Tired of being in a general practice clinic? Would you like to learn how to provide 5-star palliative, hospice, and end-of-life service with the support and mentorship of an experienced, credentialed hospice & palliative care team of 20 in Houston, TX? We are currently seeking full-time and part-time veterinarians for in home senior/ hospice/euthanasia positions to help us continue to provide for a growing community need. We will even throw in skilled home-based care coordinators familiar with Houston's traffic and neighborhoods, a hospice center you can see appointments in, the use of a company vehicle for appointments, your very own trained technician/assistant, a certified hospice manager to answer after hours calls from your clients, additional team members to assist with large dogs., access to a team of DVMs with over twenty years of combined experience in palliative care/hospice, and a loving community waiting to embrace you!
We partner with local specialty, emergency, and general practice veterinarians seeking to provide or refer for compassionate, reliable, and trustworthy home care services to their families. Study palliative and hospice care with us in a team-oriented environment big on work-life balance and self-preservation.
Senior Paws, a BluePearl Veterinary Partner, is a compassionate team of credentialed veterinarians and support personnel passionate about palliative and end of life care for companion animals and caregiving families.
We are particularly looking for veterinarians with some weekend and afternoon availability to help care for families in need of assistance during these times.
This opportunity suits licensed veterinarians looking for flexibility in their career and those with a commitment to pain and symptom management and exceptional client communication skills.
Veterinary hospice & palliative care is an emerging field of veterinary medicine and Senior Paws is dedicated to being at the forefront of it. We are currently Texas’s first and largest veterinary palliative care team with a dedicated client/patient support center located in NW Houston. Our veterinarians provide home-based and office consultations, supporting families in accessing palliative care services with a focus on pain management, symptom control, quality of life guidance, and compassionate euthanasia. We have a strong commitment to working alongside a patient’s primary care and specialty care veterinary team and see our services as supplementary to this.
You will be working with the support of a wonderful team who will coordinate your appointments, provide technical help during visits, and ongoing physical and emotional assistance to patients and caretakers. Senior Paws is proud to have two veterinarian/mentors and two LVTs who are certified as hospice & palliative care providers through the International Association of Animal Hospice & Palliative Care organization to help train and guide other veterinarians in becoming effective and efficient pet hospice and in-home euthanasia providers. DVMs work in a team with a dedicated technician/assistant to help you throughout your shifts. Our team is 20 strong.
In addition, we work closely with mental health professionals who handle all aspects of the grieving process - before, during and after - whenever called upon.
About the Work:
The role of the palliative care veterinarian itself is flexible and is designed to allow a decent work-life balance around family, everyday life, and even another clinical job. Remind yourself of why you love veterinary medicine again by working with families who will do anything for their beloved companions.
Who we need:
We are looking for DVMs who are natural communicators and who wish to develop their skills around end-of-life care. This is a growing field with opportunities for your education and professional development. You will be working alongside two of the world’s first Certified Palliative Care Veterinarians and will have access to resources such as the International Association for Animal Hospice & Palliative Care organization and the World Veterinary Palliative Medicine Organization.
Our company culture and team dynamic are really important, and we will want you to share in our desire to make a lasting contribution in the field of veterinary palliative care within our industry.
Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food.
We encourage you to grow with us. Our technicians are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience. We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops. As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in his/her career.
In order to transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning. We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, our own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals.
We value your health and well-being as an associate by providing you with the following:
Health, dental, vision, and life insurance options.
Annual company store allowance.
Flexible work schedules.
Time to reset, rewind, and reflect through our paid time off, parental leave, and floating holiday plans.
A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment.
We promote a family-like culture in our hospitals. We are all in this together. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets.
BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
About BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospitals
At BluePearl, our patients come first. You will have everything you need to be at your best in providing kind and compassionate care, while helping to define the future of veterinary medicine.
Working with us will expose you to the latest procedures and technology, allow you to participate in clinical research, and give you the chance to specialize your practice. From unexpected injuries to management of complex, chronic illnesses, there are no routine visits here. Just complex cases that will challenge and excite you.