Company officials will be on hand to discuss the many benefits of working at EPC walk-in clinics, including its industry unique work/life balance.

ORLANDO – Essentials PetCare will be showcasing its unique veterinary career opportunities at this year’s VMX conference – January 15-19, 2022. The company’s ‘Sunny Side of Veterinary Medicine’ recruitment outreach is targeted at industry professionals who may be considering a career change.

For many veterinary doctors and technicians, the Essentials PetCare business model offers an attractive alternative because it excludes services often associated with long term compassion fatigue and burnout, including difficult emergency cases, ongoing critical case management, euthanasia, busy surgical schedules, and interactions with bullying clients.

Essentials PetCare clinics provide general well care services such as vaccinations, treatment for minor illnesses, and routine lab testing. Clinics are located at Walmart stores to ensure easy access and include prominently posted prices, so clients can make educated purchase decisions for their pets.

“Our message is simple – whether you are looking for your next career move to alleviate the stress of working within a full-service practice or simply want to be a part of a new and exciting trend in veterinary care, Essentials PetCare could be a great home for you, and we should talk” says Douglas Spiker, DVM, Founder and President at Essentials PetCare.

Essentials PetCare created the very first retail walk-in veterinary clinic at Walmart in 2016 and has since opened additional locations in Florida, Texas, and Georgia.

“We understand the common challenges veterinarians face and are proactive in creating an all-around positive work environment,” explains Dr. Wagner, DVM, DABVP, Regional Clinical Director for Essentials PetCare and board-certified canine/feline specialist. “Above all, we are most proud of our unwavering commitment to the highest standards of veterinary care, with medical protocols based on expert recommendations from AAHA, AAFP, ACVIM, the American Heartworm Society, and CAPC,” adds Dr. Wagner.

For further information on career opportunities, go to, or visit EPC at the Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX), booth #2547.

About Essentials PetCare 

Established in 2015, Essentials PetCare, LLC is a purpose-driven organization that provides easy access to affordable, high-quality preventative and minor illness care for dogs and cats. The company’s mission is to expand veterinary services to more pet-owning families who would otherwise not seek care because of cost. Essentials PetCare believes that no animal should ever suffer or put its family at risk of contracting diseases due to affordability. In addition to caring for pets, the company is focused on the wellbeing of its employees by promoting work-life harmony, including flexible scheduling, comprehensive benefits, and employee stock options. For more information about Essentials PetCare, visit, @EssentialsPetCare on Facebook and Instagram, and @EssentialsPet on Twitter. 


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