Job description: Hanover Park Animal Care Center, located in Hanover Park (45 minutes west of Chicago) is looking for two full time Associate Veterinarian to join our growing team! Our State-of-the-Art full service veterinary hospital with modern technology offers the best opportunity for growth in the field and in your practice to offer our clients the highest quality of care. This includes but is not limited to medical and surgical work. We believe that mentor-ship is key to a successful career and look forward to sharing our experience and expertise with you. The practice owner, Dr. Rodriguez, is a Ross Alumni and there are ownership opportunities, in addition to Medical Director. We have plans for a Chicago location in the future as well.
Responsibilities and Duties
MEDICAL AND SURGICAL
Provides compassionate care to patients. Performs physical examinations using preliminary data provided by the veterinary technicians; diagnoses physical condition and presents diagnostic and treatment alternatives to the client. Performs medical, surgical and dental procedures; provides emergency services in accordance with hospital policy. Interprets the results of laboratory procedures and determines the appropriate protocol based on the results; reads radiographs and interprets EKGs; prescribes medications. Promptly and accurately updates client records. Plans and carries out a significant program of personal medical continuing education.
Takes time to communicate effectively with clients, presenting them with treatment alternatives and being sensitive to their emotional as well as financial status. Sets an example for the staff in dealing with clients; promotes the concept of the client-centered environment.
Supervise veterinary technicians; work with them to assess their current skill level and to plan and implement their continuing education and growth. Delivers in-house medical training to the support staff. Is accessible by staff while maintaining doctor/staff professional relationship.
Takes an active role in practice staff meetings but ensures that all staff members participate. Promotes cooperative working environment among staff members; understands the value of teamwork; shows enthusiasm and willingness to perform as necessary to help the practice function as a unit. Understands and carries out oral and written directions. Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees. Promotes continuous quality improvement. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills
Experience as a D.V.M. in a practice is desirable, but not required.
Excellent medical and surgical skills.
Excellent communication skills with both staff and clients.
Ability to work as a team member as well as a doctor.
Willingness to work emergencies or extra hours when needed.
Display tact and diplomacy with staff members and clients.
Be flexible in attitude and work habits.
Physical Effort :
Work requires lifting and carrying animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs). Walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent position.
We provide you with digital radiology, in-house laboratory, ultrasonography, digital dental radiology, digital monitors, Cornerstone Management Software and a dedicated staff with low turn over to help you practice a high standard of medicine. An exceptional level of client care, diagnostic medicine, and surgery is required. Dentistry training will be provided if necessary. Associates receive a competitive salary, a generous uniform allowance, vacation, sick/personal time, profit sharing, group health insurance plan with employer contribution, and a C.E. allowance.
We also have a Board Certified Internal Medicine veterinarian on staff, as well as an oncologist.
Have more questions? Think you might like to see what else we have to offer you? Feel free to email our Hospital Manager at [email protected]