Juan De Fuca is seeking an enthusiastic Associate Veterinarian to join our dynamic team! We offer perfect work / life balance on Southern Vancouver Island - practice the highest quality medicine in a modern and well equipped facility, collaborate and case share with experiences colleagues, no after hours or on-call, highly skilled support team, competitive salary and benefits. Then when you are off - you can enjoy life to its fullest with beaches, mountains, lakes - a perfect blending of city and country for every lifestyle.
In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the Associate Veterinarian is an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with a Managing Doctor and supporting medical staff. This individual advances the quality of medicine in the practice and provides exceptional client service to our clients and patients.
Builds rapport with clients by gathering information and listening to, and empathizing with their concerns.
Performs physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures that deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.
Communicates with clients on topics such as pet diagnosis, treatment plans, preventive health care, and nutritional needs.
Maintains client/patient medical/surgical records and makes certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols.
Stays current on new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine.
Assists in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.
Presents a positive image of the hospital in the professional community and to the general public.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing to practice in the province in which applicant is to be employed.
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding veterinary code of ethics.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Works collaboratively with hospital team members.
Makes decisions confidently and effectively.
Manages time and tasks appropriately.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth
About the Area
We have it all – city or country - we have so many options to enjoy nature! You can zip to the mountains, beaches, lakes and trails within minutes. If you want great restaurants, night life and social scene – the city is just 15 minutes away. Big City? Ferry ride is all it takes – you can be in Vancouver or Seattle in a few hours!
Internal Number: 3633
About National Veterinary Associates (NVA)
To improve the comfort and well-being of pets by providing progressive and compassionate care. We develop a community of animal hospitals and pet resorts that share knowledge to achieve sustainable growth.