Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Emergency Hospital, located in a suburb of Chicago, IL, is looking for an Emergency Veterinarian (DVM) to join our team. We are a full-service veterinary emergency and critical care facility that treats dogs, cats and exotic pets. Exotics are our exclusive specialty by day, but our after-hours emergency practice is open for dogs and cats too. In this role, you would be the Veterinarian responsible for our emergency hours from 7pm until 8am, three days a week. You would primarily be providing Emergency and Critical Care to our companion animals in addition to exotics. Emergency experience is required, but experience with exotics is not necessary and exotic animal mentorship is available, if needed.
About the hospital:
Four exam rooms
Ultrasonic Dental Equipment
Exotic patient ward warmed (85F) and humidified (40%)
Complete in house Hematological and Chemistry analysis, in house Electrolyte, Blood Gas and Clotting analysis, DNA Sexing, Cultures, Gram Stain, Cytology, Histopathology, Infectious Disease Testing, Urine and Fecal Analysis, External Parasite Checks
Paper light computerized medical records and invoicing
We are located in fantastic Elmwood Park, directly adjacent to Chicago and Oak Park, with endless restaurants and nightlife. Parks, forest preserves, rivers, and Lake Michigan for beach and watersport activities are at your fingertips. All the benefits of downtown Chicago are just a 20 minute drive east including world class dining, shopping, music, museums, theaters, art galleries, sporting events, and sightseeing.
Visit www.midwestexotichospital.com to learn more about our hospital.
Builds rapport with clients by gathering information and listening to, and empathizing with their concerns
Communicates with clients on topics such as pet diagnosis, treatment plans, preventive health care, and nutritional needs.
Candidate must have the experience and confidence to handle a busy caseload while providing exceptional customer service and the highest level of medicine.
Our emergency department veterinarians are responsible for outpatient case care, emergency case triage, and monitoring hospitalized ER and specialty patients overnight. This position requires a candidate to possess and exhibit maturity and a high level of integrity.
Triage multiple patients at once, focus on client education, have the skills to perform emergency procedures and surgery, and be confident in interpretation of diagnostic imaging and laboratory results
Maintains client/patient medical/surgical records and makes certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols.
Assists in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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.
Skills and Basic Qualifications:
Two or more years of experience is preferred
Knowledge and experience with exotic medicine is a plus.
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed.
Experienced emergency service veterinarians preferred, experienced day practice and successful internship participants will be considered.
Availability to work overnight, weekend and holiday emergency shifts within a rotating schedule.
Along with a positive attitude and a high degree of energy, qualified candidates will have excellent communication skills, the ability to lead and motivate a team of Technicians and Assistants, work as an extension of our Specialty team, and work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth.
Additional Salary Information: Licenses and Dues covered: State License, DEA License, VIN Membership, and other memberships.