Responsible for high level medical care and sterilization provided to clinic patients in accordance with established policy and procedures.
Duties (Essential Functions):
Examine animals pre-op to determine their ability to withstand surgery
Adhere to established protocols for sedation and sterilization, providing high quality care
Examine animals post-op the ensure appropriate recovery
Ability to perform high volume sterilization surgeries
Remain in building until all animals have left recovery area and returned to their cages
Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery
Supervise handling of controlled substances by medical care team
Supervise post-op rechecks and order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery
Ensure veterinarian support staff are complying with established protocols
Supervise medical care team, creating a positive and supportive environment
Maintain clean, neat and orderly work area at all times
Comply with and enforce clinic procedures and employee manuals
Participate in continuing education programs for medical staff
Participate in special events and perform other duties as required
Assist other KHS programs as needed to provide high level veterinarian care
Be respectful of coworkers and treat both subordinate and superior staff in a professional manner
Consistently obtain continuing education as it relates to high volume spay/neuter protocols and procedures
Actively support spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible pet ownership
Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission
Be available for emergencies if needed
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Appropriate accreditation and certifications
License to practice veterinary medicine in Kentucky
Ability to complete a minimum of 40 high quality spay neuter surgeries per day after sufficient training
Ability to lift and use full range of motion to include standing, stooping, bending
Ability to work independently with little direct supervision
Ability to lead others in a positive work environment
Excellent conflict resolution, organizational and analytical skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with clients, staff and volunteers
Ability to envision long range goals and apply them to daily operations
Knowledgeable and supportive of KHS programs
Share a passion for service to animals, people and our community
Commitment to KHS Core Values
Physical Demands/Working Environment
Individual will have extended periods of standing, talking and hearing. May need to bend, stoop and stretch for purposes of lifting animals.
Includes working in an indoor surgical environment handling animals.
Additional Salary Information: Starting rate $80K per year. Varies based on experience.
About Kentucky Humane Society
KHS is the largest pet adoption agency in Kentucky and the oldest animal welfare organization in the state. KHS is dedicated to bettering the lives of cats and dogs in Jefferson County, KY, and the surrounding region by providing proactive solutions to ending pet overpopulation through adoptions, education and spay/neuter. With your help, we are making Louisville a better place for pets!