We're growing! Companion Animal Clinic in Blacksburg, VA is looking for a part-time or full-time Associate Veterinarian to be an impactful member of our team. Come join our AAHA Accredited team! We believe in a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. Our facilities are also equipped with digital x-ray, digital dental, as well as ultrasound. Our client base is exceptional and loyal. We have a tradition of good medicine and solidifying the bond that pet parents, our staff, and patients share together. Excellent client communication and preventive care are the foundation of our practice.
The primary purpose and function of the Associate Veterinarian is to ensure the highest quality care and client experience. The Associate Veterinarian advocates for pets and their quality of life; builds a long term bonding relationship with clients; contributes to the development and maintenance of the human-pet bond; and educates clients and hospital staff on all aspects of pet health. The Associate Veterinarian partners with the practice leadership team, including the Veterinarian in Charge to ensure a safe and engaging hospital environment, and improve the medical quality of the hospital.
Associate Veterinarian Responsibilities
Establish trust and gain the confidence and compliance of clients through effectively delivering appropriate preventive care, performing complete diagnostic workups, developing thorough treatment plans, communicating home care instructions, and planning follow-up visits.
Assimilate information gathered through effective history taking, physical examination and diagnostic workup to arrive at an appropriate and effective clinical decision.
Practice veterinary medicine in a manner compliant with the State Veterinary Practice Act, Federal and/or State Controlled Substance laws. Ensure appropriate medical record documentation; ensure the hospital team maintains complete medical records that meet practice quality control guidelines.
Lead the veterinary hospital team through the daily schedule and caseload, delegating tasks to improve hospital efficiency.
Provide professional, efficient and exceptional service, including prescribing and administering preventive care for the wellness needs of pets as well as diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries of pets.
Effectively communicate diagnosis and treatment plan to veterinary medical team and client.
Prescribe and administer drugs and vaccines as appropriate.
Perform surgery as necessary for the treatment using standard medical instruments and equipment.
Promote the safety of pets, clients and associates by ensuring the hospital team is utilizing safe restraining techniques, following standard practice guidelines, and maintaining clean, sterile and organized treatment areas, exam rooms and laboratory areas.
Demonstrate integrity and ethics in all actions and behaviors.
Address and resolve client concerns arising from the medical care of a pet.
Develop strong lasting relationships with clients.
Other job duties as assigned.
Let us know if you feel you can be an impactful member of our team. Our opportunities are packed with growth potential. We offer a competitive benefits package and salary/compensation will be based on experience.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be based on experience.