Caring, compassionate, team-oriented veterinarian is needed to join our progressive 3-doctor practice in Hagerstown, MD. Full or part-time position available. Our well established, modern hospital is complemented by an excellent, highly-skilled staff and state-of-the-art equipment, including a surgical laser and therapy laser. The successful candidate will possess strong communication skills, a good sense of humor and a passion for animals. Experience preferred but not required. Contact Dr. Barlup at 301-733-8400.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITES
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.
Inoculate animals against various diseases.
Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
Perform laboratory procedures and diagnostic tests, including parasitology, hematology and urinalysis.
Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic 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 surgery patients and treatment plan guidelines for clients to ensure 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 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 Longmeadow Animal Hospital.
Participate in business development as instructed by management and/or ownership.
Attend monthly team meetings and other pertinent in-house training.
Perform other duties assigned.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Valid and in good standing licensed veterinarian within the state of Maryland.
Qualifies to have a DEA license.
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.
Ability to read and interpret documents, including federal and state regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, and medical texts.
Ability to write reports, correspondence and medical records that meet professional standards.
Able to perform veterinary surgery in a safe, accurate and healthy manner.
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.
Client and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal services. This includes client needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of client satisfaction.
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Must have active listening, critical thinking, complex problem solving, time management, judgment and decision making skills.
Verbal communication — Talk to others to convey information effectively.
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 Longmeadow Animal Hospital.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
About Longmeadow Animal Hospital
Longmeadow Animal Hospital was established in its present location at 19764 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, MD in 1971. Since then, we have offered the highest quality veterinary medical care to the greater Hagerstown/Smithsburg/Leitersburg area. We are dedicated to helping our companion animal friends live longer, healthier and happier lives.