VCA El Rancho Animal Hospital
VCA Airline Animal Hospital
is seeking an experienced Associate Veterinarian
to join our multi-doctor practice in Metairie, Louisiana.
VCA Airline is an AAHA-accredited hospital that has proudly served the Metairie, River Ridge, Harahan and Jefferson communities since 1953! Our well established, community driven practice is at the juncture of several communities and has ease of access for our clientele. Our progressive, well equipped facility has digital radiography, digital dental radiography and a comprehensive compliment of in-house diagnostics.
Under solid leadership, our team boasts a significant doctor to tech ratio. We are passionate, compassionate and dedicated to professionalism. Our belief is investing and developing into our team the principles of progressive medicine and high standards of patient care. Our culture boasts a collaborative environment which fosters team work and peer inclusion.
Working with our talented group of doctors and a well-trained support team, you will appreciate the collegial approach we take with our cases. This enables us to deliver an exceptional client experience.
Being located in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area, Metairie offers the finest in southern Louisiana traditions. Music, the arts, sports and fine dining are everywhere. Truly, the best of Louisiana can be found on all sides!
The Associate Veterinarian
—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 Associate Veterinarian educates clients on, advocates for and strives to deliver the highest quality medical and surgical treatment to companion animals.
Skills and Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
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.
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 another VCA doctor or specialist when this is likely to significantly improve the prognosis.
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.
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.
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.
Assist in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure the delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.
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
VCA El Rancho Animal Hospital
Website : http://www.vcahospitals.com/
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.