Star Valley Veterinary Clinic in Payson, AZ is seeking a full-time Associate Veterinarian to join our progressive, well established three doctor small animal practice in our beautiful mountain town. Our practice philosophy is to treat the clients and patients with respect and offer premium care by a well-trained and compassionate staff. Our clientele is motivated to seek the best treatment modalities, and we often utilize veterinary specialists in the Phoenix area. No after hour emergency duties.
About Our Hospital
Star Valley Veterinary Clinic is currently a very busy three doctor practice, with a great staff, including several CVTs. In 2010, the staff was named the top veterinary health care staff in the state, by the Health Care Team of Arizona. We have a great clientele, which affords us the opportunity to do enhanced work ups and surgeries. The practice utilizes up to date equipment, and strives to meet current standards of care.
Dr. Hallman, the practice founder, has been active with the local humane society, assisting the Arizona Game and Fish Department with wildlife issues, working with local search and rescue dogs, and has a special interest in sled dog medicine. He has worked sled dog races in the US, Canada, and Europe. He is also currently on the board of the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association.
Established in 1985, and has been serving the mountain country of central Arizona since
Initially established as a mixed animal practice, the practice is now exclusively a quality small animal practice
Two well equipped surgery rooms,
In-house Lab which includes a full array of Idexx blood and urine analyzers
Digital X-ray, ultrasound and lift tables in all three exam rooms and treatment area
Our clinic building is large and comfortable, and we have indoor/outdoor boarding facilities
Payson has become a growing area for retirement and for second homes in the mountains.? We are a 70-mile drive to the Phoenix metropolitan area, and all of its amenities.? Our climate is beautiful, and we enjoy the four seasons that come with a 5000-foot elevation.?
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.
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/VMD) 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.
See our website at www.starvalleyvet.com. Experience preferred but would be willing to mentor a motivated new grad.
Benefits include flexible schedule, paid vacation, health insurance, 401K, uniform allowance and paid CE. Proficiency in medicine, general surgery and dentistry required.? Must have current Arizona license or be able to practice under a temporary license until the state exam is passed.
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Our network of hospitals creates an integrated community of medical expertise and collaboration, enabling continuous growth and learning for our animal care teams.
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