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 the state in which applicant is to be employed.
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
About the Area
Fayetteville - History, Heroes, and a Hometown Feeling
With a population of over 200,000 and home to Fort Bragg, the largest Army base in the world, Fayetteville is a mix of urban and rural communities with a large measure of multi-cultural influences. We boast two renowned annual festivals, the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival and the International Folk Festival. We have no less than 12 theatrical venues including the award winning Fayetteville Regional theater; the Crown Complex consisting of a coliseum, theater, expo center, arena and ballroom that hosts a variety of community events and big name entertainment; the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and Cumberland Oratorio Singers.
For the sporting life, we have hockey (The Fayetteville Fireantz); professional indoor football (Cape Fear Heroes); roller derby (Rogue Rollergirls); and the brand new Segra's Stadium, home to Minor League Baseball's Fayetteville Woodpeckers. With more than 40 easily accessible golf courses, including the famous 162 hole Pinehurst Resort, golfing is almost a year round sport. We have hiking trails, numerous parks for outdoor fun, an indoor trampoline park, and ZipQuest, a zip line that takes you through and over beautiful landscapes including natural waterfalls.
Our cuisine ranges from southern barbecue to Asian, African, Greek and Italian culinary offerings. Multiple Food Truck events are hosted in the downtown area yearly. For the craft beer lovers, Fayetteville offers 5 locally owned and operated breweries. We are home to Methodist University, Fayetteville Technical Community College and Fayetteville State University with close ties to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Campbell University. We are only 60-90 miles from North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and Wake Forest University.
We are also home to the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, the Museum of Cape Fear Historical Complex, Fascinate-U Children's Museum, Fayetteville State University Planetarium and the John F Kennedy Special Warfare Museum among others. Located in the eastern portion of the state, Fayetteville is centrally located between the Appalachian Mountains and the beautiful Crystal Coast with its many beaches and attractions.
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NVA General Practice is a leading veterinary community of over 1,200 independently managed hospitals united in the love of animals and the people who love them. Committed to serving the needs of pet owners in local communities around the world, NVA General Practice is driven by a mission to improve the comfort and well-being of pets through progressive and compassionate care.
Our network of hospitals creates an integrated community of medical expertise and collaboration, enabling continuous growth and learning for our animal care teams.
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