We want you to feel like family here, not the crazy family that winds up on Jerry Springer but the kind that always has your back. We hope to keep you forever; We are privately owned, not part of any corporate chain. This is a place you can grow or blossom in! Open door policy where we do not tolerate toxic employees or drama, we value a calm, fun, positive workplace. Come be weird with us in Austin, Texas!
The Associate veterinarian works with the practice owner and practice manager to define and implement practice medical policies and procedures that ensure quality patient care. They deliver medical, surgical and dental care to patients. The Associate Veterinarian plays a key role in building and maintaining client relationships as well as staff relationships. He/She may assist in supervising staff members in their daily medical duties when the Manager is not in the practice to oversee this important function. This is a leadership position with the important responsibility of ensuring a positive work environment in which the practice can achieve its goals.
Ability to recognize that teamwork is essential for a quality practice; ability to work as a team member as well as a doctor.
Working knowledge of and interest in the business aspect of a veterinary practice.
Willingness to stay after hours or work extra hours when needed.
Interest in marketing and growth of the practice.
Display tact and diplomacy with staff members and clients.
Possess basic computer skills, type 30 words per minute.
Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs). Walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent position.
Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.
Provides compassionate care to patients.
Works with owners to set practice medical policies and procedures; performs all duties in accordance with them.
Plans and carries out a significant program of personal medical continuing education.
Works with the owners on plans for developing and growing the business.
Is active in professional organizations and community activities.
Communicates objectives, motivates staff, builds and maintains morale; maintains core values and standards.
Helps to develop new programs and processes that meet clients’ changing needs.
Sets an example for the staff in dealing with clients; promotes the concept of the client-centered environment.
Delivers in-house medical training to the support staff when asked to do so.
Works toward and attains practice productivity standards.
Promotes cooperative working environment among staff members; understands the value of teamwork; shows enthusiasm and willingness to perform as necessary to help the practice function as a unit.
Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
Performs physical examinations using preliminary data provided by the veterinary technicians; diagnoses physical condition and presents diagnostic and treatment alternatives to the client being sensitive to their emotional as well financial needs.
Performs medical, surgical and dental procedures; provides emergency services in accordance with hospital standards of care.
Interprets the results of laboratory procedures and determines the appropriate protocol based on the results; reads radiographs and interprets EKGs and EEGs.
Prescribes medications in accordance with manufacturers label instructions and uses. Understands common side-effects and common drug interactions with other medications.
Promptly, accurately and legibly updates client records in support of the SOAP reporting method.
Understands and carries out treatment orders from other veterinarians; makes necessary changes in treatment plan when diagnostic results support the decision to do so.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Type: Full-time
Paid time off
Retirement benefits or accounts
Other types of insurance
Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
About Lake Austin Blvd Animal Hospital
Our hospital is located in downtown Austin in two remodeled homes. We are directly across from Magnolia Café and just around the corner from the historic Deep Eddy pool. Our staff cares about animal health and welfare. Our experienced veterinarians and veterinary technicians utilize current technology and the latest in medical techniques and protocols. We promote preventative care, spaying and neutering, only the necessary vaccine protocols, adopting from shelters and rescue organizations, and everything that is in the best interest of dogs and cats. A trusting relationship with your veterinarian is vital to your pet’s health. We love 100% of our patients and clients. Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic & therapeutic services to cater to your pet's complete health care needs.