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VCA Animal Hospitals Relief Veterinarian in Tucson, Arizona

The primary purpose and function of the Relief Veterinarian is to provide preventative care, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of Pets.

Capabilities and Experience (can do)

  • Ability to multi-task - Manages multiple tasks at one time; quickly and accurately shifts attention among multiple tasks under distracting conditions without loss of accuracy or appearance of frustration.

  • Communication skills - Reads, writes, and speaks fluent English, using appropriate grammar, style, and vocabulary. Correctly spells commonly used English words and job-specific terms. Demonstrates exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Organizational ability - Demonstrates a systematic approach to carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order.

  • Surgical skills - Proven ability to perform all basic surgeries, including the use of all standard medical instruments and equipment.

  • Client service skills - Consistently ensure the team provides the client with attentive, courteous, and informative service. Gains and shows personal satisfaction from delivering great service.

  • Compassionate commitment to Pet care - Ensures hospital teams confidently present Pet treatment recommendations and associated fees as an advocate for the Pet, gaining the client's agreement to proceed with the treatment most appropriate to the Pet's current condition and long-term health. Act as an advocate for the Pet.

Experience, Education and/or Training

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree required.

  • License in good standing with the Arizona State Board

  • License with the Drug Enforcement Agency is preferred

  • Proven ability to perform all basic surgeries, including the use of all standard medical instruments and equipment.

If you are a current associate, you will need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Jobs Hub app or search for Browse Jobs.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

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