The Alaska Veterinary Clinic, in Anchorage Alaska, is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our team of Experienced Doctors.
The Alaska Veterinary Clinic is the longest established veterinary practice in the state of Alaska with 5 full time veterinarians. We strive to provide progressive and compassionate quality care along with exceptional client service and value. Our team's goal is to continually improve our knowledge, sharpen our skills, and expand our ability to provide the best care in Anchorage while enjoying a fantastic work-life balance. We are fortunate to have a long term and well established clientele who we have served for 3 to 4 generations. Our practice focus is to provide the best preventative care by conducting thorough examinations, offering up to date diagnostics and treatment plans with special emphasis for treatment of Periodontal Disease. We also work closely with our local emergency hospitals and board certified specialists (including Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Dermatology, Critical Care, and Surgery) to strengthen continuity of care and provide our patients with the best treatment options available.
The Alaska Veterinary Clinic is proud to offer our clients preventative annual wellness plans (PAW Plans) that bundles comprehensive preventative services together, offering discounts with monthly payment options. Plans are geared toward juvenile health, adult, and geriatric care with options for spaying/neutering and dentistry. Our hospital has a fully equipped in-house lab with digital microscope, Idexx equipment, digital x-ray, ultrasound, a fully stocked pharmacy and well-equipped O/R with in-house oxygen generation, endoscopy, electrocautery, and digital patient monitoring. Our dental treatment stations feature high speed dental burr, scaler, polisher, digital patient monitoring, and digital dental x-ray. As part of our standard of care, we provide anesthetic lab work for all anesthetic procedures, full mouth dental x-rays for all dental treatments, and utilize both Phoenix and Idexx laboratories for referral diagnostics along with several other referral lab options.
About Anchorage, AK:
The city of Anchorage, AK is located in "South Central" Alaska - a bustling city of 300,000 people and is considered the main hub of commerce for our state. Enjoy all things that a city can offer with quick access to the endless opportunities for outdoor adventure that awaits you! It's a short drive to Denali, the Kenai Peninsula, and the Chugach range is in our back yard. Hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, kayaking, outdoor photography, and wildlife viewing are just a few of the incredible options available.
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.