Associate Veterinary careers at Lombard

Hospital Philosophy

We aspire to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our animal patients while offering the best possible service to our clients. In every interaction, we show appreciation for the client’s continued trust and goodwill with an attitude that says, “We are glad you are here”. By showing genuine concern and interest in their situations, our clients know we care about them and their pets. In order to be successful, we must show this same level of care and support to each other as teammates.

Our Core Values

Professionalism, Appreciation, Teamwork, and Reliability


We endeavor each day to be a premiere companion and exotic animal veterinary hospital by keeping an eye on the horizon for innovative and compassionate new approaches to sustain our continued growth.

Our Mission:

"Every day, we serve our community through quality veterinary care because your family is our family". Our core values are Professionalism, Appreciation, Reliability, Teamwork. We follow these core values to ensure we provide the best possible experience for our clients and their pets!


Lombard Veterinary Hospital is an AAHA accredited companion and exotic animal hospital serving DuPage County and surrounding areas, since it was established in June 1959 by Dr. Paul and Mary Jo Arndt, with a complete health care facility. In October 2012, Dr. Georgianne Ludwig purchased the practice and facility. Over the years, the building itself has undergone several major renovations, resulting in the current, remodeled, and expanded hospital and boarding kennel.


We have a team of 55 employees including ten veterinarians and seven licensed technicians.


1300 S. Main Street Lombard, IL 60148 (Temporary Location), 244 E. St. Charles Rd Lombard, IL 60148 (Original Location)

Associate Veterinarian Qualifications

We evaluate clinical competencies based on years of experience and practice needs. We fully expect and are excited to support training for our associate veterinarians in areas of mutual interest. New graduates are encouraged to apply! Our ideal candidate pays attention to detail, is a life-long learner, a problem solver, and works well in a supportive team setting. Our greatest influence in hiring decisions is related to character and professionalism traits as listed below.

  • Commitment to cultivating a positive culture

  • Work ethic – give your best each day

  • Leadership role in staff training and direction

  • Accountability

  • Open/flexible mindset

  • Positive mental attitude

  • Open to different approaches and ideas in veterinary medicine

  • Team player/support of colleagues

  • Commitment to learning

  • Efficient use of time and that of support staff

  • Community outreach

Schedule & Practice Style

  • DVM schedules set well in advance

  • Flexible & creative work schedules

  • Opportunity for part-time & full-time employment

  • Shared caseload with your veterinary teammates

  • No on-call emergency

  • Services by appointment

  • Freedom to make medical decisions in the best interest of your client and patient

  • Dedicated doctor’s assistant and strong leadership outside of exam room to support Vet / DA team

  • Well-structured appointment schedule to allow for preventive and urgent care

  • Structured mentorship of new graduates


  • High earning potential early in your career with our salary and bonus structure

  • Reimbursement for mentorship and leadership responsibilities


  • 2 weeks paid time off in the first year (full-time position)

  • 4 days per year for continuing education (CE) (additional CE time with approval)

  • CE reimbursement

  • American Veterinary Medical Association dues

  • Professional Liability Insurance issued through AVMA

  • State of Illinois veterinary licensing fees

  • DEA registration

  • Health insurance as provided in the company health insurance plan

  • Employer-paid life insurance

  • Employer-paid short & long term disability insurance

  • Employer-sponsored low-cost dental & vision insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • 401K with company match

  • Uniform allowance

  • Professional services provided at a discount

  • Pharmaceuticals provided at a discount

  • Pet food supplies provided at a discount

The most important benefit we can offer is an opportunity to practice with a highly skilled and supportive team of veterinarians!

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