The Mixed-Animal Veterinarian is responsible for providing practical and scientific services in a small community setting. The clinic services approximately 60% small animal and 40% large animals. The Mixed-Animal Veterinarian will work in a modern clinic with digital radiology, ultrasound, dental machine, power equine dental float and a full diagnostic lab. The Mixed-Animal Veterinarian will direct a support staff and work closely with local pet rescues and the community. The Mixed-Animal Veterinarian is also responsible for health ensuring adherence to standard operating procedures and practices.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Examine small and large animals and performs diagnostic tests to determine the cause of illness
Perform routine preventative care for companion and farm animals
Provide in-field emergency care for livestock
Prescribes, administers and supervises appropriate treatments for animals
Treat and dress wounds
Perform surgery on animals
Test for, and vaccinate against, diseases
Operate medical equipment, such as x-ray machines, sonography, etc.
Advise animal owners about general care, medical conditions and treatments
Humanely and compassionately euthanize animals when appropriate
Provide after-hours emergency services on a rotating basis
Train personnel on proper animal handling and care practices
Complies with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS)
Ensures animals are being cared for daily, including water, feed and management
Provides suggestions to the owners in how to expand and grow the business
Ensure the welfare of all animals
Assist with other duties as assigned
EDUCATATION & WORK EXPERIENCE:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree with Illinois and Iowa license
Minimum of 1 year experience preferred
Knowledge and Skills:
Small animal medicine and surgery
Large animal medicine and surgery
Advanced interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge of overall business strategy and operations
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
Thorough understanding of diseases and disorders detrimental to the welfare of small and large animals
Mental and Physical Requirements:
Excellence within an accelerated work environment
Motivation to be a self starter and ability to work with limited supervision
Communication with various behavioral styles
Entrepreneurial spirit to drive and build business; and retain growing clients
Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, walk for extended periods of time
Ability to lift 50 lbs
About Carthage Veterinary Services
Hancock Veterinary Clinic was established in 1973 at 908 Broadway in Hamilton, Illinois by Dr Steven Renard and has steadily grown ever since. In 2000, we built our present facility at 1930 Keokuk Street in Hamilton. In April of 2011 the practice was purchased by Carthage Veterinary Service. Dr Renard remains on staff along with the original office staff.
We strive to meet all of our clients' needs for "all creatures great and small." We have treated almost all kinds of pets, from tiny hedge hogs to fish and birds, to the largest horses and cattle, and even the occasional camel or llama.
We do farm work primarily on an outpatient basis, happily providing farm calls at any hour of the day or night.
The professionalism and experience of our doctors and staff and our long-time presence in the tri-state area have helped us to earn a solid reputation for excellence.