Nazareth Veterinary Center is a small animal hospital where providing quality and compassionate care is our top priority. We have been serving the Lehigh Valley since 1994 and are conveniently located off of Route 191 in the borough of Nazareth, Pa.
When you meet us, you’ll see that we aren’t just doctors and staff — we are a TEAM. From the veterinarians to the client care representatives to the veterinary technicians and assistants, we are all dedicated to making lives better for both pets and people. We care about our patients, our clients, each other, and our community. As advocates for companion animals, we are here to guide and support humans who love and care for their pet family members.
Essential Responsibilities and Tasks
Ensure the safety of pets, clients, and all of us by using safe, humane restraint techniques, following AAHA protocols, and maintaining clean and organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and a sterile surgical suite.
Obtain relevant medical history and other relevant information from clients, and maintain proper and complete medical records, utilizing a SOAP or modified SOAP format.
Educate clients about pet health needs, diagnoses and treatment plans, hospital care and services, referral information, and other related information.
Effectively communicate differential diagnoses and treatment plan to veterinary medical team and client.
Understand and follow state guidelines and AAHA standards regarding duties of veterinary assistants and licensed veterinary technicians.
Capabilities and Experience
Ability to multi-task.
Organizational ability: following a systematic approach in carrying out assignments.
Surgical skills: able to perform basic surgeries (or eager to learn, in the case of a new graduate).
Client service skills: ensuring that the team provides the client with attentive, courteous, and informative services.
Compassionate commitment to pet care: ensuring that team members 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, whenever possible.
The Associate Veterinarian will work closely with the veterinary technicians and is responsible for medical, surgical and dental procedures performed in the hospital. We have a spacious surgical suite, multiple exam rooms, and a dedicated dental room with dental x-ray! We have an in-house laboratory and on-site digital radiography. We also offer on-site grooming facilities.
DVM or VMD degree
A current Pennsylvania license
Previous surgical experience preferred
This position includes day, evening and night shifts as well as Saturday shifts. We offer a competitive salary as well as continuing education allowance, 401k and health benefits.
About Community Veterinary Partners
Otterkill Animal Hospital was founded 30 years ago in a rural setting in Orange County, NY. We began as a mixed small and large animal practice. Dr. Zgoda took over in 1995 and continued his motto of "if it fits through the door we'll treat it". He built a strong team of dedicated technicians and doctors who care about our clients as well as our patients. We believe in educating our clients to become part of our healthcare team. Dr. Zgoda was members of all the local vet associations, and never stopped learning. After his passing in 2016, "The Otters" have striven to continue his legacy of compassion and communication. We want a true team player to join the family.
Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) owns and operates veterinary hospitals and is committed to providing world-class treatment and health services to animals. CVP is a family of 70+ animal hospitals with a growing presence in seven states. CVP offers a fast paced, exciting and true entrepreneurial work environment.