Ann Arbor Animal Hospital is in search of full-time or part-time DVM who can function in the roles of Primary Care AND Critical Care for our growing small animal hospital. We are located on the west side of Ann Arbor, MI where we have been practicing medicine for nearly 85 years. We offer Primary Care and Critical Care services during the day, Monday thru Sunday, and run our ER opposite of the PC/CC services. As a PC / CC veterinarian, the schedule will be primarily week days and weekends, with occasional shifts on holidays to help our ER Team. Patient care, teamwork, and a client centered focus are emphasized leading to a positive work environment for all. We are committed to the ideal candidate’s professional growth, development, and career satisfaction. The competitive compensation package includes vacation, CE, and comprehensive benefits, including health, SIMPLE IRA, license and association dues, etc. Our ideal candidate has completed a rotating Small Animal Internship or possesses a minimum 2 years of experience. Our unique position in the metro Ann Arbor area makes our hospital a personally and professionally rewarding opportunity.
1.Medical & Surgical: (a.) Performs physical examinations and other appropriate diagnostic procedures; diagnoses medical or surgical conditions and presents treatment alternatives to the client. (b.) Manages hospitalized patients (when scheduled in Critical Care). (c.) Performs medical and surgical procedures, including emergency procedures. (d.) Promptly and accurately updates client records including completing medical records, treatment plans, and rounding before the start and before the end of each shift. (e.) Plans and carries out a significant program of personal medical continuing education. We encourage maximum use of the hospital’s CE benefit for continuous growth of expanding and improving veterinary skills in order to stay current, or at the front, of the veterinary profession. (f.) After attending CE, DVMs must share important points / learnings to help improve and update the entire hospital’s level of patient care.
2.Human Resources: (a.) Plays a leadership role with LVTs and Assistants; works with them to assess their current skill level then plan and implement a CE and growth personal development plan. (b.) Delivers in-house medical training to staff. (c.) Is accessible by staff while maintaining doctor/staff professional relationship.
3.Business Management: (a.) Works towards and attains hospital productivity standards. (b.) Understands and functions in a manner to build revenue growth and control expenses. (c.) Works with the owner and Hospital Director on plans for developing and growing the business. (d.) Is active in professional organizations.
4.Client Relations: (a.) Takes time to communicate in a warm, clear, and concise manner with clients, presenting them with treatment alternatives while being sensitive to their emotional needs and financial status. (b.) Sets an example for the staff in dealing with clients; promotes the concept of a client-centered environment. (c.) Helps to develop new programs / procedures and works to leverage existing programs / procedures that are designed to meet client needs based on changing medical developments, client needs, etc. (d.) Is sensitive to clients and patients best interests including making referral options for treatment.
5.Marketing: (a.) Assists with the visibility and image of the hospital by participating in community activities that focus on the veterinary profession including but not limited to 4H Club, wildlife rescue organizations, annual hospital charity events, etc. (b.) Evaluates and suggests new, useful pet products guide clients toward our OTC products in order to optimize home pet care. (c.) Writes one blog per quarter and periodically reviews the website in order to keep information current and the community informed.
6.Practice Leadership: (a.) Leads by example regarding a positive, fun working environment that strives to provide benchmark patient care. (b.) Maintains a professional, positive attitude even under stress. (c.) Communicates objectives, motivates staff, builds and maintains morale; maintains core values. (d.) Attends both DVM and Staff Meetings as an active participant encouraging staff member’s involvement. (e.) Promotes cooperative working environment among staff members; understands the value of teamwork; shows enthusiasm and willingness to perform as necessary to help the hospital function as a cohesive, high performing team.
7.Special Projects: On an as needed basis. For example, each DVM is expected to share responsibility for ongoing tasks such as input into the DVM schedule, writing protocols, staff training, working with externship trainees, etc., with the goal being the enrichment of our hospital and leveraging patient care.
About Ann Arbor Animal Hospital
The Ann Arbor Animal Hospital is a locally owned, full service veterinary clinic in Ann Arbor, Michigan, serving Washtenaw County and the surrounding areas. We are AAHA-accredited and provide routine primary veterinary care by walk-in seven days a week, with limited appointments available Monday through Friday, and Emergency and Critical Care 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. See our website's "About Us" page to learn more.