This position will provide the necessary support in the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) ambulatory service of the West Metro Equine Practice (WMEP).
The West Metro Equine Practice (WMEP) office is located in Long Lake, which is about 25 miles West of the Piper Equine Hospital/Leatherdale Equine Center (on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota). WMEP provides service within a 35-mile radius and beyond for special circumstances. Three WMEP vehicles are utilized for appointments and emergencies. WMEP is equipped with digital radiography, ultrasound, extracorporeal shockwave, an upper airway endoscope, three motorized dentistry setups, and access to other equipment at the Piper Equine Hospital. The equine population in the area we service is diverse, consisting of both pleasure and performance horses of all breeds. The equine ambulatory service sees a wide range of appointment types including preventive medicine (vaccinations and internal parasite management), lameness/sports medicine, dentistry, reproduction, regulatory (Coggins and Health Certificates), pre-purchase exams, acupuncture, spinal manipulation, infectious disease, nutrition consultation and emergencies (colic, laceration, choke, etc.).
DVM with at least two years of experience in equine medicine. Applicants with experience in equine sports medicine are preferred.
Qualified applicants must be eligible for licensing in Minnesota by being graduates of either 1)AVMA COE accredited veterinary schools who have passed the North American Licensing Exam (NAVLE) by the start date, or 2) non-accredited schools who have ECVFG or PAVE certificates that have passed the NAVLE by the start date. The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine requires all clinicians to become licensed and accredited in the state of Minnesota. The candidate selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to being and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills are required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Selection Criteria Ability to troubleshoot problems that may arise Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment Cognitive skills: Analysis, decision making, and learning ability Interpersonal skills: Positive attitude, work effectively as part of a team, in partnership, and with individuals Leadership skills: Fostering teamwork, coaching and developing Communication skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills Motivation skills: Initiative and results oriented Personal skills: Develop self, adaptable Organizational/business skills: Customer service oriented, project planning and coordination
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