Emergency Associate - $25K Sign on Bonus - Springfield, MA
VCA Animal Hospitals
May 22, 2018
Full Time - One to seven years
DVM or equivalent
VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital is seeking an Emergency Veterinarian to join our growing, AAHA-accredited, Emergency, Specialty, and Wellness practice in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Qualified candidates should have prior internship training and/or at least one year of experience in emergency medicine in a fast-paced environment—ideally in a full-service, specialty facility).
Our caseload and clientele are diverse and influenced by the surrounding local communities, which include 5 colleges and Medical and Legal professionals.
We boast a collegial environment that is focused on client service, patient care and teamwork—and this rewarding, professional environment is augmented by exceptionally approachable specialists and regular morbidity and mortality rounds, a journal club, and on-site RACE approved CE events. This is all further enhanced by the tremendous resources, support and benefits of VCA Antech, Inc.
Springfield is located in Western Massachusetts, and is easily accessible from all area highways and major routes. Our location affords the opportunity for a wealth of outdoor and cultural activities in the area, as well as close proximity to the larger urban communities of Boston, Hartford, and New York City.
Come visit our one-of-a-kind hospital with many attributes, but where our TEAM and dedication is truly our greatest asset!
The Emergency Veterinarian—under the guidance of the Medical Director and with the support of the Regional Medical Director—carries out VCA’s promise to our clients: making their pet’s health our top priority and excellent service our goal. The Emergency Veterinarian educates clients on, advocates for and strives to deliver the highest quality medical and surgical diagnostics and treatment to companion animals.
Skills and Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed.
Professional comportment and appearance, with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude.
The ability to make decisions and communicate clearly and effectively with fellow team members.
Respect for and willingness to work with clients and their pets.
A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
Develop a rapport with clients and determine their needs and wishes; perform physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort; recommend referral to another VCA doctor or specialist when this is likely to significantly improve the prognosis.
Explain physical examination findings and communicate to the client a diagnosis of the pet’s problems; generate and present a treatment plan for the pet to the client; educate clients on preventative health care, including vaccines and appropriate nutritional products.
Maintain client/patient medical/surgical records and make certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols; assist colleagues in follow-up and future management of the patient.
Stay up-to-date with new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine, fulfill VCA requirements for attending local VCA Continuing Education meetings and complete at least 30 hours of accredited CE per year.
Assist in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure the delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.
Positively represent the hospital and VCA in the professional community and to the general public.
VCA rewards its team members with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:
Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
401(k) retirement savings plan
Continuing Education allowance
Professional Liability Coverage
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