Board Certified Emergency Veterinarian Surgeon - Roanoke, VA
Emergency Veterinary Services of Roanoke
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
Boarded Surgeon Required For Busy ER And Referral Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia.
Are you a boarded or recently boarded surgeon who is looking to put roots down in a beautiful area where your dollars go further?
Do you have great people skills as well as surgical skills?
Is your mindset one of growth where you are looking to challenge yourself and those around you?
Are you able to cut both soft tissue and orthopedic cases?
If so, please read on. We think we have a role that you might enjoy.
We are a rapidly growing Emergency and Specialty Service. We believe that animals and vets deserve the best chance at a happy, healthy life and our service allows both groups to thrive.
We’re looking for other people who believe and want the same thing as we do and can help us keep this service running to the high standard we’ve set for ourselves and now develop our surgical service alongside our other disciplines.
We were founded over 20 years ago as a collective of the Roanoke area’s veterinarians to be able to offer after hours emergency service to their clients. We have evolved into a 24-hour emergency and critical care service facility. Since then we have continued to work closely with our referring practices and the local community.
While the care of animals is important, we also recognize that we can’t do that if we don’t care for our people too. So, we’ve built a practice based on the following values:
Being kind to ourselves and others.
Respect for medicine and relationships.
Being honest and open in our dealings with those around us.
Having attention to detail because sometimes it’s this that unlocks a case or makes a client or teammate’s day.
Doing what we say we’ll do because acting with integrity is never the wrong move.
Honoring our teammates because we know that without a shared bond of trust, our jobs get ten times harder.
Making the conscious choice to show up each day and make the practice a positive and energizing place to be.
Cake - if you cook then basically, the job is yours. (OK, that’s not quite true, but it would definitely be a tick in the plus column.)
Your mental health and professional development are also extremely important, so you can expect us to cater to these things in the form of support and generous CE budget.
Although we are an emergency-only hospital, we have a huge potential caseload waiting to be attended to and a large referral practice base from which to draw referral cases as well as emergency ones.
Being part of an ER service also carries the benefit of having an 24/7 service to manage your cases outside of normal hours for any issues that arise or for pain management.
We work with Virginia Tech for any advanced imaging you may need for your cases.
The ideal candidate must be team oriented and willing to invest time in developing strong relationships with our referral doctors and have good communication skills.
The role involves the following:
Working 4 days each week as our referral surgeon (the days themselves are negotiable).
Seeing clients and assess cases before admission from external referring practices.
Taking over cases referred internally by our ER team.
Accepting emergencies from referring veterinarians on an as needed basis.
Surgery on soft tissue and orthopedic cases.
Giving advice, training and mentorship to our team and also our referring vets from time to time. Generating reports & invoicing for your work.
Being on call for cases that our ER team cannot handle. - This will be a rare occurrence as they are highly capable.
Being a nice person and making the team around you feel special! (They have to do this for you too!)
3% Salary Match to your Simple IRA
3 weeks Paid vacation
CE allowance $2500/ annum plus training days
Board state license
Public Liability and Professional Indemnity
About the Area
Roanoke is a smaller town with a lot of big-city amenities which means the standard of life compared to the cost of living is very favorable.
We have a great indoor arena offering a professional hockey team, Broadway shows and nationally known talent. We have opera and symphony. We have numerous indoor and outdoor music festivals in town and nearby. Because we are based in the heart of the Blue Ridge, Roanoke has become something of a mountain bike mecca. There are other opportunities for the outdoor lover including hiking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and SUP. College Sports fans can cheer the Hokies on at Virginia Tech, cheer for the Cavaliers at UVA or cheer on the Liberty Flames.
If you are into food and drink, we have multiple micro-breweries, great local restaurants and numerous wineries as well.
All in all, Roanoke is a great place for paying down your loans, having fun or bringing up your family.
Doctor of Veterinary degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
Current DEA License or obtained upon hire
Active Veterinary State License
USDA Accreditation or obtained upon hire
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS + Ability to sit or stand and work at a computer for long periods of time. + Ability to be confident around animals (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc. Candidate to confirm species treated with practice leadership for additional clarity.) + Client needs and work volume may occasionally require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position may require special working hours, including working weekends, evenings and/or holidays. + Must have mental capacity and processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently. + The noise level in the work environment is moderately high. Ear plugs will be available upon request. + Job requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform required duties while working. + Ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds. + Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate other equipment as required. + Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. + Hospital teammates are routinely exposed to a variety of animals that may bite, kick or scratch, and on occasion, may be exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological or zoonotic hazards and/or medication/controlled substances.
**Hiring eligibility may be contingent to a candidate authorizing and completing a satisfactory background check. **
If you are interested in being part of the EVS family, please send your resume to Lindsay at: Lshemansky@allianceanimal.com