Allegan Veterinary Clinic in Allegan, Michigan seeks an Associate Veterinarian to join our compassionate team.
Allegan Veterinary Clinic is sits along the Kalamazoo River in downtown Allegan, Michigan. The clinic is housed in a “repurposed” electrical generator building dating back to the 1800s. In 1983, Dr. William Brown first opened the doors with an “everyone is welcome” approach. We were a walk in clinic then and we still are to this day. The Allegan Veterinary Clinic sees a variety of cases so if you are looking for an exciting place to practice medicine this may be the place for you! We welcome small animal or mixed animal experience.
Walk-in for all your pet services with four doctors to take care of your every need including vaccinations, regular visits open 6 days a week. We offer appointments for surgeries, orthopedic work and farm call visits.
We offer in house diagnostic blood chemistries, heartworm test, fecal test, brucellosis test, target ovulating test, and EKG all to assist the doctor with prompt diagnosis including ultrasound.
We offer dental work, full pharmacy, hospitalization, health check and certificates for travel, C-section and availability of cremation service.
We treat large and small animals including camilid, caprine, swine, equine, bovine, and small pocket pets such as hamsters, besides the special dog and cat.
We offer nutritional counseling, parasite control, bereavement counseling, and diabetes management.
Allegan County has hundreds of miles of shoreline from South Haven to Holland on Lake Michigan. The county Allegan State Game Area is refuge for unlimited wildlife and offers recreation from camping to hunting to off road travel as well as many seasonal activities such as snowmobiling and mushroom hunting. You can find a fishing lake about every 5 miles, so bring your boat. Everyone from Dorr to South Haven offers seasonal celebrations for entertainment. The Arts Council utilizes the historical stage for many productions including the annual Cabaret featuring our local talented people. The LARGEST county fair in the state is in Allegan every September, dating back over 150 years. A stroll thru downtown will produce small specialty shops, antiques, restaurants and for the paranormal novice, we have that in Allegan too. Visit the old jail and view the many items from yesteryear. Allegan Antique Market is held the last Sunday of every month from April thru October featuring 100’s of booths with something for all. Allegan County is home to many wonderful parks available to use without pay. We would love to see you in Allegan, a bridge to the future.
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.