Associate Veterinarian (Sign-On Bonus Available!) | Merced, CA
Merced Animal Medical Center
January 2, 2018
Agoura Hills, California
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
Merced Animal Medical Center is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our daytime team.
If you are looking for a fast-paced environment and enjoy the challenge of emergency medicine but also the reliability of general practice then we are just the home for you. We are the only 24 hour emergency facility in the area and boast a state-of-the-art, paperless facility that also provides general small animal care.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.mercedamc.vetstreet.com.
ABOUT THE HOSPITAL
We are a 7-doctor progressive practice with 25 experienced support staff
Our equipment and software includes:
Electronic Medical Records in Avimark
Eklin DR digital xray
Digital dental xray
Complete in-house laboratory including Idexx Catalyst, Procyte, i-STAT and Coag
Dedicated surgery suite
We collaborate with Erin Paster, DVM Diplomate ACVS who is a Board Ceritfied Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgeon as well as Brian MacKie, DVM, DACVIM who is a Board Certified Cardiologist that works out of our facility once a month
About Merced, CA:
Merced is a dynamic community, with friendly small town living in a mid-size city, with a diverse population. The University of California Merced campus, opened in 2005, provides new educational and economic opportunity. Located in the heart of California’s agricultural Central Valley, Merced is the region’s hub for education, culture, and business. The community offers abundant shopping, pleasant neighborhoods and tree-lined streets. Bicycle paths along creeks link major City parks. Merced’s housing remains affordable compared to many other California locations. Our revitalized downtown is emerging as the entertainment center of the area with many annual events and festivals. Merced's location provides easy access to the central California coast, Sierra Nevada mountains and national parks, and major cities. Merced has historically been the “Gateway to Yosemite”, and residents also enjoy short drives to skiing, beaches, fishing, and other outdoor attractions.
In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the Associate Veterinarian is an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with a Managing Doctor and supporting medical staff. This individual advances the quality of medicine in the practice and provides exceptional client service to our clients and patients.
Builds rapport with clients by gathering information and listening to, and empathizing with their concerns
Performs physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures that deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.
Communicates with clients on topics such as pet diagnosis, treatment plans, preventive health care, and nutritional needs.
Maintains client/patient medical/surgical records and makes certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols.
Stays current on new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine.
Assists in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.
Presents a positive image of the hospital in the professional community and to the general public.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed.
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding veterinary code of ethics.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Works collaboratively with hospital team members.
Makes decisions confidently and effectively.
Manages time and tasks appropriately.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.