Small Animal Associate Veterinarian Position Available
Desire Position to be filled by June 2019
Countryside Veterinary Clinic (CVC) is proud to be the largest provider of veterinary services for pet owners, dairy/livestock farmers and horse owners throughout the beautiful north country of New York state. Located in the Black River Valley on the western foothills of the Adirondack mountains, CVC has expanded small animal care from the original clinic in Lowville into additional full-service hospitals located in Carthage, Boonville and Otter Lake.
The small animal doctors and staff are committed to providing quality medicine and surgery services to all companion animal patients and their owners. Services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy animals; early detection and treatment of disease as your companion animal ages, as well as complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime. Our surgery schedules include orthopedic and soft tissue procedures in addition to routine spay and neuters. All four hospitals are equipped with in-house CBC and Chemistry/T4/Cortisol/Progesterone capabilities (Idexx and Abaxis). Our full service clinics are equipped with digital radiograph equipment and two locations have Companion therapeutic laser. The Lowville hospital is equipped with Oncura Ultrasound system that is not only state of the art equipment but also direct real-time support from licensed ultrasonographers to obtain diagnostic ultrasound scans (through webcam) and access to team of board-certified radiologists to assist with interpretation. We are also equipped with surgical monitoring equipment and intravenous fluid pumps. Referral centers within reasonable commute.
Who should apply?
New graduates and experienced practitioners who are flexible in joining a new team are welcome to apply.
What can we offer an associate veterinarian?
Opportunity to live and work in one of the most beautiful and safe areas of New York where we enjoy affordable cost of living, access to many seasonal outdoor activities (hiking, skiing, snow shoeing, swimming, camping, fishing, biking, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling) great school systems and the best of a small town lifestyle that is exemplified by caring and friendly neighbors.
Experienced doctors and staff to offer constant help and support as needed (new graduate associates will be scheduled at our Lowville or Carthage locations where there are always at least two doctors on site)
Mentorship from experienced doctors including daily dialogue on cases and monthly meetings as group to discuss cases and share CE
Flexible exam room appointment time slots to allow more time if needed until proficient
Immediate variety of caseload experience including medical and surgical work-ups in addition to wellness exams
Regular schedule of routine surgery; more advanced surgery will be scheduled as associate desires; experienced clinician will be on site available to assist as needed (no solo surgery until associate and mentor feel comfortable with skills)
Opportunity to develop emergency/urgent care skills
Atmosphere of support and caring in which to hone one’s excellent skills in patient care and develop understanding of client dynamics
We are committed to providing opportunities to meet new acquaintances and associates to achieve a work/life balance.
Competitive salary will be offered and full compensation package to be discussed at interview.
What are we looking for in an associate?
Excellent communication skills
Compassion and positive attitude
Dynamic and efficient to achieve production goals
Passion for both medicine and surgery
Ability to work independently when necessary but willingness to participate fully in a team setting
Willingness to lead the team by example
Willingness to learn from all resources including but not limited to: fellow doctors, staff members, veterinary texts (VIN, books, school notes, etc) and one’s own mistakes
Strive for excellence and professional improvement
Appreciation that veterinary medicine is the business of compassionate care and that quality services cannot be delivered without appropriate pricing structure
What skills should candidate possess and/or develop within first 30-60 days of employment?
Ability to collect and interpret history, perform thorough physical examination and based on those findings develop reasonable diagnostic and treatment plan
Communicate exam findings and diagnostic plan with client so that it is understood and acceptance of treatment plan is established
Ability to organize work-up so that staff, especially technicians, are utilized efficiently to perform diagnostic tests, formulate treatment plan and deliver necessary services
Surgery skills: Ability to perform routine spay and neuter surgery, basic lumpectomies, dental extractions. Advanced soft tissue and (if desired) orthopedic surgical skills are expected to be developed over time and with specific mentoring from staff doctors.
Additional Salary Information: Signing bonus
About Countryside Veterinary Clinic
Countryside Veterinary Clinic (CVC) is proud to be the largest provider of mixed animal veterinary services in the north country of New York State. Located in the western foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, CVC provides quality companion animal services at four hospital locations (Lowville, Carthage, Boonville, Otter Lake) and serves dairy, beef, equine and small ruminant clients in a four county region whose major industry is agriculture. We are a large family of doctors, licensed veterinary technicians, client care specialists and kennel staff members ready to welcome and mentor our next team member!