Full-time, Part-time and per diem opportunities available. Full-Time is only 7 shifts every 14 days.
PriorityVet is the only existing STAND-ALONE, TRUE URGENT CARE PRACTICE in the greater NJ region. We diverge from traditional ERs and urgent care "departments" currently available for after-hours care. We have reduced wait times, lower bills and less stress by design.
Our clinicians never have to compete for practice resources, have no hospitalized cases to tend to and provide no routine care, ever. There's no waiting for a free exam room, the x-ray suite, the lab or a phone. No sharing of receptionists, technicians or assistants. No one deciding what cases the clinician is responsible for. Everyone and every resource is dedicated to our urgent care clinicians and care. This allows us to focus on non-critical cases and to be nimble, efficient and economical in our delivery of superior outpatient care in this rapidly growing niche.
The vast majority of our patients are treated on an outpatient basis with short-term admission for diagnostics and minor anesthetic procedures (lacerations, urethral obstruction, splinting, etc). The facility is well-equipped with full in-house laboratory, digital radiography, ultrasound, EKG, BP, Tonopen, pulse oximetry, fluid pumps, Isoflurane and cloud-based practice software.
In a bold and unprecedented effort to conserve our valuable resources, focus on returning pets to wellness, and to preserve our precious mental health, we do not offer euthanasia as a stand-alone, on-demand procedure to pet owners calling or arriving seeking same. Only clients presenting for care of an ill, distressed or pet in pain are offered this service.
Where are we located:
Toms River, NJ, currently
Building of second location underway in Howell
Soon, throughout New Jersey
What we do:
Only treat dogs and cats
Cater to pet owners presenting with cases that are not truly emergent
Pets are largely treated on an outpatient basis
Work-ups are always encouraged
Short-term admissions for diagnostics, stabilization, brief treatment and short anesthetic procedures (minor wounds/abscesses, unblocking)
Life-saving emergent interventions when necessary
Estimates are generated and presented by shift lead prior to all care
We refer pets requiring major surgery or continued care to a 24-hour care facility 15-20 minutes away.
Pets are typically directed back to their family veterinarian for follow-up care
Follow-up calls are made the next day.
What we don't do:
We don't schedule appointments
We don't triage or give medical advice over the phone
We don't hospitalize overnight
We don't do major surgery
We don't do preventative care
We don't do exotics, wildlife, rescues or strays
We don't do euthanasia as a stand-alone, on-demand procedure.
How we do it:
Our hours allow for the recruitment of well-qualified staff (not just those willing to work the overnights and holidays like in typical ER)
We are fully equipped - electric lift tables, in-house laboratory, digital radiography, Tonopen, ultrasound, EKG-defibrillator, blood pressure, pulse-oximetry and cloud-based practice software.
We incorporate FearFree techniques into our practice to foster less stressful visits for all involved.
We electronically forward reports and diagnostics to the rDVM the same day.
Associates are supported by a minimum of 5 staff members
Ready access to the owner for case collaboration when needed.
Who are we looking for:
An optimistic, gregarious, energetic, Associate Veterinarian, Full or Part-Time
Minimum of 3 years of general practice experience
Solid General Medicine skills a must
Emergency experience is not required but aptitude in triage and stabilization of critically ill or traumatized pets is desirable.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to foster and promote the values of PriorityVet: Respect • Compassion • Accountability • Professionalism • Fun • Excellence • Teamwork
Full-Time Benefits Package:
Competitive, Customized Compensation Package based on Individual Need
Health/ Vision / Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off , 401K, Licenses, Memberships and CE available.
How to Apply:
Please submit a letter of intent, CV and 2 professional to the practice owner, Steven Cudia, VMD, Diplomate ABVP (Canine/Feline) via e-mail or call 732-267-5177 for more information. www.priorityvet.com.
We are currently developing multiple opportunities in the Greater New Jersey area and welcome individuals interested in practice ownership or investing in our true Urgent Care Model.
PriorityVet is an exciting and unique practice located at the Jersey Shore. We are the first and only after-hours urgent care facility for dogs and cats in Toms River. Our second location is in the works in Howell. We are developing opportunities in the Greater New Jersey area and welcome strategic partners interested in growing the true Urgent Care model.
We are NOT your typical veterinary emergency hospital! Our business hours are 4pm to 11pm daily (excluding major holidays), promoting a healthy work-life balance and allowing for the recruitment of well-qualified staff. We cater to the needs of pet owners presenting with the approximately 85% of evening cases that are not "true emergencies". Pets are treated on an out-patient basis with short-term admission for diagnostics and minor anesthetic procedures (lacerations, urethral obstruction, splinting, etc). Pets requiring prolonged anesthesia, major emergency surgery, hospitalization or overnight care are referred to the closest 24-hour referral institution following any necessary emergent interventions. Pets are typically directed back to their family veterinarian for follow-up care. No routine care is provided.... We incorporate Fear Free techniques into our practice to foster less stressful visits for all involved. We are fully equipped with electric lift tables in exam rooms and treatment area, in-house laboratory, digital radiography, Tonopen, ultrasound, EKG-defibrillator, blood pressure, pulse-oximetry and cloud-based practice software. Our clinicians need not compete with other departments for facility resources. Our compensation packages are tailored to the needs of employees.