The veterinarian works with a small medical team of veterinary assistants, performing spay/neuter surgeries on shelter and public animals and providing other medical care to shelter animals. The primary responsibilities include performing high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgeries for shelter and public animals along with community cats, examining and monitoring health of shelter animals, and treatment of shelter animals. Responsibilities:
- Perform an average of 30 high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgical procedures daily.
- Oversee all aspects of veterinary care during a clinic day including, diagnostics, treatment recommendations and delivery, prescriptions and discharge information.
- Oversee veterinary care for shelter animals daily including physical examination, surgery, pre- and post-operative care, anesthetic administration and monitoring, emergency care, restraint and treatment.
- Provide leadership, direction, guidance and training for veterinary technicians and other shelter staff. Educate staff and volunteers regarding animal disease.
- Communicate medical decisions, recommendations and care protocols to staff and clients.
- Document exam findings, test results and treatment recommendations.
- Attend staff meetings, doctor meetings and other requested meetings. Attend public vaccine and wellness clinics.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to perform high volume spay/neuter surgeries in fast-paced clinic environment
- Ability to solve problems and work with minimal supervision
- Provide leadership and direction to employees and volunteers
- Excellent work attendance record
- Maintain an open mind regarding changes and willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Required)
- Licensed in Washington or ability to become licensed prior to employment
- Current DEA license or ability to obtain prior to employment
- Interest in animal welfare, population control and serving low-income communities
Job Type: Full-time (part-time may be considered)Salary: $75,000 to $85,000/yearExperience: Prefer one year of experience working/volunteering in veterinary clinic, or similar environment as a veterinarian. Experience working or volunteering in an animal shelter or TNR program is a plus.
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