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.
- Shelter Staff Veterinarian
Position: Shelter Staff Veterinarian
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.
· 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 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.
Conditions may include working alone, frequent interruptions, and some evenings/weekends meetings and classes.
· Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school
· License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of New York
Open until filled.
Résumé, cover letter and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org