We are looking for a pet-passionate veterinarian to join our well established practice with family centered environment in sunny Florida. Do you enjoy building long-term relationships with clients and the benefits of working in a small town? We love our community, are extremely involved in several area events, and enjoy giving back to pets and pet owners in Micanopy and the surrounding communities. Are you interested in working in a beautiful, modern and well equipped facility with digital x-ray, dental x-ray and rigid endoscope, along with a newly renovated surgery suite and dedicated dentistry suite? Because of our close proximity to the University of Florida, we are very fortunate to be able to have a trusted patient referral source. We are also very fortunate to have the on-site support of a board-certified surgeon and board-certified radiologist for ultrasounds and x-ray interpretation. Do you appreciate having a team of well trained and long-term support staff members? Our entire staff is required to participate in regular CE training including Fear Free and low stress patient handling techniques. We are also an AAFP Gold level certified Cat Friendly Practice. If you are looking for a long-term position and place to call home, Micanopy Animal Hospital may be the practice for you!
To learn more about us, please visit our website: www.MicanopyAnimalHospital.com
The associate veterinarian has the primary responsibility for patient care, striving to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care for our patients. The veterinarian must be able to pay attention to detail, respond quickly and calmly to crises, and provide exceptional customer service, showing care and concern for his or her patients. In addition, the veterinarian must be able to promote teamwork, and communicate well with pet owners and staff members. While adhering to all segments of the veterinarian contract and hospital protocols, the following are representative of day to day duties and responsibilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Comprehensive patient work ups
Obtain complete history in conjunction with technician
Perform thorough physical exams including temp, pulse, respiration, body condition score for each patient
Make notes on master health form with any problems and diagnosis
Recommend all appropriate comprehensive diagnostic screening
Correctly interpret diagnostic results
Make comprehensive wellness recommendations tailored to individual patient
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 plan to pet owner. Makes notes in chart to record all such conversations.
Take owner constraints into account and has secondary recommendations
Note any recommendations declined by pet owner in medical record.
Give 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 & diagnostics
Practices good surgical techniques
Ability to use and delegate appropriate surgical prep techniques with technician
Calls back clients with results of diagnostic tests and provide copy with interpretation for pet owner.
Review discharge instructions with technician or owner
Medical Record Responsibilities
Record patient exams in medical records using SOAP format
Follow AAHA guidelines for medical records
Complete records by end of work day. No records are to leave the practice.
Fully document all patient care to ensure good case management
Complete medical records in a legible and complete manner
Prescribe appropriate medication for patient conditions with appropriate dosing
Approve prescriptions, reviews label for accuracy
Maintain security of controlled drugs
Monitor inventory levels of controlled substances
Logs controlled substances consistently
Promotes teamwork & staff efficiency
Assist in keeping appointments running on time
Clearly communicate instructions to staff in respectful manner
Is willing to assist staff with their duties when needed
Communicate pertinent information to colleagues for efficient case management
Promote a positive attitude throughout the practice
Answers the persistent ringing phone when necessary
Be available to colleagues/management when off duty for matters that cannot wait
Correctly estimate client invoices
Clearly communicate costs to clients
Follow hospital guidelines for client payment and credit policies
Does not waste clinic resources
Continuing Education Responsibilities
Regularly attend outside CE meetings for a minimum of 20 hours/year
Share information gathered at CE meetings with colleagues
Assist in teaching at staff meetings when called upon
Assist with mentoring and training staff members
Attend at least 80% of on-site staff training and/or meetings
Other duties may be assigned as the need arises
The Associate Veterinarian has no direct supervisory duties but will lead the medical care of our patients by directing technical and kennel personnel in patient care in an efficient and respectful manner.
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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Veterinarian degree (DVM) from accredited college or university and current Florida veterinary license and DEA registration must be maintained. Must demonstrate desire to continue learning in veterinary care and participate in leading staff training.
Ability to legibly and thoroughly write medical records and correspondence. Ability to read and interpret documents such as laboratory reports, medical records from other doctors, hospital policy and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before small groups of customers or employees of the hospital. Ability to graciously deal with client complaints. Ability to successfully communicate with diverse personality types.
Must be proficient with basic computer, fax and printer operations. Able to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, and the Internet. Experience with Avimark veterinary software helpful.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as drug dosing, oxygen levels, dilutions, percentages, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must possess solution-focused problem solving skills.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally to all audiences
Good visual acuity
Close vision for computer work
Repetitive wrist movements on keyboard
Ability to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time
Position is regularly required to stand; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel and talk or hear
Reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. As a hospital, there will be exposure to a variety of chemicals and cleaners.The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud. Pet dander and exposure to a wide variety of animals including exotic animals is to be expected.
**We are a Drug Free Workplace and all candidates are required to provide a negative pre-employment drug screen prior to being hired.
About Micanopy Animal Hospital
Established over 20 years. Beautiful and modern facility! 3 client exam rooms plus a consultation room. Digital X-Ray, dental x-ray, rigid endoscope, ultrasound specialist available for in house consultation, IDEXX in house lab machinery. Board certified surgeon on-site. Access to multiple local referral resources. Newly upgraded computer systems. Newly renovated surgical suite and and dentistry suite with state of the art monitoring equipment. A very busy boarding area. Full line of in-house pharmacy and online pharmacy products. AAFP Cat Friendly Practice Gold Level certified. Long-term and well trained support staff with Fear Free and low stress handling training. More information at http://www.micanopyanimalhospital.com/ or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MicanopyAnimalHospital
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