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Why move to the Carthage and Joplin area?

Carthage and Joplin provide excellent shopping options, unique experiences, and family fun events throughout the year. Carthage is a hub of diverse cultural celebration, with festivities such as the Vietnamese Marian Days and Maple Festival. Joplin offers monthly festivities such as Third Thursday downtown cultural event and First Friday Wine Share.

Why choose Central Pet Care?

Here at Central Pet Care, we believe in life-focused careers. We understand the importance of taking time for life’s moments, which is why we have created a system that allows our doctors to set their own schedule. We have full-time (32+ hrs), part-time (20+ hrs), and “made-to-suit” shifts available. Our dedicated, enthusiastic staff will provide you with the best support, as we maintain a high staff/doctor ratio. We also offer generous paid-time off, a great benefits package, excellent compensation, lifetime learning funds and salary incentives. If you are committed to providing quality care to pets and great service to people, then join our team!

You will love it here.

If you seek an active lifestyle, you will enjoy all the events and clubs our community has to offer for dancing, bicycling, swimming, and running. 5ks and other marathons are very popular in the Carthage and Joplin area and are frequently held throughout the month.  Joplin’s Trail Coalition works had to create and maintain multi-use trails and sponsor annual bike tours across the Joplin/Carthage area. Southwest Missouri offers much for nature lovers, including national parks, hiking and biking trails, picturesque parks and rivers for kayaking. Dancing also gets its share of love through the Vintage Swing Movement and various dance workshops in the area.

How should you apply?

To apply, you may forward your resume and cover letter to or visit our website at Please address mailed correspondence to Central Pet Care, Attn: Eddie Grundy, 224 West Central Ave. Carthage MO 64836.  For phone inquiries please call 417-358-4417.  Central Pet Care is an equal opportunity employer.

Do you have some questions?

Click below to schedule a short intro call with us. In this intro call, we’ll tell you a little bit about Central Pet Care and our flexible approach for Veterinarians. We’ll have plenty of time to go over any questions you have.