Veterinarian wanted full-time (or part-time) for3 doctor, primarily small-animal practice. Full-time benefits include paid vacation leave and medical insurance, CE expense, CE leave, licensing fees, liability insurance, discounted pet care, association dues, paid legal holidays, commission on emergency work. Priorities are preventive health care and client education. Duties include: diagnosis, general surgery, anesthesia, cytology, patient care, client education, radiology and ultrasound.
We are looking for someone who may eventually wish to pursue an ownership interest, but this is not necessary.
Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in New York State. General surgery skills preferred.
Additional Salary Information: higher salary considered for more experience
About Fruit Valley Veterinary Clinic
The Fruit Valley Veterinary Clinic is a general small-animal practice that has operated at the current location since 1965. The current owners purchased the practice in 1990 and immediately computerized it and revamped its operations. The practice quickly increased in efficiency and productivity. The size of the building was tripled in 1997. The working portion of the clinic is 3500 sq. ft. There are separate entrance and exit waiting rooms, two exam rooms. The main treatment room has cages for recovery of anesthetized or ill patients. The imaging suite features a digital radiography system, ultrasound console with 3 probes and an isoflurane anesthesia machine. The surgery room features a heated table, isoflurane anesthesia machine, radiowave surgical machine, and multi-function anesthesia monitor. The lab contains a hood, centrifuges, microscope, i-Stat and Vetscan. A CBC analyzer, second Vetscan and another microscope are located adjacent to the exam rooms. An isolation room (for infectious cases) is located in the basement. The clinic has a computer network with 8 work stations. The medical records are mostly paperless. Smart Flow is used for treatment management/recording. It ...is accessed through iPads and computer and displayed on a whiteboard. There is an apartment in the basement of the clinic which is sometimes rented to employees. The staff currently includes 3 veterinarians, two veterinary technicians and both full-time and part-time receptionists and animal handlers. The patients mostly include dogs and cats (about 98% of caseload). The remainder are a few ferrets, and pocket pets (rarely birds).
Our main emphasis is on prevention. We stress proper immunization, nutrition, parasite control, behavior management, exercise and accident prevention. As our patients age, we deal with diagnosing the many conditions and problems that even well cared for pets develop. Although we do provide emergency service to our regular clients to best of our abilities, we are not an emergency clinic. Our clinic assists the local animal welfare organizations and helps people and animals deal with local animal control issues. We do not perform orthopedic surgery or cosmetic surgery. We refer patients who require specialized care. Cornell is 75 miles away and some specialists are available in nearby Syracuse.
Oswego is a small city surrounded by semirural towns. It has a great bookstore and bike shop. Oswego is on the shore of Lake Ontario and is within an hour of Syracuse. Oswego has endemic heartworm disease and Lyme disease in its canine population. SUNY Oswego is our neighbor. It hosts a superb public radio station. We often employ students from SUNY as part-time workers.