Westside Animal Hospital seeks an Associate Veterinarian to join our caring and compassionate team
*Up to $10,000 sign-on/retention bonus
Westside Animal Hospital is a full-service small animal hospital for dogs and cats in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We have an excellent reputation in the community for practicing high-quality medicine and surgery. Our focus on client education and wellness care is the foundation of our hospital. We also excel at dentistry, medical care, and surgery. In general, our progressive clientele allow us to perform the required diagnostics necessary to formulate a successful treatment plan. Our hospital provides digital x-ray and digital dental x-ray, in-house labs, and isoflurane anesthesia. We also work hard at providing a fun, positive work environment for our doctors and support staff. Doctors and technicians frequently collaborate with one another to ensure optimal patient care. We make continuing education a priority for all staff, and we regularly enjoy time together outside of the office. Our team approach helps to keep everyone motivated and to feel a part of the big picture.
Complete pharmacy - large inventory of established pharmaceuticals as well as many of the latest developments.
Staff and doctors are committed to quality medicine and a compassionate approach to our patients.
We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service.
About Fort Wayne, IN
Fort Wayne is a cultural hub, home to an international airport, 15 museums and art galleries, 2 daily newspapers, philharmonic orchestra, botanical gardens, a zoo (voted the nation’s best children’s zoo by Travel magazine!), 3 minor league sports franchises and 86 public parks. Fort Wayne has a 70 mile walking and biking trail along the riverbanks. Our cost of living is below the national average. We are known for our numerous restaurants - it is never a problem to find a new place to eat! We are a big city (the second largest in Indiana) with small town values.
In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the Associate Veterinarian is an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with a Managing Doctor and supporting medical staff. This individual advances the quality of medicine in the practice and provides exceptional client service to our clients and patients.
Builds rapport with clients by gathering information and listening to, and empathizing with their concerns
Performs physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures that deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.
Communicates with clients on topics such as pet diagnosis, treatment plans, preventive health care, and nutritional needs.
Maintains client/patient medical/surgical records and makes certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols.
Stays current on new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine.
Assists in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.
Presents a positive image of the hospital in the professional community and to the general public.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state of Indiana as well as USDA accreditation
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding veterinary code of ethics.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Works collaboratively with hospital team members.
Makes decisions confidently and effectively.
Manages time and tasks appropriately.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.