Lakeside Veterinary Hospital is a fast growing 24 hour emergency hospital located minutes from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Illinois. Demographically speaking, we are located right in the prime location to take advantage of the beauty and tranquility of the Shawnee National Forest. With a short drive to Cape Girardeau & St. Louis Missouri but also Paducah Kentucky, you can experience the best of both worlds with country and city living.
Our mission in Southern Illinois is to provide our client and surrounding veterinarians with 24 hour emergency care 24/7. We are also partnered with several smaller clinics to provide a variety of options for not only our clients, but also our support staff including veterinarians, if emergency is not an interested field.
Being, a large emergency hospital, we are able to provide our clients and patients with state of the art equipment such as CT, advanced ultrasound, digital radiography, etc. We pride in being very up to date with the new standard of care in the ever so rapidly changing veterinary medicine.
We would love to be able to speak with you in regards to what we have to offer for our associate veterinarians. Currently with competitive pay, location assistance, open scheduling, and many more additional incentives we have to offer, we set the bar for our region.
Job duties include but are not limited to:
Providing consistent leadership focused on accomplishing Lakeside’s mission statement.
Utilizing technical staff to leverage efficiencies and maximize patient care.
Work with rDVMs to ensure patients are transferred effectively and medical documentation is communicated appropriately.
Support and participate in community events and other business related activities.
Providing compassionate care to patients.
Providing emergency care as scheduled.
Providing superior customer service to all clients.
Legibly keep accurate medical records in accordance with Lakeside policy.
Perform physical assessments; record observations legibly in files/computer.
Effectively restrain pets.
Understand all common vaccinations and protocols for client education/explanation.
Understand and enforce the importance of a clean/orderly hospital.
Maintain positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
Give SQ, IM and IV injections.
Prepare estimates for procedures/discuss financial commitments with clients in support of hospital financial policies/protocol.
Understand usage, dosage, and common side-effects for commonly used prescription drugs and readily explain medication instructions to clients.
Perform emergency procedures such as control of bleeding, resuscitation with oxygen, opening airways and external cardiac massage.
Support clinical laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, heartworm checks, skin scrapings, urinalysis and fungal cultures; draw blood for laboratory analysis; maintain file of lab test results and ensure that test results are recorded properly in files/computer.
Effectively position for and take radiographs.
Aid in technical training of other employees.
Place and properly care for IV catheters; understand the use and care of IV fluid pumps.
Discharge patients based on the veterinarian’s orders, ensuring patients are well groomed and in a medically appropriate state.
3 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Lakeside Veterinary Hospital
Lakeside Veterinary Hospital is a 24 hour emergency hospital located in beautiful southern Illinois.