Job ID: 231991540
Summary: Veterinarians are under guidance and supervision of the owners and management team. Veterinarians are expected to make every effort to help improve the quality of care given to the clients of Hawthorne Animal Hospital. The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) diagnoses and treats injured or ill animals. Primarily, DVM’s administer medication, vaccinations, perform surgeries, and provide general and preventative health care for pets.
Additional Pro-Sal compensation, bonuses and many other benefits (Medical, Dental, Pet perks, 401k, Vacation and CE) are available.
Typical Tasks: The DVM shall be responsible for, but is not limited to the following:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the job.
Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself or other individuals to make improvements or take corrective action.
Service Orientation – Actively looking for ways to help people and animals or the corporation.
Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Biology – Knowledge of animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
Chemistry- Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, productions techniques and disposal methods.
Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Mathematics- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Medicine and Dentistry – Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat animal injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventative health-care measures.
Active Learning- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision making.
Qualifications: In order to be eligible for the DVM position, applicants must adhere to the following:
Reports to: Management and Medical Directors
Works most closely with: Reception, Nurses and other DVM’s
Equipment commonly utilized: Sterilizers, x-ray, anesthesia, dental machine, doplar (blood pressure), oxygen cage/tank, pumps, lab machines, centrifuges, nebulizer, lasers (surgical and therapy), computers, client tracking database, ultrasound, laser therapy, endoscope, surgical equipment, and general animal care equipment.
Working condition considerations: On feet walking and standing 95% of working time, noisy working conditions, requires bending, stooping, and lifting for shifts of at least 12 hours at a time, on average at least 40 hours in a week. Medical records must be completed at the end of every hospital shift.
Common hazards: Animal-related hazards such as bites, scratches, zoonotic illness transmission, working with sharp objects, chemical exposure, unpleasant odors, noises, and back injuries due to lifting and stooping.