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Associate Veterinarian

Veterinarian Office | Mattoon, IL Store | Full Time and Part Time

Job Description

Country Critters Veterinary Clinic is a full-service hospital located inside select Rural King stores.  We are looking for motivated veterinarians to join our team!  Our mission is to provide top quality, compassionate care to our patients and their families at an affordable price.  We are looking for veterinarians who will be the leaders of their team.  We will never tell you how to practice medicine or weigh you down with quotas.  Our goal is to help you be the best veterinarian you can be.  Our clinics have digital x-ray, hematology equipment, and spacious surgery suites.  New graduates or seasoned veterinarians are welcome to apply.  We will provide mentorship to new graduates if desired.  No after-hours emergencies and both full/part time positions are available.  We offer a rich benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance and a matching 401K in addition to a generous compensation plan.

 

Job Title:       Associate Veterinarian                                                                                

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Associate Veterinarian works to define and implement medical policies and procedures that ensure quality patient care.  They deliver medical, surgical and dental care to patients. The Associate Veterinarian plays a key role in building and maintaining client relationships as well as staff relationships. He/She may assist in supervising staff members in their daily medical duties when the corporate manager is not in the practice to oversee this important function. This is a leadership position with the important responsibility of ensuring a positive work environment in which the practice can achieves its goals.

 

JOB DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides compassionate care to patients
  • Works with owners to set medical policies and procedures; performs all duties     in accordance with them
  • Performs thorough physical examinations; diagnoses physical conditions and presents diagnostic and treatment alternatives to the client being sensitive to their emotional as well financial needs
  • Performs medical, surgical and dental procedures with hospital standards of care
  • Interprets the results of laboratory tests and determines the appropriate protocol based on the results; reads radiographs and interprets them
  • Prescribes medications in accordance with manufacturers label instructions and uses. Understands common side-effects and common drug interactions with other medications
  • Provides compassionate care to patients
  • Plans and carries out a significant program of personal medical continuing education
  • Works with the Corporate Manager on plans for developing and growing the business
  • Is active in professional organizations and community activities.
  • Communicates objectives, motivates staff, builds and maintains morale; maintains core values and standards
  • Helps to develop new programs and processes that meet clients’ changing needs
  • Sets an example for the staff in dealing with clients; promotes the concept of the client-centered environment
  • Delivers in-house medical training to the support staff
  • Works toward and attains productivity standards
  • Promotes cooperative working environment among staff members; understands the value of teamwork; shows enthusiasm and willingness to perform as necessary to help the practice function as a unit
  • Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees
  • Promptly, accurately and legibly updates client records in support of the SOAP reporting method
  • Understands and carries out treatment orders from other veterinarians; makes necessary changes in treatment plan when diagnostic results support the decision to do so
  • Follows state and federal laws regarding the practice of veterinary medicine
  • Ensures appropriate drug logs are kept for controlled substances and that they are stored and treated in compliance with state and federal laws
  • Maintains an OSHA compliant work place
  • May be required to cross train and perform other duties

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • D.V.M. licensed in the state of Illinois
  • D.E.A licensed in the state of Illinois
  • Experience as a D.V.M. is desirable
  • Ability to recognize that teamwork is essential for a quality practice; ability to work as a team member as well as a doctor
  • Working knowledge of veterinary medicine
  • Willingness to stay after hours or work extra hours when needed
  • Interest in marketing and growth of the practice
  • Display tact and diplomacy with staff members and clients

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT:

  • Ability to lift and carry animals up to 40 lbs (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs)
  • Ability to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time; frequently works in a bent position.
  • May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases
  • Good visual acuity and ability to communicate