Lead Veterinarian - Griffith Small Animal Hospital
Griffith Small Animal Hospital
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
Required Education: DVM or equivalent
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
At Griffith Small Animal Hospital, we’re constantly adopting exciting advances in veterinary medicine and are always training, learning, and striving to achieve new heights. Excellence is the standard here. We're passionate about ensuring our doctors experience an outstanding quality of life both inside and outside the hospital. We strongly encourage a healthy work–life balance so our team members feel personal and professional fulfillment. Everyone is encouraged to achieve their best, which is why we prioritize surgical and medical mentorship and promote continuing education. Our doctors work as a team and collaborate on all procedures and cases, so you'll always be fully supported and never feel like you're on your own. We offer compensation and benefits that reflect how deeply we appreciate our staff.
Griffith Small Animal Hospital is an AAHA-accredited, award-winning practice in Austin, TX. We provide wellness care, behavioral medicine, dermatology, in-house laboratory, nutritional counseling, and provide a wide range of routine and complex surgical services. Our hospital uses state-of-the-art equipment, such as digital radiology, tonometry, cautery, cryotherapy, ultrasound, and more.
Austin is one of the most unique, diverse, and fastest growing cities in the US. It’s no wonder it consistently ranks #1 on Best Places To Live polls. Austin is famous for being the Live Music Capital of The World and having a thriving art and film culture. We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants, from food truck parks to authentic Tex-Mex to world-renowned fine dining. Also known as one of the healthiest cities, Austinites enjoy year round sunshine and an extensive network of hike-and-bike trails throughout the urban forest and several lakes. Our quality of life is truly unparalleled!
The Lead Veterinarian is responsible for providing high quality care to our patients while also developing rapport with their owners. In addition to physical examinations, surgeries, and dentistry, client communication and client education are of the upmost importance. It’s important that SVP Veterinarians treat each pet and client like part of the family.
Develop a rapport with clients and determine their needs and wishes; perform physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.
Explain physical examination findings and communicate to the client a diagnosis of the pet’s problems; generate and present a treatment plan for the pet to the client; educate clients on preventative health care, including vaccines and appropriate nutritional products.
Maintain client/patient medical/surgical records and make certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols; assist colleagues in follow-up and future management of the patient.
Stay up-to-date with new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine, attend Continuing Education meetings.
Assist in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure the delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.
Positively represent the hospital in the professional community and to the general public.
Treat every client like family and each patient like your own pet.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited university
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state of Texas
Professional demeanor and appearance, with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude
Have the ability to lead the team through a variety of cases
Respect for and willingness to work with clients and their pets
Compassionate team player who can uphold great reputation with clients
A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics
Must be proficient in surgery
3+ years of leadership/management experience, preferred
3+ years of experience as a veterinarian, required
Proficiency in Avimark a plus.
Competitive salary, growth bonuses and a comprehensive benefits package, including:
Continuing Education allowance
Professional Liability Coverage
Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
Retirement Plan (401k)
Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
Short Term Disability
Paid Time Off (Vacation & Public Holidays)
Teladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7
Discounted Veterinary Care
EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
A large network of over 5,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth
Opportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!