The Alaska SPCA’s Veterinary Clinic, located in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska, is expanding and seeking to add another capable and compassionate veterinarian to practice high volume spay/neuter surgeries and general medicine for our local community and for rural animals that are flown in for care from across our state. Our new location is being completely upgraded/renovated and offers two operating rooms, large treatment and prep area, exam rooms, digital radiography (and digital dental), in-house analyzers and vaccination clinic. This position includes medical care of our Adoption Center animals and spay/neuter surgeries. Veterinarians must be capable of managing a range of medical options for clients with a wide range of financial means. Our ideal candidate will genuinely enjoy working with animals and their owners and be able to care for them. Must have good communication skills and be able to handle a busy patient load while maintaining a positive attitude. The ability to work independently as well as the ability to collaborate with other veterinarians and technical staff is a must. Possible travel to rural areas in Alaska on spay/neuter surgery clinic outreach. Full time positions include benefits includes medical insurance, PTO, salary commensurate with experience. The applicant must either have or be able to obtain an Alaska Veterinary license and a current DEA license.
We would prefer a veterinarian with a minimum of one year experience but new graduates with at least 1 year tech experience at a veterinary hospital will be considered. We are looking for an enthusiastic and friendly veterinarian who is a team player and has great communication skills.
The Alaska SPCA Veterinarian, in conjunction with the Executive Director, is responsible for implementing and maintaining the standards of animal care throughout the veterinary clinic. This includes, but is not limited to, the spay/neuter clinics, vaccination clinic and full service veterinary clinic, as well as shelter medicine. In addition to regular patient care, including exams, procedures and surgeries, the Veterinarian oversees the clinic medical staff. This position collaborates with the Executive Director in the delivery of client and patient care through the agency.
Regularly performs surgical procedures including, but not limited to, ovario-hysterectomy, orchiectomy/castration, tumor/lump removal, hernia repair and tooth extractions, limited orthopedic and ocular procedures.
Regularly performs veterinary health care functions, including examination and treatment of sheltered animals and client animals, and aids in the evaluation of the disposition of sheltered animals as needed, within established shelter animal and companion animal health protocols.
Accountable for all health-related aspects of care for sheltered animals and client animals, including but not limited to, disease prevention programs, routine health care, vaccinations, testing and treatments and directs staff veterinarians in medical protocols.
Ensures that appropriate medication is administered by veterinary staff within clinical and statutory requirements, and supervises the use and security of controlled drugs.
Consults internally on a daily basis on the disposition of animals under care according to standard medical procedures and legal requirements.
Collaborates with the Executive Director on the performance and quality of services and duties related to practices of veterinary medicine and care in the shelters, spay/neuter clinics, and full service veterinary clinic.
Collaborates with the Adoption Center Manager to conduct functional analyses of health care, surgery, dietary, and sanitation programs for the shelters.
Administrative and Management
Responsible for the development and implementation of goals, policies, and procedures related to the veterinary practices of the spay/neuter facilities, veterinary clinic, and shelters.
Collaborates with the Executive Director to create and manage annual budgets for Alaska SPCA Clinic.
Ensures decisions, agency policies, and procedures are effectively communicated and adhered to.
Establish, implement and maintain medical record and drug use logs to standards of veterinary and sheltering practices, ensuring that records are complete, accurate and compliant
Ensures that Standard Operating Procedures related to the veterinary medical care of animals and sanitation are updated, current and utilized in adherence to the Alaska SPCA and OSHA standards at all times.
Actively participates in the professional community to maintain current knowledge and relationships and support the mission of Alaska SPCA.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and ability to get a valid Alaska Veterinary License
Must get a valid Alaska Driver’s License and have an insurable driving record
Excellent surgical skills, including, but not limited to, spay/neuter, dentistry, and soft- tissue. Orthopedic expertise preferred.
Experience in high-volume, high quality spay/neuter clinic and/or post graduate surgical training preferable.
Ensure a safe work environment by following all safety guidelines and modeling safe work practices
Demonstrated business skills, balancing medical and administrative priorities appropriately
Experience in shelter medicine preferred
Excellent interpersonal communication skills with staff, clients and professional community, including addressing and constructively resolving both client and staff conflicts.
Computer-literate in Microsoft Office software and common veterinary practice software
The Alaska SPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to our diversity. We are an at-will employer and conduct pre-employment background checks. This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
The Alaska SPCA’s Veterinary Clinic, located in Anchorage, Alaska, is expanding and seeking two capable and compassionate veterinarians to practice high volume spay/neuter surgeries and general medicine for our local community and for rural animals that are flown in for care from across our state. Our new location is being completely upgraded/renovated and offers two operating rooms, large treatme...nt and prep area, exam rooms, digital radiography (and digital dental), in-house analyzers and vaccination clinic. This position includes medical care of our Adoption Center animals and spay/neuter surgeries. Veterinarians must be capable of managing a range of medical options for clients with a wide range of financial means. Possible travel to rural areas in Alaska on spay/neuter surgery clinic outreach. Full time positions include benefits includes medical insurance, PTO, salary commensurate with experience and set hours. The applicant must either have or be able to obtain an Alaska Veterinary license and a current DEA license.
The Alaska SPCA is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit serving Alaska for over 60 years by providing spay/neuter surgeries, medical care and vaccination clinic for pets of low-income families.
Complete job description on our website at http://www.alaskaspca.org/employment