Banfield Pet Hospital is hiring Associate Veterinarians in the Bethesda, MD metropolitan area.
The primary purpose and function of the Associate Veterinarian is to ensure the highest quality of veterinary care and client education. The Associate Veterinarian mentors an effective and productive veterinary medical team, advocates for pets, educates clients on all aspects of pet health, ensures a safe and effective hospital environment, and improves both the medical quality and business performance of the hospital. Essential responsibilities and tasks include: Operate an effective and productive veterinary medical team, advocating for pets, educating clients on all aspects of pet health, ensuring a safe and effective hospital environment, and improving both the medical quality and business performance of the hospital. Follow the Cycle of Service and communicate with the other team members to maintain the flow of patients to maximize quality medical care and productivity. Ensure the safety of pets, clients and team members by utilizing safe restraining techniques, following standard protocols, and maintaining clean, sterile and organized treatment areas, exam rooms and labs. Diagnose, treat and control diseases and injuries in pets; perform surgery on pets; prescribe and administer drugs and vaccines as appropriate.
Educate clients about Optimum Wellness Plans, preventive care, pet health needs, any diagnosis or treatment, hospital services and other related information. Coach paraprofessional team to provide such education as well. Ensure patient satisfaction to expand patient base through client referrals. Obtain relevant information and history from clients, and maintain proper and complete medical records. Provide professional, efficient and exceptional service including prescribing and administering preventive care for the wellness needs of pets and diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries of pets. Effectively communicates diagnosis and treatment plan to veterinary medical team and client. Create a positive professional relationship with PetSmart associates and customers. Foster effective communication between team members, field leadership and Central Team Support. Fully utilize all practice systems (including protocols and medical records) to protect license and improve quality of life for team members, clients, and patients. Ensure all practice policies, protocols and quality assurance guidelines and local, state and federal laws are followed, including proper maintenance of the controlled substance inventory log. Clearly understand and deliver Banfield medical standards and ethical practices and ensure hospital team members have been educated and practice within these guidelines. Understand and follow state guidelines regarding duties of veterinary assistants and licensed veterinary technicians. Continuously strengthen and build the Banfield brand. Other job duties as assigned.
Client needs and work volume may often require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position requires special hours including working weekends and evenings. Ability to travel, possibly for vendor visits and associate education. DVM (or foreign equivalent) and Maryland veterinary license or eligibility for Maryland veterinary licensure.
Qualified applicants interested in this position should
email resume to
with “1348” in the subject line, or mail to Banfield Pet Hospital, Attn: Sarah Wesley, Talent Acquisition, 8000 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, Oregon 97213
Banfield Pet Hospital was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1955. With more than 915 hospitals in the United States and Puerto Rico, Banfield...