Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines is seeking a licensed Veterinarian.
Job Purpose- To provide leadership to the veterinary service program and provide care and oversight of all GDA/TLCAD dogs.
Responsible for ensuring operations comply with all state and federal laws regarding the practice of veterinary medicine on site.
Ensure appropriate staff in, training, retraining, monitoring, evaluation and recognition of direct and indirect reports and volunteers within the department
Responsible for efficient workflow, assuring timely quality care and service for all dogs
Evaluate standards of care to ensure GDA is up to date with current standards
Develop and manage local preferred veterinarian networks to provide the desired standard of care and services for the medical needs of all GDA dogs
Establish and negotiate preferred provider rates and consistent treatment protocols for all veterinarian service providers
Develop standard operating procedures and clinical protocol as appropriate
Participate in strategic planning process
Confer with outside veterinarians, caring for GDA dogs to assure that their recommended treatment is consistent with our protocols and other conditions, and that results are appropriately documented and reported
Participate in authorizing outside veterinary care according to our policy and procedures
Consult with breeder keepers, puppy raisers, graduates and dogs up for adoption concerning their dogs' care by phone, email and when appropriate in person
Update veterinary concepts through continue education
After hours emergency phone consults
Manage inventory, storage systems and vendor relations to maintain an appropriate level of all supplies, drugs and equipment and tracks expenses
Process invoices, expense reimbursements and other paperwork related to inventory control
Manage service contracts with outside vendors, clinics, hospitals etc.
Must be a licensed Veterinarian, licensed to practice in California
Ability to organize, meet deadlines, delegate task, evaluate and supervise work force
Possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate with all agents
Ability to lead and manage change
Additional Salary Information: Pension, medical, dental and vision provided
About Guide Dogs of America
TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS WITH SERVICE DOGS.
Our hardworking dogs for people who are blind/visually impaired, veterans, individuals with autism and facilities become trusted companions, bringing confidence, independence and mobility.