Pieper Veterinary, a 24-hour emergency and specialty practice in Middletown, CT, is seeking an experienced candidate to join our team as a Hospitalist.We are offering the opportunity to become part of an established and well-respected veterinary practice.Our specialty teams include emergency & critical care, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, surgery, and oncology.Specialty departments work collaboratively as a team, conferring on cases to ensure we explore every option in the treatment of our patients.The hospital also runs a robust rotating internship and residency program.We offer all these resources while maintaining the values and culture of a family-owned practice.
The Hospitalist is responsible for overseeing the case management of hospitalized patients. Their primary role is managing patients admitted from the Emergency Department for diagnostics, providing consistent treatment and monitoring as well as coordinating with specialty services. This position is ideal for a candidate excited to practice interdisciplinary care while working closely with emergency and specialty departments.The ideal candidate is self-motivated with excellent multi-tasking skills and can contribute to our high standard of patient care, client service, and collaboration with both specialists and local referring veterinarians. You will have the opportunity to grow professionally with the hospital and build and sustain strong relationships with referring colleagues, clients, and support staff.
We are committed to providing our clinicians with the tools that they need to perform advanced diagnostics and treatments, ensuring that patients get the best care available. Our state-of-the-art facilities include multiple ultrasounds, wireless Fukuda Denshi telemetry, 64-slice CT, 1.5 T MRI, C-Arm with neurovascular platform, Maquet Servo-U ventilator with NAVA and volumetric capnography, minimally invasive surgical equipment, on-site Antech reference diagnostic laboratory, and a fully equipped physical therapy department. Scoping equipment includes multiple flexible and rigid scopes with 2 scope towers. We have four surgical suites equipped for general, orthopedic, neurologic, and soft tissue surgery.
This position will be scheduled on an alternating four/five day week, and will include a weekend day.
Create a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment plan for hospitalized patients
Clearly communicate the treatment plan and expectations with owners
Coordinate with specialty departments for in-hospital consults and case transfers; patients may be transferred the same day to specialists or the following day.
Receive same-day emergencies as dictated by their patient load
Update patient information in medical records with the latest findings, treatments and client communications
Effectively communicate updates, lab results and treatment options with owners
Update referral veterinarians on hospitalization and plans for follow-up care
Prescribe pharmaceuticals based on diagnostic results and physical exam findings
Respond to questions from patient owners regarding patient care and well-being
Work with both emergency doctors and specialists to provide optimal patient care
Provide timely discharge summaries to referring veterinarians and provide referring DVM updates
Attend daily rounds
Pieper Veterinary offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including licensing fees, membership dues, health insurance, company-paid life insurance, disability, 401(k) with contribution eligibility, generous employee discount, continuing education, relocation assistance, PTO, and more.
Middletown is a thriving college town located in the heart of the beautiful Connecticut River Valley between NYC and Boston. You will be surrounded by the famed beauty of New England with easy access to the shoreline, Hartford, New Haven, and international airports.
Pieper Veterinary considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Pieper Veterinary discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
DVM or VMD licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Connecticut
Demonstration of a specific interest in inpatient care
Three years’ experience required, and internship trained (Board-certification not required)
About Pieper Veterinary
Pieper Veterinary is a 24-hour emergency and specialty practice in Middletown, CT. We are offering the opportunity to become part of an established and well-respected veterinary practice. Our specialty teams include emergency & critical care, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, surgery, and oncology. Specialty departments work collaboratively as a team, conferring on cases to ensure we explore every option in the treatment of our patients. The hospital also runs a robust rotating internship and residency program. We offer all these resources while maintaining the values and culture of a family-owned practice.