Associate Veterinarian

  • Full Time
  • Thornton, CO
  • Posted 2 years ago
  • Applications have closed

National Veterinary Association

Community Pet Hospital a progressive, 24hr general practice and emergency center with two locations in Thornton, CO near the beautiful Rocky Mountains, an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Our 12 doctor small animal AAHA Accredited practice focuses on high quality medicine, client education and staff development. We believe in a team based approach to medicine, with a highly skilled and experienced support staff and regular DVM meetings to draw on collective group experience and ensure collaboration and continued advancement.

Our case load includes a mix of General Practice (40%) and Emergency/Urgent Care (60%). We offer:

  • Digital radiology
  • Digital ultrasound with telemedicine radiologist review
  • Digital dental radiographs
  • Access to STAT rad review
  • Full in house blood analyzers: IDEXX Procyte and Catalyst, I-Stat, Coag Analyzer
  • In house urinalysis, fecals and cytology
  • ECG, BP, SPO2
  • Two locations to serve our loyal client base
  • Collaborative team environment with 10 experienced associate veterinarians on staff
  • 7 member leadership team to ensure collaborative decision making considering each department’s needs
  • 4 day work week for full time DVMs, flexible scheduling including regular 3 day weekends

Job Summary

In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the Associate Veterinarian is an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with a Managing Doctor and supporting medical staff. This individual advances the quality of medicine in the practice and provides exceptional client service to our clients and patients.

Job Responsibilities

  • Builds rapport with clients by gathering information and listening to, and empathizing with their concerns
  • Performs physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures that deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.
  • Communicates with clients on topics such as pet diagnosis, treatment plans, preventive health care, and nutritional needs.
  • Maintains client/patient medical/surgical records and makes certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols.
  • Stays current on new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine.
  • Assists in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.
  • Presents a positive image of the hospital in the professional community and to the general public.

Skills and Basic Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding veterinary code of ethics.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Works collaboratively with hospital team members.
  • Makes decisions confidently and effectively.
  • Manages time and tasks appropriately.
  • Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
  • Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth

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.

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