This is the anticipated starting range for the role, depending on experience. Salary would be pro-rated for part-time work and further growth is possible with time in position.
DVM or equivalent
At MCPAWS, we work to celebrate and enhance positive human/animal connections. One way that we can accomplish this is through the provision of accessible, quality veterinary care for shelter animals, pets belonging to under-served community members, and community cats, as well as established private practice clients. This position serves as a key member of our veterinary care team to help us carry out the veterinary work that is fundamental to our bigger, organizational goals.
This position is unique and the incumbent will provide veterinary care across a spectrum of programs. Duties are balanced between clinical and surgical responsibilities at our veterinary hospital and providing for the veterinary needs of cats and dogs being cared for at our no-kill, shelter.
Schedule requirements for this position are flexible and we encourage you to reach out with your ideas! Seasonal and/or part-time schedules are available. If you do join our team, you can expect to spend a portion of your work week at the vet hospital and any remaining time will be spent at the shelter (spay/neuter is the primary duty there). Occasional opportunities for community engagement in the field via vaccination and microchip clinics and Trap-Neuter-Return efforts will also be available.
Work collaboratively with the Director of Veterinary Services (DVS) and support staff to create and implement protocols regarding veterinary treatment of shelter animals and hospital patients including, but not limited to, infectious disease treatment, prevention, and control
Work in a co-leadership role with the DVS as well as providing training and mentorship to veterinary support staff
Work collaboratively with shelter staff to ensure that shelter animals are healthy, happy, and made available for adoption as soon as possible
Foster an effective veterinary support team by communicating medical standards, ethical practices, and your veterinary knowledge and experience
Occasional attendance/participation at regularly scheduled MCPAWS events, fundraisers, and staff meetings are required
Practice veterinary medicine per state and federal regulations and accepted principles of veterinary medical ethics
Direct treatments/procedures for shelter animals and MVH patients
Partner with clients as an advocate for the pet to plan follow-up visits, and provide home-care instructions, and education to ensure the lifelong health of their pets
Maintain relevant, comprehensive medical records with the support of practice and shelter systems, including AviMark and Petpoint
Provide oversight for humane euthanasia at both the shelter and hospital based upon established protocols; provide owner-requested euthanasia with compassion and efficiency; oversee and manage support staff in obtaining Certified Euthanasia Technician certifications
Maintain working knowledge of shelter veterinary policies, protocols, and happenings
Obtain and actively seek out certifications and continuing education to stay up to date on current trends in both shelter medicine and private practice medicine
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited veterinary college
Currently licensed in Idaho to practice veterinary medicine or ability to obtain a license upon hire
Qualified and eligible to obtain Idaho state pharmacy license and DEA license
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
A genuine compassion for all animals, regardless of their condition, history, or breed
Excellent surgical and diagnostic skills with a minimum of three years of experience
MCPAWS Inc is the only nonprofit animal welfare organization serving the West Central Mountain Region of Idaho. Located in the beautiful mountain town of McCall, Idaho we work to transform lives by strengthening the human-animal connection via services we offer to our community at our shelter, thrift store, and veterinary hospital locations.