Feline Only Veterinarian - Beautiful East Bay Location!
Location: Walnut Creek, California
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 16009
Civic Feline Clinic in Walnut Creek, CA seeks an Associate Veterinarian to join our thriving practice.
Our staff is looking for the right personality to join our 5-doctor practice full-time in fulfilling our ongoing mission of helping cats live longer, happier, healthier lives from nose to tail and womb to tomb. We believe, profoundly, that our feline companions are unique animals with distinctive needs and that it is both our obligation and our privilege to provide all diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures in a manner that minimizes distress, anxiety, discomfort and suffering. With cat-friendly and fear-free approaches we advocate, passionately, preventative and therapeutic care as true partners in the ongoing well-being of our community’s cats. From the color of paint on our walls to the scents in the air, from the way we welcome cats into our homes to the way we say goodbye at the end of a life well-lived, Civic Feline Clinic focuses uncompromisingly on providing the finest possible feline care. Please join us in making the most of their nine lives, each and every day!
We are committed to providing optimal care to our feline friends and to our clients. Our staff is friendly, compassionate and dedicated to the continual betterment of our cat-management skills. That our average length of employment is just over 10 years, is a clear testament to our positive workplace environment, commitment to long-term employee development, and cultivation of our loyal, engaged clientele. We offer a generous compensation package customized to your individual priorities regarding continuing education, professional development and healthy work/life balance. This is an excellent opportunity for a colleague already passionate about cats, or for one eager to learn the nuance and complexity of feline medicine. We enthusiastically encourage new graduates to apply and will provide strong mentorship from experienced feline practitioners.
Multiple exam rooms supported by a large treatment area with busy dentistry station, including digital dental radiography;
Digital radiography and brand-new Quattro ultrasonography;
Large, well-appointed surgical suite with contemporary monitors and supportive equipment;
Doppler and PetMap blood pressure monitors;
Support staff with multiple years of employment trained specifically in feline handling;
Ready access to several emergency clinics and local veterinary specialists for referral and after-hours support;
Separate hospitalization areas and boarding facilities with luxury cat suites;
Close to UC Davis for additional referral and continuing education opportunities;
Strong, experienced hospital leadership and management developing and advancing organizational objectives.
About Walnut Creek, CA:
Walnut Creek is a beautiful area in the East Bay of Northern California, convenient to San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and San Jose. Situated in the shadow of scenic Mount Diablo, the city itself offers multiple outdoor activities, as well as world-class shopping and fine dining. The city provides convenient public transportation (BART), ready freeway access to the rest of the Bay Area, and proximity to three major international airports. Among its numerous attractions are successful professional sports franchises including baseball, football, basketball, hockey and soccer, collegiate sports anchored by Berkeley and Stanford, and numerous cultural opportunities. Snow sports, outdoor recreation and camping are close; particularly popular are the stunning Lake Tahoe and Mount Lassen areas, just a few hours away. The unparalleled Napa and Sonoma wineries of California are reached by a short 45-minute drive for an afternoon of wine tasting or an extended weekend away.
Our Associate Veterinarians are invaluable members of our hospital team, who work directly with the Managing Veterinarian, Hospital Manager and support staff. This team member advances the quality of medicine in the practice and provides exceptional service to both clients and patients. Specific job responsibilities include:
Building long-term, sustainable relationships with clients as partners in their cats’ lifelong care;
Performing physical examinations and diagnostic, medical, surgical and dental procedures that deliver the highest quality care using cat-friendly and fear-free practices to minimize patient stress and discomfort;
Communicating with and educating clients on topics including diagnoses, treatment plans, preventative health care, and nutritional needs;
Maintaining accurate medical records and ensuring all necessary logs are kept accurate and up-to-date through established protocols;
Remaining current on contemporary medical information and changes in feline veterinary medicine;
Assisting in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure delivery of the finest care and exceptional client service;
Presenting a positive image of the hospital to the professional community and to the general public.
Equal Opportunity Employment: It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.
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