Associate Veterinarian

Job Description

Job Description

Coronado Veterinary Hospital is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our busy 5-doctor practice in beautiful Sierra Vista, Arizona. For over 40 years, we have been dedicated to providing clients and their pets with a caring support system in this thriving community of southern AZ. We are looking for a dedicated veterinarian who shares our passion of providing excellent service and a high standard of quality care to our animals and their families. Our ideal candidate is confident in medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. Experience in exotics, pocket pets, and orthopedics are a plus but not required. Mixed and small animal applicants welcome.

*Great opportunity for a new graduate*

*Relocation Bonus Offered as well as temporary housing*

* Open to Extended Relief Shifts*

Clinic Features
• Serving cats, dogs, exotics, pocket pets; open to mixed animal skill set as well!
• Gorgeous newly-remodeled clinic, recently doubled in size
• Wide open concept, great lighting
• Brand new digital x-ray machine
• Dedicated dentistry suite with digital dental x-ray
• Heated surgery tables
• Adequate anesthesia equipment (both isoflurane & sevoflurane)
• CO2 laser
• In-house IDEXX lab
• Acupuncture
• In-house pharmacy

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The City of Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista is a modern city with a small town heart and a strong sense of community, where the cost of living is 2.6% less than the state average and 0.9% less than the national average. Dillard’s, Target, Best Buy, Lowe’s and Home Depot can be found at the city’s many shopping centers. There are plenty of dining options from German bakeries to sushi bars. Weekly farmers markets offer fresh organic products, and the Veterans Memorial Park holds frequent community events. A desirable school district featuring a Blue Ribbon Elementary school, club sports, and comparatively lower housing prices make Sierra Vista the perfect place to raise a family.

An outdoor-lover’s paradise, Sierra Vista is an Arizona sky island at 4,500 to 5,000 feet elevation with temperatures typically 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix. Spanish for “mountain view,” Sierra Vista was named for the many mountain ranges in the area. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, off-roading, bird watching, and spelunking in the mountains are just some of the many activities residents enjoy. The limestone rich Mustang and Whetstone mountain ranges hold one of Arizona’s true geological treasures, Kartchner Caverns State Park.

Just 30 minutes from town, Fort Huachuca offers a number of recreational opportunities including a military museum. Parker Canyon Lake, a 130-acre lake perfect for fishing, boating and camping, is only an hour’s drive! Sierra Vista is internationally known as the “Hummingbird Capital of the United States.” Head east from the river to visit Tombstone for some old western charm or southeast to Bisbee, an old copper mining town nestled in the mountains, which has transformed into an art, music, and cultural hub.

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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Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States

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