The FT Staff Veterinarian is part of an effective and productive veterinary medical team, advocating for pets, educating clients on all aspects of pet health, and ensuring a safe and effective veterinary clinic environment, improving both the medical quality and business performance of the hospital.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Operate within and positively influence an effective and productive veterinary medical team; advocating for pets, educating clients on all aspects of pet health, ensuring a safe and effective hospital environment, and improving both the medical quality and business performance of the hospital.
Perform wellness and illness or injury-related exams, perform various types of in-house diagnostics, perform various types of radiological procedures on pets, diagnose, treat and control diseases and injuries in pets, prescribe and administer drugs, vaccines, and treatments as appropriate.
Follow all practice policies, protocols and quality assurance guidelines and local, state and federal laws, including proper maintenance of the controlled substance inventory log. Clearly understand and follow medical standards and ethical practices.
Demonstrate excellent communication skills including client education and effective teamwork with the staff.
Perform high quality surgery and dentistry with efficiency and minimal complications.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree required
License in good standing with the Maryland state veterinary board
USDA license preferred
Must possess professional liability insurance
Must receive continuing education on a yearly basis to maintain up-to-date knowledge on industry standards
Commitment to compassionate pet care and positive, willing attitude
Possess exceptional clinical and diagnostic skills
Experience in a veterinary hospital setting- comfortable with fast-paced scheduling and possess strong multi-tasking skills.
Previous experience with electronic medical record systems preferred
Requires good hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and dexterity for treatment procedures.
Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as lift, carry, or move up to 50 pounds.
The noise level in the work environment is moderately high.
Veterinarian is routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite or scratch.
Potential exposure to anesthesia, radiation, hazardous chemicals, medication/controlled substances, or zoonotic diseases.
40 hours per week. Will require one weekend shift per week. Flexibility in employee is preferred.
Client needs and work volume may require more than the designated hours per week to complete essential duties of this job.
About Maryland SPCA Wellness Clinic
At the Maryland SPCA Wellness Clinic, a qualified and caring team of veterinarians and staff help ensure pets’ well-being. The Wellness Clinic offers routine exams, vaccinations, pet microchipping, nail trimming and spay/neuter surgery. Our clinic is a program of the Maryland SPCA; fees benefit homeless and needy animals.