Pilina Vet Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Kailua, HI · Full time

Pilina Vet’s Purpose is to cultivate connection. We accomplish this through cutting edge preventative medicine and, when necessary, accurate and timely diagnosis and treatment of disease. We are seeking DVMs who lean in and desire growth & balance.


We are seeking a DVM who is quick on their feet, someone who has special interest or experience in surgery and dentistry is a plus. Experienced doctors (2 year minimum) are welcome to apply.


Medical / Surgical Skills

  • Possesses the required medical and surgical knowledge to properly educate clients about recommended procedures.
  • Ability to provide a technically thorough physical examination for all patients, in accordance with the patient’s medical condition and the reason for the appointment.
  • Ability to update treatment records, anesthesia/surgery logs, controlled substance log, and all other medical related records promptly, accurately, and professionally.
  • Ability to ensure that clients receive accurate cost estimates for treatment; obtains written permission before beginning treatment or surgery.
  • Willingness to adhere and comply with medical standards of care set by the Chief of Medicine.

Client Skills

  • Ability to relate well to clients; remember client and patient names; and thoroughly explain diagnosis and treatment alternatives in understandable terms.
  • Consideration of both the client’s emotional well-being and the patient’s welfare in the treatment decision-making process.
  • Calls clients personally after significant treatment or procedures, or ensure that a staff member calls and properly notes the client file.
  • Ability to instill confidence in clients; strives to be well liked by clients.

Staff Skills

  • Prioritizes taking time to share medical knowledge and expertise with staff.
  • Ability to be approachable to staff but has ability to maintain a professional doctor/staff relationship and can work well as part of a team.

Continuing Education

  • Desires and actively strives to stay current on relevant veterinary topics.
  • Willingness to change medical practices with updated research/technology.


  • Judicious in the use of supplies.
  • Ability to charge appropriately for time spent with clients and patients.
  • Ability to work efficiently and with appropriate utilization of support staff.


  • Undergraduate degree
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
  • Licensure in good standing to practice in the state of Hawaii



  • Experienced doctors (2 year minimum)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university


  • Feel and express a genuine liking for animals and for working in an animal care environment.
  • Must be able to work without direct supervision and be comfortable with decision making; be able to use sound personal judgment in selecting methods, establishing priorities, and arriving at conclusions
  • Must be able to tactfully demonstrate “take charge” capabilities.
  • Deal intelligibly, pleasantly and efficiently with clients on the telephone and in person, often doing several things at one time.
  • Display tact and diplomacy with staff members and clients.
  • Work almost constantly in the presence of other staff members and clients.
  • Be flexible in attitude and work habits.
  • Quickly learn how to pronounce, know the meaning of and spell commonly used veterinary terms.
  • Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying records and equipment weighting up to 25 lbs; requires sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.


  • Preventative medicine is key – wellness center – education and client understanding for practice success
  • Foster a sense of community with the staff and the community at large
  • Use of technology for transparency and to foster the best client experience possible

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