We are currently conducting a search for an Associate Veterinarian in Houston, Texas. This is an exciting opportunity for a veterinarian seeking great mentorship and the opportunity to work with a well experienced lead doctor.
About our client
This is a brand new hospital that has been opened for a year. The hospital is located in the Galleria area.
They highly value their team members. They want their veterinarians, vet technicians, and staff to come together in a respectful, casual environment that provides quality, high-tech services to enhance the quality of pet’s lives.
Their mission statement starts with the words Team First [Team first, amazing service, enhancing pets lives] for a reason. Because culture counts!
What you will do
Work-life balance and culture are essential. The schedule factor is full time where you will work 4 days per week/ 10 hour shift. You will work in a collaborative team setting with a focus of having fun at work.
Working as a veterinarian can be emotionally challenging. Seeing sick animals can be difficult as the veterinarian provides emotional support to grieving clients. In this role you will be responsible for providing medical care including physical exams, diagnosis and treatment. You must exude a high level of professionalism and patience with clients and their pets while providing excellent care. You must be willing to go above and beyond in customer care and give clients options for his/her pet’s care. Additionally, you must be willing to educate all team members on procedures, vaccinations, medications, prescription diets, etc.
They follow a Fear Free process, and their clients love it! Their technologically advanced practice has lots of cool toys to make practicing medicine easy and fun. They are paperless, using Neo and SmartFlow, IDEXX's cloud software. Most of their work is completed on iPads.
They have a fully equipped in-house lab, a full body digital x-ray machine, digital dental radiology with two dental operatories, telemedicine capabilities, Amazon's Alexa throughout the animal hospital, and much more.
Voting Time Off
Witness Duty Leave
Jury Duty Leave
Workers Compensation Insurance
COBRA (if applicable)
These monies are reimburse once paid by the ASSOCIATE
The HOSPITAL will match donations made by the ASSOCIATE to a non-profit (501C3) up to the value of $200 annually
Pet Insurance paid by HOSPITAL
50% of the first pet
25% of additional pets
Health Insurance (50%)
Provided ASSOCIATE works an average of at least thirty (35) hours per week, ASSOCIATE is eligible to participate in the HOSPITAL’s group insurance plan. Coverage for ASSOCIATES’s dependents is also available at ASSOCIATES’s expense.
ASSOCIATE will receive (1) vacation day every fulltime month
Personal Day(s): Paid time off
ASSOCIATE will receive (1) personal day for three months of fulltime worked
New Year’s Day
One (2) paid day and $1000 towards CE/DUES annually.
Education and Licensure Requirements:
• Must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college.
• Must hold a current license in the state of the hospital to practice veterinary medicine.
• Must have mal-practice insurance in the state of the hospital.
• Must have a current DEA # and registration in the state of the hospital.
• Must be USDA accredited in the state of the hospital.
• 0-3 years years experience, as associate veterinarian is preferred.
• Experience in a busy veterinary hospital/clinic preferred.
An Associate Veterinarian employed by our client will be expected to:
• Genuinely enjoy working with animals and be able to deal with them even when the pet is stressed, ill or in pain.
• Become Fear Free Certified
• Stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis.
• Have the ability to make decisions and communicate clearly with all team members.
• Have the upmost respect for and willingness to work with clients and their pets.
• Practice with the utmost patience while providing excellent care to clients and their pets and be able to educate team members.
• Work well in a team setting.
• Must uphold the veterinary code of ethics.
• Have the following physical effort: Work requires lifting and carrying animals up to 50 lbs. Animals over 50 lbs. require a team member to assist. Must be able to stand or walk for extended periods of time and frequently works in a bent position.
• Work under the following conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises, animal feces, animal bites, scratches and contagious diseases. Developing good handling techniques can help keep this to a minimum.
• Maintain a professional appearance while at work and smile/maintain an even, friendly demeanor while on the job.
• Maintain personal veterinary certificates, licenses, registrations and insurances.
• Maintain necessary continuing education credits per state law and practice requirements.