Strawbridge Animal Care is ready to invite our next DVM to our team!
As an associate DVM at Strawbridge Animal Care, you will enjoy the benefits of working with a team of 6 veterinarians who understand the value of working together.
A large team of staff supports our veterinarians, including 4 licensed technicians, 5 client service representatives, and 17 assistants. As part of a team that encourages personal and professional growth, 5 of the 17 assistants are currently enrolled in school to obtain their license to practice veterinary technology and are fully supported in completing their externships with us.
We are primarily a day practice that sees small animal patients; however, with the onset of Covid we have opened ourselves up for urgent care patients and walk-ins to accommodate the increased need in our community. By partnering with our local ER hospitals and surrounding veterinarians, we are able to serve more patients who need urgent care.
Quality of life here at Strawbridge Animal Care is a priority. It is important that your schedule fits not only the needs of the hospital but is also flexible enough to accommodate the things that are important to you outside of work.
A surgeon would be welcome but is not required for this position.
We currently care for primarily dogs and cats; however, we would welcome someone with an interest in exotics.
Our associate DVM responsibilities include:
MEDICAL AND SURGICAL
Practicing high-quality medicine with compassion
Focusing on continued education and advancing medicine personally and within our practice
Examining pets to diagnose various illnesses, diseases, and injuries
Handle patients with care and respect; our hospital is not Fear Free Certified, but we do make use of many of the concepts within the Fear Free program and have many Fear Free Certified staff members.
Interpreting the results of laboratory procedures and determining the appropriate protocol based on the results
Treating pets by prescribing appropriate medications, cleaning and dressing wounds, and performing surgeries, dental, and other medical procedures
Operating and interpreting results for ECG, radiograph, and ultrasound
Updating and maintaining accurate patient medical records
Educating clients about wellness care, including vaccines, preventions, and dental care
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 staff in dealing with clients; promotes the concept of a client-centered environment
Supervises veterinary technicians and students; works with them to efficiently and effectively provide patient care and client communication
Is accessible by staff while maintaining doctor/staff professional relationships
Works towards attaining practice productivity standards
Works with the practice to help develop and grow the business
Assists in marketing by participating in hospital social media initiatives and community activities that focus on the veterinary profession
Communicates objectives, motivates staff, builds and maintains morale; maintains core values and standards
Takes an active role in staff meetings
Promotes a cooperative working environment among staff members; values teamwork; shows enthusiasm and willingness to perform as necessary to help the practice function as a unit
Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees
Promotes continuous quality improvement
Performs other duties as assigned
Excellent communication skills with both staff and clients
Ability to recognize that teamwork is essential for a quality practice; ability to work as a team member as well as a doctor
Willingness to work emergencies or extra hours as needed
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