Build Your Dream Life and Dream Career at the Beach!
Spend your weekends relaxing with your toes in sugar white sand or boating with friends in the emerald waters of the Gulf Coast of Florida! Raise your professional game during the week at the newest, most state-of-the-art animal hospital in Northwest Florida! Companion Animal Hospital is actively seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our progressive, expanding practice. Our professional, yet fun culture will value and highlight your individuality and your professional interests, giving you the autonomy to grow and shine within the veterinarian community. With a strong emphasis on work-life balance, with CAH you can enjoy the powder white beaches while working 3-4-day weeks, with NO emergency shifts! So, if you are looking for that beach, boating, golf, fishing lifestyle, Companion Animal Hospital and the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida is the place for you!
At Companion Animal Hospital you will be working with a progressive veterinarian team that will allow you to practice forward-thinking, high-quality medicine with outstanding continued care. As an Associate Veterinarian, you will work directly with one of our two Owner/Managing Doctors and our extensive supporting medical team. Exceptional, comprehensive client/patient services is our daily goal, so we are committed to hiring individuals with an educational growth-mindset.
Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine (DVM), State of Florida Veterinary Board License required
Committed to practicing progressive medicine and continued education, with a personal drive to learn/understand the latest in veterinarian care, practicing the highest standards of medicine and upholding the veterinarian code of ethics
Dedicated to building rapport with clients by actively listening to and empathizing with the concerns with their pet
Performs physical exams, plus soft-tissue surgery and dentistry, with the highest quality care, with emphasis on minimizing patient stress and discomfort
Possesses excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and able to speak with clients on such topics as pet diagnosis, treatment plans, preventative care and nutritional needs
Uses, maintains patient medical records via EzyVet, ensuring all necessary logs are up to date, with commitment to establish protocols
Manages time and tasks appropriately, models professional courtesy with team and clients at all times, makes decisions with confidence, works collaboratively with team members
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Comprehensive patient work ups:
Obtain complete history in conjunction with case technician
Perform thorough physical exams and document findings in electronic medical record
Appropriately recommend diagnostics based on individual patient exam findings and medical necessity
Correctly interpret diagnostic results and provide treatment options based on medical findings and best practices medicine
Make comprehensive wellness recommendations tailored to individual patient, lifestyle and needs
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 treatment plan to pet owner. Document all communication in electronic medical record
Take owner financial constraints into account and provide secondary recommendations
Document any recommendations declined by pet owner in electronic medical record
Provide 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 and diagnostics
Practices aseptic surgical techniques
Perform spay and neuter surgical procedure with confidence
Provide specialty referral for necessary care management if client desires
Ability to use and delegate appropriate surgical prep techniques with technician
Call back clients with results of diagnostic tests and provide copy with interpretation for pet owner in a timely manner
Review discharge instructions with technician or owner
Medical Record Responsibilities:
Record patient exam findings in medical records using SOAP format
Follow AAHA guidelines for medical records
Complete records by end of workday
Fully document all patient care to ensure good case management
Document all client communications in medical record
Complete medical records in a professional and complete manner
Prescribe appropriate medication for patient conditions with appropriate dosing
Approve prescriptions, reviews label for accuracy
Maintain security of controlled drugs
Logs controlled substances consistently
Promotes teamwork & team efficiency:
Assist in keeping appointments running on time
Clearly communicate instructions to team in respectful manner
Is willing to assist team with their duties when needed
Communicate and document pertinent information to colleagues for efficient case management
Promote a positive attitude throughout the practice
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 hospital resources
Continuing Education Responsibilities:
Regularly attend outside CE meetings for a minimum of 15 hours/year
Share information gathered at CE meetings with colleagues
Assist in teaching at team meetings when called upon
Assist with mentoring and training team members
Attend at least 80% of on-site team training and/or meetings
We look forward to your application!
The Team at Companion Animal Hospital
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:
Veterinary medical 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 team training.
Ability to type medical records and correspondence legibly and thoroughly. 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 clients 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 EzyVet 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 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.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits
•Competitive, negotiable base salary, commensurate with experience, PLUS production pay!
•Flexible work schedule, 3-4 days a week, no emergencies
•1-2 weeks Paid Time Off per year
•Stipend for continuing education, $1500 yearly
•Health, dental, vision, life and accident insurance available
•AVMA, local VMA, DEA and professional dues paid
•Professional liability paid
•Embroidered scrubs and coats provided
•401K Safe Harbor match
•At cost products and services
About Companion Animal Hospital
Established in 1971, Companion Animal Hospital is a thriving practice with a brand new, 9800 square foot state of the art facility. Opened in March 2020, CAH was designed with thoughtful consideration for thorough, client-centered services, featuring the following:
• 7 large exam rooms, with a separate feline and canine waiting rooms, two fear-free exam rooms for felines only, plus a comfort room especially designated only for last good-byes
• Special procedure room for ultrasound, laser, acupuncture, and consultations
• Large dietary and pharmacy inventory providing the most current veterinarian medication and foods
• Full in-house laboratory
• Digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, plus comprehensive ultrasound, digital radiography, and the latest Log ultrasound equipment
• EzyVet practice management software for a lighter paperwork load
• Therapeutic cold laser therapy, with hydrotherapy on the horizon
• Complete chemotherapy suite, negative pressure room
• Classroom with state-of-the-art technology for in-house continuing education opportunities
• Dental suite with two dental tables, IM3 machine and digital radiography
• Veterinary cardiologist and ophthalmologist onsite weekly
• Large surgical suite with two surgery tables
• Surgical arthritis laser