Lead Veterinarian – San Diego, CA

Lead Veterinarian San Diego, CA.  We are looking for a Lead Veterinarian  to provide medical care to hospital patients and excellent customer care to their owners. The Lead Veterinarian is a de facto leader within the Veterinary Hospital and will set the tone within the hospital staff and is responsible for ensuring cohesion and motivation within the team.

The Lead Veterinarian will ensure that the hospital provides a positive environment for staff, patients and clients and is responsible for fostering an environment in which the patients needs come first and every team member understands they have the power to do what it takes to create an exceptional customer experience.

In this role the Lead Veterinarian will provide excellent patient care by performing physical examinations, diagnosing and treating diseases and providing preventive care according to patient lifestyle and location on feline and canine patients. The Lead Veterinarian will utilize a problem-based approach that includes developing a complete problem list for every patient examined, a complete list of differential diagnoses for each problem identified, a complete diagnostic plan and appropriate treatments based on interpretation of diagnostic test results leading to confirmed or suspected diagnoses. The Lead Veterinarian will document all patient observations, findings of exams and diagnostics, treatments and medications, client interactions and tentative and confirmed diagnoses for each problem identified, a complete diagnostic plan and appropriate treatments based on interpretation of diagnostic test results leading to confirmed or suspected diagnoses. The Lead Veterinarian will document all patient observations, findings of exam and diagnostics, treatments and medications, client interactions, and tentative and confirmed diagnoses in the medical record in a concise and detail fashion, according to practice convention. The Lead Veterinarian will perform routine and complex surgical procedures including (but not limited) sterilization, abdominal exploratory and mass removals. The veterinarian will perform routine and complex dental procedures including full dental examination, evaluation of dental radiographs as well as simple and complex extractions and oral surgical procedures. The Lead Veterinarian will develop treatment plans for patients undergoing day hospitalization based on complete problem-based assessment. The Lead Veterinarian will transition patients to overnight care as needed and will communicate effectively with referral hospitals in order to ensure excellent continuous patient care.

The Lead Veterinarian will uphold Fear Free tenets and instruct staff as necessary in order to ensure a Fear Free hospital.

Qualifications include a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or its equivalent, active licensure as a veterinarian without contingencies in the state in which the hospital is located, friendly, outdoing, “people oriented” and have a sense of humor, excellent written and verbal communication skills, compassionate and sympathetic and be able to maintain a professional attitude and demeanor during emotional and stressful situations, a team player willing to learn new techniques and treatments, offering creative ideas and accepting change.

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