General Practice medicine has abdicated the position of providing care on a higher level to the detriment of clients who can’t afford a specialist, cannot take off to see a specialist, or simply feel more comfortable going to their doctor in their local community. Animal Hospital of Towne Lake feels the pressure of having to pass our patients to an emergency clinic overnight where the doctor does not know them and does not have the emotional investment their care that we have. We feel that overnight care by a clinician who is an integral part of our team is the solution to that problem. Towne Lake is seeking a Veterinarian to launch our overnight ER practice. This position offers you an opportunity to build a piece of the practice from the ground up and influence how Towne Lake provides Emergency care.
Animal Hospital of Towne Lake was founded by Dr. Sherry Weaver in 2000. It has grown from a single doctor practice with five total employees to a nine doctor practice offering everything from orthopedic surgery to stem cell therapy. Towne Lake’s culture is rooted in professional development. Every one of our doctors is an individual with their own style of medicine and are encouraged to practice accordingly. You will have the opportunity to build your own professional development plan and achieve what you want to achieve in Veterinary Medicine. Towne Lake also invests in highly-trained technicians that provide the support you need for excellence of care. We also embrace the balance and the need to be a whole person. We are all spouses and parents and children and siblings or friends to a community that makes us a whole person, and we celebrate the need to make time for those relationships.
Features of the practice
High skilled tech to doctor ratio: 4.7-1
Stem Cell Therapy
Diagnostic quality Ultrasound
How will this role impact the practice?
Continuity of care – Unlike a standalone ER/Specialty practice, you will be integrated with daytime diagnostic care in this role. The overnight ER role is not a holding zone. You will be encouraged and expected to work with day staff in both diagnostics and treatment plans. Daytime patients are your patients and you will be surrounded by a team to help you provide excellent outcomes.
Building the ER portion of the practice – We believe in quality medicine and invest in our practice accordingly. The only limitation to this is having to either send patients home or to an emergency clinic overnight. The emergency clinicians do an incredible job, but they are not part of our team and don’t know the clients, and the clients do not know them. Overnight care is the natural next step in providing excellent care.
Increasing the connection with the community – Towne Lake is entrusted with countless patients that our clients trust us to care for. When emergencies happen, we want to be able to tell our clients that their loved ones can come to a place they know well, rather than send them to another facility.
Skills & Qualifications
2-3 years of Emergency experience
Willing to work overnight shifts – 4 on 4 off schedule.
Who fits this role?
You value autonomy. While this role offers a support system, you will need to feel comfortable working independently and making decisions on your own. This role requires somebody who seeks a self-directed position.
You are eager to build something special. Towne Lake is starting its overnight emergency care from square one. You will be a major influence on how we set out to care for our patients. You need to be excited by starting with a blank canvas and crafting treatment and operational protocols from scratch.
You have prior ER experience. You need to draw from prior experience to answer important questions: What does an ER practice need to succeed? What should we do differently than other ER practices? Coming into this role with prior knowledge of the inner workings of an ER workings will help you excel.
Internal Number: 1823
About Animal Hospital of Towne Lake
Our Why: For the love of animals and the people who love them.
Our Mission: To improve the comfort and well-being of pets by providing progressive and compassionate care. We develop a community of animal hospitals and pet resorts that share knowledge to achieve sustainable growth.
Our Values: We value teamwork, integrity, service excellence, innovation and goal orientation.
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