South Austin Cat Hospital Associate Veterinarian Full/Part Time Austin, TX · Full time

The Associate veterinarian works with the Practice Owner to define, implement, and practice medical policies and procedures that ensure quality patient care. They deliver medical, surgical, and dental care to patients. The Associate Veterinarian plays a key role in building and maintaining client relationships as well as relationships with the team. They may assist in supervising team members in their daily medical duties. This is a leadership position with the important responsibility of ensuring a positive work environment in which the practice can achieve its goals.


Do you want to make the world a better place for cats? 

Are you a Texas Licensed Veterinarian seeking a Paws-itive work culture where your opinion matters? Are you a Cat Person seeking to advance your career in the veterinary field? Don't “Purr-Crastinate”! Apply today!

South Austin Cat Hospital is searching for an Associate Veterinarian to join our mission to make the world a better place for Cats. 

We are looking for individuals interested in continuously challenging themselves to develop their knowledge and skills and follow our core values.



  • Provides compassionate care to patients
  • Consistently utilizes Cat Friendly Interactions and Fear Free Handling to facilitate a low-stress visit for patients
  • Practices veterinary medicine in accordance with evidence-based medicine, AAFP/ISFM/AAHA guidelines, and South Austin Cat Hospital standards of care
  • Works with the Practice Owner to set practice medical policies and procedures; performs all duties in accordance with them
  • Performs physical examinations using preliminary data provided by the veterinary  technicians, diagnoses physical conditions, and presents diagnostic and treatment options to the client 
  • Performs medical, surgical, and dental procedures; provides emergency services in accordance with hospital status
  • Interprets the results of laboratory procedures and determines the appropriate protocol based on the results; reads radiographs, ultrasounds, ECGs, cytology, etc.
  • Prescribes medications in accordance with manufacturers label instructions and uses. Understands common side-effects and common drug interactions with other medications. Thoroughly educates clients when off-label usage of medications is required
  • Thoroughly, accurately, and promptly updates medical records and SOAP notes using our cloud-based electronic medical records system
  • Plans and carries out a significant program of personal medical continuing education focusing on feline medicine 
  • Collaborates with and discusses cases with other veterinarians on the team


  • Takes time to communicate effectively with clients, presenting them with  treatment alternatives and being sensitive to their emotional as well as financial status  
  • Sets an example for the team in interacting with clients; promotes the concept of the  client-centered environment
  • Helps to develop new programs and processes that meet clients’ changing needs  
  • Participates in and oversees client education
  • Able to communicate effectively in person, over the phone, through text, and through email


  • Demonstrates the Five Basic Management Skills at all times: 1. Take it upon yourself to better the situation, 2. Lead by example, 3. Maintain two-way conversations that are open and honest, 4. Treat others with respect, 5. Focus on the situation or behavior, not the individual
  • Communicates objectives, motivates team members, builds and maintains morale, maintains core values and standards
  • Promotes cooperative working environment among team members; understands the value of teamwork; shows enthusiasm and willingness to perform as necessary to help the practice function as a unit
  • Delivers in-house medical training to the entire team when assigned
  • Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees
  • Aids in teaching veterinary student externs


  • Works toward and attains practice productivity standards
  • Works with the Practice Owner to review key performance indicators and plan for changes as indicated
  • Works with the Practice Owner on plans for developing and growing the business
  • Is active in professional organizations, such as AAFP and The Uncharted Veterinary Community
  • Assists the marketing effort by participating in community activities that focus on the veterinary profession and cats
  • Participates in Doctor's Meetings & journal club
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent from an accredited university
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Texas
  • Current DEA License
  • USDA Accreditation
  • Cat-Friendly Veterinarian certification preferred
  • Fear Free Certification preferred
  • ABVP certification in feline practice or interest in becoming ABVP certified in feline practice preferred


  • Experienced veterinarians and new grads are welcome! We would love to mentor the right Crazy Cat Veterinarian!


  • Feels and expresses a genuine love for cats and for working in the veterinary field
  • Possesses a passion for feline welfare, promotes adoption, supports Trap Neuter Return efforts, and educates about alternatives to declawing.
  • Passionate about making the world a better place for cats and the people who love them
  • Truly embodies and promotes a positive practice culture while demonstrating compassion and respect for the entire team.
  • Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying patients and equipment weighing up to 35 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