Associate Veterinarian

Job Description

Job Description

Cumberland Veterinary Hospital is seeking an enthusiastic Associate Veterinarian to join our dynamic team! Located on the edge of Orleans, Cumberland Veterinary Hospital has been providing family oriented veterinary care since 1994. Our devoted long term staff and loyal clients are a testament of our mission to provide inclusive and informed medical services to the dog and cat community. We pride ourselves on communication with our clients and within our staff, supporting our true team approach to our patient’s care.

About the Hospital

Cumberland Veterinary Hospital is small animal general practice offering progressive personalized medicine for our patients. Our clinic features 3 exam rooms and a comfort room, with a surgical suite, treatment area, laboratory area, pharmacy, and a welcoming open reception area. We offer in house IDEXX laboratory services, a surgical and a therapeutic laser, digital radiographs and digital dental radiographs.

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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.

We are offering a sign-on bonus for the right candidate, competitive salary, CE, mentorship for new graduates, health benefits, paid dues, paid time off, work-life balance and more!

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 province 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

About Orleans, ON

Orleans is a growing suburb of Ottawa, Ontario located along the Ottawa River, about 16km from Downtown. Ottawa as the Nation’s Capital is home to the iconic Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal, multiple museums and pristine outdoor spaces. Lively neighborhoods beckon with fresh local food, craft beer and unique shopping experiences.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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