Associate Veterinarian

Job Description

Job Description

Plaza Del Amo Animal Hospital is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our team!

Enthusiastic, competent, and compassionate team; core group of “no drama” support staff 15+ years tenure. AAHA best standard of care practiced by dedicated team who also likes to laugh. Voted 2016 BEST Boarding Facility-FAVORITE Groomer/FAVORITE Vet of 2016 & 2017. Management style is collaborative with a hands-on Hospital Manager and Medical Director always available to the ADVM’s. Our clients and their furry family are our number one priority as reflected in their reviews of our hospital.

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About the hospital:

  • In-House Testing: IDEXX SediVue DX and Snap Pro
  • Dental
  • X-ray
  • K-Laser
  • Full surgery suite

About the area:

Torrance, the eighth largest city in Los Angeles County, competes globally through its myriad of assets: diverse residents, flourishing businesses and safe communities. Plaza is located within 3 miles from the sand and surf. Bike trails, hiking, ocean sports, major league sports teams, and top entertainment are part of our lifestyle. The highest monthly average temperature in Torrance for July is 74 degrees. The lowest monthly average temperature January is 59 degrees. We’re a few hours from the snow and 5 hours from Vegas. The best of all living environments!


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.
  • 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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Job Location

Torrance, California, United States

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