Mission Veterinary Partners (MVP) is a network of passionate veterinary professionals who have one common philosophy: Passion for Pets, Compassion for People. MVP is committed to providing exceptional care to every pet we have the pleasure of knowing, and investing in every employee we have the pleasure of working with. By providing excellent compensation, mentorship opportunities, benefits, paid time off, and other perks to our Teammates, we are focused on improving the quality of medicine we practice by hiring and rewarding the MVP'S of veterinary care whose sole mission is to positively impact the lives of every patient and client we work with.
General Practitioner Veterinarian Internship: Mission Veterinary Partners/ Appanasha Pet Clinic
Internship Location: Appanasha Pet Clinic - 1205 Wittmann Dr. Menasha, WI 54952
Focus of Internship: This Veterinarian Internship in General Practice Medicine is applicable for qualified 2019 DVM graduates and current practicing DVMs seeking an excellent general practitioner mentorship opportunity! This is a 1 year-long internship that would include general practice, urgent care, and soft tissue surgery. The objective of this internship is to build a well-rounded general practitioner who is able to manage any case that could walk into their clinic. The work load requires a minimum of 40 scheduled hours a week, with emphasis in client communication, routine wellness visits, at least 1 surgery/procedure day per week, with focus on the day-to-day internal medicine cases.
Learning Opportunities: Experience the challenging opportunity of working at an eight doctor, fast-paced, well-established clinic while training to become an excellent general practitioner. This Internship is designed to provide hands-on experience for those who are interested in small animal general.
While interning here you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse case selection and learn the proper care and techniques that are applied in every day and urgent situations. Animals are brought to our clinic for a variety of reasons, and ensuring that all receive the required care involves a lot of work.
Intern Responsibilities: Duties include service and procedures ranging from primary case responsibility, patient record maintenance, radiograph and diagnostic interpretation, ultrasound, soft tissue surgeries, dental procedures including extractions, client communication, and staff communication. A diverse case load, including general practice, well-patient care, urgent cases (such as ear infections, vomiting and diarrhea management, soft tissue lameness, and dental health) along with emergent case management (such as GDV, foreign body, urinary obstruction, etc.)
- Diagnose, perform surgery and treat patients.
- Maintain excellent client communication.
- Be proficient in a variety of skills ranging from but not limited to: laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, surgery, dental and nursing skills.
- Record all pertinent medical, client and case related information in the patient record accurately with appropriate grammar, terms and accurate information.
- Review medical records, estimates or discharge instructions with clients.
- Call clients for follow up and to discuss results.
- Set standards of care/protocols for medical and surgical areas
- Ability to lead and establish a vision for the practice team
- Proven ability to perform all basic surgeries, including use of all standard medical instruments and equipment.
- Perform medical duties
- Maintain personal and practice growth
- Communicate clearly and accurately through written and verbal interactions
- Work in collaboration with practice manager for administrative management
- Deal with clients in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact and professionalism
- To perform this job successfully it will be necessary to become proficient in the use of the practice management software (Cornerstone).
Special Working Conditions
- Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds, and over 50 pounds with a co-worker.
- Endure sitting, standing and walking on hard floor surfaces for extended periods
- Ability to be confident around pets.
- Able to work in noisy work conditions with sounds from animals and equipment that can be moderately high.
- Client needs and work volume may often require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job.
- Must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics, and language ability (reading, writing and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.
- Requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform duties while in a hospital environment.
- Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate equipment.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
- Associate is routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards and medication/controlled substances.
- Minimal travel required, possibly for vendor visits and associate education.
Whether you plan to go on to general practice, seek a surgical or emergency internship, or want to own your own practice someday, this internship will develop your confidence and skills while exposing you to a varied and challenging case load while you gain experience and make a difference in the community!