Balboa Pet Hospital in San Francisco, CA provides comprehensive veterinary care services: emergency, preventive, diagnostic, surgical, and dental, as well as pet acupuncture and boarding. We are looking for a part-time, experienced associate veterinarian to join our small animal and exotics practice. Our team is well-established and supported by RVTs and experienced VAs. We are a generous sized hospital that has been in practice since the 1940’s and AAHA accredited for more than 30 years. Quality of life is a priority to all of us.
Appointment hours are 8am – 6pm Monday-Friday & 8am – 3pm on Saturdays. Benefits include competitive salary or per diem at employee’s choice, PLIT coverage, and CE stipend.
Provides compassionate care to patients.
Works with Medical Director to set practice medical policies and procedures; performs all duties in accordance with them.
Communicates objectives, motivates staff, builds and maintains morale; maintains core values and standards.
Helps to develop new programs and processes that meet clients’ changing needs.
Sets an example for the staff in dealing with clients; promotes the concept of the client-centered environment.
Delivers in-house medical training to the support staff on occasion.
Works toward and attains practice productivity standards.
Promotes cooperative working environment among staff members; understands the value of teamwork; shows enthusiasm and willingness to perform as necessary to help the practice function as a unit.
Performs physical examinations using preliminary data provided by the veterinary technicians; diagnoses physical condition and develops diagnostic and treatment alternatives to the client being sensitive to their emotional as well financial needs.
Performs medical, surgical and dental procedures; provides daytime emergency services in accordance with hospital standards of care.
Understands and carries out treatment orders from other veterinarians; makes necessary changes in treatment plan when diagnostic results support the decision to do so.
Strong bedside manner and communication skills.
Is willing to be active in professional organizations and community activities.
Interprets the results of laboratory procedures and determines the appropriate protocol based on the results; reads radiographs and interprets EKGs.
Prescribes medications in accordance with manufacturers label instructions and uses. Understands common side-effects and common drug interactions with other medications.
Promptly, accurately and legibly updates client records in support of the SOAP reporting method.
Education and Licensure Requirements
Licensed to practice in CA
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
Experience as a D.V.M. in a practice is required. We have a collaborative team of veterinarians but are not able to offer a mentorship program at this time.
Embrace teamwork as essential for a quality practice; ability to work as a team member as well as a doctor.
Willingness to maintain a timely appointment schedule and when necessary, stay after hours or work extra hours.
Display tact and diplomacy with staff members and clients.
Perform basic computer skills.
About Balboa Pet Hospital
Blue River PetCare's mission is to provide a long-term home for local practices that selling owners have worked so hard to build. We are dedicated to retaining the culture of each of our hospitals in addition to the local practice of medicine. We do this by ensuring each hospital has complete medical autonomy with their choice of protocols, therapies, inventory items, vendors and even management software. We also focus on our employees’ health and well-being as much as we do the pets we treat. We would love to hear from you!