Maine. We are an AAHA accredited practice taking care of dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, and guinea pigs. Dr. Gary Wheeler has owned and operated Bridgton Veterinary Hospital for over thirty years and is excited to add a third veterinarian to the staff. We pride ourselves on our strong team and commitment to client education. We strive to have clients feel that they and Bridgton Veterinary Hospital are working together as a team to keep their pet happy and healthy.

We have great longevity in our staff, several employees have been here over a decade and three are approaching their 20 year anniversaries. We also work closely with the University of Maine Augusta Veterinary Technology Program. We happily take students on for their externships to complete their degree and the majority have stayed on to work with us after. Many have developed special interests in various areas such as dentistry, nutrition, diabetes, and small animal medicine and spend time outside of the office studying these fields. Our new doctor will enjoy an enthusiastic team with a true love for veterinary medicine.

Bridgton Veterinary Hospital has been in operation for 32 years. We have many clients who have been with us as long as the practice has been open. We have Idexx in-house laboratory equipment., digital radiology (including dental), surgical suite, and dedicated dental suite, both with full set ups of anesthetic monitoring equipment. We utilize Impromed infinity as our practice management software. It is important to our practice to provide our clients with detailed medical notes and plans when they leave the clinic after their pets visit.

We are very lucky to have two fabulous referral hospitals within an hours drive of our facility, Maine Veterinary Medical Center and Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care. Both of the facilities offer 24 hour emergency care as well as specialists in neurology, ophthalmology, dermatology, oncology, internal medicine, and rehabilitation. We work closely with these practices on a regular basis.

The clinic is located in Bridgton, Maine, minutes from Long Lake, a very popular summer destination for people all over New England. You will often see Blue Herrings and Eagles flying over the clinic on their way to the water. Thirty minutes to our east is Sebago Lake, which is highly regarded as a great fishing area and one hour to our west is the White Mountain National Forest. We also have the popular Shawnee Peak Ski Resort right here in Bridgton for skiing and snowboarding. The famous Sunday River Ski Resort is just a short drive away. There is an abundance of opportunities here for outdoor enthusiasts. We are also centrally located between Portland, Maine and North Conway, New Hampshire, two areas that offer a multitude of excellent options for shopping and great restaurants.

Motivated new and recent graduates encouraged to apply. You’ll be part of an amazing team that is passionate about our patients and our practice. Internship training is encouraged, but not required. Surgical proficiency with spays, neuters, mass removals and dentistry is highly valued.

Our benefits package includes:
Competitive Salary with Bonus, Health Insurance, Personal Pet Discounts, Generous PTO & Sick Time Offerings, Continuing Education (CE) Allowance, Veterinarian Membership Dues and Licensing Fees, and a fantastic staff to work with.

Please visit us online at, and check out the services we offer.

How To Apply
• To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and detailed resume in a PDF format to the attention of Dr. Gary Wheeler at

Dr. Gary Wheeler
Hospital Owner
Bridgton Veterinary Hospital
• All applications will be treated as confidential.
• We will only be able to personally respond to qualified candidates.

Job Requirements
• A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
• Licensure in good standing and eligibility to practice Veterinary Medicine in the State of Maine.
• Professional comportment and appearance, with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude.
• The ability to make decisions and communicate clearly and effectively with fellow team members.
• Respect for and willingness to work with clients and their pets.
• A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics.