- Examine, diagnose, treat, triage, and provide routine veterinary care to shelter animals
- Adhere to best practice guidelines in shelter medicine
- Remain current on the most recent recommendations for care of shelter animals (including medicine, surgery, behavior, nutrition, husbandry, cleaning/disinfection, facility design, etc.)
- Establish and implement medical protocols, schedules, and routines
- Ensure, oversee, and participate in proper animal intake and medical protocols
- Provide accurate and thorough record-keeping for shelter animals
- Ensure the organization adheres to transport guidelines as pertains to interstate travel
- Examine and issue health certificates for animals leaving on transport
- Oversee outsourced veterinary care, including communication with other veterinarians involved in a case of a shelter animal
- Perform surgical procedures on shelter animals. Surgical procedures are not limited to spay and neuter, and surgical skills should also include amputations, enucleations, entropion repair, cherry eye repair, mass removals, wound repair, hernia repair, cystotomy, etc.)
- Lead and work closely with veterinary technicians and dog and cat coordinators to provide outstanding care for shelter animals
- Be accessible via phone or text (provide boundaries/expectations)
- Apply for medical grants and ensure proper grant reporting
- Participate in community outreach regarding education on pertinent animal welfare topics
- Facilitate microchip clinics at Bark in the Park, AAA’s yearly community-based fundraiser
- Create and adhere to annual medical budget
- Maintain and order medical inventory in accordance with medical budget
- Maintain and assure accuracy of controlled substances drug logs in accordance with DEA rules and regulations
- Maintain all professional licenses and continuing education requirements
- Must be available to work 3-4 days a week
- Must be able to perform full range of movement: stretching, bending, squatting, climbing, lifting up to 50 lbs., etc.
- Standing for extended periods of time
- Exposure to high noise levels
- Subject to animal bites and scratches
- Ability to travel for organization events including conferences, media events, etc.
Additional Information This job description does not state or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related duties required by their supervisor.
Employees who are regularly scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week are granted five paid sick days and 10 vacation days. Employees begin accruing sick and vacation days when they start work. Employees can utilize accrued time after 90 days. AAA does not offer medical benefits at this time.
AAA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability.
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