Part Time or Full Time - Any experience level considered
DVM or equivalent
Veterinarian needed for AAHA certified small animal hospital in NE Ohio, (Salem). We are looking for Full-Time veterinarian for a growing, long established and very busy small animal practice providing quality medicine to a large client base. We are a full-service hospital with in-house lab, digital radiology/ultrasound, large treatment area, full surgery suite and all the equipment you need to manage your patients. Our services include Wellness, Sick, Surgery, Urgent care, Critical care, Intensive care, and daytime Emergency services. Our staff are dedicated and experienced so doctors can leverage their time. We are located in NE Ohio about 1.5 hours west of Pittsburgh, PA, 1 hour from Cleveland and 20 minutes south of Youngstown. Our Motto: The needs of the patient come first. Salary: $80,000 annual salary with $5000.00 sign on bonus. Excellent benefits on par with what corporations offer. Average number of appointments per day is 5 - 8 per day for new grads and eventually work into 15 – 20. To balance work and life the average work week is 40 – 45 hours/week. Veterinarians work every 3rd weekend. New Graduates preferred, experienced Veterinarians welcomed. Mentoring is provided for all aspects of veterinary medicine and business. If you are looking for a practice that provides excellent medicine and provides you the tools to do it, then you’ll want to work here. Please contact Dr. Vickey Brooks at email@example.com or call (330) 332-1880 or (330) 429-0952 from 6pm – 9pm. You can also send a CV to Adamson Veterinary Services, 375 W. State St., Salem, OH 44460.
Job Description: Veterinarian Associate INTRODUCTION The purpose of this position is to maintain animal health by diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries. The Associate Veterinarian works under the direct guidance and supervision of the owner doctor(s) or medical director of Catapuss Veterinary Services, LLC. The Associate Veterinarian is to make every effort to help improve the quality of care given to the patients of Catapuss Veterinary Services, LLC. PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITES • Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries. • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, performing surgery, or other therapies. • Inoculate animals against various diseases. • Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis. • Perform laboratory procedures and diagnostic tests, including parasitology, hematology and urinalysis. • Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images. • Administer anesthetics, perform surgery, and monitor patients during surgery and recovery with the assistance of the technical team. • Follow discharge guidelines for hospitalized and post-surgical patients and treatment plan guidelines for clients to ensure proper patient treatment in the home environment including client follow up post hospitalization. • Answer client questions and provide education on various aspects of animal care and treatment. Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, and general care necessary to promote health of their pets. • Educate the public about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans. • Call back/follow-up with clients; recommend medical progress visits when appropriate. • Humanely euthanize animals when it has been mutually agreed upon by the patient’s owner. • Document actions by completing forms, reports, logs and patient records. • Train and supervise team members who handle and care for animals; as needed. • Deal with clients and employees in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact and professionalism. • Provide guidance and leadership to the healthcare team that will positively influence the level of care and service provided to the clients and patients of Catapuss Veterinary Services, LLC. • Perform other duties assigned. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Valid and in good standing licensed veterinarian within the state of Ohio. Privilege and DEA licenses. Knowledge of principles, theories and practices of veterinary medicine and science. Knowledge of the procedures used for receiving, treating, and scheduling patients, for ordering medical supplies, and requesting laboratory tests. • Ability to read and interpret documents, including federal and state regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, medical texts. • Ability to write reports and correspondences. Knowledge of the use, care, and storage of veterinary instruments, materials, and equipment including sterilization techniques for various instruments and materials. Biology – Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. Client and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal services. This includes client needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of client satisfaction. Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. Must have active listening, critical thinking, complex problem solving, time management, judgment and decision making skills. Verbal communication — Talking to others to convey information effectively. Strong computer skills in order to obtain and enter client information, order laboratory and diagnostic tests, and receive and send messages. Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics. Commitment to the mission of Catapuss Veterinary Services, LLC.. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. CONTROLS OVER WORK The associate veterinarian provides continuing or individual assignments to the healthcare team indicating generally what is to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected in accordance with the hospital policies and procedures. The associate veterinarian uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instructions, but refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations not covered by instructions to the owner-doctor(s) or medical director for decision or help. Administrative supervision may be provided by the Office or Practice Manager. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. • Frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, and listen; frequently working in a bent position. • Frequently use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms. • Use strength or agility in capturing and restraining stronger, more active animals. • Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. • Occasionally handle dogs weighing up to and over 150 lbs. Assistance will be provided by animal handlers when working with larger animals. WORKING CONDITIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive patients; hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases. Essential Functions: • Possess a broad base of knowledge and skills requisite for the practice of veterinary medicine in order to treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery. • Ability to function in a variety of clinical situations and to render a wide spectrum of patient care. • Scientific knowledge accompanied by basic intellectual attitudes, ethical professional attitudes and behaviors and moral principles that are essential for a responsible veterinarian to possess. • Ability to speak with clients and to hear and observe patients in order to elicit information, describe changes in mood, activity and posture, and perceive nonverbal communications. • Ability to communicate effectively, efficiently and sensitively with patients, owners, peers and team members showing compassion, integrity and concern for others. Communication includes speech, reading and writing. • Sufficient motor function to elicit information from patients by palpation, auscultation, percussion and other diagnostic maneuvers. The associate should be able to execute motor activities reasonably required to provide general care and safe restraint, to perform diagnostic procedures and to provide emergency treatment to patients. • Complex problem solving abilities which include the skill to perform these in a timely manner. • The ability to incorporate new information from peers, and medical literature in formulating diagnoses and plans. • Good judgment in patient assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic planning; associate must be able to identify and communicate this knowledge to others when appropriate. • The associate must possess the mental and emotional health required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt completion of all responsibilities and responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients, and the development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships with clients and the health care team.
Additional Salary Information: Flat salary, sign on bonus of $5000. Benefits: Paid CE for one conference per year including travel and lodging. Continuing education cost - tuition and travel expenses for attending scientific meetings, professional conferences, and other educational meetings. Co-pay the premium for major medical insurance for the Doctor if not already provided for or by the Doctor through other means. DEA license and state license, professional liability/malpractice insurance & membership dues for the professional associations - AVMA & OVMA.
This hospital was established in 1984 BY Dr. Dan Adamson and was purchased by Dr. Vickey Brooks in 2009. We believe in using available technology to provide the best medicine possible. We are a progressive practice, and try to provide human quality medicine for our patients while tailoring it to the client's needs and income. Our Motto is the needs of the patient come first. Our clients come to... us because of our reputation for excellence and compassionate care. We have an experienced and friendly staff. The hospital is large (9000 sq ft) and recently renovated. We have a full in house lab, ultrasound, dental machines, digital x-ray machine, 2 large surgery suites, isolation room, large treatment area, with 3 ICU units and critical care cages, with facility to house up to 34 patients. We rotate after hour on call, emergencies are sent to one of the animal ER centers nearby. We are very active in our community providing support for local activities and charities. We provide medical care for several rescue groups, local police department canine units, animals found by the fire department, and we work with the local hospitals to care for pets that end up coming in with their owners during an emergency and have no one to care for them.
We are looking to expand our hours out to midnight and hope to offer 24-hour care in the future once we fill our daytime shift. We are open 7 days a week with doctors sharing weekends and after hour calls. The average work week is 40 - 45 hours per week. The community is supportive, and we pull clients in from as far as 50 miles away. However, we have clients that travel all over so we also have clients all over the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Quality of life for doctors and staff is important to the welfare of the hospital. Our doctors and staff have families and we make sure our doctors and staff have their family time and aren’t worked to death. A reasonable work week is provided and after hour on call or animal care is equally shared so no one doctor or staff member is burdened.