The Veterinarian is responsible for providing pet-care services offered by the Clinic. This position has a supervisory responsibility over the Patient Care staff as they perform duties requiring the legal oversight or responsibility of a licensed veterinarian.
Required skills, knowledge, abilities, and physical demands:
- The Veterinarian must possess a DVM degree.
- Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
- Knowledge of current veterinary theory and practice.
- Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.
- Records maintenance skills.
- Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
- Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Knowledge of animal surgical techniques.
- Ability to assess and treat medical conditions in a wide variety of animals.
- Knowledge of animal husbandry requirements, methods, and techniques.
- Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the veterinary care of animals
- This position requires long periods of standing and the ability to lift and carry at least 40 lbs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides clinical veterinary care, examination, treatment, surgery, and follow-up for animals housed in the Clinic.
- Provides emergency and weekend on-call veterinary coverage.
- Diagnose, treat and control diseases and injuries among the Clinics patients
- Perform surgery on sick and injured animals
- Prescribe and administer drugs, medicines, and vaccines as appropriate.
- Conduct post-mortem examination of animals including the performance of hematology, parasitology, microbiology and clinical pathology laboratory tests and procedures.
- Prepare and maintain records concerning consultations and diagnostic decisions ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations.
- Keep abreast of new technological advances in the care and treatment of animals and provide in-service training and orientation programs to staff as needed.
- Assist in the establishment and implementation of an effective quality control system for laboratory work; revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain desired standards.
- Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The Veterinarian works in all areas of the clinic. This is a generally fast-paced situation, frequently requiring multi-tasking skills and a broad knowledge of the practices and policies of CCVC. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
Continuing education requirements:
The Continuing Education credits required to maintain a veterinary license for the State of Michigan.
Continuing education will be made available through major national veterinary conferences and state conventions and through in-house training opportunities and training seminars/conferences as they become available.
- SIMPLE IRA
- Health Insurance with Dental
- Liability and Disability Insurance
- Paid Vacation and Holidays
- Emergency fees and weekend bonuses
- Continuing Education — 4 days and $1600 reimbursement
- Management Opportunities
- Uniforms provided
- Highly skilled and trained staff