PawMED is a new, privately owned, urgent care veterinary hospital in Charleston, SC working to shake up the way the veterinary world sees patients. Pioneering a novel model in veterinary medicine, we provide convenience and world class care, often at a fraction of the price. PawMED is looking for a driven, compassionate veterinarian to join its growing medical team. Must love dogs (and cats).
Charleston is an amazing waterfront community with beaches, history and architecture, world class restaurants and entertainment, and an excellent community. Consistently ranked as Travel + Leisure’s #1 city in the country, Charleston offers a robust selection of everything that makes life outside of work fun and fulfilling. With a flexible doctor schedule, no surgery, and it’s out-patient practice model PawMED offers a healthy work-life balance allowing you to enjoy all that Charleston has to offer!
At PawMED, doctors work a rotating schedule of 12 hour shifts with an average of 14 shifts per month giving you the flexibility and time outside of the hospital to enjoy Charleston and everything it has to offer. We work hard to group shifts together to ensure that you get the most of your time away from work. As an urgent care facility, we are open 7 days a week so some rotating weekend work will be required.
PawMED is located in a brand new facility which boasts state-of-the-art technology and workflow. We use Instinct EMR and whiteboard, a patient and workflow management software designed by veterinarians for a busy practice making communication and workflow simple. We have new laboratory equipment (full Heska suite of analyzers including chemistry, CBC, coags, blood typing, immunochemistry, blood gas) for in-house results quickly - think of your life with less client call backs! New Cuattro HD digital radiology with radiologist consults on every study performed (including STAT consults if needed). New point of care ultrasound and bloodwork for quick evaluation of the sick patient. We also have a fully stocked in-house pharmacy as well as a comprehensive online pharmacy. At Paw Med we are always excited about new technology and equipment and strive to continually improve the resources available to our doctors and patients we serve. We boast a strong relationship with the local 24-hr emergency and specialty center to facilitate seamless transition of patients who need inpatient, overnight, or more advanced care.
PawMED focuses on letting you do your job the way you think is best - micromanaging your medicine is not what we’re here for. The majority of your time will be independent practice with an occasional multi-doctor environment. If an applicant desires, monthly case and/or journal reviews can be arranged as well as case rounds with key opinion leaders and specialists in the area. We also encourage investment in continuing education with an annual CE allowance.
Veterinarians with PawMED will be responsible for evaluation, diagnostics, treatment, planning, and management of patient care for all patients seen in hospital. Given the outpatient nature of our practice, long term followup and case management is not routine. As an outpatient urgent care center, PawMED’s focus is not routine vaccination, preventatives, inpatient care, or major surgical procedures. As a growing business, PawMED truly functions as a team therefore all team members are currently expected to lend a hand in everyday hospital operations.
Compensation will be based on experience and is flexible (hourly, salaried, production, etc.) based on your needs and preference. Benefits offered may include: health insurance, retirement compensation, CE allowance, license maintenance, professional membership maintenance.
General Company Responsibilities Include
Collaboration with primary doctors and specialists in the surrounding area to develop and implement medical and operational standards and procedures.
Clear, concise, and intentional communication with other staff, colleagues, and management team including through patient medical records, communication logs, discharge instructions, memorandums, and other written communications.
Occasional interaction with agencies, vendors, and merchants.
Focus on excellence in customer service and client communication.
Driven, timely, and organized workflow.
Position Specific Responsibilities Include:
Prioritizing patient care and diagnostics in a semi-triage based medical system - truly emergent patients will be sent to a 24-hr emergency facility.
Critical analysis and interpretation of diagnostics including exam, labwork, radiology, ultrasound, and therapeutic trials.
The use of evidence-based therapeutic modalities.
Limited surgical procedures including laceration repair, wound management, and minor mass removals.
Guiding owners through decision making processes with provision of thorough education and communication regarding patient and medical conditions.
Knowledge of common diagnostic technology (Idexx, Heska, Abaxis)
Management of support staff and technicians during your shift
Advanced multitasking skills and simultaneous management of multiple cases.
DVM or equivalent credentials
State licensure (or qualification to apply)
Controlled substances licensing (or qualification to apply)
Internship training or 3-5 years of experience in patient-focused veterinary medicine is strongly preferred although all applicants will be considered.
PawMed offers a walk-in option for minor to moderate illnesses and injuries that slow down your furry family members.
We are here with a convenient lunch time and after-hours schedule for immediate care when you can’t visit your family veterinarian and don’t want to wait in the ER.
You just want to help them
and that is PawMed's goal, often at a fraction of the cost.