Associate Veterinarian | Indianapolis - AAHA Accredited
Michigan Road Animal Hospital at 96th Street
February 12, 2018
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - Any experience level considered
DVM or equivalent
Michigan Road Animal Hospital at 96th Street is seeking an Associate Veterinarian to join our growing pracitce
Michigan Road Animal Hospital at 96th Street is a well-established, AAHA accredited, companion animal hospital founded in 2008 with a special love and compassion for pets. We are looking for a 4th associate to join our 3 veterinarians and highly skilled team! The ideal candidate for this position is a doctor who is passionate about their work, has a strong desire to work in a hospital practicing progressive medicine values, and effectively communicates and collaborates with our existing team to provide the highest standards of care to our patients.
Each day the team at Michigan Road Animal Hospital at 96th Street strives to deliver outstanding patient care by providing the highest standard of veterinary medicine, employing a dedicated team, and offering amazing client service. We feel fortunate to provide the level of veterinary care in this community that we do, while living in the wonderful city of Indianapolis with so much to do!
We are a companion animal practice serving the needs of the northwest side of Indy and the suburbs that surround it (Zionsville, Carmel, Westfield, Brownsburg, Pike Township and more!) since we built our practice in 2008. Our lobby is open, spacious, and inviting, and stands two stories high.
A great deal of our team has been around since we all worked together out of one office just south of our current location prior to 2008. That practice opened its doors in 1957 and has been AAHA accredited since 1963. When we outgrew that hospital we split into two separate practices.
We have six spacious examination rooms—three tailored to our feline patients and three tailored to our canine patients all with direct access to our pharmacy for convenience and ease.
Open concept layout
In-house laboratory and state of the art radiology equipment: fully equipped laboratory, integrated cr digital radiography and telemedicine, electrocardiogram (ECG).
Highly focused on dentistry and oral health with dental radiology.
Up to date anesthesia and large surgical suite with CO2 surgical laser.
We collaborate with Dr. James Naughton, DVM, MS, DACVR a board certified veterinary radiologist who travels to our office to provide diagnostic ultrasound whenever needed during the week for our patients. We have also recently begun a monthly cardiac consultation and diagnostic ultrasound opportunity for our patients with Dr. Daniel Hogan, DVM, of Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Our Doctors have a good working relationship with local specialists in the Indianapolis Area, including Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Med Vets Oncology and Specialty Emergency Hospital, VCA Advanced Care Referral Center, as well as the Animal Dermatology Clinic and the Veterinary Allergy and Dermatology Referral Clinic.
Dr.’s Hurd, Klarquist, and Wilson have a wide breadth of experience and are very willing to share their knowledge and discuss caseloads. They are happy to assist when asked, while encouraging new associates’ independence.We encourage and support the cultivation of doctors’ special veterinary interests.
We are willing to explore new ideas in medical procedures and pharmacology, and have an expansive in-house pharmacy, as well as two local pharmacies available for specialty compounding. We also offer an online pharmacy for those clients who prefer it.
Our office focuses on overall patient health and offers boarding, grooming, and daycare in addition to our preventative care and medical care for our patients.
Indianapolis and its surrounding suburbs are a wonderful place to live. Indy is widely hailed as the "Racing Capital of the World" because of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500 and Allstate 400 at the Brickyard as well as the "Amateur Sports Capital of America" for hosting the NCAA. Indy, also known as the “Circle City” because of our downtown’s historic Monument Circle, has several attractions outside of sports including museums, (which includes an award winning Children’s Museum!), a large zoo, 100’s of ethnic restaurants, several arts and historic districts, concert venues, and an amazing revitalized downtown and canal district. Several micro-breweries and wineries are appearing all throughout the city and suburbs as well!
If you enjoy sports, Indy is the home of many sports teams! We’ve got the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, the NBA’s Pacers, the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, our minor league baseball team The Indians, soccer’s Indy Eleven as well as our minor league hockey team the Indy Fuel. Indianapolis has several attractions for visitors, with a mix of both a large metropolitan city and a simple Midwestern community. You will find beautiful architecture, monuments, and pristine cornfields in the Circle City.
Indy and its surrounding communities are wonderful places for our two-legged and four-legged children! Several of our surrounding cities (Zionsville, Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville) have made the “Best of” lists for raising families, top-notch schools, parks, communities etc. amongst all 50 states. Because of our central location, Indianapolis isn’t very far away from other wonderful cities that worth checking out—like Chicago, Louisville, and Cincinnati. All three are a quick drive from the Circle City for a weekend getaway or even just a night!
In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the Associate Veterinarian is an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with a Managing Doctor and supporting medical staff. This individual advances the quality of medicine in the practice and provides exceptional client service to our clients and patients.
Builds rapport with clients by gathering information and listening to, and empathizing with their concerns
Performs physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures that deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.
Communicates with clients on topics such as pet diagnosis, treatment plans, preventive health care, and nutritional needs.
Maintains client/patient medical/surgical records and makes certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols.
Stays current on new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine.
Assists in the development of the paraprofessional team to ensure delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.
Presents a positive image of the hospital in the professional community and to the general public.
Skills and Basic Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or related degree from an accredited university.
Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed.
Commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine and upholding veterinary code of ethics.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Works collaboratively with hospital team members.
Makes decisions confidently and effectively.
Manages time and tasks appropriately.
Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.