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Associate Veterinarian

Veterinarian Office | Greenwood, IN | Full Time and Part Time

Job Description

Country Critters Veterinary Clinic is a full service hospital that will be located in the Greenwood, IN Rural King store.  This location is scheduled to open in a couple months.  We are looking for a dedicated veterinarian who shares our passion of providing compassionate service and a high standard of quality care to animals and their families. Our ideal candidate is confident in medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry.  Experience in exotics, pocket pets, and orthopedics are a plus but not required.  Mixed and small animal applicants welcome.  This is an excellent position for new graduates and seasoned veterinarians alike.  This brand new facility will have an in-house diagnostic lab and digital x-ray.  No after hours emergencies.  We offer a rich benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance in addition to a generous compensation plan including a matching 401K.  

 

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. 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 Indiana
  • D.E.A licensed in the state of Indiana
  • 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