Stiern and Southwest Veterinarian Hospital are seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our team!
Stiern and Southwest Veterinary hospitals have an eight veterinarian team with a broad range of experience levels making us a great fit for new graduates and more experience veterinarians alike. We have 2 full service veterinary hospitals and enjoy the camaraderie of a multi-doctor practice and the luxury of being able to bounce difficult cases off one another. Our doctors each have a special interest, and we encourage associates to pursue their own clinical and surgical preferences. This allows the patient and their owners to develop a rapport with one veterinarian, while having access to the special abilities of all of us. We take pride in making it a priority to exceed client expectations, and are proud in the number of positive client satisfaction reviews.
About the hospitals:
Endoscope - Stiern
Digital dental x-ray & high speed dental equipment - Southwest
State of the art laboratory - Both hospitals - Idexx Catalyst/pro cyte
Cornerstone practice software
Access to local Board Certified Surgeon / Ortho & Soft Tissue
About Bakersfield, CA:
Bakersfield has a population of 375,000 and is located in the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. Our central location puts us within 2 hours of beautiful Pacific beaches, cultural opportunities in Los Angeles or the spectacular national parks in the Sierra mountains. While we have mild seasonal changes, the weather is usually warm and sunny. Bakersfield's real estate prices and cost of living are among the most reasonable in the state.
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.
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 CA.
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.
If you are looking for an excellent practice, with unmatched growth potential, we want to hear from you! Please apply today!
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