The Dutchess County SPCA is seeking candidates for the position listed below.  Please review the individual job posting for job specifications, required qualifications, application deadline, and how to apply.

  1. Shelter Staff Veterinarian
  2. Community Resource Manager

 

Position: Shelter Staff Veterinarian 

Department: Medical

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt, full time position
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs.
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Availability: January 1, 2020

General Position Summary: The Shelter Veterinarian oversees the health and wellness of all animals located within the DCSPCA campus and in DCSPCA foster homes.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

· Oversee the health and wellness of all animals located within the DCSPCA campus and in DCSPCA foster homes.
· Diagnose and treat medical conditions in shelter animals.
· Create and implement treatment plans.
· Perform spay/neuter surgery and other surgical procedures as needed.
· Assist with internal and public relations consultation and education services as they pertain to veterinary medical issues.
· As necessary, testify in court cruelty cases; write reports for such cases providing professional opinion and diagnosis.
· Provide telephone consultation with staff during normal business hours.
· Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
· Always maintains a friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other DCSPCA staff.
· Promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.
· Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events.

Qualifications:

· Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school.
· License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of New York.
· Valid DEA license and willingness to supply license for ordering accounts including controlled substances.
· At least 2 years of experience working as a veterinarian in a shelter setting.
· Enthusiasm for shelter medicine and the ability to see the value of shelter animals.
· Comfort with performing behavioral euthanasia as necessary.
· Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills.
· Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
· Maturity, excellent judgment, and a professional appearance.
· Ability to read, write, and understand English is required. Bilingual a plus.
· The ability to treat people and animals with respect and contribute to effective teamwork.
· Foster and nurture relationships and public relations beneficial to the organization and our programs.
· Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.

Physical Requirements:

· Physical ability to walk and or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required. Ability to bend and squat.
· Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands and to hear and see clearly.
· Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.

Working conditions:

Conditions may include working alone, frequent interruptions, and some evenings/weekends meetings and classes.

Educational Requirements:

· Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school
· License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of New York

Closing date:
Open until filled.

Please submit:
Résumé, cover letter and three references to apply@dcspca.org

Position: Community Resources Manager

Department: Adminstration

Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Non-Exempt, full time position
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs. Includes weekend and holiday work.
Immediate Supervisor:  Executive Director 

Availability: Must work within the needs of the organization. This may include holiday or weekend work. 

Position summary: This position works to serve the community by providing resources to
community members that help them keep their pets in homes. This position also oversees the
TNR program for the DCSPCA.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:
Conduct all functions of managing TNR program including:
○ Collecting information on colonies that need to be altered
○ Conducting site assessments and talking with property owners to gain necessary
permissions
○ Managing volunteer team of trappers
○ Managing process of return to field
○ Tracking metrics for colonies
○ Compiling monthly metrics for board
○ Conducting trapping as needed
Manages pet food pantry services
○ Partners with community programs to ensure community members in need have
access to food and supplies for their pet
○ Track and report metrics applicable to program monthly
○ Moves food to pantry or ensures it is done
● Manages rabies clinics and partnerships
○ Plans and conducts rabies clinics 6 times per year
Manages community microchipping program
○ Develops partnerships with veterinarians in Dutchess County to provide low cost
microchips to clients
○ Tracks and reports metrics applicable to the program monthly
○ Ensures all community ACO’s have microchip scanners and tracks equipment
being provided
Develops and manages volunteer field teams to conduct work related to pet retention in
the community.
Checks in regularly with humane law in relation to community needs.

Qualifications:
● Working knowledge of shelter terminology and processes
● Willingness to work with animals with difficult dispositions
● Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
● Maturity, excellent judgment, and a professional appearance.
● Willingness to learn new skills

Physical Requirements:
● Physical ability to walk and or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
Ability to bend and squat.
● Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands and to hear and
see clearly.
● Physical ability to push up to 150lbs and to carry up to 50lbs regularly and independently
throughout a regular workday required.
● Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals,
may be a disqualification.

Closing date:
Open until filled.

Please submit:
Résumé, cover letter and three references to apply@dcspca.org