Employment Type: Full-Time
Required Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD)
Required Licenses: State Veterinary Board
Summary of Job Purpose and Function: To provide the highest quality veterinary care and treatment to animals, therefore not only enhancing the life of the pet, but the owners’ lives as well.
Ultimate Goals of a Veterinarian:
- Healthy animals
- A happy client who is better educated on how to care for his pet
- A client who maintains treatment for his pet at our practice, and actively refers others into our care.
- Dollar Value of Veterinary Services Delivered
- Number of Office Visits
- New Patients
- New Clients
Job Duties of a Veterinarian
- Performs the duties usually expected of a veterinarian in an ethical and consistently professional manner, and in accordance with state law.
- Dr. is friendly and courteous to the clients, always demonstrating a sincere bedside manner.
- Manages patient care in such a manner as to provide quality service to each individual patient with due consideration for other patients needing to be seen, thereby maintaining a smooth patient flow.
- Inspires trust in the client that the best recommendations are being made for their pet.
- Effectively manages every animal’s medical needs, always demonstrating concern, compassion, and gentleness toward the animal.
- Calms the pet (and the client) by talking and playing with the pet.
- Fully educates the client, articulating diagnosis, what needs to be done, likely outcomes, and available alternatives.
- Answers all of the clients’ questions.
- Does not diagnose the pocketbook of the client, but concentrates on what is best for the pet, thereby effectively persuading the client to accept the treatment plan.
- Ensures that the client follows through on the treatment plan for their animal.
- Develops long-term relationships with the clients.
- Encourages clients to refer others into the practice.
- Consistently complies with all record protocols; records are legible, and returned on a timely basis.
- Maintains and improves professional competence by participating in continuing education programs, reviewing current literature, and involvement in professional organizations.
- Adheres to all established policies of the practice.
- Relays problems, concerns and noteworthy positive occurrences to appropriate personnel.
- Strives for harmonious inter-relationships with all staff.
- Helps to effectively solve operational problems and communicates with appropriate personnel in a positive manner.
- Responsible for supervision of clinical staff.
- Encourages conservative use of materials by technical staff.
- Encourages proper maintenance of equipment and facilities.
- Identifies training needs of technical staff and offers to conduct training sessions.
- Adheres to policies on occupational safety.
- Adheres to work schedules and is always on time.
- Ability to Multi-task: Manages multiple tasks at one time, quickly and accurately shifts attention among multiple tasks under distracting conditions without loss of accuracy or appearance of frustration.
- Organizational Ability: Demonstrates a systemic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order.
- Intellectual Ability: Accurately and consistently follows instructions delivered in an oral, written or diagram format. Provide directions. Commitment to continual learning.
- Mathematical Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, and to compute rate, ratio and percent; ability to convert units of measurement.
- Computer Skills: Comfortably and confidently uses a computer and specialized software.
- Sales and Marketing Skills: Educates clients on preventive care, pet health needs and hospital services.
- Initiative: Shows willingness and aptitude to use own discretion in taking appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems; presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or procedures. Takes on additional responsibility when big and small tasks need to be done; seeks out the most valuable work to do during times when the hospital faces low client demand.
- Integrity: Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
- Cooperativeness: Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly shares relevant information with others.
- Flexibility: Is open to changing situations and opportunities and is willing to perform all tasks assigned.
- Independence: Able and willing to perform tasks without supervision.
- Tolerance for Stress/ Resiliency: Maintains a positive “can do” outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.
Special Working Conditions
- Employee should expect to spend nearly all of their workdays standing, sitting and typing at a computer.
- They should have a physical strength and the ability to safely lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance.
- Able to assist in lifting patients weighing more than 50 pounds.
- Must possess sufficient strength and assertiveness to effectively restrain patients and ensure the safety of clients and personnel.
- Ability to be confident around pets.
- The noise level in the work environment is moderately high.
- Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form and to solve problems involving several variables.
- Requires ambulatory skills sufficient to perform duties while at hospital.
- Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.
- Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to reach and grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read information.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- Staff is routinely exposed to pets that may bite or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards and medication/ controlled substances.
A professional resume is a must—please submit yours and a completed application on the main Employment Opportunities page. We ask that you Google our location before applying. We are interested in a variety of skill levels ranging from fresh graduates to experienced veterans.