Hospital Veterinarian opportunity in Chico with a growing practice
Petco - Vetco Total Care
Location: Chico, California
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
2 openings available.
Internal Number: R25948
We are seeking a Veterinarian to join our growing Chico hospital team. We are doing things differently at Vetco Total Care. Our hospital teams are focused on practicing autonomous medicine and providing high-quality care.
We also believe in the importance of work-life balance and have no emergency, on-calls or overnights. We offer flexible work schedules and 30+ hours per week is considered full-time.
Signing Bonus up to $80K and/or Relocation Assistance Available
Here are some things you can expect when joining Petco: • Work-Life Balance (no emergency, on-calls or overnights) • Generous Paid Time Off (Open Time Off Plan) • Competitive Salary plus Production Bonus • Focus on Pets & People Not Metrics • Flexible work schedules (30 hours+/week = Full Time. Part-Time & Relief also available) • Leadership that cares and supports our teams • Medical, Dental and Vision and 401k (w/ company match) • Career Advancement & Hospital Leadership Opportunities • Paid Parental Leave • Relocation Assistance • $3,500 Annual Discretionary Stipend (licenses, CE, memberships) • Petco Store and Hospital Discounts • Employee Stock Purchase Plan • Petco Annual Stock Award ($25k annually for full-time DVM's) • Being supported by a team of passionate hospital partners
Practice in a State-of-the-Art Hospital: • 4 exam rooms and large treatment area • Surgical suite • X-ray suite • In-house lab and diagnostics • Ultrasound
The purpose of this patient-focused Veterinarian position inherently involves providing excellent veterinary care to our Vetco Total Care full-service hospital patients and phenomenal customer care to their owners. The Veterinarian represents the mission and values to all clients. Our Veterinarian sets the tone within the technical and customer support staff in the hospital, and is responsible, like all team members, for fostering cohesion and motivation within the team.
All hospital staff are responsible for performing their duties in a way that creates an environment in which:
the patient’s needs always come first;
every team member understands that they have the power to do what it takes to create an exceptional customer and patient experience;
contentious issues are dealt with and resolved as they occur when possible, or as soon as is possible;
exceptional teamwork and commitment to shared goals benefits the entire organization.
Essential Job Functions: Listed are the essential duties and responsibilities that are required of this position. This section includes the primary accountabilities or duties of the job. The incumbent must be able to perform all the following duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation:
Provide excellent patient care by performing physical examinations, diagnosing and treating diseases, and providing preventive care according to patient lifestyle and location on feline and canine patients.
Utilize a problem-based approach that includes developing a complete problem list for every patient examined, a complete list of differential diagnoses for each problem identified, a complete diagnostic plan, and appropriate treatments based on interpretation of diagnostic test results leading to confirmed or suspected diagnoses.
Document all patient observations, findings of exams and diagnostics, treatments and medications, client interactions, and tentative and confirmed diagnoses in the medical record in a concise and detail fashion, according to practice convention.
Perform routine and complex surgical procedures including (but not limited) spays/neuters, abdominal exploratory, and mass removals.
Perform routine and complex dental procedures including full dental examination, evaluation of dental radiographs, as well as simple and complex extractions and oral surgical procedures.
Develop treatment plans for patients undergoing day hospitalization based on complete problem-based assessment. Transition patients to overnight care as needed and communicate effectively with referral hospitals in order to ensure continuity of patient care.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in rounds as incoming or exiting doctor at beginning and end of shifts
Disseminate knowledge throughout staff in order to improve the level of care provided by all, to both the patient and the client
Performs additional duties as assigned
Nature of Supervision:
In all activities related to the care of individual patients, the incumbent will take direct supervision from the Regional/Area Medical Director. The Veterinarian has discretion related to decisions regarding patient care, however it is imperative that the Veterinarian uphold the standards set forth in the Petco Veterinary SOPs. The Veterinarian should expect to receive direction and guidance based on electronic medical record review from the Regional/Area Medical Director regarding patient decisions and should accept such feedback as a means to elevate patient care in our hospital.
All hospital veterinarians should work together in a collegial fashion and are expected to behave in a professional and personable manner.
This position will impact the organization by contributing to the growth of a productive practice while focusing on a high-quality standard of care. From an overall hospital organizational standpoint, this position in critical to ensuring that we have a cohesive, well-trained, and motivated team. The desired end result is the creation of an optimal environment that ensures employee retention, patient well-being, and customer satisfaction.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, however, as stated above the Veterinarian is a de facto leader in the hospital.
The majority of job duties are conducted in the Vetco Total Care veterinary full-service hospital. Position requires bending, kneeling, lifting (up to 30 pounds, as necessary), and standing for long periods of time. A large amount of this partner’s time will be spent in direct contact with clients and their pets.
This position will regularly communicate with clients, veterinary specialists, and companies that provide products and/or services that the practice utilizes
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or its equivalent
Active licensure as a veterinarian without contingencies in the state in which the hospitalis located or ability to obtain by start date
Current DEA license
Current Controlled Substance License, if applicable, in state in which the hospital is located or ability to obtain by start date
USDA Category I Accreditation or completion within two months of hire date.
Must be comfortable performing anesthesia and routine surgeries including but not limited to: canine and feline spays, neuters, mass removals, and dentals
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be compassionate and sympathetic, and be able to maintain a professional attitude and demeanor during emotional and stressful situations
Must have telephone and computer skills
Must be a team player willing to learn new techniques and treatments, offer creative ideas, and accept change
Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.
Vetco Total Care is making high-quality health and wellness care accessible to every pet. Our veterinarians and hospital staff work together as an integrated team to provide comprehensive care including wellness and sick exams, preventative care, dental care, and outpatient surgeries. Vetco Total Care full-service hospitals are in neighborhood Petco locations, giving pet parents convenient access to all the services and products they need for happier, healthier pets.
Vetco Total Care careers offer industry-leading compensation and benefits, continuing education stipends, career growth, generous discounts on products and hospital services, and work-life flexibility. All partners are welcome to bring their whole self to work every day in an inclusive, caring and positive environment.
Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We’re making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are p...roud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.