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.
MEDICAL AND SURGICAL
- 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
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
- 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