The Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, located in beautiful Los Alamos, NM, is looking for a veterinarian to join our practice!
Our small animal practice has served Los Alamos County for over 30 years! We currently have five part-time veterinarians, all of whom have practiced with us for at least 10 years. We're open from 7:30am until 5pm (M-F) and Saturday mornings. We offer a very supportive staff, excellent benefits, and the opportunity for a nice work/life balance! After-hour emergencies are currently referred to an established emergency clinic in Santa Fe, so no on-call! We are looking for a doctor who is proficient in small animal medicine, patient and client care, and client communication and education. Experience with soft tissue surgery, non-plating orthopedic surgery, dentistry, and ultrasound are desirable, but not required. Our doctors are able to provide mentorship to a newer veterinarian. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.aclapets.com/.
Our town, nestled against the Jemez Mountains, is home to The Los Alamos National Lab (our largest and currently hiring employer!) and is bordered by the Santa Fe National Forest and Bandelier National Monument. Our unique setting provides year-round outdoor recreational opportunities, a clientele that expects the highest in animal care, and a small-town atmosphere unmatched in safety and opportunities for adults and children. The public school system is ranked amongst the highest in the nation. Our small-town atmosphere provides a security that allows our children to easily take advantage of the extensive activities available to them, both within the school system and outside of it - http://www.visitlosalamos.org.
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 New Mexico.
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