The Licking County Humane Society seeks a part-time veterinarian to operate our low-cost wellness clinics for community-owned animals.
Licking County Humane Society Job Description
Job Title: Veterinarian for Community Vaccine Clinic Classification: part-time, contract position Salary Range: Hourly Organization: Licking County Humane Society (LCHS), a 501-C-3 Not-for-profit organization located in Heath, Ohio. Vested Authority: Board of Directors (BOD) Reports Directly To: Executive Director
Purpose of Position: The Clinic Veterinarian is responsible for the monthly operation of the low-cost community vaccine clinic. The Clinic Veterinarian manages clinic efforts, examines and vaccinates animals brought in by the public for non-illness services.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Medical Services •Responsible for medical examinations, care, monitoring, and health of domestic animals brought to the clinic for preventative/wellness care. •Performs basic physical exams and manages other assistants, techs, etc. in this effort •Develops and manages preventative medicine vaccine protocols •Maintains medical records (paper and electronic) for clinic animals •Works collaboratively with shelter staff on clinic management •Follows all safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment. •Ensures adequate inventory of supplies, medications and all drugs, including DEA-regulated substances •Refers clients to appropriate veterinary services for any noted/suspected health issues •Educates clients regarding wellness and preventative health issues for their animals. •Provide feedback and protocol input to shelter staff. •Administers emergency treatment to animals who have an allergic reaction to vaccines.
Qualifications: Must be currently licensed in the State to practice veterinary medicine. Provides proof of Professional Liability Insurance. Experience in the field of veterinary medicine, with high volume vaccine clinic experience desirable. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Knowledge and Skills: Effective decision making and diagnostic skills. Strong customer service, oral/written communication skills. Desire to implement efficiencies on an on-going basis. Possesses a valid driver’s license. Able to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks at one time. Able to provide Available for telephone consultation on emergency cases. Able to deal with staff, volunteers and clients in a professional manner. . Able to direct work of others, train/develop employees and evaluate employee performance.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an animal shelter with shared office space. Potential for exposure to zoonotic diseases, dangerous and fractious animals, high noise levels, hazardous chemicals, anesthetics and sharp objects. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds, potential for standing on feet for 8 hours a day, animal handling and restraint in a veterinary setting. Core Competencies: •Display professional business communications and organizational skills •Possess a strong attention to detail, superior follow-through and reporting skills •Ability to manage, protect, and share information, handling sensitive and confidential information appropriately •Meet challenges proactively and collaboratively, being flexible, solution driven and communicating respectfully with staff, volunteers, stakeholders and Board of Directors, as appropriate •Promote success of others and maintain open lines of regular communication •Embrace and communicate a sense of enthusiasm and caring as a part of the shared privilege of serving animals, customers, donors, board, volunteers and community/corporate stakeholders •Work as part of a cohesive team, leading by professional example. •Demonstrate the ability to make decisions under pressure, solve problems and develop solutions
Safety: •Follow all established safety procedures and protocols. •Inform the Executive Director of potentially unsafe work conditions, procedures, or other areas where safety of animals or people may be compromised. Work promptly to correct the issues.
NOTE: •The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of identity and eligibility for employment. •LCHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, religion, national or sexual origin, marital status, disability or any class protected by law. •LCHS is an At?Will employer. This is not a contract for employment. •LCHS may require back ground check(s).
About Licking County Humane Society
The Licking County Humane Society is a managed-intake shelter located in Heath/Newark, Ohio. We are a non profit organization serving homeless, abused and neglected animals. Our census is 40 dogs and 60 cats. Our annual operating budget is $800,000. We do approximately 1800 intakes per year.
We strive to place those animals into loving, permanent adoptive homes. LCHS also provides a pet food pantry to needy pet owners, coordinates low cost spay/neuter services to the public, investigates cruelty cases, delivers dog obedience classes, provides pet re-homing services to families experiencing a crisis and provided over 1800 pets with medical care and permanent, loving homes in 2017. We also provide other outreach services to the community, including programs for senior citizens and low-cost vaccine & spay/neuter clinics.