Aston Veterinary Hospital is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join their team! As an integral member of the healthcare team of the hospital, the Associate Veterinarian will work with Community Veterinary Partners and the medical director to establish and implement the policies which allow the hospital to provide excellent customer service and patient care. This employee will be responsible for all medical, surgical and dental procedures performed in the hospital. In addition, the Associate Veterinarian will be involved in the evaluation of new products, the implementation of new medical procedures and equipment and the development of new business strategies. Finally, this employee will help to supervise the healthcare team and must be leaders by following hospital policies and creating a positive work environment
Duties and Responsibilities
Medical and Surgical Responsibilities
Assist medical director in defining standards of care for medical, surgical and dental procedures.
Examine patients during outpatient appointments. Perform appropriate wellness and diagnostic procedures and treat appropriate medical issues.
Manage inpatient medical and surgical cases in accordance with hospital standards.
Provide emergency medical care when indicated.
Keep detailed, accurate medical records and communicate effectively with clients.
Participate in relevant continuing medical education.
Healthcare Team Management
Work closely with the veterinary technicians to provide excellent patient care.
Be accessible and cooperative with the staff while maintaining an appropriate professional relationship with them.
Work to understand the financial goals of the hospital.
Work with the medical director to develop strategies to improve the productivity of the business.
Set productivity standards for the hospital and strive to attain them.
Participate in continuing education to enhance business knowledge and understand the principles of veterinary hospital economics.
Communicate compassionately and effectively with clients. Present all treatment options and help clients make informed decisions based on the medical facts. Alternative treatment plans must be developed in cases with financial constraints. Always be sensitive to the emotional needs of the clients.
Be a role model for the staff in effective client communication and establishing long-term professional relationships with clients.
Help develop programs to attract and retain new clients.
Marketing and Leadership
Be an ambassador for the hospital. Participate in community activities which involve pets and veterinary medicine.
Be active in professional organizations which promote veterinary medicine.
Participate and play an active role in staff meetings and hospital activities. Promote the development of a positive work environment by being professional, enthusiastic and striving to develop an atmosphere of teamwork where all members are respected and valued.
DVM or VMD in the state of PA
3 -5 years of experience
About Aston Veterinary Hospital
Aston Veterinary Hospital has been caring for pets in Aston and Media and greater Delaware County for more than 60 years. We serve areas all throughout the region. We are a full-service, AAHA-certified, small animal facility providing professional health care for pets.
Today our knowledgeable veterinarians and dedicated tech staff provide the best care possible pets. This starts with state-of-the art diagnostics and wellness care. It also includes listening carefully to our customers.
Our hospital was founded in the late 1940s. Dr. Deborah Brzezinski bought the hospital in 1983. At the time, it was a solo-practice, but Dr. Brzezinski, with the help and support of her family and dedicated staff, grew the hospital over the years to six veterinarians and a staff of greater than 25 employees.
Our mission is to be there for our clients, and that means being available when they need us. We are closed only four days a year: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We also