Summary: Seeking a passionate veterinarian looking to focus on medical care for sheltered animals. Come join a growing team focused on advocating and caring for the homeless pets in our community!
Schedule Wednesday – Friday 8 am to 6 pm and Saturday 12 pm to 6 pm
Salary negotiable based on experience.
Perform physical exams and diagnostics on shelter animals that are flagged for medical care. Document findings/treatment plan in PetPoint. Delegate treatment to appropriate support staff.
50% medical cases, 30% surgery, 20% foster medical care appointments
Help train intake staff in proper recognition/testing of abnormalities on intake. Triage emergencies on intake as needed.
Examines, diagnoses, and treats injured and/or sick shelter animals.
Document continued care/monitoring that will be recommended in the future for adopters.
Assists in the prevention and control of disease in sheltered animals.
Create Medical SOPs, along with Shelter Medical Director, for common diseases seen and treated.
Performs exams and prescribes treatment to patients in foster care and goes over findings/treatment with foster parent and/or foster coordinators.
Delegate medicating/treatment of shelter animals to appropriate staff.
Ability to perform 15-20 high quality spay/neuter surgeries daily (two surgery days per week)
Maintain accurate information and record keeping.
Proper and effective animal handling.
Examine animals for transport and issue health certificates when needed.
Oversee animals that are currently being treated for CIRD/URI and perform regular rechecks on animals in the rehabilitation/medical
Oversee Ringworm isolation and treatment.
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities Needed to Perform the Essential Functions of this Position:
DVM / VMD or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited School of Veterinary Medicine.
A valid license to practice veterinary medicine issued by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners OR the ability to obtain a valid veterinary license issued by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners by hire date.
Shelter experience preferred, but not required. Mentorship available.
Must have or obtain USDA Accreditation within six (6) months of hire date.
Must have or able to obtain a valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration certificate.
Able to perform quality spay/neuter surgeries on cats and dogs; additional training can be provided.
Excellent communication skills.
Organized and able to multitask well.
Highly motivated with a professional attitude.
Knowledge of breeds, diseases, medical conditions, and animal handling and behavior.
Acquire and possess a thorough understanding of, and dedication to, animal welfare issues and policies/philosophies of HSNT.
Ability to work independently and confidently using superior discretion and judgment.
This position is regularly required to use hands to fingers, handle, talk, hear, stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel or crouch
The position holder must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds without assistance, up to 80 pounds with assistance
Must be able to work standing for 6 or more hours and be able to bend/kneel repeatedly.
Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus
By nature of the industry, consistently exposed to animals/animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available. There also may be occasional exposure to dead, sick, unruly, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and infectious diseases.
Must be able to deal with an often fast-paced and changing workload, which at times can be stressful.
While performing the duties of this job this position may be exposed to animal odors or airborne particles.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the individual. Other duties than those listed herein may be assigned.
About Humane Society of North Texas
HSNT's mission is to act as an advocate on behalf of all animals and to ensure their legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection; to provide for the well-being of animals who are abandoned, injured, neglected, mistreated or otherwise in need; to promote an appreciation of animals; and to instill respect for all living things.