This position, located in Amman, Jordan, is a rare opportunity to exclusively serve as a veterinarian for a U.S. Government working dog program. If you want to become part of an impactful program focused on veterinary mentorship and canine wellness in a foreign country, this Veterinarian position may be right for you. Our staff, like our canines, are high-drive and the best in the world in what they do. The mission is critically important and education-focused, our culture is team-oriented, and the position is professionally rewarding.
Our deployed veterinary team is comprised of Veterinarians and Licensed Veterinary Technicians caring for the health and wellness of a large number of working dogs. The facility is equipped with both U.S. and international equipment and supplies. This position is tasked with mentoring foreign veterinary and support personnel, caring for the health of working canines, and making recommendations to augment sustainable medical care and husbandry. The veterinary team works closely with our CONUS-based veterinary personnel and operations staff.
Examine canines for various diseases or injuries, and administer the best possible treatment(s)
Perform the various routine, elective, and/or emergent surgical procedures consistent with Working Dog general practice
In an effort to maximize canine fitness for duty, and minimize lost time due to preventable conditions, research and prescribe the best possible preventative strategies
Utilizing in-house imaging modalities, such as digital radiographs, and ultrasound; perform the studies and interpret the results
Perform training and present veterinary information to veterinary personnel, canine handlers, trainers, and other stakeholders in regards to injury triage and prevention, as well as zoonoses
Using a cloud-based, working-dog-specific electronic medical record system, maintain veterinary records, generate relevant reports, and track necessary data
Provide veterinary expertise and inspections for facilities used to kennel Working Dog populations
Effectively work in a team-based environment while also maintaining the ability to work independently when the needs arise
Effectively communicate and consult with other veterinary teams supporting canine missions in remote locations
Possess a veterinary degree from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association
Have a minimum of two (2) years of experience practicing as a veterinarian
Be licensed as a veterinarian in a minimum of one U.S. state, with the ability to become licensed in Virginia within ninety (90) days of starting employment
USDA Accredited (minimum Category 1) to issue international health certificates for canines traveling from the U.S.
Be a U.S. Citizen and possess a valid U.S. Passport
Be able to maintain, or already possess, a minimum SECRET level clearance
Ability to work in a variety of settings to provide veterinary care
Capable of spending long periods on their feet, with frequently participating in the lifting and/or restraint of large-breed canines
Ability to work nights or weekends, as needed, in emergent situations
Willingness to travel and work CONUS and OCONUS, for extended periods, in austere and/or challenging locations