Friendswood Animal Clinic, located in Friendswood, TX is seeking to hire an Associate Veterinarian to join our practice.
We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with local referral practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suites, in-house digital x-ray capabilities, diagnostic ultrasound exams, and a closely supervised hospitalization area. Our hospital is situated between Houston and Galveston with a population of approximately 50,000. We provide primary care, in-clinic daytime hospitalization, in-clinic diagnostic capabilities, and excellent client communication. Our team takes pride in knowing that we provide progressive pet care while creating client trust and improving pets’ health. The ideal candidate for this position is a doctor who is passionate about their work, values and thrives in the special culture of our hospital, and effectively communicates and collaborates with our existing team to provide the highest standards of care to our patients.
More information at www.friendswoodanimalclinic.com.
ABOUT THE HOSPITAL
The hospital is currently being renovated to included 8 exam rooms, 2 table surgical suite, large doctor’s office, and a new treatment room with 3 wet tables available for dentals and procedures.
•In-House laboratory includes Idexx Procyte DX, Idexx Catalyst DX, full urinalysis with sediments, PCV, TP, blood smear differentials, skin and ear cytology’s, SPEC CPL, 4DX HW, FELV/FIV and Parvo snap testing, all performed by technicians.
•Idexx Laboratories for all outside bloodwork with results next day.
•Located 15 minutes from MedVet Houston Bay Area Specialist and 45 minutes from Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists.
•Large pharmacy inventory with the latest in veterinary medicine.
•Isoflurane anesthesia, Pulse Oximetry, ECG’s and 2 ultrasonic dental machines. We will be adding a 3rd dental machine after renovation.
•Digital x-ray and digital dental x-ray
•Highly educated staff, upbeat and capable which allows us to work at a fast pace with the assurance that we are providing great quality medicine in a fun and enjoyable environment.
•Paper light record keeping with full computers in each exam room with Avimark software.
•Our senior doctors have a wide breadth of experience and are very willing to share their knowledge and discuss caseload. They are happy to assist when asked, while encouraging new associates’ independence.
Friendswood’s reputation for traditional values, quality education, and excellent housing attracts new families into the community each year. Friendswood take pride in its premier lifestyle and low crime rate that offers its citizens the best in beautiful parks, abundant trees, and recreational and sports facilities in a manageable hometown atmosphere. The city is adorned with a unique blend of beautiful parks, natural trails, and lush landscaping, along with a championship golf course. Children excel in studies through a superior school system. All of these attributes are a perfect match for Friendswood’s affluent resident base of well-educated, high-income families. In fact, more than half of the city’s residents are employed in executive, professional, and managerial positions and generate an average household income of $117,000. The cost of living in this area means that earned income goes farther dollar for dollar that in many other areas of the country!
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
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