At VitalPet, our clients are family. Our doctors and staff are passionate, committed, and care about the well-being of both pets and their owners. Our veterinarians and team members are pets lovers too. Each VitalPet animal hospital maintains the high-quality standards and core values that VitalPet stands for, and continues to practice veterinary medicine services in their own notable uniqueness and expertise, all within their local communities. We trust our veterinarians to make the best medical decisions for their patients, and we do not require that they follow a formula. At VitalPet, we place the focus on celebrating and protecting the lifelong love of pets.
Responsibilities and Duties
Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, performing surgery, or other therapies.
Inoculate animals against various diseases.
Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
Perform laboratory procedures and diagnostic tests, including parasitology, hematology and urinalysis.
Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
Administer anesthetics, perform surgery, and monitor patients during surgery and recovery with the assistance of the technical team.
Follow discharge guidelines for hospitalized and post-surgery patients and treatment plan guidelines for clients to ensure proper patient treatment in the home environment including client follow up post hospitalization.
Answer client questions and provide education on various aspects of animal care and treatment. Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, and general care necessary to promote health of their pets.
Educate the public about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans.
Call back/follow-up with clients; recommend medical progress visits when appropriate.
Humanely euthanize animals when it has been mutually agreed upon by the patient’s owner.
Document actions by completing forms, reports, logs and patient records.
Train and supervise team members who handle and care for animals; as needed.
Deal with clients and employees in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact and professionalism.
Provide guidance and leadership to the healthcare team that will positively influence the level of care and service provided to the clients and patients of VitalPet.
Participate in business development as instructed by management and/or ownership.
Attend monthly team meetings and other pertinent in-house training.
Perform other duties assigned
Qualifications and Skills
Valid and in good standing licensed veterinarian within the state of the clinic/ hospital you are applying for.
Privilege and DEA licenses.
Knowledge of principles, theories and practices of veterinary medicine and science. Knowledge of the procedures used for receiving, treating, and scheduling patients, for ordering medical supplies, and requesting laboratory tests.
The associate must possess the mental and emotional health required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt completion of all responsibilities and responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients, and the development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships with clients and the health care team.
Ability to read and interpret documents, including federal and state regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, medical texts.
Ability to write reports and correspondences.
Knowledge of the use, care, and storage of veterinary instruments, materials, and equipment including sterilization techniques for various instruments and materials.
Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Ability to function in a variety of clinical situations and to render a wide spectrum of patient care.
Ability to speak with clients and to hear and observe patients in order to elicit information, describe changes in mood, activity and posture, and perceive nonverbal communications.
Ability to communicate effectively, efficiently and sensitively with patients, owners, peers and team members showing compassion, integrity and concern for others. Communication includes speech, reading and writing.
The ability to incorporate new information from peers, and medical literature in formulating diagnoses and plans.
Good judgment in patient assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic planning; associate must be able to identify and communicate this knowledge to others when appropriate.
Regular attendance and timeliness are an essential function in order to fulfill the requirements of this position.
Ability to multi-task.
Strong computer skills in order to obtain and enter client information, order laboratory and diagnostic tests, and receive and send messages.
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
Commitment to the mission of VitalPet.
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D, Supplemental
Job Type: Full-time
VitalPet is composed of a select group of high-quality animal hospitals. We only work with the “best of the best” in veterinary medicine and we pride ourselves in the level of veterinary care we provide to our patients.Our animal hospitals form a dependable and advanced network of both doctors and facilities. With locations throughout the country, our clients have access to the best doctors who regularly rely on their VitalPet veterinary peer network to share knowledge, experience, and best practices. This allows our veterinarians to deliver the highest quality care for all of our patients and their owners.Each animal hospital maintains the high-quality standards and core values that VitalPet stands for, and continues to practice veterinary medicine services in their own notable uniqueness and expertise, all within their local communities. We trust our veterinarians to make the best medical decisions for their patients, and we do not require that they follow a “hand book.”At VitalPet, our clients are family. Our doctors and staff are passionate, committed, and care about the wellbeing of both your pets and your family. Our vets and staff are pets lovers, too. At VitalPet, the love of animals is what gets us up every day.