Lafayette Animal Hospital in Lafayette, CA is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our practice.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated who wants to help us practice high level medicine in a busy 6 doctor practice. Lafayette Animal Hospital, an AAHA accredited practice has been serving the pet needs of the community since 1933.
We are a busy full service small animal practice with an amazing staff of 24 including 3 RVTs. Our team is committed to serving the needs of our community and its pets by practicing the best possible small animal medicine.
We offer: Benefits including 401K, Health Insurance, CE allowance
· Modern building with four exam rooms, one large centralized treatment area, surgery suite, large boarding area.
· Digital radiography
· Cardell BP Pulse Ox ECG monitors
· Idexx Catalyst and Procyte machines for rapid in house diagnostics.
· New state of the art Dentistry equipment including ultrasonic scaler, high and low speed handpieces and digital dental radiography.
· Flexible and rigid endoscopes for gastrointestinal, nasal, and oral endoscopic procedures.
· Color Doppler ultrasound unit
· Fully stocked in house pharmacy
· Serving primarily dogs and cats.
· Open at 7:00 AM for early morning drop offs and open Saturdays from 8:00-1:00 PM.
Board Certified Radiologist and Boarded Surgeon both available to come to the clinic. Cardiology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Oncology, Medicine, and Emergency specialists nearby.
About Lafayette, CA:
Lafayette, located in the heart of the East San Francisco Bay Area, offers a traditional small town environment in an upper middle class area with excellent schools. It is a wonderful place to live and an enriching place for families.
We are a dog friendly town with dogs welcome at many restaurants and shops as well as nearby dog parks and dog friendly trails.
Nearby San Francisco, just a 25 minute BART train ride or drive away, offers the West Coast’s best dining region in addition to a vibrant arts and theater scene and a wide variety of shopping opportunities.
The East Bay Area offers many great opportunities for recreation including hiking, trail running and mountain biking within 2 miles of the clinic. Wakeboarding, kiteboarding, and surfing are within a 30 minute drive, and skiing, hiking and back packing are available in the Lake Tahoe region 2 hours to the east.
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 CA.
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.
If you are looking for an excellent practice, with unmatched growth potential, we want to hear from you! Please apply today!
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