Veterinarian- AAHA & Cat Friendly- Gold accredited practice Casa Grande, AZ
The Small Animal Clinic
January 14, 2018
Casa Grande, Arizona
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - Any experience level considered
DVM or equivalent
AAHA & Cat-Friendly accredited small animal practice in Casa Grande, AZ has openings for full-time and/or part-time veterinarians. We provide a lifestyle-friendly work environment while providing excellent client service and patient care. The Small Animal Clinic is a 3 DVM practice with great support staff. We care for each pet, one-on-one, to form and maintain the essential bond with the pet owner. Our professional and support team embraces and embodies "why" we chose veterinary health care as our profession, "to keep the tails wagging and the cats purring".
Small Animal Clinic (SAC) was the first exclusively small animal practice in the Casa Grande Valley. We continue to advance the standard of veterinary care for our patients by maintaining accreditation by both AAHA and AAFP. Scheduling for our veterinarians allows for patient-client interaction and for collaboration with other team members on cases. Management actively supports training and continuing education for our entire staff. Personal advancement is encouraged within the practice commensurate with individual ability and motivation. There is the opportunity for expansion of dentistry, ultrasound, and surgery within the practice.
SAC is lifestyle friendly, no nights, no after-hours emergencies, and no Sundays. Job flexibility, paid Continuing Education, and competitive pay.
Practice hours: Monday-Friday 8-5:30 pm and Saturdays 8-Noon.
Cornerstone software system
Electronic medical records
Computers in exam rooms, work areas, and laptops for portability
Reference labs (Antech and Idexx) with twice daily sample pick-up
Online practice-associated pharmacy (branded and compounded medications and more)
Digital radiology- whole body and dental
High-speed drill and ultrasonic dental unit
Telemedicine consultation utilized for radiology, dentistry, and cardiology
Board-Certified Specialty Referral
Critical Care and ICU referral and after hours support
Casa Grande Valley area
Casa Grande is located 20 miles southeast of the Phoenix metro area, and an hour north of Tucson. Come live and practice in fantastic Arizona. The great outdoors of mountains, desert, lakes, and more awaits you. The local housing market has ample options for rental, lease, or ownership. Casa Grande has a great school system with 2 public high schools, 2 charter high schools, 2 middle schools, and numerous public elementary schools. There is additionally one private Catholic elementary school. Additionally Central Arizona College is located here. The daily commute averages a short 10-20 minute drive. An avid cyclist, equestrian, or hiker will find viable options abound due to great weather year round. Come join our practice, advance your professional career, live your life in the style that allows for a healthy balance of work and play, and become a vital part of our community.
The Associate Veterinarian works with the direct guidance collaboration and supervision of the SAC medical director. The Associate Veterinarian is to make every effort to help improve the quality of care given to the patients of the Small Animal Clinic. The Associate Veterinarian will familiarize themselves with the SAC AAHA Standards, Procedures, and Protocols and AAFP Cat-Friendly Practice Standards, Procedures, and Protocols. There is opportunity and encouragement for personal growth and advancement within the practice.
Will be in accordance with AAHA accreditation and Cat-Friendly accreditation. It is of utmost importance that all veterinarians adhere to the protocols established for accreditation.
Perform physical exams of animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
Ability to perform diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures that deliver the highest quality of care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.
Communication with clients regarding diagnoses, including differential diagnoses, treatment plans, preventative health care, and nutritional needs.
Ability to collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, nutritional assessment, body condition score, pain assessment, and general care on all patients to promote the health of animals.
Educate the public about zoonotic diseases.
Train and supervise workers who handle and care for animals; as needed, from time to time.
Provide care to a wide range of animals, dog, cats, and if qualified general care of pocket pets and birds.
Humanely euthanize animals when it has been mutually agreed upon by the patient’s owner.
With the assistance of the technical team, administer anesthetics, perform surgery, and monitor patients during surgery, dentals, and recovery. Adherence to SAC AAHA and Cat-Friendly Standards of Care for accreditation.
Maintain client/patient medical and surgical records. Adheres to SAC AAHA and Cat-Friendly record keeping protocols including completion of all written logs
Prepare per SAC protocol printed specific, individualized discharge instructions for all hospitalized, surgical, and patients undergoing procedures. All SAC patients being discharged receive comprehensive written and verbal instructions that are communicated to the pet owner and are initialed by the owner as received and understood. Additionally, outpatients will receive a SAC Medical Treatment Summary when the attending DVM decides there is a need for written instructions for the client.
Explain dosage/purpose of medications; reinforce through discussion the proper care and procedures that should be followed at home.
Follow SAC Call back/follow-up with clients concerning certain patients; recommend additional medical progress examinations (MPE) per SAC AAHA Standards of Care. Additionally, if patient’s progress does not appear satisfactory and/or as indicated by assessment of the patient recommend appropriate and timely MPE and/or additional Call Backs to the pet owner.
Provide guidance and leadership to the healthcare team that will positively influence the level of care and service provided to the clients and patients of the Small Animal Clinic.
Perform other duties as deemed necessary and/or are assigned.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited university.
Possesses and maintains up to date Arizona Veterinary licensure in good standing to practice without restrictions in Arizona.
Possesses and maintains their DEA license
Is properly accredited by APHIS to write health certificates for small animals, specifically dogs and cats.
Commitment to practice the highest standard of medicine and surgery.
Commitment to uphold veterinary code of ethics
Demonstrates the ability and capacity for excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Works collaboratively and harmoniously with all SAC hospital team members
Demonstrates the ability for confident and effective decision making within the SAC team and with clientele interaction.
Demonstrates effective time management and completion of tasks in an appropriate timeframe.
Presents a professional and courteous manner to all staff and clientele. Including adherence to SAC dress code and personal appearance.
Commitment to adhere and maintain continuing educational training and development as required per AAHA and Cat-Friendly Practice accreditation.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, stoop, walk or stand for extended periods of time; sit; and talk or listen. The employee is required to use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Work often requires lifting and carrying animals, which may weigh upwards of 100 lbs. Animal handlers will provide additional assistance when anyone is working with larger animals of 40-50 lbs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits: Salary base plus the percentage of production based on experience level and job responsibilities. Benefits are tailored to the specific needs of the practitioner. Opportunity for buy-in is available for the right candidate. The ideal candidate we are looking for would live in Casa Grande area
About The Small Animal Clinic
AAHA and Cat Friendly Practice-Gold Level (AAFP) accredited small animal practice - 4 DVM, great, talented technical and support staff. SAC is well equipped, digital x-rays (whole body & dental). There is ample opportunity to expand dental and surgical services within the practice. We provide optimal care and exceed client expectations with highly personalized service. We pride ourselves in embracing progressive change to continually improve patient care and client service. Practice hours 8-5:30pm Monday-Friday and Saturday 8-Noon. Located In Casa Grande, 25 miles south of Phoenix metro. We have a "small city" feel yet close to all the amenities of a large metropolitan area. Population of the city is 50,000. We have clientele that return every winter season to increase the local population to 60,000. If you like outdoor activities there is hiking and cycling year round. If you like lakes, boating, and camping, there are 2 nearby lakes, Canyon & Saguaro. It is a short drive to mountains even for downhill skiing and snowboarding in Northern Arizona. Of course- there is the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, and the beautiful Monument Valley within the Navajo reserv...ation. Locally there are many affordable housing options. Within a 10 mile commute you can find homesites with acreage for horses. Casa Grande is a great place to work, live, raise a family, and become part of a hometown community. We have all the benefits of Arizona without the long commute or constant traffic.