Are you looking for a position working with a dedicated and compassionate staff? Are you seeking mentorship that will allow you to thrive as both a veterinarian and a leader? Do you want the flexibility to practice both surgery AND medicine when you want to, and hours that can be adjusted to your preferred time of day? Then look no further because SOS of Ohio is seeking a Medical Director for our location at the Franklin County Dog Shelter in Columbus, Ohio.
SOS of Ohio provides veterinary care to animal shelters, rescue groups, and public clients in need of financial assistance. We have two locations- a newly remodeled clinic at 3500 East Livingston Ave, and a clinic in the Franklin County Dog Shelter where we provide medical, emergency, and surgical services to over 10,000 dogs/year that come through the shelter. The Franklin County Dog Shelter is a state-of-the-art facility with digital x-ray, electrocautery, EKG, iSTAT, heated electrolic tables, and a full dental suite!
Our goal is to make veterinary care affordable to everyone. As leaders in the shelter medicine field, we want pets to stay in their homes, and not be surrendered to shelters because of the cost of veterinary care. We specialize in affordable spay/neuter and TNR in an effort to end euthanasia due to overpopulation, however, we offer low-cost wellness, dentistry, and emergency care to those in need.
The Medical Director for the Franklin County Dog Shelter is responsible for overseeing the care of dogs coming through the shelter, including performing exams, HQHVSN surgeries, and other specialty surgeries as needed. The Medical Director supervises other on-site veterinarians and serves as a liaison between different departments.
The ideal candidate is professional, compassionate, and able to work well with staff of varying levels of medical knowledge. Mentorship is available from our current Medical Director and new graduates are welcome to apply! This position includes shifts in medical and surgery but can be tailored to just a medical position if applicants do not have an interest in performing surgeries.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for general oversight of all veterinary medical and surgical procedures.
Perform examinations and make treatment plans for animals residing in the shelter. Perform spay/neuter surgeries and other surgical procedures as needed (optional for this position).
Act as the liaison and case manager for shelter animals receiving treatment from outside veterinary services.
Oversee other on-site veterinarians and provide guidance and support for decision-making regarding placement of animals including adoption, transfer, rescue placement, and euthanasia.
Monitor and implement policies and procedures for reducing infectious disease incidences.
Ensure thorough record-keeping and maintain complete, accurate, and up-to-date medical records and drug logs.
Uphold current SOS of Ohio standard operating procedures. Work with the leadership team to update and implement new protocols as needed.
Coordinate with the Director of Veterinary Services to publish staff schedules.
Represent SOS of Ohio and the Franklin County Dog Shelter in a courteous and professional manner.
Communicate effectively and in a professional manner with the public, rescue partners, and all SOS of Ohio and Franklin County Dog Shelter staff members.
Education and Qualifications
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent from an accredited university.
A valid Ohio Veterinary license or the ability to obtain one.
Experience in HQHVSN or shelter medicine is a plus, however, new graduates are encouraged to apply as we are also able to provide mentorship.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and see a high volume of patients in a day.
Compensation and Benefits
A competitive salary based on experience.
Two weeks of paid time off per year.
Health, dental, and prescription insurance available after an initial 90-day period.
401(k) with employer match after an initial 90-day period.
License and membership fees paid.
Yearly CE allowance.
Starting bonus paid after 6 months of employment.
Discounted services, lab work, and medication for your pets.
Mentorship is available.
As a non-profit SOS of Ohio can qualify you for TOTAL LOAN FORGIVENESS after 10 years on an income-based payment plan!
How to Apply
Email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org