Wagnolia Veterinary Clinic is looking for a part-time veterinarian who has the medical knowledge and soft skills needed to provide positive outcomes and experiences for our patients and clients, treating each pet like it is our own. We are looking for someone who will initially commit to 20-30 hours per week but anticipate this position will grow into a full time role over the next six months for the right person.
Our clinic's mission is to provide excellent veterinary care in a low-stress environment. We strive to be great communicators, to have compassion, and to stay ahead on new techniques and information. We care deeply about developing a strong, motivated, and happy team and have a passion for community service. We work closely with local rescues to provide high quality veterinary care for their pets and partner with other charitable organizations in the city to help where we can.
What’s in It for You This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make an immediate and lasting impact in a progressive clinic. We offer competitive salary, holidays, PTO, healthcare benefits, pet healthcare benefits and emphasize continuing education and career growth. We host regular lunch and learn lectures to keep staff and doctors apprised of cutting edge medicine. Full time employees additionally receive medical benefits. We are close to public transportation (Wilson red line stop, buses).
Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion Wagnolia Veterinary Clinic is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status .
Responsibilities - Perform physical examinations and treat patients, employing fear free tactics and provide a low stress experience for every patient. - Educate on the importance of preventive care through use of annual wellness lab assessments, core and lifestyle-specific vaccinations and year-round parasite prevention. - Perform surgery and anesthesia. - Practice evidence-based medicine. - Communication and documentation. You’ll perform client communication/lab callbacks/progress reports. - Engender customer loyalty and provide excellent service to pet owners by explaining procedures and medications, celebrating good news and supporting them in times of stress and loss. - Collaboration. You'll work closely with the medical director to create uniform and evidence-based protocols for consistent and sensible patient care. Your input matters and we want you to communicate and contribute to medical and customer service protocols. - Mentor our amazing, dedicated, and motivated support team.
Required Experience - Must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and be licensed to practice in Illinois. - Surgical experience. You have experience performing dentistry (including ability to interpret intraoral radiographs and perform extractions) and basic soft tissue procedures (spay, neuter, mass removals, cystotomy). - Anesthesia experience. You have experience in creating and performing anesthetic protocols including locoregional anesthesia to provide safe outcomes and adequate pain management and comfort for all patients. - Solid computer skills. We use cloud-based practice management software. Required Skills/Traits - Organization. You can calmly prioritize and resolve time-sensitive issues. - Empathy and Compassion. You take the feelings and needs of others into account, display patience even when others around you may be stressed, upset. This includes pets, owners, and colleagues. - Resilience. You can stay the course, support co-workers, pets and pet owners in the face of pressure or hardship. - Excellent communication, oral and written. You are a good listener and able to distill critical patient information into your treatment plan. You can thoroughly yet succinctly explain wellness, follow-up care and treatment options to pet owners. - You are a good writer, clear and succinct with the utmost attention to detail when writing medical records. - You are able to meet the physical demands of the role, including lifting and standing for extended periods of time.
Bonus points for - Fear Free certified or Low Stress Handling technique trained. - Interest in community events and public education. We work with local groups and businesses to provide education and information to the public on topics including preventive care, medicine, behavioral health and One Health.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Wagnolia Veterinary Clinic
Opened in 2019, Wagnolia Veterinary Clinic is adding another veterinarian to our team. We are a growing
and modern, state-of-the-art veterinary clinic offering progressive medicine to patients in the Uptown
neighborhood in Chicago. We are a team that values collaboration, community service,
and a supportive work environment.