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DVM or equivalent
Our Associate Veterinarian reports to our Medical Director and is responsible for the care of surgical patients, shelter animals and the management of medical staff while on duty. While on duty, the Associate Veterinarian ensures that all members of the team are adhering to proper care of patients as outlined in the AVMA best practices in conjunction with Saving Grace’s Medical SOPs. The ideal candidate for this position is compassionate and professional, motivated to work in a shelter with opportunity for growth, and understands the importance of good communication and teamwork.
Typical surgery case mix includes spay/neuter, dental cleanings, extractions, mass removals, amputations, wound repairs and optic surgeries. Must be proficient in or willing to learn current high volume, high quality spay/neuter techniques and be comfortable performing sterilization surgeries on juveniles, cryptorchids and pregnant animals. Must be able to safely and efficiently perform up to 20 surgeries per (8 hour) day on a regular basis. Mentorship available for those making the move to shelter medicine. Must hold a current Oregon veterinary license or be willing and able to obtain one. Join us in beautiful southern Oregon!
Hours & Compensation: Pay dependent upon experience. Full time or part time. Flexible schedule options.
Saving Grace offers a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, continuing education, dues allowance, employer-matched 401K after one year of employment, paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick days, and relocation compensation.
More About Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center:
Come join our supportive, fun, hardworking team of passionate animal welfare professionals in beautiful southern Oregon! Saving Grace is a progressive shelter focused on keeping pets in their homes while also providing a safe refuge and pathway home for those in need. We are a private nonprofit who holds the contract with our County for animal sheltering. We are working towards providing a comprehensive affordable and accessible spay/neuter program for our county and need talented veterinary medical professionals to help us achieve this goal! Roseburg is a beautiful up and coming community centrally located off of I-5 with easy access to Portland, the stunning Oregon coast, and the snowy mountains of Central Oregon.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Oregon DVM license required, experience in shelter medicine or high quality, high volume spay/neuter a plus but not required.
Saving Grace, Inc. is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit organization dedicated to the direct care of homeless, abandoned or neglected animals in Douglas County, Oregon. Our mission is to provide temporary refuge, basic veterinary care and a pathway home for companion animals who are homeless in Douglas County so that we may create a more humane community. We are the county's only full-service open-admission animal shelter, providing shelter, food and medical care to thousands of animals each year. Beyond the basics, each animal receives compassionate care from our staff and volunteers while they wait to be reunited with their families or to find a new home. Warm blankets, toys and treats, time spent socializing with caring people; all are a part of the animals' experience at Saving Grace. We look forward to growing along with our community and being able to offer more programs geared towards keeping pets and their people together.Our team is small, but mighty. We provide shelter and veterinary care for nearly 3,000 shelter animals each year with a 95% live release rate overall, meaning 95% of the animals who enter our shelter have a positive outcome. We hope to expand our services to ...provide affordable and accessible spay/neuter and vaccinations for owned animals two to three days per week, as well as offering more outreach services to those who do not currently have access to even the most basic veterinary care. As a small rural community, Douglas county is being significantly impacted by the current veterinary shortage, with private practices being booked out months in advance and rarely taking new clients. The need for affordable spay/neuter/vaccinations and microchips has never been greater, and we are hoping to help improve the lives of both pets and people by offering affordable basic care.