Kruger Animal Hospital in Normal, Illinois seeks an experienced Associate Veterinarian to join our team. Kruger Animal Hospital is located in the beautiful plains of Central Illinois, situated in the twin cities of Bloomington'“Normal (pop 170,000). We have been providing medical, grooming, and boarding services for our patients for more than 70 years. The staff at Kruger Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We differentiate ourselves by offering our clients and patients the unique attention they expect and deserve. Kruger Animal Hospital'™s mission is to provide professional veterinary care for our patients. Our goal is to guide our clients with education, respect and compassion in planning a lifetime of health for their pets. We will provide the highest standard of care in medicine, surgery and dentistry. It is our policy to treat our clients as we would treat our own. Being of service to our clients and patients is the definition of our purpose and the mission of our practice. For more information, please visit our website at: http://www.krugeranimalhospital.com/ ABOUT THE HOSPITAL
Located near an interstate conveniently positioned for easy access around town
We are a 3 doctor, progressive, and paper light practice.
We have four exam rooms, treatment area, isolation ward, surgery suit and radiology suit equipped with digital radiology equipment, and digital dental radiography
Grief room offering privacy and comfort for our clients choosing the decision of euthanasia for their pet
Large comfortable entrance area with separate sides for feline and canine patients
In addition to regular small animal species, a number of avian, reptile, and small mammal cases add the challenge and rewards of exotics to our practice
In house laboratory capabilities for selected blood chemistries, urinalysis and sediments, PCV, TP, Fe-Leuk, and various ELISA tests run by technicians along with a close association with external full-service clinical and pathological laboratories (IDEXX Laboratories)
Surgical monitoring capabilities including oscilloscope/blood pressure and pulse oximetry
Large inventory of established pharmaceuticals, as well as compounding capabilities
Internet access for quick and reliable referral to various specialties which we have a firm association with
Boarding and grooming services offered, which include indoor/outdoor runs and double wide cages accompanied by a large outdoor exercise area for canines and large condos for felines
Newest version of AVIMark computer system streamlines the management of a large client data base
We encourage and support the cultivation of our doctor'™s special interests.
About McLean County Kruger Animal Hospital is located in the heart of Normal college campuses, with Illinois State University just about 3 miles east, Illinois Wesleyan University just over 6 miles southeast, and Heartland Community College just under 10 miles north. This provides for a large variety of extra-circular activities, including sporting events, concerts, plays and circuses. Outdoor recreational opportunities around Bloomington-Normal include fishing, hunting, camping and boating. The Grossinger Motors Arena (formally known as U.S. Cellular Coliseum) is also located in Bloomington, home of the Central Illinois Flying Aces hockey team, Bloomington Edge arena football team, and various other entertainments including many sold-out concerts. The area is very well represented with schools, churches, social organizations, shopping centers and restaurants. The cost of living in McLean County is below the average for the state of Illinois. All of these combined are reasons why we feel McLean County is an attractive to live and practice. 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
1 - 3 years' minimum experience required
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.