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VCA El Rancho Animal Hospital

Newark, DE

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VCA Newark Animal Hospital

is seeking a board certified or residency-trained Veterinary Internist

to join our AAHA-accredited, multi-doctor, 24/7 emergency/specialty/general practice in Newark, Delaware.

We’re located a short distance off of Interstate 95 just 30 minutes south of Philadelphia and an hour north of Baltimore at the crossroads of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our diverse referring community comes from the scenic horse country of Lancaster and Chester counties in Pennsylvania and the suburban areas of Delaware County, as well as picturesque Cecil County in Maryland, the Delaware beaches, and Southern New Jersey.

Our 10,000 sq. ft. facility is well equipped with: multi-function monitors (ECG, NIBP, IBP, sPO2, EtCO2); dedicated ICU cages with oxygen and climate control; Bair Huggers; modern fluid and syringe pumps; digital radiography (and stat radiograph consults); fluoroscopy, video-endoscopy, laparoscopy, GE Logiq S8 ultrasound, Toshiba Aqullion 16 slice CT, in-house lab and more.

The Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine

—under the guidance of the Medical Director and with the support of the Regional Medical Director—carries out VCA’s promise to our clients: making their pet’s health our top priority and excellent service our goal. The Internist educates clients and referring veterinarians on, advocates for and strives to deliver the highest quality medical, surgical, dental and nutritional diagnostics, treatment, and preventative care to companion animals.

Skills and Qualifications

A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.

Residency training with board eligibility or certification in specialty.

Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed.

Professional comportment and appearance, with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude.

The ability to make decisions and communicate clearly and effectively with fellow team members.

Respect for and willingness to work with clients and their pets.

A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics.

Job Responsibilities

Develop a rapport with clients and determine their needs and wishes; perform physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort; recommend referral to or consultation with other VCA specialists when this is likely to significantly improve the diagnostic and therapeutic approach and service to the client.

Explain physical examination findings and communicate to the client a diagnosis of the pet’s problems; generate and present a treatment plan for the pet to the client; educate clients on preventative health care, including vaccines and appropriate nutritional products; timely follow-up communication of the same information to the primary care veterinarian for further implementation.

Maintain client/patient medical/surgical records and make certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols; assist colleagues in follow-up and future management of the patient.

Establish a good rapport with referring veterinarians, including: timely professional and respectful communication; assistance in their professional growth and education through recommendations and interaction on referred and shared cases; ongoing development of a positive and professional working relationship; participation in Continuing Education involving the local referral community.

Assist in the development and training of the paraprofessional team to ensure the delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.

Assist with marketing the services of the specialty practice through a variety of outreach programs, some of which include: making hospital visits to referring veterinarians, assisting with local CE meetings, answering all calls from referring veterinarians promptly, helping with production of hospital newsletters and case reports.

Assist with the training of any interns and residents, under the guidance of the Medical Director, if these programs are in place at the practice.

Stay up-to-date with new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine, fulfill VCA requirements for attending local VCA Continuing Education meetings and complete at least 30 hours of accredited CE per year.

Positively represent the hospital and VCA in the professional community and to the general public.


VCA rewards its team members with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance

401(k) retirement savings plan

Continuing Education allowance

Professional Liability Coverage

Company info

VCA El Rancho Animal Hospital
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Company Profile
We operate more than 700 animal hospitals in 42 states across the nation and 4 Canadian provinces in the VCA network. These hospitals are staffed by more than 4000 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians who strive to give your pet the very best in medical care. Over 400 are board-certified specialists. Our hospitals provide a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments: Wellness Spay/neuter Advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan) Internal medicine Oncology Ophthalmology Dermatology Cardiology Neurology Boarding Grooming *services may vary by location. We have created a network with extensive resources to provide quality care for your pets. What does it mean when we say high quality? It means we maintain high standards of pet health care. It means we emphasize prevention as well as healing. It means we provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff. It also means we promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, it means we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques that are effective in keeping pets healthy.

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