Veterinarian needed for AAHA certified hospital. We are looking for one more general practice veterinarian to join our growing practice. Since we added our after-hour emergency center we have continued to grow by leaps and bounds. We are a busy small animal practice providing quality medicine to a large client base. Our services include wellness, sick, surgery, urgent care, critical care, intensive care, and daytime and weekend Emergency services. Our clients come to us because of our reputation for excellence, exceptional client communication with expert and compassionate care of their pets. We have a client friendly and medically experienced staff. We are a high-tech practice and have the all the resources you will need to provide the best possible treatment for your patients. Excellent salary and benefits, email or call for more information. new Grads are welcomed and mentoring and additional training is provided for all aspects of veterinary medicine including surgery, internal medicine, preventative medicine, client communication, radiography, ultrasound, and lab interpretation and more. If you are looking for a practice that provides excellent medicine and provides you the tools to do it, then you’ll want to work here.
Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, performing surgery, or other therapies.
Inoculate animals against various diseases.
Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
Perform laboratory procedures and diagnostic tests, including parasitology, hematology and urinalysis.
Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
Administer anesthetics, perform surgery, and monitor patients during surgery and recovery with the assistance of the technical team.
Follow discharge guidelines for hospitalized and post-surgical patients and treatment plan guidelines for clients to ensure proper patient treatment in the home environment including client follow up post hospitalization.
Answer client questions and provide education on various aspects of animal care and treatment. Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, and general care necessary to promote health of their pets.
Educate the public about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans.
Call back/follow-up with clients; recommend medical progress visits when appropriate.
Humanely euthanize animals when it has been mutually agreed upon by the patient’s owner.
Document actions by completing forms, reports, logs and patient records.
Train and supervise team members who handle and care for animals; as needed.
Deal with clients and employees in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact and professionalism.
Provide guidance and leadership to the healthcare team that will positively influence the level of care and service provided to the clients and patients of Catapuss Veterinary Services, LLC.
Perform other duties assigned.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Privilege and DEA licenses.
Knowledge of principles, theories and practices of veterinary medicine and science. Knowledge of the procedures used for receiving, treating, and scheduling patients, for ordering medical supplies, and requesting laboratory tests.
Valid and in good standing licensed veterinarian within the state of Ohio.Ability to read and interpret documents, including federal and state regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, medical texts.
Ability to write reports and correspondences. Biology – Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. Client and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal services. This includes client needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of client satisfaction. 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, production techniques, and disposal methods. Must have active listening, critical thinking, complex problem solving, time management, judgment and decision making skills.Strong computer skills in order to obtain and enter client information, order laboratory and diagnostic tests, and receive and send messages.Commitment to the mission of Catapuss Veterinary Services, LLC.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job.
The associate veterinarian provides continuing or individual assignments to the healthcare team indicating generally what is to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected in accordance with the hospital policies and procedures. The associate veterinarian uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instructions, but refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations not covered by instructions to the owner-doctor(s) or medical director for decision or help. Administrative supervision may be provided by the Office or Practice Manager.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
Verbal communication — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Knowledge of the use, care, and storage of veterinary instruments, materials, and equipment including sterilization techniques for various instruments and materials.
Frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, and listen; frequently working in a bent position.
Frequently use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms.
Use strength or agility in capturing and restraining stronger, more active animals.
Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Occasionally handle dogs weighing up to and over 150 lbs. Assistance will be provided by animal handlers when working with larger animals.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive patients; hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases.
Possess a broad base of knowledge and skills requisite for the practice of veterinary medicine in order to treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.
Ability to function in a variety of clinical situations and to render a wide spectrum of patient care.
Scientific knowledge accompanied by basic intellectual attitudes, ethical professional attitudes and behaviors and moral principles that are essential for a responsible veterinarian to possess.
Ability to speak with clients and to hear and observe patients in order to elicit information, describe changes in mood, activity and posture, and perceive nonverbal communications.
Ability to communicate effectively, efficiently and sensitively with patients, owners, peers and team members showing compassion, integrity and concern for others. Communication includes speech, reading and writing.
Sufficient motor function to elicit information from patients by palpation, auscultation, percussion and other diagnostic maneuvers. The associate should be able to execute motor activities reasonably required to provide general care and safe restraint, to perform diagnostic procedures and to provide emergency treatment to patients.
Complex problem solving abilities which include the skill to perform these in a timely manner.
The ability to incorporate new information from peers, and medical literature in formulating diagnoses and plans.
Good judgment in patient assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic planning; associate must be able to identify and communicate this knowledge to others when appropriate.
The associate must possess the mental and emotional health required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt completion of all responsibilities and responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients, and the development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships with clients and the health care team.
