Company Info: VCA Inc. owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, with over 900 hospitals located in the U.S. states and Canada, and more than 55 clinical laboratories. VCA is also a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry, as well as operating a franchisor of premier dog daycare facilities.
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VCA Far Country Animal Hospital is an AAHA-accredited, multi-doctor small animal practice in Palmer, Alaska.
At VCA we want our doctors to practice medicine dictated by the needs of the patient, not by a corporate handbook. With over 800 hospitals nationwide, each with their own unique culture, we can find you the right fit that will meet both your professional and personal needs.
We are actively hiring General Practice Veterinarians in Alaska to join our team. VCA doctors enjoy the stability of a large company but are involved in and become a valued part of the local community. They benefit from the shared knowledge of colleagues at VCA hospitals in Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla and Palmer.
We encourage all General Practice Veterinarians to apply if interested in permanent or relief positions. Whether you’re an experienced clinician or a new graduate, we have an opportunity for you. Generous signing and relocation bonuses are available, some up to $45,000. Our competitive salary and varying compensation models offer flexibility to maximize your ability to earn in a manner most beneficial to you. Apply today to learn more about the opportunities available to you as a part of the VCA family.
- 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.
- Perform physical examinations and medical procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.
- 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.
- A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
- 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
Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!
Physical Demands: Work is generally performed in an office environment. Ability to sit for long periods of time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).