The Veterinarian performs all job duties in an efficient, positive and helpful manner. They participate in and promote animal safety, welfare and wellness. The Veterinarian shares information to enhance the public’s knowledge of animal welfare as well as possesses knowledge of HSCO’s mission and programs.
- Ensure regulatory compliance relating to the practice of veterinary medicine within all areas
- Provide and train in low-stress, fear free handling protocols
- Mentor medical (licensed veterinarians, veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants) and support staff and volunteers, creating a safe learning environment
- Participate in annual performance evaluations for staff with the CVO
- Maintain fiscal stability and work within a budget; may assist with annual budget preparation
- Assist the CVO with advancements in animal care, staff training and legal compliance
- Perform pre-surgical physical examinations (or visual assessment of community cats in humane traps) on all surgical candidates to determine if animals are acceptable anesthetic/surgical candidates
- Document physical examination findings and any adverse events on appropriate medical records
- Perform an average of 25 procedures on community animal surgery days, using techniques recommended for high-quality/high-volume spay/neuter clinics (ASPCA).
- Oversee all aspects of veterinary care, including pre and postoperative care, anesthetic administration and monitoring, emergency care, restraint and treatment, all in consultation with the CVO for any protocol changes
- Examine, diagnose, and treat post-surgical complications of animals
- Keep thorough medical records for all surgeries and exams performed
- Cultivate and maintain open communication and working rapport with staff and local veterinarians
- Communicate effectively and in a professional manner with public and all staff members, volunteers, especially other veterinarians, CVTs, and VAs
- Provide compassionate and patient customer service to all clients, including trappers/rescuers
- Adhere to all protocols put forth by OSHA
- Provide statistical and strategic information for use in program evaluation
- May perform euthanasia on animals
- Work closely with the CVO and CEO and other managers with regard to animal health and welfare programs; observe and make suggestions on improving the quality of care for animals receiving medical/surgical care
- Abide by all regulations in the Oregon Veterinary Practice Act
- Maintain low surgical and anesthetic complication rates, as determined by CVO
How to Apply
Email your cover letter and resume and your best joke to Dr. Crystal Bloodworth.