Associate Veterinarian | San Diego, CA - Part-time
National Veterinary Associates (NVA)
April 2, 2018
San Diego, California
Type & Experience Level:
Part Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
Lifetime Animal Care Center is looking for an Experienced Part-time or Full-time Associate Veterinarian to join our team.
Lifetime Animal Care Center is located in sunny San Diego, 10 minutes from downtown and the beaches. We are a primary care facility for dogs and cats. Lifetime is well-established in the community and has a “family” feel. As an AAHA hospital, we practice with the highest standards and pride ourselves in working with our clients as partners in their pets’ healthcare. Our hospital culture is one of teamwork and hard-work. We are driven and committed to succeeding as well as committed to exceeding the expectations of each and every client. We provide premium care and go above and beyond to ensure the satisfaction of our clients and patients. We are committed to Fear-free practices and continued growth.
For more information please visit us at: http://www.lifetimeanimalcare.com
About the Hospital
Located in a shopping center with movie theatres, food court, lots of shopping, a Starbucks, and plenty of drive and walk by traffic.
Open Monday-Friday 7:30 to 6:00 (doctors start at 9:00) and Saturday mornings.
No night emergencies.
2 doctors in the hospital at all times.
4 exam rooms and 3 treatment tables.
Large surgery suite.
3 anesthetic machines with isoflurane.
Surgical monitoring with pulse oximetry and blood pressure.
All surgeries/dentals get pre-op blood tests and IV catheters.
Digital Dental x-rays.
Full IDEXX in house lab.
Close to excellent referral hospitals.
About San Diego
San Diego is one of the premier cities in the US, with one of the finest climates in the world. We have world class restaurants, a thriving night life and craft beer scene, professional baseball and football teams, as well as the world famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Animal Park, Sea World, Legoland, and close proximity to Disneyland.
In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the Associate Veterinarian is an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with a Managing Doctor and supporting medical staff. This individual advances the quality of medicine in the practice and provides exceptional client service to our clients and patients.
Builds rapport with clients by gathering information and listening to, and empathizing with their concerns
Performs physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures that deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.
Communicates with clients on topics such as pet diagnosis, treatment plans, preventive health care, and nutritional needs.
Maintains client/patient medical/surgical records and makes certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols.
Stays current on new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine.
Assists in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.
Presents a positive image of the hospital in the professional community and to the general public.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed.
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding veterinary code of ethics.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Works collaboratively with hospital team members.
Makes decisions confidently and effectively.
Manages time and tasks appropriately.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.