Part Time or Full Time - Any experience level considered
DVM or equivalent
We are looking for an associate veterinarian to join a long established, small animal practice located in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania. We are a high touch, service oriented practice who pride ourselves on excellent client communication and taking the time, inside and outside of the exam room, to discuss client’s pets’ problems and owner’s concerns. We are the antithesis of corporate practice and you may see 8 to 10 cases in a day, not in an hour.
Leck Veterinary Hospital is a typical community based practice with wellness visits in addition to sick patient visits with dermatologic, ophthalmic, cardiac, orthopedic, behavioral, and internal medicine complaints. Surgeries range from dermal mass removals and outpatient procedures, to routine orchidectomy and OVH procedures, to complex procedures performed by a board certified surgeon. Dental cleanings and surgical exodontia are commonly performed.
The practice is located in an old train station, which was renovated in 2012 and provides large exam rooms, a large treatment room, and a spacious surgery with lots of natural lighting. There is access to a board certified surgeon as well as a very experienced ultrasonographer and top-notch internist to interpret the images. We currently have digital radiography and digital dental radiography along with an iM3 dental unit. A Vetgard unit is used to monitor etCO2, ECG, Oximetry, and blood pressure.
- Establish connections and builds bonds with new and old clients by presenting a professional, neat appearance, and taking the time to explain and answer clearly clients' questions about diagnosis, treatments, preventative and routine care.
- Handle patients with a minimum of stress and use appropriate anxiolytic or sedatives as dictated by the situation.
- Perform, or assist in, the completion of physical examinations; obtaining diagnostic samples; formulation and administration of treatment plans; and surgeries and dental procedures.
- Meticulous record keeping and scrupulous attention to detail for record keeping, surgical reports, client notes, client instructions, and all other records.
- Continue to learn about new developments and advances in our profession by utilizing continuing education, professional literature, and online sources.
- Participate, as a member of the hospital team, in helping to develop or modify protocols that will result in the best possible quality of care and client service.
- Uphold and foster a positive image of our hospital to colleagues, clients, and the general public.
Typical clinical duties of a small animal veterinary general practice; wellness exams and client education, formulating diagnostic and therapeutic plans based on examination of sick patients, outpatient surgery using local and general anesthesia, overseeing dental cleanings, performing exodontia; overseeing the coordination and collating of results from cases referred to specialists.
Prior experience preferred but confident new graduates with excellent communication skills will be considered as well.
Desired Skills and Requirements:
- A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) equivalent degree and licensure to practice veterinary medicine and surgery in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Projects a friendly, confident, professional image to clients.
- Ability to practice the highest standard of medicine and perform in an ethical and professional manner.
- Excellent verbal and empathetic listening skills, written communications, and ability to spell accurately and use correct technical language.
- Works well in a team environment, maintains a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients, is adaptable to changes, and is aware of the role in emotional intelligence in fostering an enjoyable, efficient, workplace.
- Presents a neat, professional appearance and is courteous to clients and other team members.
- Commitment to ongoing educational and personal development and growth.
About the Hospital:
- Paperless records using the VIA software system.
- In-house laboratory capabilities: Abaxxis chemistry machine, various ELISA tests, PCV/TS, cytology, tonopen digital tonometry.
- Digital radiology.
- iM3 unit for dental cleaning and exodontia, iM3 digital radiography.
- Isoflurane anesthesia, VetGard Plus monitoring of etCO2 capnography, ECG, core temperature, HR, RR; systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial blood pressures, oximetry.
- Board certified specialists for ultrasound and cardiology in clinic appointments.
- Large, bright, well illuminated treatment and surgical spaces, spacious exam rooms.
- Member of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) since 1993.
- At home euthanasia for clients’ pets.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary and Benefits are commensurate with number of hours worked, experience, and abilities.
Paid personal time off
Professional liability insurance
No emergencies after hours, no holidays, and no boarding or grooming apart from the occasional grooming under anesthesia. Currently no Saturday or Sunday hours but that may be subject to change.
I have spent my entire career (Cornell Vet ’86) in the area and would like to add a long-term associate who is confident and open to an exchange of ideas and knowledge. Previous experience a plus but I am willing to mentor the right individual. The town is located in a semi-rural area of Pennsylvania just north of the Lehigh Valley (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton) which offers many cultural, entertainment, gastronomic, and socializing venues. New York City and Philadelphia are both about 90 minutes away by car and Stroudsburg, the gateway to the Pocono Mountains, is 15 minutes away.
Please contact me via email (email@example.com) anytime, or via phone (610-730-3034, evenings)
About Leck Veterinary Hospital
I am a solo veterinary practitioner (Cornell ’86) and owner with a history of thirty years of service to the community. Our small animal exclusive practice is progressive and has a “high touch” philosophy with a strong belief in client communication and ensuring clients understand their pet’s medical examinations as well as their options for everything from routine wellness care to the various diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for complex medical and surgical problems. We allot thirty minutes for appointments and see dogs, cats, and the occasional small mammal pet. I consider my practice to be the antithesis to corporate veterinary medicine – older clients compare us to the Norman Rockwell “family doctor” practice model. We incorporate new medical, surgical, and behavioral techniques as the profession validates them. We do see daytime emergencies but there are no after-hours on call duties.
We are located in eastern Pennsylvania, between the Lehigh Valley and Pocono Mountains. Outdoor pursuits such as hiking, camping, skiing, and boating are all close by in the Pocono Mountains, while the Lehigh Valley, home to several universities, offers many opportunities... for cultural activities, dining, shopping, spectator sports, and socialization. New York City and Philadelphia are about 90 minutes away.