Claws’n’Paws Mobile Veterinary Services is a high quality busy small animal house call practice serving greater Colorado Springs. We spend about half our day doing routine healthy per visits and vaccines, and about half our day doing medical cases (illness, injury, etc.). We have a surgery suite at our business office, and do all surgical and dental procedures on Thursdays. We utilize Pikes Peak Vet for digital xrays and to send out labs. We have a well equipped and organized van to carry our doctor bag, procedures equipment, scales, pharmacy, and coolers. We go into the clients’ homes, usually sit on the floor with the patients, and provide top tier care. We have a laptop and printer in the van to type up the record / invoice, leave a copy with the owner, and collect payment. Our business hours are Monday – Friday, 9am-6pm. So our work day begins at 815-830am and ends anywhere from 5-7pm depending on the day and needs of the people involved.
Relief / Part-time Veterinarian needed.
Candidates must have a minimum of 3-5 years of clinical private practice experience. An understanding of both rapid assessment of the patient and clear communication with the owner are the foundation of our success. We have to be able to provide information and basic treatment decisions at the appointment, frequently without labwork or xray results until 24-48 hours later. Our primary initial data base is a complete history and assessment of the environment, and a comprehensive physical exam. We do work in teams of 2, but that means the veterinarian has to be able and willing to either restrain the patient, or acquire lab samples / administer treatments. We usually work on the floor, as we have found the patients to be more at ease and comfortable, so mobility and flexibility is a consideration. We do humane euthanasia for our existing clients, and transport the patients to Lasting Paws for them. The majority of our patients are cats and dogs, but I do see small exotic mammals – so some experience with exotics is a plus but not required. Also, the ability to assess surgical patients and discuss / recommend / provide an estimate for surgery is necessary, but not necessarily the desire to do the surgeries. Currently, our main need is for someone to work Fridays (although a different day of the week could be discussed), with a starting pay of $50-55 / hour depending on skills and experience.
Relief Veterinarian Information:
DVM with 3+ years of private practice experience, excellent client communication skills, good leadership and teamwork and computer skills
About Claws n Paws Mobile Veterinary Services
Claws'n'Paws Mobile Veterinary Services is an innovative high quality house call practice based in Colorado Springs, CO. We provide full medical and surgical care to dogs, cats, and exotic mammals. We travel to our clients in a company vehicle, as a team of technician and doctor, to care for pets in their homes. We also have a fully equipped surgical suite at our business office, and currently utilize a relationship with another clinic for digital radiographs. We strive to provide comprehensive care with personalized service to our clients, while fostering a healthy working environment for our team members.