Veterinarian - Spay Neuter Network

About This Position

Job Title: Spay Neuter Veterinarian

Reports To: Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY

Directs the operation of the spay and neuter clinic, performs animal spay and neuter examinations and surgery, pediatric spay/neuter, basic medical care, and community education. The primary individual is responsible for medical care provided to clinic patients in accordance with established policy and procedure. Supervise and provide the highest quality medical care possible to patients served through spay/neuter clinic in a humane and professional manner. Provide management and oversight of technical staff and facilities. Provides leadership and technical expertise to the board for policy and decision making. Believe in our mission and help to enhance the level of service we offer our patients and clients.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Works closely with the Director of Clinical Operations, Veterinary Technicians/Assistants, and other staff. Attends quarterly meetings directed by the Director of Clinical Operations and other veterinarians on staff to update and discuss new applications and procedures along with discussing proposed improvement to care.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Examine animals pre-op to determine their ability to withstand surgery
  • Perform surgical sterilizations (35-45 per day)
  • Examine animals post-op as necessary to ensure appropriate healing
  • Inoculate animals and provide recommendations for follow up care
  • Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by Veterinary Technicians
  • Supervise post-op rechecks and order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery
  • Help provide medical oversight of the clinic program, including evaluation of medical, surgical, and disease control protocols
  • Evaluate and help develop veterinarian and medical staff training
  • Be available for Texas Veterinary Medical Assistant certified training program
  • Interprets and follows all state federal laws, rules, and regulations pertinent to spay/neuter clinic
  • Help develop ongoing vaccination, surgical, anesthesia, post-surgical, and euthanasia protocol and guidelines.
  • Comply with and enforce clinic procedures and employee manuals.
  • Maintain controlled drug licenses and facility licenses as required.
  • Maintain professional liability insurance at levels sufficient to meet minimum requirements recommended by AVMA. Must maintain personal malpractice insurance in the amount of 1M/3M
  • Participate in and provide proof of continuing education requirements.
  • Be respectful of coworkers and treat both subordinate and superior staff in a professional manner.
  • Adhere to applicable state and federal laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine.
  • Lead program participants and any other designated persons in all aspects of patient care and efficient/safe clinic practices, maintaining a professional and friendly manner at all times
  • Effectively “team lead,” displaying a positive attitude and acting as a motivating force for all staff members
  • Solicit input and communicate updates regarding the clinic’s disease control protocols, surgical protocols, or other medical issues at regular medical staff and/or Veterinarian meetings as appropriate
  • Ensure all clinic staff members are adhering to proper pre-, peri- and post-operative care of patients
  • Be available to travel and train as requested
  • Investigating, assessing, and implementing the latest research, techniques, procedures, and protocol
  • Within 24 hours of notification, Veterinarian is responsible for professional communications with offsite veterinarians who are or have seen a patient sterilized by you at our facility. The complication form is to be completed.
  • Be responsible and make the initial contact with clients in all cases of surgical complications, vaccination reactions, significant medical findings discovered as a result of exam or surgery, and patient death.
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Licenses, Registrations, or Certification Required:

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. May be asked to move large oxygen tanks. Must be able to work under stressful conditions and work efficiently and effectively under those conditions. Must be able to cope with death, either due to surgical complications or euthanasia. Ability to make decisions. Prolonged exposure to various aqueous solutions including but not limited to dish soap, chlorhexidine, and spectra soap. Prolonged exposure to isopropanol, hydrogen peroxide. Potential exposure to formalin solution. Potential/Prolonged exposure to isoflurane gas. Prolonged exposure to quaternary ammonium cleaners and bleach. Prolonged exposure to pressurized steam. Potential exposure to sharps including needles and surgical blades. The offices and operations of this department are high stress and very busy at times. This position is scheduled for 40 days/week, usually Monday through Friday and one to two Saturdays a month; however, the schedule can change and may sometimes require weekend or evening hours to complete the job. Can include working some holidays or evenings depending on needs. Candidate must be flexible with schedule changes and short notice requests.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. May be asked to move large oxygen tanks.

EMOTIONAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS.

  • Must be able to work under stressful conditions and work efficiently and effectively under those conditions. Must be able to cope with death, either due to surgical complications or euthanasia. Ability to make decisions. Prolonged exposure to various aqueous solutions including but not limited to dish soap, chlorhexidine, and spectra soap. Prolonged exposure to isopropanol, hydrogen peroxide. Potential exposure to formalin solution. Potential/Prolonged exposure to isoflurane gas. Prolonged exposure to quaternary ammonium cleaners and bleach. Prolonged exposure to pressurized steam. Potential exposure to sharps including needles and surgical blades

*WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The offices and operations of this department are high stress and very busy at times. This position is scheduled for 40 days/week, usually Monday through Friday and one to two Saturdays a month; however, the schedule can change and may sometimes require weekend or evening hours to complete the job. Can include working some holidays or evenings depending on needs. Candidate must be flexible with schedule changes and short notice requests.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Education:

  • Doctorate (Required)

License:

  • Veterinary Medicine State of Texas (Preferred)
  • DEA Certification (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

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