The fastest growing animal welfare organization in the region is looking for a full time veterinarian for our Dover Delaware Animal Health Center. The Brandywine Valley SPCA cares for more than 14,000 animals each year in its shelters plus provides services to the community such as affordable veterinary care in our Animal Health Centers. In this position you would be responsible for outpatient clinic for the general public as well as working with the shelter staff to set policies and procedures within our organization.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
· Provides wellness exams and treatment to owned animals through our affordable community based outpatient clinics in Delaware and oversee the care of the animals in our shelter.
· Provides lead direction to staff responsible for following prescribed treatment and maintaining treatment records for animals brought to the shelter; ensures that the highest level of service and care are provided and that changes in animals' conditions are recorded.
· Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, and procedures for the organization; recommends changes in procedures as needed.
· Provides preventative treatments for infections, disease prevention and control, general health, parasite diagnosis and treatment, behavioral evaluations and modification, dietary evaluations, and grooming (healthy coat maintenance.)
· Examines animals, evaluates animals' health and performs veterinary medical procedures including vaccinations, prescribing and administering of medications, anti-parasite treatments, tests and lab work for infection.
· Performs in-house inspections with shelter staff.
· Coordinates with local veterinarians and clinic/shelter professionals to promote positive and productive relationships; arranges for full-service care at a veterinary hospital for severely injured, sick or diseased dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals; provides full orders for care.
· Performs all necessary euthanasia according to established protocol.
· Establishes and maintains medical record and drug use logs to standards of veterinary and sheltering practices; ensures that records are in order and complete.
· Ensures that all state and federal laws, state regulations, accepted standards, and SAWA policies and procedures regarding clinic operations, the practice of veterinary medicine, drug control, and animal care and handling are adhered to.
· Maintains up-to-date knowledge of shelter animal health protocols, surgical procedures and companion animal health issues.
· Builds effective relationships through positive interaction and communication with the community, volunteers and staff.
· Exemplifies BVSPCA core values & cultivates a compassionate work environment.
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job
· Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university and one year of professional veterinary medical experience.
· Possession of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in STATE or able to possess a DVM in Delaware.
Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
· Ability to operate, maneuver and/or provide simple but continuous adjustments on equipment such a surgical instruments, syringes, catch poles, microscopes, diagnostic equipment computer terminal, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
· Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing movements requiring skill and training, such as performing surgery and giving injections.
· Ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes, sounds, tastes, odors and textures associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.
· 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. Environmental Adaptability · 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.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
About Brandywine Valley SPCA
OUR HISTORY & PURPOSEFounded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA exists to end animal suffering and to involve the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals.OUR MISSION & VISIONOur mission is to put the “human” back in humane animal treatment and advocate on their behalf. Our vision is to be the recognized leader in animal welfare that empowers communities to treat life with respect and dignity.