Additional Salary Information: $85,000 annually with a $5000.00 sign on bonus. Excellent benefits include 2 weeks paid time off, paid sick leave up to 3 days per year, paid CE (lodging and travel expenses are included), and licensing fees, 100% reimbursement of individual’s health insurance premiums, and 100% paid liability/malpractice insurance.
About Catapuss Veterinary Services
***Company Philosophy: We base our hospital philosophy on the Mayo Clinic's philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first". In our case our patients are pets with owners. In many cases pets are considered children in their owner's eyes. That makes them parents, which in turn makes us pediatricians with a special calling to care for furry children that can't talk or show us where they hurt.
What do we mean when we state that “the needs of the patient come first”?
• The entire staff and doctors share the same mission and all are focused on the making the patient better.
• It is our desire to provide our patients with exceptional care with compassion and respect. We take personal responsibility for directing patient care over time in partnership with their owners while offering the best possible service. We provide whole patient care which includes pets and educating their family (owners).
• Exceptional care comes from better client service and education. Better care doesn’t come from implementing the use of new equipment or new medicine – it comes from caregivers paying closer attention to what they are doing, using what they already know to design better ways o...f treating patients, and putting systems in place so that people actually change their behavior and provide better medicine.
• We are a patient centered practice where same day or next day appointments are offered. Our clients are our friends as well as our customers and we value their continued trust and goodwill. Courtesy and patience with clients and their pets are our priorities. An attitude of “We are glad you are here” must be conveyed to each and every client.
• The only way the needs of the patient can be met is through communication, compassion, teamwork and partnership between the client, staff and doctors. This communication with the client is important when determining the needs and treatment of the patient. Listening to the client, asking questions, listening again, and asking more questions allows us to summarize the concerns of the client, determine the symptoms of the patient, and determine the course of tests and treatments.
• This process involves studying, deconstructing and charting every step of treatment, from the moment the patient comes in until the moment he leaves.
• Providing compassion and understanding for end of life care and euthanasia. Allowing the client to express their grief and offer them emotional support.
• Managing the cost of services. Cost of medicine and services have always been an issue. We are not like human hospitals that can bill insurance for medical care. Our clients must pay up front. We try to work within their budget and explain costs, options, and expected outcome based on the services and products provided.
• Because we are focused on the patients' needs we often don't weight the costs and benefits of the supplies and instruments that we use. In general, staff and veterinarians are so patient oriented that they significantly undervalue the services and time they spend with a client and patient, giving away services, supplies and medication that amount to thousands of dollars per year. Using protocols and monitoring daily transactions allow us to manage what is “given away”. We want all the employees to be mindful of the advantages of the tools and cost of services and supplies. We try to run a lean hospital that charges fairly and reasonably for all components of patient care.
* We will continue to serve our community, our patients, and our clients by offering excellent preventive care, medical care, surgical care and after hour emergency service available in our area. We pride ourselves on offering gentle loving care and support to our clients and their furry children. Our goals continue to evolve and the basis of all our goals is to exceed their expectations and provided the best care we possibly can.
***Company Description: We are a progressive, growing, multi-doctor hybrid practice that believes in using education, skills, and modern technology to provide quality medicine for our patients while tailoring it to the client's needs and income. As a hybrid practice we provide medical care that combines general practice and emergency care. We don’t just provide routine care, but more advance care as well. I describe it as providing services that fall between a general practice and a specialty practice. In March we opened a weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday) after hour Urgent Care and Emergent Care service with staff available to work 24 hours if needed. The hospital is a large modern and fully equipped 9,000 sq ft medical facility that has recently been renovated to create a calm and fear free environment (a virtual tour is available on our website AdamsonVeterinaryServices.com). We are AAHA certified and have a full in-house lab, ultrasound, dental machines, digital x-ray machine electro-cautery unit, 2 large surgery suites, multiple full parameter monitors and anesthesia machines, isolation room, portable oxygen cage, Snyder ICU machine, 2 ICU isolettes, with facility to house up to 34 sick patients. We have a large waiting room split into two sections to divide dogs and cats. We are open 7 days a week with doctors rotating weekends.
***Community profile: Although Salem is a small town, it has a lot to recommend it. There are several large metropolitan areas (Youngstown, Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Pittsburg) within minutes of Salem. There are small manufacturing companies and smaller service companies providing jobs for the area residents. There are a lot of community activities for individuals as well as families. There is a country club with a golf course, a community center with gym facilities and pool, and several small local lakes for boating and fishing. Parks and hiking facilities are close by. The grade school and secondary schools are excellent for those individuals interested in them for children. Kent State community college has a branch just outside Salem for more advanced studies. Universities are close by. Cars and trucks are a big thing in our area and we have several community activities associated with them. Quaker Raceway is just outside town for the car enthusiast. Major sports arenas are within an hour. Major highways to all parts of the country within minutes of Salem. We may be a small community, but we have much to offer.