Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Salary
$80,000 - $120,000 Annual
Bonus/Commission
Yes
Job Description

Build Your Dream Life and Dream Career at the Beach!

Spend your weekends relaxing with your toes in sugar white sand or boating with friends in the emerald waters of the Gulf Coast of Florida! Raise your professional game during the week at the newest, most state-of-the-art animal hospital in Northwest Florida!  Companion Animal Hospital is actively seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our progressive, expanding practice.  Our professional, yet fun culture will value and highlight your individuality and your professional interests, giving you the autonomy to grow and shine within the veterinarian community.  No emergency shifts and a very high tech to veterinarian ratio! 

About Our Hospital

Established in 1971, Companion Animal Hospital is a thriving practice with a brand new, 9800 square foot state of the art facility. Opened in March 2020, CAH was designed with thoughtful consideration for thorough, client-centered services, featuring the following:

  • 7 large exam rooms, with a separate feline and canine waiting rooms, two fear-free exam rooms for felines only, plus a comfort room especially designated only for last good-byes
  • Special procedure room for ultrasound, laser, acupuncture, and consultations
  • Large dietary and pharmacy inventory providing the most current veterinarian medication and foods
  • Full in-house laboratory
  • Digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, plus comprehensive ultrasound, digital radiography, and the latest Log ultrasound equipment
  • EzyVet practice management software for a lighter paperwork load
  • Therapeutic cold laser therapy, with hydrotherapy on the horizon
  • Complete chemotherapy suite, negative pressure room
  • Classroom with state-of-the-art technology for in-house continuing education opportunities
  • Dental suite with two dental tables, IM3 machine and digital radiography
  • Veterinary cardiologist and ophthalmologist onsite weekly      

Job Summary and Benefits

At Companion Animal Hospital you will be working with a progressive veterinarian team that will allow you to practice forward-thinking, high-quality medicine with outstanding continued care. As an Associate Veterinarian, you will work directly with one of our two Owner/Managing Doctors and our extensive supporting medical team.

  • Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine (DVM), State of Florida Veterinary Board License required
  • Committed to practicing progressive medicine and continued education, with a personal drive to learn/understand the latest in veterinarian care, practicing the highest standards of medicine and upholding the veterinarian code of ethics
  • Dedicated to building rapport with clients by actively listening to and empathizing with the concerns with their pet
  • Performs physical exams, plus soft-tissue surgery and dentistry, with the highest quality care, with emphasis on minimizing patient stress and discomfort
  • Possesses excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and able to speak with clients on such topics as pet diagnosis, treatment plans, preventative care and nutritional needs
  • Uses, maintains patient medical records via EzyVet, ensuring all necessary logs are up to date, with commitment to establish   protocols                                                                                                                                                                                      Benefits 
  • Competitive, negotiable base salary, commensurate with experience, PLUS production pay!
  • Flexible work schedule, 3-4 days a week, no emergencies
  • 1-2 weeks Paid Time Off per year
  • Stipend for continuing education, $1500 yearly
  • Health, dental, vision, life and accident insurance available
  • AVMA, local VMA, DEA and professional dues paid
  • Professional liability paid
  • Embroidered scrubs and coats provided
  • 401K Safe Harbor match
  • At cost products and services

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Comprehensive patient work ups:

  • Obtain complete history in conjunction with case technician
  • Perform thorough physical exams and document findings in electronic medical record
  • Appropriately recommend diagnostics based on individual patient exam findings and medical necessity
  • Correctly interpret diagnostic results and provide treatment options based on medical findings and best practices medicine
  • Make comprehensive wellness recommendations tailored to individual patient, lifestyle and needs

Client communication and education:

  • Always asks if client has further questions or needs before leaving the room or discharging patient
  • Communicate medical findings, recommended diagnostics, prognosis, and recommended treatment plan to pet owner. Document all communication in electronic medical record
  • Take owner financial constraints into account and provide secondary recommendations
  • Document any recommendations declined by pet owner in electronic medical record
  • Provide status reports to client on hospitalized patient's condition in timely manner
  • Perform timely discharge appointments, remembering to ask for any questions
  • Respond to client phone calls in a timely manner

Diagnostic procedures & surgery:

  • Performs appropriate pre-op exams and diagnostics
  • Practices aseptic surgical techniques
  • Perform spay and neuter surgical procedure with confidence
  • Provide specialty referral for necessary care management if client desires
  • Ability to use and delegate appropriate surgical prep techniques with technician
  • Call back clients with results of diagnostic tests and provide copy with interpretation for pet owner in a timely manner
  • Review discharge instructions with technician or owner

Medical Record Responsibilities:

  • Record patient exam findings in medical records using SOAP format
  • Follow AAHA guidelines for medical records
  • Complete records by end of workday
  • Fully document all patient care to ensure good case management
  • Document all client communications in medical record
  • Complete medical records in a professional and complete manner

Pharmacy duties:

  • Prescribe appropriate medication for patient conditions with appropriate dosing
  • Approve prescriptions, reviews label for accuracy
  • Maintain security of controlled drugs
  • Logs controlled substances consistently

Promotes teamwork & team efficiency:

  • Assist in keeping appointments running on time
  • Clearly communicate instructions to team in respectful manner
  • Is willing to assist team with their duties when needed
  • Communicate and document pertinent information to colleagues for efficient case management
  • Promote a positive attitude throughout the practice
  • Be available to colleagues/management when off duty for matters that cannot wait

Financial responsibilities:

  • Correctly estimate client invoices
  • Clearly communicate costs to clients
  • Follow hospital guidelines for client payment and credit policies
  • Does not waste hospital resources

Continuing Education Responsibilities:

  • Regularly attend outside CE meetings for a minimum of 15 hours/year
  • Share information gathered at CE meetings with colleagues
  • Assist in teaching at team meetings when called upon
  • Assist with mentoring and training team members
  • Attend at least 80% of on-site team training and/or meetings               

We look forward to speaking with you further!

Dr. Heather Hartley, DVM

Current Covid-19 Considerations:

Companion Animal Hospital is currently providing services via curbside. Team members are masked during all client interactions. Clients are screened prior to appointments. Team is frequently sanitizing all items and areas regularly.

Job ID: 293882608

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