Community Pet Hospital in Thornton, CO seeks an experienced Associate Veterinarian to join our team.
Community Pet Hospital is 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 10 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. We cultivate our doctor's interests and are open to expanding our services. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with leadership interest. We will consider part-time or full-time hours.
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
Thornton is a diverse community with a strong commitment to quality of life and environmental issues. The Denver metropolitan area in which Thornton is located consistently ranks as one of the most desirable areas to live in the United States. The community's location, 10 miles north of downtown Denver and adjacent to Interstate 25, provides high visibility for business while still allowing easy access to various transportation routes.
Thornton offers easy access to the 28 major resort areas found in the nearby Rocky Mountains, which offers skiing, hiking, rafting, and camping, as well as beautiful and breathtaking scenic wonders... most are well within a two hour drive. Cultural activities, including numerous museums, gardens, the opera and symphony, are readily available in Denver and other nearby communities such as Boulder, Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley and Arvada. Professional sports teams, including the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids and the Denver Nuggets offer activities for the sports enthusiast.
Thornton has nearly 1,000 acres of land developed or designated for public parks. The numerous lighted tennis courts, athletic fields, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, recreation centers and gymnasiums offer recreation opportunities for people of all ages and activity levels.
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.
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.