Small Animal Externship, Private Practice, Chicagoland
Healthy Paws Animal Hospital
Location: Lake in the Hills, Illinois
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
So much of veterinary medicine is about the person not the pet. The skills of client communication are to be learned no different than the nuances of Cushings. Healthy Paws Animal Hospital is offering a small animal externship in a general practice setting that focuses on the real world art of communication. Each week will have a different emphasis based on the extern’s specific interest combined with medical and surgical clinical exposure. Stipend and housing negotiable.
Dissecting the Office Visit-communicating effectively and efficiently from hello to goodbye
Puppy and Kitten 101-communicating a whole health approach to the new puppy and kitten owner
Second Chances-how to effectively approach new clients transferring care, winning new clients
Staff Speak-motivation, creating a stellar team environment
Conquering Conflict-when things are not as rosy, addressing conflict with staff, clients, or management
Time is Ticking-leveraging time, delegation skills, getting the most out of every minute
“Work to play.” At privately owned Healthy Paws Animal Hospital this encapsulates our philosophy personally, professionally, as a team, and as employers. Choosing to be close on weekends from day one is just one example of our commitment and vision of work life balance. We strive to treat others as we would choose to be treated and challenge our team to think outside of the box. Education, personal and professional growth, and communication are pillars of our practice and reflected in its high quality staff (including seven CVT/degreed technicians) and low staff turnover rates. Our professional and courteous team’s ability to provide the best veterinary care has allowed us to grow primarily through word of mouth marketing. We strive for a harmonious work culture where staff is dedicated to teamwork first, there are no hierarchies. Healthy Paws Animal Hospital is looking for a compassionate and dedicated individual to extern with our team that will bring their energy, curiosity, and ideas to the table.
Located in the suburbs of Chicago, we are part of a family centric community with highly ranked schools. There are endless outdoor activities in the area including recreational bodies of water for watersports, snow ski resorts, and hiking/biking trails. Performance art entertainment venues and theaters are available both locally and a train ride away in downtown Chicago.
Do you want to have it all, a love of life and your profession? Let us show you it is not only possible, but happening at Healthy Paws Animal Hospital.