Full-Time Veterinarian - Join our busy 6 Dr family!
Firehouse Animal Health Centers
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
Required Education: DVM or equivalent
Salary: $95,000 - $200,000 per year
Firehouse Animal Health Centers, where 100 little things make a BIG difference! Firehouse is looking for a Veterinarian to join our awesome Westlake team! Here are some things you should know:
We offer flexible scheduling options and maintain at least a 2:1 Tech / Veterinarian ratio.
We love to collaborate as a team on challenging cases.
We apply a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens in everything we do. This is a continued focus for us.
We use AVImark - If you have experience with it great! If not, our team is happy to teach you.
We love to give back to the community - We donate veterinary services, help with fundraisers, and volunteer our time to our community partners.
We believe in building relationships with our clients to improve our ability to provide the best care possible for our patients. We offer communication and leadership training to accomplish these goals.
We provide a Fear Free environment for our patients. To achieve this, we provide Fear Free training for our Teams, including you!
CE: Paid CE days + allowance + Fear Free Certification + Feline Friendly
Dues and Fees Paid: DEA, AVMA, State / Local VMAs, VIN
Benefits: FT Team Members are eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, 401k Match, Team Member Discounts, Uniforms, Paid Time Off, Holiday pay
Veterinarian Mentorship Program Available (New / Recent Graduates)
For more information about Firehouse and our Veterinarian position, visit our website https://firehouseaustin.com/join-our-team/. We hope to see you soon!
As an Associate Veterinarian, your responsibility is to provide high quality medical care and client education. As a leader in the practice, you will mentor an effective and productive veterinary medical team, advocate for patients and clients, ensure a safe and effective work environment, and improve both the medical quality and business performance of the hospital. You will report directly to the Medical Director (MD), with accountability to the Hospital Manager (HM). Your work will directly support the HM – MD partnership in support of hospital goals.
The Associate Veterinarian is responsible for the following list of essential job requirements. This list may be revised at any time and additional duties not listed here may be assigned as needed.
Work with hospital team on efficient client flow to ensure an excellent experience
Foster an educational experience for the client
Effectively communicate the treatment plan to the client and the team, including cost
Keep clients informed regarding patient status, results of diagnostics, and prognosis
Assist HM – MD team in handling difficult client interactions
Ensure thorough client communication by the hospital team
Maintain client communication when their primary veterinarian is not available
Conduct follow up correspondence
Work with MD to create systems enabling efficient delivery of medical care by the team
Minimize patient stress while performing high quality exams, diagnostics, and procedures
Create individual patient plans based on the case specifics, including follow up care
Work with referral partners to provide comprehensive oversight of patient care
Work with MD to review cases, assess skills, and continuously develop skills
Keep current with highest standards of medical care
Maintain accurate medical records
Work with MD to effectively manage global glossary for quick AVImark data entry
Respond to Firehouse email in a professional, timely manner
Participate in modifying and updating systems, guidelines, and procedures as needed
Accurately charge clients for all services performed
Perform other duties as assigned
Assist the HM – MD team in onboarding new staff, including veterinarians
Participate in individual Leadership Sessions as requested by the HM – MD team
Participate in training, education, development, supervision of team
Ensure an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect
Understand, participate, and support public relations, marketing events, and programs
Assist HM – MD team in creating marketing tools and materials
Actively participate in regular doctor meetings
Attend monthly hospital meetings; actively assist HM – MD team with content and flow
Professional Experience / Skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Ability to build long term relationships
Ability to develop visionary products and services
Comfortable in high growth environments
Experience with or willingness to learn budgeting and financial management
Willingness to learn management and leadership skills
Practical experience with client relations
Strong general medical and surgical experience
Strong enjoyment of client relationship and education
Compassion toward animals and people
Hands on, roll-up-your-sleeves mentality
Strong relationship building skills
High energy, passion, and drive to be successful
Aptitude for technology
Ability to process and respond to all communication in a timely manner
Fast learner, able to multi-task and be flexible to change
Ability to think creatively and problem solve
Team player who can work effectively in a fast growing, dynamic environment
Effective communicator in a variety of situations
Great attention to detail
An entrepreneurial mindset
Dependable attendance / presence at the hospital is a must
Allergies to animals must be controllable through medication
Moves equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
Must be willing to work long or irregular hours under pressure conditions
Potentially subject to high noise levels, bites and scratches, and hazardous chemicals
DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree required
Licenses / registrations in compliance with local, state, and national requirements
Training / certification in business management, HR, finance, accounting desirable
When Jed Rogers and John Faught met in 2011, they knew they shared a common vision: to provide advanced, compassionate veterinary care that is tailored to each human-pet relationship. They opened the first Firehouse Animal Health Center a year later in Austin.
Now, with five Austin locations and counting, they continue to build the most comprehensive, service-oriented group of veterinary hospitals in Central Texas.
They are proud of the team they’ve assembled and the culture they’ve created – one that offers comprehensive care, unparalleled service, and a collaborative experience for people and the pets of Central Texas.