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Associate Veterinarian

  • National Veterinary Associates
  • Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Oct 11, 2017
ID: 8339194 VIEWS: 3 Full time Health Care

Job Description

Islands Animal Clinic in Gilbert, Arizona is seeking an experienced Associate Veterinarian to join our practice!
We are an established companion animal practice in a sunny, fast growing Phoenix suburb. We offer a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit package that includes continuing education, medical, dental, and vision benefits, 401K, vacation and sick days, and licensing and professional dues. We're seeking a compassionate veterinarian with a minimum of 2 years of experience interested in practicing high quality medicine. Experience and/or interest in dentistry a plus! We refer after-hour emergencies to the local ER to help our veterinarians maintain a work / life balance. Doctors with 5+ years experience may be eligible for a generous signing/retention bonus!
For more information, please visit our website at !
About the Hospital
  • Free standing clinic in a charming converted farmhouse
  • Three unique, home-like exam rooms
  • New digital dental X-ray unit and digital radiography
  • Full in-house laboratory
  • Pet Annual Wellness Plans
Gilbert, Arizona
Gilbert, Arizona has evolved into one of the fastest growing communities and the largest town in the United States. Just southeast of Phoenix, Gilbert has transformed from an agricultural community to a thriving and economically-diverse suburban community. Gilbert offers a unique experience, whether you are dining at one of our award winning restaurants, shopping at Arizona's premier outdoor mall, SanTan Village, or soaking up nature at the Riparian Preserve. Residents can enjoy quality time with their pets at Cosmo Dog Park, catch a fly ball at Big League Dreams at Elliot District Park, or watch theater in-the-round at Hale Centre Theatre.
Additionally, Gilbert boasts a nationally ranked K-12 education system including public schools, unique magnet and charter schools, with an average graduation rate of 90%. Nearly 40% of Gilbert residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and the median household income is $80,080.
During the last three decades, Gilbert has seen tremendous growth, increasing in population from 5,717 in 1980 to more than 242,955 in 2015. Many recent accolades, including being named the 2nd Safest City and the 22nd Best Place to Live in the country, explain why so many want to live and do business in Gilbert.
As Gilbert approaches build-out over the next decade, the estimated population is expected to reach 330,000. With a continued focus on building the latest satellites, conducting cancer research and producing algae technology, Gilbert will continue to grow and thrive and uphold its reputation as being clean, safe and vibrant. (Information courtesy of
Job Summary
In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the Associate Veterinarian is an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with a Managing Doctor and supporting medical staff. This individual advances the quality of medicine in the practice and provides exceptional client service to our clients and patients.
Job Responsibilities
  • Builds rapport with clients by gathering information and listening to, and empathizing with their concerns
  • Performs physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures that deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort
  • Communicates with clients on topics such as pet diagnosis, treatment plans, preventive health care, and nutritional needs
  • Maintains client/patient medical/surgical records and makes certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols
  • Stays current on new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine
  • Assists in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service
  • Presents a positive image of the hospital in the professional community and to the general public
Skills and Basic Qualifications
  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as an Associate Veterinarian
  • Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed
  • Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding veterinary code of ethics
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Works collaboratively with hospital team members
  • Makes decisions confidently and effectively
  • Manages time and tasks appropriately
  • Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients
  • Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.

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