Full or Part-Time Associate Veterinarian needed for a growing four doctor small animal practice located in a waterfront community conveniently located close to Baltimore and Annapolis, MD. Competitive production-based pay, excellent benefits including retirement, health insurance, paid time off and continuing education allowance, flexible schedule, mentorship and emphasis on work-life balance. Full diagnostic in-house laboratory, digital radiography, high-speed dental, digital dental radiography, ultrasound; exotics, reproductive medicine, chiropractic and acupuncture. For more information about our practice visit our website at www.lakeshorepethospital.com.
Position: Associate Veterinarian
Associate Veterinarians perform various functions to keep client’s pets in good health. The Associate Veterinarian is responsible for overseeing the operations of the hospital and the medical care of all patients while on duty. Additionally the Associate Veterinarian may perform spay/neuter and other soft-tissue surgeries. The Associate Veterinarian provides direction and leadership toward the hospital’s mission, vision, and values, and operates within the policies and procedures of the lake Shore Pet Hospital.
Ensure overall health, diagnosis, and treatment of pets. This includes proper intake and screening in accordance with the shelter’s operating procedures;
Use diagnostic equipment such as In-house laboratory and digital X-ray equipment to identify the cause of an illness;
Conduct regular medical examinations of client’s pets;
Prescribe medications, administer inoculations, and perform surgeries to treat animal health conditions;
Neuter animals through spaying operation to prevent them from having offspring;
Immunize pets to protect them against various diseases;
Ensure that surgical standards are met in accordance with best practices, and that the surgical center runs efficiently and effectively;
Insert identification microchips and provide appropriate paperwork for pets;
Collect and examine blood, urine, feces, and tissue samples during diagnosis;
Realign broken pets bones and apply splints or casts to immobilize a fracture;
Execute quarantine processes to prevent spread of disease from one pet to others;
Duties and Responsibilities:
Proper documentation of pets medical records in a timely manner;
Proffer recommendations to pet owners on ways to feed, clean, and care for pets to promote their health;
Liaise with other veterinarians and animal care professionals to develop effective treatment plan for pets;
Educate the public on ways to avoid diseases that spread from animals to man;
Monitor foods pets consume to ensure they are safe and beneficial to health;
Other duties as assigned by management.
Guide and direct the activities of veterinarian assistants and technicians
Education and/or Experience:
Requires a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Hold and maintain a current Maryland Veterinary License in good standing;
Hold and maintain Accreditation, DEA License, Maryland Controlled Substance License;
Maintain Professional and Personal Liability insurance.
Be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to clients and staff.
Be able to implement treatment plans and effective in addressing animal health problems
Be able to determine the best course of treatment for different kinds of ailments.
The Associate Veterinarian Assistant must have strong computer skills in both hardware and software applications;
Must be proficient with MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, etc…
Must be proficient with both PC and Mac based computer operating systems;
Must be proficient with Google Chrome and veterinary related software;
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Some requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and use the hands to handle, manipulate, or feel objects, tools or controls;
The employee must frequently walk, talk or hear, and reach with the hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl;
Must have good hearing including ability to distinguish changes in pitch.
Veterinarians are able to use various medical instruments to treat animal injuries and perform surgeries
The employee must frequently exert or lift and carry up to 50 pounds;
Successful performance requires specific vision abilities that include close vision, distant vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus;
Important Disclaimer Notice:
The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors, and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Lake Shore Pet Hospital reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require staff to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations, or the work environment change.
Additional Salary Information: Base Salary w/ Production Based Bonus
About Lake Shore Pet Hospital
Lake Shore Pet Hospital is a small animal hospital serving pets and their families in the community of Pasadena and surrounding Anne Arundel County area.
Our 4 full time veterinarians and veterinary team emphasizes the importance of preventive care and we offer affordable comprehensive wellness plans to help make sure your pet is protected from most preventable illnesses.
We are proud to serve pets and their families in the community of Pasadena and in an effort to give back to the community we serve, a portion of the hospital's profits goes to local animal shelters and animal rescue organizations in the community.
Dr Trevor W. Ashley has been in practicing veterinary medicine for over 20 years. Lake Shore Pet Hospital, opened in June of 2016, is a full-service, general veterinary practice located in Lake Shore Plaza in Pasadena, Maryland.
Notable Accomplishments / Recognition:
AAHA Accredited since 2017; Voted Best Of Pasadena 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020