Aquia Garrisonville Animal Hospital is looking for an Associate Veterinarian to join our team!
Aquia Garrisonville Animal Hospital is located in Stafford, Va, halfway between Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. We have been here for 30 years, but recently underwent a complete remodel and expansion 7 years ago. We are a large, progressive, 7 doctor practice. We strive to treat every pet as if it were our own, and want to enrich and educate our clients by giving a voice to our patients.
Please visit our website : agahvet.com
6 exam rooms
Full surgery suite with CO2 laser surgery
Large, open treatment room with 4 treatment tables- 2 of them wet tables
A separate “special procedures” room with a wet table for ultrasounds, dental procedures
Isolation with its own air flow
ICU cages with O2
Isoflurane, Sevoflane anesthesia machines
Surgical monitoring with EKG, SpO2, BP, Capnography, temperature
IV pumps and syringe pumps
Digital Dental Radiography
Full in-house Idexx laboratory including blood gas
Paper-lite Cornerstone computer system
7 Licensed technicians as part of the team
Retirement, Continuing Education allowance, Paid Vacation, Medical and Liability Insurances, Licensing and dues.
We do a modified prosal with salary (commensurate with experience) and production pay. There is no negative accrual from one quarter to the next.
Reasonable relocation expenses considered.
New graduates welcome. We have a large staff and mentoring is available.
The associate veterinarian mentors an effective and productive veterinary medical team, advocates for pets, educates clients on all aspects of pet health, ensures a safe and effective hospital environment, and improves both the medical quality and business performance of the hospital.
Develop a rapport with clients and determine their needs and wishes
Perform physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort
Explain physical exam findings and communicate to the client a diagnosis of the pet’s problems
Generate and present a treatment plan for the pet to the client, including disease control, routine surgery, prescribing and administering drugs and vaccines.
Interpret and analyze the results of the diagnostic testing, including but not limited to: radiographs, bloodwork, pathology reports, and ultrasound reports.
Educate the client on preventative health care, including vaccinations and appropriate nutritional products
Ensure all practice policies, protocols, and quality assurance guidelines and local, state and federal laws are followed.
Maintain client/patient medical and surgical records and make certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols
Assist in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service, including ensuring a safe and effective hospital environment, and improving the business performance of the hospital.
Positively represent the hospital in the professional community and the general public
Be “on call” 1 to 2 days each month, which may involve coming in to treat animals on Saturday nights and Sundays and possibly holidays. Not on call for clients- only in-house patients and boarders.
Other duties as assigned.
Send a resume for more information.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Skills and qualifications:
DVM or VMD degree or equivalent from an accredited university
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state of Virginia
License with the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Professional appearance with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude.
Must have the ability to multi-task, communication skills, organizational ability, surgical skills (routine surgery), problem solving skills, client service skills, and computer skills.