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POSITION SUMMARY: The Veterinarian is responsible for overseeing medical and surgical care of animals at the shelter to maximize animal placement and minimize euthanasia of adoptable animals. Provides policy and decision-making leadership and technical expertise as it relates to veterinary medical care. Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies.
DVM/VMD degree from accredited university.
Required licenses, including a Controlled Substance license from the DEA, and certifications and registrations must be maintained throughout employment.
Experience in high quality high-volume surgical sterilization of dogs and cats, including pediatrics, preferred. Surgical sterilization experience of rabbits and experience in the care and treatment of livestock is a plus.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Provides lead direction to staff responsible for following prescribed treatment and maintenance of treatment records for animals.
Must be able to perform medical examinations and procedures quickly and professionally, including surgeries, in a small, often hectic environment. Must be able to work for extended periods of time standing or sitting in a small space.
Assure the highest quality medical care of animals in accordance with LHS policies and procedures.
Responsible for medical examinations, medical care and monitoring of the health and welfare of animals in the care of LHS and privately owned animals participating in our community programs.
Renders emergency treatment in life-threatening situations to sustain life.
Provides expert witness testimony in court cases related to animal cruelty and neglect.
Perform necropsy exams as well as provide comprehensive documentation, recommendations or interpretations regarding findings when requested.
Evaluate and make recommendations for and perform humane euthanasia of suffering or unhealthy animals according to LHS policies and protocols.
Prepare and maintain accurate records, files, reports, and other written material in a logical, concise, and accurate manner.
This is a mentally demanding position, requiring the ability to quickly make sound medical decisions, often in isolation of other medical experts, both during and after normal working hours.
Knowledge of Federal, State, and County laws, regulations, and ordinances governing:
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) record keeping requirements for Schedule II narcotics and SHARPS biohazard waste.
Physical and behavioral characteristics of common breeds of dogs, cats, and pocket pets
Disease symptoms in domestic animals
Autoclaving and surgical pack preparation
Aseptic surgical techniques
Professional animal care and husbandry
LHS customer service objectives and strategies
Current technology and trends in shelter medicine
Properly store and maintain inventory of medical supplies, including Schedule II narcotics.
Advise staff and volunteer in the proper care and medical treatment of animal within the society.
Identify normal and abnormal animal behavior and symptoms of rabies and other animal disorders.
Read, understand, interpret, and apply department and organizational policies and procedures.
Provide prompt, efficient, and responsive service.
Communicate effectively with a variety of individuals representing diverse cultures and backgrounds and function calmly in situations, which require a high degree of sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy.
Function calmly in situations that require a high degree of sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy.
The ability to hold and participate in professional presentations, trainings, conversations, and meetings.
Any other duties deemed necessary by the Shelter Manager and/or Executive Director.
SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Position requires 18-30 hours per week. Flexibility is required, and the Veterinarian may need to work nights and weekends for events, trainings, shelter meetings, and other special circumstances as directed by the Shelter Manager and/or Executive Director.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Performs work in both a shelter and office like setting. Exposure to animals, animal waste, bites, scratches, fumes from cleaning/disinfectant solutions, airborne particles, zoonotic diseases, and moderate to high noise levels when in animal areas.
MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND COMMUNICATION DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is regularly required to use hands to fingers, handle, and talk and hear. The incumbent is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel or crouch. The position holder must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
Requires working alone or with minimal supervision. Must be self-motivated.
Requires patience and tact when working with difficult, emotional, or angry people.
Requires speaking and writing effectively and clearly in a professional manner.
Requires clear verbal communication over the telephone and intercom to internal or external individuals.
Requires treating people and animals in a pleasant, courteous, and professional manner.
Requires ability to work in a team environment and to provide team leadership.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Lake Humane Society is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of shelter professionals. We do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin and are an equal opportunity employer.
AT WILL DISCLAIMER: The examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement or contract between the employer and the employee and is subject to change without prior notice at the discretion of the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
I understand and agree that my employment can be terminated with or without cause and with or without notice at any time at the option of either me or the organization.
Pay range: $40 – $60 per hour
Lake Humane Society, a non-profit animal shelter, is looking for qualified interns to work with their Development Department. LHS is seeking interns who can assist with marketing, fundraising, event planning, and other daily tasks.
The intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of non-profit development.
Responsibilities Include: (Duties vary based on each intern’s skills and the current needs of LHS)
• Assist with planning, preparation and execution of fundraising events and campaigns. • Assist with bulk mailings, data entry and donor management • Assist with the creation and dissemination of press releases and public service announcements • Create social media content and increase web presence • Generate new ideas for promotions and events • Recruit and communicate with vendors and donors. • Membership on the Events and Fundraising Committees for events within or near your internship months • Assist with donor retention and cultivation along with donor research. • Provide support to the members of the Development Team
Requirements: Lake Humane Society is looking for undergraduate students in the field(s) of: Marketing, Communications, Non-Profit Leadership and/or related fields. This person should have:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work individually and as a team
Excellent computer skills, experience in Canva and In-design is a plus
Seeking individuals that can participate for at least 3 months. Participants are required to work primarily on-site LHS, but some tasks can be completed remotely.
Compensation: This is an unpaid position. There is the opportunity for school credit if allowed by the college/university of the applicant. This internship offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and can result in a great reference.
To apply, please fill out the form below. Due to a high volume of applicants, we ask that you kindly do not call or email regarding the hiring process or status of your application. Should an interview be desired, we will contact you. Thank you for your interest in joining our team!