ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN POSITION Full time experienced associate veterinarian needed for fast paced, high volume, AAHA accredited, privately owned, small animal practice in New York City with locations in Chelsea, Lower East Side and Hell's Kitchen.
At our core, we are committed to being happy to serve our clients every day! We are committed to being thorough, professional, empathetic, and ultimately acting like business owners to help ensure positive outcomes and solution-oriented patient care.
Applicant must provide excellent service to our clients, excellent medicine to our patients and have excellent communication and time management skills. We emphasize preventative care, early diagnosis and client education. Opportunities to learn or practice holistic, acupuncture, and herbal remedy modalities. We have a great support staff, licensed technicians and a friendly work environment. Well-equipped full service hospital facility which includes in-house blood machines, tono-pen, fluid pumps, blood pressure monitors, pulse-oximetry, high speed dental equipment, digital dental radiography, digital radiography, ultrasound, therapeutic laser, radio-surgical unit and more. Benefits include: excellent salary, health insurance, dental and vision insurance, short and long-term disability, life insurance, paid professional fees and dues, paid continuing education, paid vacation and holidays, matching 401k retirement package.
The Associate Veterinarian's duties shall include, but shall not be limited to:
performing physical examinations;
providing, performing, and/or interpreting laboratory, radiographic, and other imaging and diagnostic tests and data;
providing therapeutic measures necessary for the medical and/or surgical treatment of patients;
admit surgery cases as needed and make sure the owner has signed the treatment plan (estimate) and all related paperwork for that procedure has been reviewed and/or distributed, and to ensure fasting orders were followed if needed
keeping and maintaining (or causing to be kept and maintained) appropriate medical and business records related to all professional services rendered by the Associate Veterinarian and preparing and attending to, in connection with such services, all reports, claims and correspondence necessary or appropriate in the circumstances;
charging fees in accordance with the practice’s policies on any matter in which the Associate Veterinarian provides services;
calling clients before leaving the premises on the day calls regarding patients are due to be returned; it is essential for veterinarians to speak with excellent grammar, diction and in warm friendly tones; client discussions should be recorded accurately in the medical history of the patient’s electronic chart
follow-ups must be called and completed throughout the day, and they must be done genuinely and thoroughly. Any call being made relating to overall patient health shall be reflagged in accordance with the hospital’s follow-up protocol before being removed from the follow-up list. All follow-up discussions shall be accurately recorded in the patient’s medical history, date and time stamped with your initials within the follow up or phone communication field.
attendance at professional conventions and post-graduate continuing education seminars and, when asked, participating in and/or presenting information at such events that would promote the practice;
participating in professional societies;
helping to design and implement paraprofessional training programs;
assisting with mentorship and training of other less experienced veterinary associates;
attending continuing education seminars;
working consistently to maintain and improve the Associate Veterinarian’s professional skills and the reputation of the practice in the community;
overseeing emergency cases that present during the work day even when they require staying past normal working hours;
participating in emergency call rotations according to an equitable schedule determined by the practice;
substituting, from time to time, for fellow associate veterinarians who may be unable to work due to illness, CE, vacation or any other shortage of doctors;
attending, from time to time, staff and/or doctor and/or one-on-one meetings with management, which may be held on a day when the Associate Veterinarian is not already scheduled to work
Always work professionally, joyfully and industriously!
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Pro-sal options negotiable for the right candidate.
About Heart of Chelsea Veterinary Group
Premier Manhattan practice hosted in a fully equipped, recently renovated facility including in-house blood machines, high speed dental drill and equipment, digital dental radiography, digital radiography, radio-wave surgical unit, class IV therapeutic laser, ultrasound, top tier support staff, and paperless medical records.