Want to work for one of the most progressive, effective, and innovative animal shelters in the country? Do YOU believe in “Solutions, Not Excuses” when it comes to saving the lives of 10,000 animals from your own community each year? Well, here is your opportunity! Kansas City Pet Project is looking for a full-time Chief Veterinarian AND a full-time shelter veterinarian.
Who IS Kansas City Pet Project you say???
1) Winner of the Petco Foundation’s national 2018 Unsung Hero Award for our Director of Shelter Operation’s lifesaving work in our shelter’s parvovirus ward.
2) Recipient of a 2018 Maddie’s Hero Award from Maddie’s Fund for our CEO & Chief Lifesaving Officer, Teresa Johnson -- AND a 2016 Maddie’s Hero Award for our co-founder and board president, Brent Toellner.
3) Winner of the first ever Paul Jolly Compassion Award in 2014 from the Petco Foundation for our compassion for animals that made a lifesaving difference in our community.
4) Named in 2015 as Kansas City’s Best Nonprofit by KC Magazine and Best Place to Adopt a Pet by 435 Magazine.
5) Winner of the ASPCA’s Community Engagement Award for 2014 as the shelter who best engaged their community in saving lives.
6) Made history in Kansas City by officially achieving “No-Kill” status within 6 months of taking over operations of the city’s municipal shelter in 2012 – becoming the 3rd largest open admission, No-Kill animal shelter in the United States, and creating the largest (and only open admission) No-Kill municipal animal shelter in the State of Missouri.
And we’re just getting started! Our new state-of-the-art 54,000 sq. ft. Kansas City Campus for Animal Care – home to KC Pet Project – is currently under construction in Kansas City, Missouri (scheduled to open in late 2019) and will include a Fear Free shelter veterinary hospital located on 17 acres in a beautiful park setting adjacent to the Kansas City Zoo, Starlight Amphitheater, and Lakeside Nature Center.
Come join our shelter’s lifesaving medical team – send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or see the full job description at https://kcpetproject.org/about-kansas-city-pet-project/careers/
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 5 years of professional veterinary medical experience, preferably in an animal shelter setting. Possession of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in Missouri is required. A license in the state of Kansas is preferred, but not required.
Ability to work under often unsafe and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations, odors, toxic agents, violence, noise, wetness, and disease can cause discomfort and where there is a risk of injury.
Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate but not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and lifting, carrying objects and animals of moderate weight.
Ability to perform mid-level data analysis including the ability to audit, deduce, assess, conclude and appraise. Requires discretion in determining and referencing such to established criteria to define consequences and develop alternatives.
Ability to provide technical and functional supervision, including scheduling, approving time off, providing technical training, and providing employee feedback.
Ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information such regulations, animal medical certificates, treatment/medical records, lab results, veterinary medicine manuals and textbooks, and general operating manuals.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing with pet owners, staff, volunteers, the general public and animal control officers.
Ability to apply principles of influence such as supervision, managing, leading, teaching, directing, planning, coordinating and controlling. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.
Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental and/or subjective criteria, as opposed to criteria that are clearly measurable or verifiable.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of veterinary medicine; especially as it relates to shelter medicine, the most current veterinary practice and techniques relating to the treatment of injured and ill animals, and animal diseases and their prevention, control and eradication.
Knowledge of shelter animal health protocols, surgical procedures and companion animal health issues.
Knowledge of Federal, County, State, City and local animal health laws and regulations, ASV guidelines, and AAHA certification requirements.
About Kansas City Pet Project
Kansas City Pet Project is a 501c3, nonprofit charitable organization operating the Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Animal Shelter. We care for more than 10,000 animals a year and have a 95% Live Release Rate for all animals we receive. We work collaboratively with Animal Control and other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted, and focus on lifesaving programs promoting pet retention, identification, lost pet reunions, and pet ownership education throughout the community. We're the largest No Kill shelter in Kansas City and the 3rd largest open admission, No Kill animal shelter in the United States!