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Associate Veterinarian

Company: NVA
Location: Durham
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

North Paw Animal Hospital located in Durham, NC is seeking an Associate DVM to join our practice! North Paw Animal Hospital is located in northern Durham County. This is a suburban area populated by clients that work mainly at Duke and the Research Triangle Park. North Paw Animal Hospital provides primary care to small animals mostly canine and feline focusing on well care and strong client/patient relationships. There are a variety of specialty hospitals in the area for referral such as the Veterinary College at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. ABOUT THE HOSPITAL Full service small animal hospital offering veterinary services, boarding and drop off services, bathing and grooming. Modern building with 4 exam rooms, a large treatment area, 3 wards (canine, feline and isolation), surgical suite and dental table. Separate canine and feline entrances and waiting areas with 1 exam room exclusively feline and 1 exclusively canine. AAFP certified feline friendly hospital In house laboratory capabilities using Heska chemistry and CBC analyzer Digital dental radiography using the Schick system IM3 dental ultrasonic scaler and high speed drill Plans for expansion of our dental area to include 1 or 2 more tables Isoflourane gas anesthesia with monitoring equipment including pulse oximetry, blood pressure, ECG, temperature, heart and respiration rate Waiting for approval for digital radiography. Right now we have an Innovet machine and an automatic processor Monthly film review by a board certified radiologist from the local referral hospital. Ultrasound offered twice monthly by a mobile radiologist All emergencies after 6 pm on weekdays and 12 pm on Saturdays are referred to the local emergency hospital Complete pharmacy AVI Mark Veterinary software. We have just transitioned to paper light. ABOUT DURHAM COUNTY Durham, North Carolina is located in the central portion of the state, halfway between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the pristine beaches of North Carolina?s Outer Banks. Both residents and visitors alike enjoy the host of cultural, historical, educational, and natural amenities that Durham has to offer. Our reasonable cost-of-living, first class health care, sports teams, arts, entertainment, shopping options, and an abundance of the natural beauty typical of the Carolina Piedmont all contribute to the high quality of life that ?Durhamites? enjoy. JOB SUMMARY 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. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 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. Employment Type: Full Time

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