**Offering Paid Housing for the first year of employment**
Verde Veterinary Hospital in Cottonwood, AZ seeks a full-time Associate DVM to join our practice (up to $15,000 sign on/retention bonus)!
Located just 1 hour from bustling Phoenix or Flagstaff, Verde Veterinary Hospital has been serving the Verde Valley for over 20 years. Our AAHA-accredited practice is seeking a doctor who enjoys discussing cases with his or her colleagues, sharing best practices, and providing compassionate veterinary care to clients from Cottonwood and surrounding areas, including beautiful Sedona.
Five exam rooms, treatment area, surgery suite, and boarding facilities
Hospital focus on dentistry including Midmark digital dental x-ray and CE program for doctors and technicians
New Idexx in-house lab suite and in-house pharmacy
Use of AVImark practice management software
Pet Annual Wellness plans to aid in gaining client compliance to treatment plans
Benefits include competitive salary, health, dental, and vision coverage, 401K, paid time off, CE allowance, pet discounts, and professional dues
Cottonwood and the Verde Valley
Located in the heart of Arizona, the Verde Valley is ideally situated above the heat of the desert and below the cold of Arizona's high country. Cottonwood is surrounded by the red rocks of Sedona, Mingus Mountain elevating to 8,000 feet to the west, and the Mogollon Rim stretching north and east. The low elevation of 3,300 feet and moderate climate make outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, and biking available all year long. The Verde Valley is home to four beautiful wineries, shopping, and community events. Come enjoy the outdoors and an abundance of activities with a small town feel in Cottonwood, Arizona.
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.
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.
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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