If you’re passionate about animal care, good at communicating with both clients and co-workers, and enthusiastic about a career in the veterinary field, we want to talk to you! We’re frequently hiring for the positions described below.
To apply, send an email directly to hartfordanimal[email protected] Please identify your desired position in the email’s subject line, tell us a little about yourself and your career goals in the email body, and include your resume (in pdf or Word format) as an attachment.
The Associate veterinarian works with the Medical Director and Manager to define and implement practice medical policies and procedures that ensure quality patient care. They deliver medical, surgical and dental care to patients. The Associate Veterinarian plays a key role in building and maintaining client relationships as well as staff relationships. He/She may assist in supervising staff members in their daily medical duties when the Manager is not in the practice to oversee this important function. This is a leadership position with the important responsibility of ensuring a positive work environment in which the practice can achieves its goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides compassionate care to patients.
- Works with Medical Director to set practice medical policies and procedures; performs all duties in accordance with them.
- Plans and carries out a significant program of personal medical continuing education.
- Is active in professional organizations and community activities.
- Communicates objectives, motivates staff, builds and maintains morale; maintains core values and standards.
- Helps to develop new programs and processes that meet clients’ changing needs.
- Sets an example for the staff in dealing with clients; promotes the concept of the client-centered environment.
- Delivers in-house medical training to the support staff when asked to do so.
- Promotes cooperative working environment among staff members; understands the value of teamwork; shows enthusiasm and willingness to perform as necessary to help the practice function as a unit.
- Performs physical examinations using preliminary date provided by the veterinary technicians; diagnoses physical condition and presents diagnostic and treatment alternatives to the client being sensitive to their emotional as well financial needs.
- Performs medical, surgical and dental procedures; provides emergency services in accordance with hospital standards of care.
- Prescribes medications in accordance with manufacturers label instructions and uses. Understands common side-effects and common drug interactions with other medications.
- Understands and carries out treatment orders from other veterinarians; makes necessary changes in treatment plan when diagnostic results support the decision to do so.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- D.V.M. License in state of practice.
- D.E.A. License in state of practice.
- Experience as a D.V.M. in practice is desirable, but not required.
- Ability to recognize that teamwork is essential for a quality practice; ability to work as a team member as well as a doctor.
The Veterinary Technician will be responsible for inpatient care; surgical monitoring; dental procedures (within the allowable limits provided by the law in Wisconsin); radiology; sample collection and diagnostics; and client services. We are looking for applicants who have a strong work ethic and want to practice at the highest level of their abilities. Our doctors take the time with the clients and staff to explain procedures, and we expect our staff to practice the same level of caring communication in dealing with clients. Salary for the Veterinary Technician position is commensurate with experience.
Hartford Animal Clinic employees receive comprehensive benefits including:
- Competitive compensation
- 401K option with employer contribution
- Group medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
- CE allowance
- Employee pet discount
- Growth potential
The Veterinary Technician job requires a 32-40 hour work week, with possible intermittent weekends, holidays, overtime and/or evening work. Compliance with hospital safety and employee policy manual is expected. The Veterinary Technician will have frequent contact with clients and patients in a fast paced and changing work environment. He/she must be comfortable working around sick, injured, or unruly animals in an environment where the noise level can be moderately to very loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand: walk: use hands and fingers to reach or feel: climb, balance, stoop, kneel or, crouch. The employee must be able to lift up to 35-40 lbs. unassisted and up to over 100 lbs. with assistance.
- High school diploma or GED equivalent
- Current CVT license in the state of WI or minimum of two years working in a veterinary hospital or clinic
- Excellent communication, organizational, and technical skills
- Ability to work under pressure and stay calm in a high volume and potentially stressful environment
- Demonstrates professionalism and good judgment
- Regular and timely attendance is required