Associate Veterinarian

Job description:

Associate Veterinarian
Position Overview
Performs a full range of professional veterinary duties, including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, and surgery. Considerable independent judgment is used to make decisions in carrying out assignments, having a significant impact on service.
Veterinarians may function as lead workers or senior workers.
Must be able to withstand unpleasant odors and noises. May be exposed to bites, scratches, animal waste, and contagious diseases.

Reporting StructureDirectly reports to the Medical Director and Practice Manager.

Primary ResponsibilitiesPatient and Client Care
Performs routine medical examinations, selects appropriate and cost-effective diagnostic
procedures, and establishes appropriate therapeutic protocols.
Performs routine and specialized surgeries. Asks for advice or assistance when necessary.
Recommends and uses medically appropriate and cost-effective laboratory testing to assist in establishing diagnosis. Possesses knowledge to interpret these tests properly.
Establishes thorough and accurate treatment plans.
Treats animals humanely, and shows compassion and concern for patient well-being.

Client Relations
Actively listens to clients. Communicates clearly so clients understand treatment recommendations.
Expresses empathy and compassion.
Keeps clients satisfied. Communicates in such a way as to show clients that they have received a good value for the cost of services rendered.
Demonstrates concern for the welfare of patients by following up with the clients.

Medical Records
Maintains accurate records. Uses SOAP templates for treatment plans and recommendations.
Completes case records in a timely fashion.

Leadership and Management
Follows the established rules and policies that govern the normal operation of the hospital.
Communicates the practices objectives to the team. Motivates staff and helps build and maintain morale. Maintains core values and standards.
Demonstrates take-charge capabilities. Takes an active role in hospital staff meetings.
Promotes a cooperative working environment. Understands the value of teamwork, and
enthusiastically and willingly performs as necessary to help the hospital function as a unit.
Attends departmental and staff meetings.

Personal Conduct
Adheres to all hospital policies, standards, and procedures, including but not limited to uniforms, grooming, smoking, and personal calls, as stated in the hospital procedures manual.
Serves as a representative of the hospital, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and a positive attitude in all interactions with clients, patients, and other staff members.
Demonstrates initiative in everyday duties by seeking other work during down times, assisting other employees, and filling in for other employees as needed.
Adheres to the posted work schedule. Arrives for work promptly and begins work at the start time.
Follows hospital policies for reporting lateness or absences.
Organizes work areas and exercises time-management skills to maximize personal efficiency.
Prioritizes tasks and handles multiple tasks in a calm, organized manner.
Emotional intelligence skills are encouraged and must be developed upon.

Eligible full-time employees will be rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including:

Health & Well-being
Innovative health and well-being channels on Slack (includes resources on financial wellness,
leadership and life skills, and access to additional mental health resources.
401k retirement savings plan with a 4% company match
Health/dental/vision insurance
Paid time off including parental, vacation, and sick leave
Professional Development
Continuing Education Allowance up to $2000 annually
Paid Continuing Education Days
LifeLearn for personal and client use
Access to VIN
Opportunities to Participate in Volunteer Surgery Events for Houston communities
Slack communications within office network

Additional Benefits
Up to 100% Pet Care Discount for your own pets
100% paid professional liability coverage and
100% paid AVMA membership
100% paid reimbursement of Veterinary licensing
100% paid vision and dental insurance
100% paid life insurance
Supplementary compensation will be negotiable including relocation assistance, tuition
reimbursement and parental leave.


?Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM).
?Knowledge of spelling and meaning of commonly used veterinary medical terminology and procedures.
?Ability to properly restrain patients.
?Ability to complete assigned tasks in the time allotted without direct supervision.
?Demonstrated ability to show empathy toward clients and treat animals with respect and compassion.
?Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
?A commitment to outstanding client service.
?Ability to lift objects weighing 40 pounds without assistance and objects weighing more than 40pounds with assistance.
?Ability to stay on task and work energetically for the entire shift, sometimes exceeding 10 hours per day.
?Ability to maintain clear and accurate records and to charge clients for all products and services rendered.
?Preferred: 3+ years experience as a veterinarian.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

  • Eligible full-time employees will be rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
  • The client hosts a full in-house lab station, digital radiographs (regular and dental), a dedicated surgery suite, 6 exam rooms, and all the tools youd expect to practice high-quality medicine and surgery.
  • The leadership team is fully engaged in the growth and evolution of our practice by continually improving, and providing the best customer care and experience to all possible.
  • The client’s clientele includes some of the most influential people in the country

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 110000

Salary Max : 140000

Currency Type : US Dollars