Washington Area Humane Society is in need of a sole veterinarian at our facility to work with our friendly and cooperative vet tech staff. We require minimal weekend hours (four Sundays a year) and offer a flexible schedule to accommodate you and your family. We are looking for a like-minded person to join our team! This is an exciting opportunity as we are embarking on a capital campaign to fund a new facility.
This position would oversee our public and in-house, low cost spay/neuter clinic, and eventually oversee our community wellness services. The candidate must be passionate about spay/neuters and the importance of community pet health as it is part of our organizations mission. With an annual volume of approximately 700 surgeries (spay/neuters) and basic wellness care for 1,000, responsibilities include: performing high-volume spays and neuters; other surgeries and procedures as needed, general care and evaluation of animals, and documenting along with vet techs to ensure best care of shelter animals and outside clinic animals.
Applicants should possess a commitment to compassionate care. We are looking for an individual excited to help us develop a community outreach clinic. The ideal candidate should be outgoing with good communication skills and comfortable dealing with clients in a variety of life situations; Ability to solve and/or communicate problems and needs appropriately; management of controlled substances; available off hours via phone in emergency situations; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.
Medical & Surgical Care of Animals
Oversees general care of animals in shelter. Treats variety of conditions including infectious diseases
Runs tests, collects samples, interprets lab results and radiographs
Rabies evaluation and decapitation if necessary
Preforms surgery up to three days a week; mainly high-volume spay/neuter clinics
Administering and monitoring anesthesia
Examination and treatment of shelter animals as needed
Staff Management & General Duties
Direction of vet technicians and vet assistants
Attend all staff meetings and manager meetings
Documentation of animals in management software as needed
Written reports for dogs with medical and behavior issues to submit to board
Works with Executive Director and BOD in formulation of annual budget
Communicates in positive way with customers during clinic hours and via phone as needed
Works with local vets to ensure proper care of animals needing additional treatments
Oversees staff to make sure quality care is given to WAHS customers
Working within Policies, Regulations, and Guidelines
Works hand in hand with executive director and board of directors to achieve positive outcomes in clinic and surgery arenas
A team player when creating or modifying existing contracts, policies and procedures
Maintains and oversees all controlled substances and keeps logs and documentation on all supplies in the clinic
Aids in evaluation of animals with medical and behavioral issues to make euthanasia decisions when necessary
Keeps up to speed with current industry standards of care for animals and surgical stand
Valid PA Veterinary License Degree in Veterinary Medicine Professional Liability Insurance Valid PA Driver’s License Valid DEA License Commitment to Animal Welfare Experience in high volume spay/neuter surgeries Pediatric surgery experience a plus Experience working or volunteering at an animal TNR program is a plus Previous clinic experience
The Washington Area Humane Society is committed to being an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic predisposition, carrier status, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Our mission is to provide shelter, safety and food for the orphaned and abused animals of Washington County with the goal of placing them in loving homes.
Provide public education about the humane care and treatment of animals.
Provide affordable veterinary outpatient services including spaying or neutering.
Investigate and resolve abuse cases in the best interests of the animal and community.
The Washington Area Humane Society is a no-kill shelter, meaning we do not euthanize animals to make room for other animals. We pride ourselves on giving every animal a chance at a loving permanent home regardless of age or medical condition. WAHS is funded solely by private contributions and donations. We take in more than 1,000 animals and investigates over 1000 abuse cases annually.