Reporting to the Chief Veterinary Officer, this position supports the Animal Society in achieving the mission and vision through driving the goals and achievements of the Sam Greer Spay/Neuter Clinic, Simon Greer Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic. The primary focus will be ensuring spay/neuter goals are met through the daily sterilization of all surgical patients. The quality of patient care is first and foremost. This also includes the maintenance of preventive health programs and medical protocols and ensuring clinic staff are adhering to the proper peri-operative care of the patients. Must be open to periodically working on the spay/neuter mobile unit which will travel throughout the state of South Carolina. The ideal candidate will be a person of integrity, loyalty, and who has the capacity for hard work, perseverance, and resiliency.
Exempt; Full-time, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Preforms efficient and effective high-volume, high-quality (HVHQ) spay and neuter aiming at approximately 3,800 or more spay and neuter procedures annually. (Primary Focus; Human Alliance Model).
Responsible for the daily/weekly/monthly/yearly spay and neuter surgical outputs, prioritizing the most at-risk animals (those in SC shelters), and impacting the prevention of unwanted and overpopulated companion animals with a focus on (by priority):
Charleston Animal Society shelter spays and neuters (NKSC2024 Initiative)
South Carolina at-risk shelter spays and neuters (NKSC2024 Initiative)
Pit Bull Type Dog (PBTD) spays and neuters in high-intake areas
Free Roaming Cat (FRC) spays and neuters
Public Spays and Neuters
Non-revenue spays and neuters
Examine animal pre-op to determine their ability to undergo surgery.
Examine animals, supervise post-op rechecks, and oversee order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery.
Inoculate animals and provide recommendations for follow up care (this may consist only of referring client/patient to their regular veterinarian if an owned animal).
Supervise cleaning program for prevention of infectious/zoonotic disease.
Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery.
Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by Medical Records Technicians.
Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership.
Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
Mentor and teach veterinary students and visiting veterinarians in the tenants of spay/neuter and shelter medicine.
Represent the Charleston Animal Society in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization.
Participate on committees and special projects as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide input and communicate any issues regarding the clinic’s disease control protocols, surgical protocols, or other medical issues at regular Veterinarian meetings or with the Chief Veterinary Officer.
Ensure clinic staff members are adhering to proper peri-operative care of patients.
Communicate any issues concerning staff or patients with Clinic Directors or the Chief Veterinary Officer.
Provide medical and/or surgical support for animals within the Society’s sheltering system under the direction of the Chief Veterinary Officer and with the support of the Clinic Directors.
Must be a licensed Veterinarian in the State of South Carolina.
Prefer a minimum of 3-5 years of proven veterinary and surgical experience in High Volume, High Quality (HVHQ) Spay/Neuter practice or shelter and success in working with a solid team.
Must thrive in a multi-tasking, fast paced and dynamic environment.
Ability to think strategically and deploy vision through change management.
Highly emotional intelligent leader.
A solid understanding of animal sheltering and animal welfare.
Collaborative team player with exemplary interpersonal skills.
Ability to represent Charleston Animal Society to a wide and varied audience.
Ability to work with shifting priorities and in an organization, which is highly visible in the community.
Flexibility to work outside normal working hours including evenings and weekends.
Willingness to continue education/training in emerging areas.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an enthusiastic commitment to working in a high functioning team.
An ability to clearly articulate Charleston Animal Society’s mission, the work it does and the unique opportunities Charleston Animal Society presents for philanthropists.
High degree of personal organization and self-management.
Excellent social and interpersonal skills, able to operate with diplomacy, tact and empathy.
Ability to take initiative and work well in a deadline-oriented environment with persistence and follow-through to project completion.
Ability to make spur-of-the-moment decisions based on organizational needs and unexpected changes, interruptions, or other urgent matters.
Ability to work effectively under stress and adhere to tight deadlines.
Knowledge of issues, concerns and challenges facing animal welfare organizations and HVHQ Hospitals.
Demonstrated personal credibility and ability to lead others with honesty and integrity.
Valid driver’s license required.
Occasional travel throughout Charleston County, and occasionally the State and Nation.
Must be a self-guided individual requiring minimal supervision.
Charleston Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.
Primary schedule is Monday - Friday, but may include weekdays and/or weekends, including evenings, as appropriate.
Charleston Animal Society is South Carolina’s largest animal rescue. Every day we combat cruelty by using innovative, scientifically-based strategies including a large-scale spay/neuter program, a free roaming cat initiative, educational outreach programs that teach our children to be humanitarians and a food bank for pets. We also work with police, prosecutors and lawmakers to make sure animal cruelty laws are enforced and made stronger.
Reaching our goal of maintaining a No Kill community involves a 10-point strategy that we have already been following since 2008, under the guidance of the ASPCA. It includes our massive spay/neuter clinic, our free roaming cat initiative and a dedicated medical fund (Toby’s Fund) to treat our most critical cases.