Job Reference: JG1028

Associate Vererinarian

  • Alhambra, California, USA
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Alex Foden

We are recruiting for an associate veterinarian for a family-owned, progressive, inclusive, and entrepreneurial-minded practice dedicated to making a positive impact on the life of the pets they take care of, as well as provide peace of mind and exemplary service to pet owners.


Under new ownership and leadership, they believe life/work balance is essential to the happiness and sense of purpose for veterinarians. Their mission is to develop a productive, respectful, and well-managed practice environment where their employees are considered their #1 asset. They believe that a happy working environment attracts good talent and helps their employees do the best work for their furry families.


Hours of Operation: M-F 9 am-6 pm; Saturdays 9 am-2 pm, Sunday closed. The specific schedule for this position can be flexible and will be discussed during the interview process.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Examine animals to detect and determine the nature of diseases or injuries.
  • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, performing surgery, or other therapies.
  • Vaccinate animals against various diseases.
  • Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis as needed.
  • Interpret laboratory procedures and diagnostic tests, including parasitology, hematology and urinalysis.
  • Operate diagnostic equipment, such as digital radiographs and ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
  • Administer anesthetics, perform surgery, and monitor patients during surgery and recovery with the assistance of the technical team.
  • Follow discharge guidelines for hospitalized and post-op patients to clients to ensure a proper patient treatment in the home environment including client follow up post hospitalization
  • Answer client questions and provide education on various aspects of animal care and treatment. Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, and general care necessary to promote the health of their pets. Educate the public about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans.
  • Call back/follow-up with clients; recommend medical progress visits when appropriate.
  • Humanely euthanize animals when it has been mutually agreed upon by the patient’s owner.
  • Document actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and patient records.
  • Train and supervise team members who handle and care for animals; as needed.
  • Deal with clients and employees in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to the healthcare team that will positively influence the level of care and service provided to the clients and patients of AVH.
  • Participate in business development as instructed by management and/or ownership.
  • Attend monthly team meetings and other pertinent in-house training.
  • Transfer to a specialist when appropriate.
  • Perform other duties assigned


Personal Skills and Knowledge

  • Valid and in good standing licensed veterinarian within the state of California
  • 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.
  • The associate must possess the mental and emotional health required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt completion of all responsibilities and responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients, and the development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships with clients and the health care team.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, including federal and state regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, medical texts.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondences.
  • Knowledge of the use, care, and storage of veterinary instruments, materials, and equipment including sterilization techniques for various instruments and materials.
  • 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.
  • Ability to function in a variety of clinical situations and to render a wide spectrum of patient care.
  • Ability to speak with clients and to hear and observe patients in order to elicit information, describe changes in mood, activity, and posture, and perceive nonverbal communications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, efficiently, and sensitively with patients, owners, peers, and team members showing compassion, integrity and concern for others. Communication includes speech, reading, and writing.
  • Ability to incorporate new information from peers, and medical literature in formulating diagnoses and plans.
  • Good judgment in patient assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic planning; an associate must be able to identify and communicate this knowledge to others when appropriate.
  • Regular attendance and timeliness are essential functions in order to fulfill the requirements of this position.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • 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 AVH.




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