|Monday – Friday||7:00AM – 8:00PM|
|Saturday||8:00AM – 1:00PM|
The purpose of this position is to maintain animal health by diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries. The Associate Veterinarian works under the direct guidance and supervision of the owner doctor(s) or medical director of Animal Hospital at Baldwin Park. The Associate Veterinarian is to make every effort to help improve the quality of care given to the patients of Animal Hospital at Baldwin Park.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Valid and in good standing licensed veterinarian within the state of Florida.
Privilege and DEA licenses.
Knowledge of principles, theories and practices of veterinary medicine and science. Knowledge of the procedures used for receiving, treating, and scheduling patients, for ordering medical supplies, and requesting laboratory tests.
Knowledge of the use, care, and storage of veterinary instruments, materials, and equipment including sterilization techniques for various instruments and materials.
Biology – Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Client and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal services. This includes client needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of client satisfaction.
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Must have active listening, critical thinking, complex problem solving, time management, judgment and decision making skills.
Verbal communication — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Strong computer skills in order to obtain and enter client information, order laboratory and diagnostic tests, and receive and send messages.
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
Commitment to the mission of Animal Hospital at Baldwin Park.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
The associate veterinarian provides continuing or individual assignments to the healthcare team indicating generally what is to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected in accordance with the hospital policies and procedures. The associate veterinarian uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instructions, but refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations not covered by instructions to the owner-doctor(s) or medical director for decision or help. Administrative supervision may be provided by the Office or Practice Manager.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive patients; hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases.