Associate Veterinarian

Associate Veterinarian Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Associate Veterinarian to join our team.


  • Cultivate positive relationships with customers and their animals through regular communication and excellent record-keeping;
  • Educate clients on the importance of vaccinations, heartworm treatments, flea and tick treatments and other aspects of preventive care;
  • Examine and treat animals on a first-come, first serve basis as well as by appointment;
  • Prioritize traumatic injuries and serious illnesses to ensure that all animals receive time-sensitive care;
  • Perform surgeries;
  • Additional supplemental insurance available through AFLAC;
  • Mentoring from veterinarians with decades of experience and expertise in diverse areas;
  • A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics;
  • Assists in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service;
  • Builds rapport with clients by gathering information, listening, and empathizing with their concerns;
  • Maintains client/patient medical/surgical records and makes certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols;
  • No emergency/on call requirement;
  • Opportunity to be engaged in the business side of veterinary medicine if interested;
  • Presents a positive image of the hospital in the professional community and to the general public;
  • Excellent 1 st year starting salary: Guaranteed base with production-based commissions.


  • KY State License (or ability to obtain);
  • Working knowledge of digital radiography;
  • Friendly and helpful personality;
  • Effective communicator;
  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university;
  • Works Saturdays;
  • Compassionate;
  • Manages time and tasks appropriately;
  • D.V.M. licensed in current state;
  • Excellent communication skills with both staff and clients;
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university;
  • Interest in marketing and growth of the practice;
  • Willingness to work emergencies or extra hours when essential;
  • Willingness to perform management responsibilities;
  • Working knowledge of and interest in the business aspect of a veterinary practice.