The Associate veterinarian works with the practice owner to define and implement practice 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 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.
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
D.V.M. licensed in Indiana
D.E.A. licensed in Indiana
Experience as a D.V.M. in a practice is desirable, but not required.
Salary: Commensurate with the level of experience and can be negotiable
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 and interest in the business aspect of a veterinary practice.
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.
Perform basic computer skills, type 30 words per minute.
Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs). Walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent position.
Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.
Provides compassionate care to patients.
Works with owners to set practice medical policies and procedures; performs all duties in accordance with them.
Plans and carries out a significant program of personal medical continuing education.
Works with the owners 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 when asked to do so.
Works toward and attains practice 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.
Performs physical examinations using preliminary date provided by the veterinary technicians; diagnoses physical condition and presents diagnostic and treatment alternatives to the client being sensitive to their emotional as well financial needs.
Performs medical, surgical and dental procedures; provides emergency services in accordance with hospital standards of care.
Interprets the results of laboratory procedures and determines the appropriate protocol based on the results; reads radiographs and interprets EKGs and EEGs.
Prescribes medications in accordance with manufacturers label instructions and uses. Understands common side-effects and common drug interactions with other medications.
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.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Additional Salary Information: Production Bonus
Relief Rate of Pay 75-125$/hour
About PetVet Animal Hospital/ VetCheck Pet Urgent Care CNTR
PetVet Animal Hospital Small Animal General Practice located in Fishers. We offer preventive care, surgical care and routine wellness care to our patients. Our in house diagnostics, such as blood work, fecal exams, hormonal profiles, blood clotting parameters and digital x-ray, help to identify problems within minutes, allowing us to start treating your pet right away without waiting for the lab-work. Surgeries are performed in a sterile surgical suite by our experienced veterinarian and team. We have board-eligible Veterinary Toxicologist on staff to take care of Toxicology Specialty Cases. Standard Veterinary Care can be your everyday veterinarian as well as your urgent care animal hospital. We offer wellness exams for pets of all ages, including microchipping for kittens or puppies and senior pet care. Our goal is to prevent illness before it ever happens through effective nutritional counseling, vaccinations and animal dental care. With spay and neuter procedures, we can ensure a safe and loving home for every pet out there, too. If you ever need to head out of town, we even offer pet boarding options that are both convenient and affordable. When it comes time to say goodbye to a beloved friend, we’re here for you with compassionate pet euthanasia and aftercare.