Shelter Veterinarian needed to fill an immediate opening at our intake facility. The Shelter Veterinarian (SV) reports to the CEO, and will be responsible for the sterilization and treatment of animals.
The SV will work with CEO to submit an annual operating budget for this department and manage the department within the approved budget.
The SV is responsible for all aspects of the operation of a surgical suite, such as, but not limited to, scheduling, scheduling, anesthesia, surgical techniques and procedures, directing ancillary staff, educating staff, pre-operative evaluation, post-operative care, and animal selection, in providing surgical services for the HSTB.
The SV is responsible for establishing, implementing, monitoring, and providing the guidance needed for proper animal husbandry to prevent the introduction of potential infectious diseases, and will work with the CEO to set up control measures when a contagious problem occurs within the Shelter.
To the best of his/her ability within an animal shelter environment, the SV will work with the Director of Operations for recommending healthy and socially acceptable animals for adoption to the general public. The SV and Director of Operations, to the best of their ability, will try to protect the HSTB from potential liability of recommending unhealthy or socially unacceptable animals for adoption.
The SV is responsible for, but may delegate, the ordering of all medical supplies needed for the surgical suite.
The SV shall diagnose potential medical problems of animals received at the Shelter
Any other duties as assigned by the CEO.
Education: Must possess a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
Experience: Must possess a valid State of Florida license to practice veterinary medicine, and have three to five years’ experience in a veterinary clinic or animal shelter.
Skills: Must be personable, able to communicate with and direct staff, and work as a member of a team. Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis.
Additional Salary Information: Please include salary requirements on your resume
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