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Part-Time Veterinarian

Job Classification: Part-Time
Work Schedule:
2 days per week (M-F)
Reporting Relationship:
Medical Director

Primary Accountability:
The Veterinarian is responsible for all medical decisions for animals in the shelter; to include, but not limited to, performing surgeries, veterinary health checks, health certificates, euthanasia and comprehensive health care for all the animals that are under the care of or are the property of Helping Hands Humane Society (HHHS).

Major Duties:

  • Provides and oversees medical care for all animals under the care of HHHS including foster animals. Completes physical exams and vet checks within Shelter Buddy system.
  • Ensures all animals receive appropriate and timely medical care which includes scheduling animals for various medical procedures and treatments; works closely with other departments to ensure all animal medical needs are met; prescribes medications as needed for all shelter animals.
  • Performs spay/neuter, other surgeries and dentals; supervises the preparation of animals for surgical procedures and treatments.
  • Evaluates and manages emergency medical cases at HHHS.
  • Determines animal’s medical status regarding euthanasia; performs euthanasia as deemed appropriate; assists with euthanasia training and verification.
  • Operates diagnostic equipment such as CBC, chemistry, radiograph and ultrasound; interprets all chemical and imaging results.
  • Maintains accurate records regarding treatments, surgical procedures and medications; records all medical and surgical procedures completed and maintains accurate and appropriate control drug log books.
  • Coordinates with other veterinarians on staff.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Currently licensed, or the ability to become licensed in the state of Kansas to practice Veterinary Medicine. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.) degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine. Experience in shelter medicine with high volume sterilization preferred. Must possess a valid Driver’s License.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work individually and in a team environment.
  • Ability to safely handle animals declared vicious, on bite quarantines or stray.
  • Ability to handle and deal with animals that have been abused or neglected.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work efficiently with attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, set priorities and organize work load.
  • Willingness to lead and offer direction.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to frequently stand, walk, sit, talk, hear, stoop, bend, squat or kneel.
  • Ability to safely push, pull and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to physically handle and restrain domestic animals.
  • Ability to read computer screens, mail, and talk on the phone.

Work Environment:

  • Interaction with staff and customers.
  • Potential exposure to parasites and infectious disease that may be carried and transmitted by animals.
  • Ability to handle aggressive and/or feral animals safely.

Additional Duties:
Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time. The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee(s) holding this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor.

All resumes and questions regarding the Part-Time Veterinarian position should be emailed to jamig@hhhstopeka.org.

 

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