Our client is seeking an Associate veterinarian who, under the guidance of the Medical Director and with the support of the Hospital Administrator and Operations Manager, will carry out the hospital objective of: to transform their culture from one of chaos, drama, individualism to one that recognizes and rewards team efforts and outcomes resulting in improved patient care and comfort and a “Wow” experience for their clients.
The successful candidate educates clients on, advocates for and strives to deliver the highest quality medical, surgical, dental, and nutritional diagnostics, treatment, and preventative care to companion animals.
They also mentor an effective and productive veterinary medical team, advocates for pets, educates clients on all aspects of pet health, ensures a safe and effective hospital environment, and improves both the medical quality and business performance of the hospital.
Develop a rapport with clients and determine their needs and wishes
Perform physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort
Recommend referral to a specialist when this is likely to significantly improve the prognosis
Explain physical exam findings and communicate to the client a diagnosis of the pet’s problems
Generate and present a treatment plan for the pet to the client, including disease control, routine surgery, prescribing and administering drugs and vaccines.
Interpret and analyze the results of the diagnostic testing, including but not limited to: radiographs, bloodwork, pathology reports, and ultrasound reports.
Educate the client on preventative health care, including vaccinations and appropriate nutritional products
Ensure all practice policies, protocols, and quality assurance guidelines and local, state and federal laws are followed.
Maintain client/patient medical and surgical records and make certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols
Assist colleagues in follow-up and future management of the patient
Stay up-to-date with new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine
Fulfill VA requirements for CE
Assist in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service, including ensuring a safe and effective hospital environment, and improving the business performance of the hospital. This will include acting as supervisors including but not limited to coaching, feedback and warnings.
Communicate with other team members to maintain the flow of patients to maximize quality medical care and productivity.
Positively represent the hospital in the professional community and the general public
Be on call 1 to 2 days each month, which may involve coming in to treat animals on Saturday nights and Sundays and possibly holidays.
Special Working Conditions:
Ability to be confident around pets.
Client needs and work volume may sometimes require greater than 40 hours a week, and weekend and holiday hours are required.
The noise level in the work environment is very high.
Requires sufficient ambulatory skills to perform duties while at the hospital.
Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 40 pounds.
The Associate is routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite or scratch, and on occasion exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards, and medications/controlled substances.
If this is something you feel you would like to investigate further or would like to submit an application, please send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can call the team on: (646) 569 9200