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VCA
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Description

VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.
Briarcliff Animal Clinic & Hospital in Atlanta, GA is seeking a Relief Veterinarian to fill in occasional open shifts within our Emergency & Critical Care Department! Shifts available will typically be overnights 7p-7a, and occasionally 7a-7p and swing shifts 12p-8p as needed. Frequency of available shifts will vary. We have a great team of doctors and support staff! Briarcliff is a well established hospital in the area, having been in business since 1958. We offer appointments 7 days a week, surgery and dentistry 6 days a week, and a 24/7 emergency department. We use WoofWare practice management software and are on electronic medical records.

Job Description- Veterinarian

Under policy direction of the Medical Director with support of the Regional Medical Director, the Veterinarian provides professional medical and surgical diagnostics and treatment of companion animals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Professional mannerism and appearance.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Positive and friendly attitude.

  • Ability to communicate directions and instructions clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to earn respect from coworkers.

  • Ability to make decisions.

  • Respect for clients and their pets.

  • Willingness to work with clients and their pets.

  • Willingness to learn and use computer.

  • Ability to work under stress.

  • Practices the highest standard of medicine.

  • Uphold the veterinary code of ethics.

    Education and Experience:

  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.

  • A license to practice in the state in which he/she is employed.

    Authority:

  • Directs and guides Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants and any other employee interacting with pet care.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Dependable attendance is required.

  • Any allergies to animals must be controllable through medication.

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

  • Must be willing to work long or irregular hours under pressure conditions.

  • This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during a minimum 8-hour to 12-hour day.

  • Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people and understand written directions.

  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the telephone.

  • Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing hospital equipment such as electric clippers, scalpels, syringes, radiology equipment, laboratory equipment, computers, etc.

    Duties: The following is a partial list of essential job responsibilities. This list may be revised at any time and additional duties not listed here may be assigned as needed.

    1. Patient Management

    2. Client Management

    3. Administrative Management

    4. Staff Management

    5. Professional Responsibilities

    Patient Management:

  • Cares - remembering that the patient's well being is the first priority.

  • Continually improve the quality of patient care through studying veterinary journals and texts and by attending seminars.

  • Perform examinations, diagnostic, medical, surgical and dental procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.

  • Recommend referral to one of the other CAPNA/VCA doctors or a specialist when this is likely to significantly improve the prognosis.

    Client Management:

  • Will promote and participate in the principles of the company's Mission Statement.

  • Develop rapport with clients.

  • Determine client's needs and wishes.

  • Question the client to ascertain the patient's past medical and surgical history as well as a description of the current presenting signs.

  • Explain physical examination findings.

  • Recommend the appropriate preventive health care, including vaccines and appropriate nutritional products and protocols.

  • Recommend and explain plans for diagnostic procedures and for medical and surgical therapies; methods for home care procedures and follow up plans.

  • Give the client a prognosis of the pet's problems.

  • Generate fee estimates for recommended procedures and presents them to the client.

  • Keep clients informed regarding the status of their pet and results of diagnostic tests.

  • Provide telephone consultation, including follow-up calls for progress reports, etc.

    Administrative Management:

  • Maintenance of client/patient medical/surgical records.

    1. Completely "SOAP" the patients medical records:

  • S = Subjective analysis of problem (history)

  • O = Objective analysis of problem (symptoms)

  • A = Assessment of problem (diagnosis)

  • P = Plan of dealing with problem (treatment)

    2. Make certain all necessary logs are kept up to date through established protocols and guidelines:

  • Narcotics logs

  • Any other logs

  • Accurately charge clients for all services performed.

  • Contribute to maintenance of a comfortable, clean and safe environment of which the clients, the staff and the management can be proud.

    Staff Management: Professional Staff:

  • Ensure an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect.

  • Keep patient records complete and up-to-date to assist colleagues in follow-up and future management of the patient.

  • Provide consultation when requested and assisting with diagnostic, treatment and surgical procedures.

  • Ensure that credit is accurately given for procedures performed by each veterinarian.

  • Maintain communication with clients when their pet's primary veterinarian is not available.

    Staff Management: Technicians/Assistants:

  • Maintain an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect.

  • Clearly prescribe detailed directions regarding drug doses, routes, times, and rates for administration, diagnostic medical, surgical and dental procedures and instructions for patient monitoring.

  • Assist technicians where necessary and fostering an educational environment.

  • Provide instruction in client education, diagnostic and treatment procedures, and anesthesia, care of instruments, surgical assisting and dentistry. Staff Management: Receptionists

  • Maintain an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect.

  • Expedite the generation of fee estimates for recommended procedures and the invoicing of client charges for outpatients and for patients to be discharged.

  • Clearly record information, in a timely manner, regarding medications and supplies being dispensed.

  • Assist receptionists in providing answers to client's questions.

  • Provide education regarding basic pet health to assist them in advising clients when scheduling appointments for examinations and various procedures.

    Professional Responsibilities:

  • Honesty in dealing with clients and colleagues.

  • Maintain an attitude and appearance that reflect favorably on the profession.

  • Empathy for colleagues when questions of clinical judgment arise.

  • Model an "owner" mentality in hospital by demonstrating willingness to assist all employees for the success of the hospital.


  • Job Information

    • Job ID: 57991703
    • Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    • Position Title: Relief Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarian
    • Company Name: VCA
    • Job Function: Veterinarian

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