The Spay/Neuter Veterinarian is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the mobile unit staff and overseeing all medical care and surgeries for the animals receiving services. This position will also be responsible for oversight of the controlled drugs and will work closely with the Pet Homelessness Prevention Manager to ensure the programs are operated efficiently and to their fullest potential, guaranteeing the safe sterilization of as many animals as possible in the community. This position requires local travel within Snohomish County for one clinic a week.
Primary Responsibilities include:
- Provide humane care and safe surgeries of public animals.
- Maintain valid Washington State Veterinary license and register with the Drug Enforcement Administration for controlled substances; Comply with applicable standards for Veterinarians as established by the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association.
- Examine and evaluate client animals in a professional and efficient manner.
- Maintain superior medical standards, maintaining a healthy, safe, and sanitary environment for all spay/neuter clinics.
- Supervise the LVT and work cooperatively to ensure proper management of each clinic.
- Administer medications, anesthesia drugs, and prepare animals for surgery in accordance with WAC 246-935-040.
- Effectively communicate condition and status of animals with staff.
- Oversee control of drugs used at each clinic by directly managing LVT.
- Train staff as needed on appropriate handling of animals, drugs, equipment, etc.
- Enforce and adhere to existing sanitation and disease prevention protocols; actively contribute to their continuous improvement.
- Follow Standard Operating Procedures; actively contribute to continuous improvement.
- Maintain strict confidentiality on client, patient and donor information.
- Understand all facets of the daily operations of each clinic.
- Be respectful of co-workers and treat staff, clients, volunteers, and patients in a professional manner.
- Ensure all protocols and procedures are adhered to, including OSHA/L&I standards.
Education: Requirements as per Washington State Department of Health & Veterinary Board of Governors WAC 246-935-040
- Must have proven track record in all facets of physical and emotional animal care.
- Must be able to operate assigned medical equipment.
- Must be experienced working in a fast paced and stressful environment.
- Must be a self-starter, able to prioritize effectively, possess strong organizational skills, and oral communication skills.
- Must be willing to perform a variety of daily physical tasks including up to five hours of surgery time.
- Must be driven to meet/exceed goals.
- Must have a valid WA State driver’s license and own car.
- Must be able to emotionally handle situations dealing with disturbing animal situations.
- Demonstrate a willingness to learn/improve animal care skills and knowledge.
- Must have the ability to be a calming influence during stressful situations.
- No animal allergies.
Schedule: Generally, 1 day per week at 5 to 6 hours/day on average, depending on case load.
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