This position is a unique opportunity for a shelter veterinarian to join University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shelter Medicine Program as an Outreach Veterinarian. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program (UWSMP) is committed to saving animal lives and improving animal health and well-being in shelters and communities and promoting equitable animal services. This goal is accomplished through three main objectives: shelter outreach and support, education, and development of knowledge in the field.
UW Shelter Medicine Program is seeking an experienced shelter veterinarian who is a problem solver, enjoys occasional travel, and working with a wonderful team to provide outreach, education and research that improves the welfare of animals and pet owning communities. Consultation work is often conducted through phone and email communication but also involves on-site visits, so ability to travel, sometimes with short notice is required. Duties may also involve supervision and training of veterinary students, Shelter Medicine interns, and Shelter Medicine residents, sometimes taking place at Dane County Humane Society in Madison, WI. The Shelter Medicine Outreach Veterinarian will also work on other team projects involving outreach, education and research including developing presentations and speaking at conferences, providing UW course lectures, and development of consultation and educational tools and online materials. The Outreach Veterinarian will be a representative of the UW Shelter Medicine Program when working with shelters and helping to build the program's reputation and trust in the field, the University, and communities.
Remote employment will be considered. UWSMP team works very hard but also values and promotes the importance of work-life balance. University of Wisconsin has an excellent benefits package including great PTO. Salary is determined based on experience. Amount on job posting is campus required defaulted minimum.
At least three years of experience working in or with animal shelters and/or community medicine; at least one to two years of experience with outreach and consultation activities with animal shelters preferred. Proficiency in practical and tactful identification and articulation of strengths, problems and possible solutions. Ability to write reports and recommendations that will be clear to an audience with a wide range of backgrounds.
Candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Also must have creativity, originality, and a proven ability to initiate projects and see them to a successful completion. Must have a demonstrated ability to work well independently and collaborate in a team environment. Also must have the ability to take direction as well as the ability to provide leadership. Must be comfortable working with people of all levels of expertise and training must be extremely high. Remote candidates are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is determined based on experience. Amount on UW job posting website is campus required defaulted minimum
About University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program
University of Wisconsin Shelter Medicine Program is within University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine located in Madison, Wisconsin. Our program is made up of several staff and trainees and focus our work on outreach, education, and research in the field of shelter medicine.
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