SOUND Veterinary Rehabilitation Center is seeking a rehabilitation certified veterinarian (CCRT or CCRP) to join our team that includes 2 rehabilitation veterinarians, 2 rehab certified technicians, 2 rehab certified physical therapists, 5 rehab assistants, and 2 patient care coordinators.
Candidate must have experience working in physical rehabilitation, neurology and/or surgery. All candidates must hold a current veterinary license in Washington, or be licensed in another state and eligible in Washington. The ideal candidate will be certified in veterinary acupuncture.
SOUND Veterinary Rehabilitation is housed in two adjacent buildings:
The Rehabilitation Center (Gym) includes 2 underwater treadmills, 2 lasers, PEMF, therapeutic ultrasound, NMES, large gym, and two treatment rooms (one typically dedicated to acupuncture treatments).
The SOUND Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic is in the Animal Surgical and Orthopedic Center building. Consultations are performed in this building M-F. All diagnostic imaging and procedures requiring sedation/ anesthesia are performed in this building. Equipment includes: PEMF, 3 different PRP systems, digital radiography, CT, anesthesia and monitoring equipment, stance analyzer, needle scope and traditional arthroscopy, hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
This is a full-time position (4 or 5 days/ week).
Benefits package for full time employees includes:
Profit-sharing and 401K plan (employee eligible after 12 months of employment)
Paid vacation and holidays
Generous Continuing Education benefits
Uniforms with clinic logo
Job Duties Include:
New patient evaluations—thorough orthopedic, neurologic and rehabilitation evaluation; development of therapeutic goals and treatment plan. New patient evaluations are scheduled for 1.5 hours.
Client education—we pride ourselves on providing exceptional. education for clients; a large portion of the consultation is dedicated to helping clients understand their pet’s condition, additional diagnostics needed, treatment recommendations, expectations and prognosis, financial expectations, and plan for reassessment.
Diagnostic work-up—many of our patients require additional diagnostic imaging in order to establish a diagnosis and treatment plan. The rehabilitation veterinarian is expected to choose and facilitate imaging modalities such as radiographs (on site), CT (on site), musculoskeletal ultrasound (radiologist scheduled to come on site), and MRI (off-site).
Development of customized treatment plans—Each patient and client should have a plan designed specifically for the individual pet’s needs and clients’ ability to carry out the plan (financially, physically, geographically).
Facilitate referral for surgical consultation, if indicated.
Recheck evaluations—patient re-evaluations should be performed on a regular (~4 weeks) basis to evaluate progression through treatment plans and achievement of therapeutic goals.
Perform therapeutic techniques such as intra-articular injections and extracorporeal shock wave therapy. These procedures will require the veterinarian to oversee sedation and anesthesia.
Work closely with and communicate openly with rehabilitation technicians and assistants regarding treatment plans, including UWTM, modalities and gym exercises. The rehabilitation veterinarian should be able to facilitate a rehabilitation treatment session if required.
Maintenance of thorough medical records, including visit summary to be sent to RDVM and discharge instructions for clients. All records must be completed no later than 5 days after the patient has been seen.
Provide continuing education for the staff and local veterinarians on a quarterly to semi-annual basis.
Engagement in teaching rounds, including journal club and case discussions.
Engagement in clinical research; the veterinarian is not expected to be the primary investigator (unless they so desire), but should be willing to work with the Medical Director on collection of data for clinical research. This may include GCP and externally funded research as well as internally funded projects.
SOUND Veterinary Rehabilitation Center is the premier small animal physical rehabilitation and pain management center in the beautiful Pacific North West. We are a group of dedicated, passionate rehabilitation professionals that love our job!
We are a branch of Animal Surgical and Orthopedic Center-- the only remaining specialty hospital in Seattle owned and operated by the doctors that work in the clinic every day. The culture of our practice is supportive and inclusive, recognizing and valuing the skills and dedication of our entire staff. We consider our employees our most valuable asset and work together to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and extraordinary service to our clients. We are proud of the difference we make in the lives of our patients and to be leaders in the field of veterinary rehabilitation and pain management.
While we consider the customized care and client education we provide to be our greatest service, we also offer all of the rehab tools you could want, including:
3 underwater treadmills
3 therapeutic lasers
Shock wave therapy
Large gym for land exercises
PEMF (beds and loops)
Platelet rich plasma and stem cell therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy