AMAZING EMERGENCY VETERINARIAN NEEDED FOR 24 HOUR PRACTICE ON THE BEAUTIFUL CENTRAL COAST
Do you love being an ER vet, or are you an experienced general practitioner looking for a new challenge?
Do you like talking to people, telling stories, working through complicated issues, and reassuring anxious and worried pets and their families?
Do you wish you could spend 3-4 days a week performing daring feats of veterinary heroism- treating toxicities, stitching up wounds, removing foreign objects, and investigating those poor pets that just aren’t feeling well?
Are you ready to learn new things and be challenged to stretch and grow (not break) as a clinician and human? Would you like to do this as part of a close-knit, growing team?
Are you excited to live and work in one of the most beautiful natural areas of California- rugged coastline, gorgeous trails, amazing oak forests, miles of wineries- without the traffic or alarmingly high cost of living?
If so, read on- Central Coast Pet Emergency may be just what you’re looking for!
We are looking for someone who can fit our team culture and values; we love our work family and feel like it’s what gives our clinic such a special vibe. Here’s what matters most to us as a team:
We’re thorough and conscientious.
We’re obsessed with animals.
If these things matter to you too, there’s a very high chance we’ll get along well.
Some things about you….
You’ll have a great way of making clients and team members feel at ease in your abilities because you are kind, happy, and confident. You don’t need to practice perfect medicine, but you try to practice joyful, enthusiastic, and comprehensive medicine.
You’ll be able to perform routine emergency soft tissue operations (such as foreign body removal, splenectomy, and caesarians) and medical work-ups. You’ll be able to use imaging like X-rays and maybe ultrasound too to help you make good clinical decisions. If you need help growing in ultrasound skills, we can help with that!
You’ll be the type of vet who is OK with working with and helping to advance our standards of care. You’ll enjoy helping our staff learn and grow so we can strive for ever-improving medicine and communication.
You’ll be a person who can manage time, priorities and gets the work done each day. When you leave the clinic, you can really leave without worrying things were left undone.
You’ll be eligible to work in California and will have at least an internship or 1-2 years’ experience. We can provide mentorship and support, but you will be busy from the get-go!
You’ll also be one of those people who can build trusting relationships with ease; someone who can help clients understand the right thing to do, by explaining and counseling them through both simple and complex injuries and illness.
We’re not looking for someone who will work themselves into the ground! You should know how to look after yourself first and foremost because if you break, nobody wins. We’re trying to create a great working environment where we care about each other as much as we care about pets and clients. Profit matters, but it’s not the most important thing to us. Our people come first, then pets, then clients - if we get this stuff right, then we know that money will look after itself. We want someone who understands that life is about balance; being a vet, while important, is not the only thing that matters.
There are a few other things we’d like you to feel good about:
Us, your work community.
Your clients - if you can “get” clients then you can do vet med. If you can't then you will not be happy in ER medicine.
Your patients (of course)
You! Especially your desire to protect and enjoy what makes you happy and balanced.
Learning and growing, and helping your team do the same
We want you to be willing to be amazing, enthusiastic, and vibrant.
We want to laugh and cry with you at the crazy stuff we have to deal with.
We want to be able to be a little silly with you. Dance parties, silly jokes, and sharing chocolate and a coffee are all in a day’s work.
We want you to understand that the people in this practice care very deeply about helping you get where you want to go and helping you become what you can be.
If you can do that, we'd be very, very proud to call you a teammate.
About the Role
OK, Let’s talk about this role. The work you’ll be doing includes the following (it’s not a totally exhaustive list as ER is always varied)
3 or 4 12-hour shifts each week, including at least one weekend day. We especially need someone who can work some nights but can consider an otherwise great candidate if that isn’t an option.
You’ll be doing exams and consultations, performing medical workups, doing emergency and some routine surgery, and possibly doing some routine wellness care and dentistry.
Reviewing and updating our standards of care.
Teaching the team around you and leading by example so everyone benefits from your knowledge.
There is no on call- when you’re off, relax and enjoy all that this spectacular area has to offer.
In return for being a full-time part of this team, we offer a great package including:
Base plus production (can equal >$125k/year, depending on experience and drive)
Health insurance and 401k
Discounted pet care
About Central Coast Pet Emergency Clinic
CCPEC is a 24-hour hospital who does primarily emergency and urgent care, though we have a small but dedicated GP clientele as well. We have been a part of the community for many years but went through a rough patch a couple of years ago with some less-than ideal circumstances. Last year, we hired a new managing vet and a new hospital manager who are passionate about taking care of our veterinary team, our patients, our clients, and our referring veterinarians. We are already reaping the rewards and are growing both our team and our practice.
We have grown by focusing on looking after clients, each other and pets. We’re a tight-knit team. And now we have an opening to take on a new team member with experience to work alongside us and make this the best practice on the Central Coast.
We are most excited about the ways that we can continue to improve the quality of life for our pet families. We like to offer the very best recommendations for every pet, but be flexible and compassionate whenever possible, so our clients feel safe and supported. We take pride in supporting each other, discussing challenging or frustrating cases, and challenging each other to learn and grow. We share what we learn in CE, print out articles, and generally subscribe to the “never stop learning” philosophy. It is VERY IMPORTANT that we have each other’s back and help each other thrive. Always.
This is the way we try to approach our work, and we’re a long way from getting it perfect every day. But we try, and a lot of days we get close. Which makes us happy, because safe, happy, healthy pets are why we get out of bed.
You can also expect a friendly, welcoming and open culture from top to bottom. Ego isn’t a welcome guest here. We want humble team-mates who like working with a diverse, funny, and slightly unhinged group of people. We want to work with people who push us to get better, who call us out when we might be wrong, who gently steer us back in the right direction, always with compassion, kindness and love.
Again, do we get this right each day? Of course not, but when we get it wrong, we are smart enough to say sorry and fix any issues fast. Because team harmony matters.