We are seeking a full-time associate veterinarian to join our busy small animal practice in Pennsylvania, just 45 minutes northwest of historic Philadelphia. As part of our committed team you will have the opportunity to utilize your experience, skill, and expertise to help us provide a high level of quality care to our community. A positive attitude, excellent bedside manner, interpersonal/communication skills and compassion are a must. Candidate must have a degree from an accredited university and an active license to practice in Pennsylvania. Privately owned practice and plans to stay that way!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, performing surgery, or other therapies.
Inoculate animals against various diseases.
Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
Perform laboratory procedures and diagnostic tests, including parasitology, hematology and urinalysis.
Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
Administer anesthetics, perform surgery, dental extraction, and monitor patients during surgery and recovery with the assistance of the technical team.
Follow discharge guidelines for hospitalized and post-surgery patients and treatment plan guidelines for clients to ensure proper patient treatment in the home environment including client follow up post hospitalization.
Answer client questions and provide education on various aspects of animal care and treatment.
Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, and general care necessary to promote health of their pets.
Humanely euthanize animals when it has been mutually agreed upon by the patient’s owner.
Document actions by completing forms, reports, logs and patient records.
Train and supervise team members who handle and care for animals; as needed.
Deal with clients and employees in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact and profession
Participate in business development as instructed by management and/or ownership.
Attend monthly team meetings and other pertinent in-house training.
Ability to function in a variety of clinical situations and to render a wide spectrum of patient care.
Ability to speak with clients and to hear and observe patients in order to elicit information, describe changes in mood, activity and posture, and perceive nonverbal communications.
Ability to communicate effectively, efficiently and sensitively with patients, owners, peers and team members showing compassion, integrity and concern for others. Communication includes speech, reading and writing.
The ability to incorporate new information from peers, and medical literature in formulating diagnoses and plans.
Good judgment in patient assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic planning; associate must be able to identify and communicate this knowledge to others when appropriate.
Regular attendance and timeliness are an essential function in order to fulfill the requirements of this position.
Ability to multi-task.
Strong computer skills in order to obtain and enter client information, order laboratory and diagnostic tests, and receive and send messages.
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
Perform other duties as assigned
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include:
•AFLAC Supplemental Insurance
•Participation in Profit Sharing Plan
•Pet care, at cost of medications/supplies