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At Horton Animal Hospital-Discovery, we are known for serving our patients and clients with compassion, empathy and integrity. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are eager to help us continue providing the best care and service to our patients and clients.

If you believe your values match those of our practice and you would like to be part of an outstanding team, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Amanda Boerckel, Hospital Manager.

Overnight Emergency Veterinarian - Columbia, MO

Horton Animal Hospital-Discovery

About the Role

Offering a $50,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Horton Animal Hospital Discovery in Columbia, Missouri is a growing 24-hour emergency hospital with general practice during regular business hours. We are seeking an Overnight Emergency Veterinarian to join our team. Since opening in 2020, we have been supporting veterinarians within a radius of ~200 miles by offering referral for hospitalization, specialty surgeries, and emergency services. Our management team of two hospital managers and two DVM chiefs of staff are dedicated to making this hospital a place where our staff feels respected, valued, and supported. Our team has a large and growing support staff that works hard to provide excellent care to our patients and clients. We are committed to learning constantly, improving our skills, and supporting each other.


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Who We Need

We are looking for a talented, collaborative, and enthusiastic Overnight Emergency Veterinarian to join our team! Our ideal doctor has a minimum of 2-years experience working in small animal ER/Critical Care and is comfortable performing routine procedures and common ER/Critical Care procedures including, but not limited to: exploratories, emergency c-sections, foreign bodies, GDV, amputations, etc.


Our Hospital

  • In-house ultrasound with Oncura support to offer abdominal ultrasounds and echocardiograms
  • Oxygen cages
  • Isolation room
  • Large surgical suite
  • Digital radiography with access to radiologist review if needed
  • In-house Idexx lab and reference lab

Where We Are

Columbia, Missouri offers a wide range of local amenities like intimate concert venues, art and music festivals, beautiful parks, and excellent restaurants. It is a great place to live, work and plant deep family roots. There are miles of trails for biking and hiking and the Lake of the Ozarks is close by. The metro areas of Kansas City and St. Louis are only two hours away with large airports, major league sports, and world-class arts and entertainment events. Columbia and the surrounding areas support many colleges as well as the University of Missouri, which provides a diverse, academically-oriented population that values excellent care for their pets.

What's In It For You

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical benefits (health, dental, and vision)
  • Paid dues, licensure, and annual CE allowance
  • Liability coverage
  • PTO/vacation time
  • Matching 401k
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • And so much more!


To apply, send your resume to Sally at We look forward to welcoming the newest member to our Horton Discovery team!