Associate Veterinarian | Tacoma, Washington
Tacoma, WA
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Job Description

VPC -Tacoma is seeking Associate Veterinarian to join our team.

We are an efficient, highly trained team that focuses on customer service and excellent patient care. We work well together as a team to provide high quality veterinary care to small animals. Our established leadership provides an ideal learning environment for New Graduates and our supportive mentors encourage growth and foster a supportive hands-on experience. We are seeking to add a full-time Associate Veterinarian to work out of our Tacoma location as we are welcoming a high volume of new and returning clients. We are a walk-in model clinic offering an ideal and flexible schedule, full benefits package, above average base salary, as well as production-based pay. Come join our team and see what the Value Pet experience is all about!

ABOUT THE HOSPITAL

  • Surgical suite with Cardell monitors
  • Progeny digital dental radiology
  • IDEXX, in-house lab equipment
  • IDEXX Pacs digital radiology

About Tacoma, WA:

Nestled southwest of Seattle, Tacoma is known as one of the most "walkable" cities in the country. We have more than 25 parks and trails to explore throughout the city. Our residents take advantage of the many family and pet-friendly state parks for hiking and outdoor family fun! We are located close to downtown Tacoma with its museums and restaurants all nearby!

Job Summary

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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 in which applicant is to be employed.
  • 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.

Job Type Full-time