Veterinarian

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As a Veterinarian with Humane Ohio you will know you have made a difference in the lives of animals and their caregivers each and every day. The workday begins at 7:30am and typically ends by 4:00pm. The clinic is currently open Monday-Friday, but weekend hours would be an option for an interested candidate. No evening hours or holidays will be required, helping you maintain a healthy work-life balance. We are seeking multiple additional veterinarians to keep up with demand, and are open to full-time candidates down to veterinarians who can commit to anything more than two shifts per month.

The Veterinarian is responsible for daily care and sterilization of all surgical patients and maintenance of preventative health programs and medical protocol. Quality patient care is the highest priority.

Major Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  •  Examine animals prior to surgery to determine their ability to withstand surgery and to observe any signs of illness or injury.
  • Perform surgical sterilizations following Humane Ohio approved protocols (average of 30-35 surgeries a day per fully trained veterinarian).
  • Inoculate animals and provide recommendations for follow up care.
  • Supervise veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and kennel personnel in medical matters following Humane Ohio policies.
  • Supervise cleaning program for prevention of infectious/zoonotic disease.
  • Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery.
  • Follow Humane Ohio standards of care, medical protocols, and guiding principles
  • Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians.
  • Help oversee OSHA compliance in relation to the clinic
  • Create forms and reports as necessary.
  • Maintain a current Ohio veterinary license in good standing.
  • Supervise post-op rechecks and order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery.
  • Answer emergencies for animals sterilized through the clinic if normally scheduled on-call veterinarian unavailable.
  • Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible pet ownership.
  • Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
  • Represent Humane Ohio in a professional, courteous manner at all times.
  • Provide quality services to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization.
  • Participate on committees and special projects as assigned. This may include, but is not limited to, such projects as training of other veterinarians on high volume spay/neuter techniques, speaking engagements, community education, advising shelters on shelter medicine protocols, participating in our Outreach Program.
  • Secure the DEA license and Ohio Pharmacy license for the clinic if requested.
  • Other duties as requested and necessary for efficient functioning of the clinic.

Compensation:

The Veterinarian is expected to earn an attractive salary. Benefits include access to medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, CE allowance and payment of medical license.

Education:

A DVM degree is required. 

Key Qualifications and Characteristics:

All candidates must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Ohio or be able to secure such licensure within 30 days of an offer. The preferred candidate will have familiarity with high-volume spay/neuter procedures, but we also are happy to mentor new or recent graduates!

Other expected qualifications of the successful candidate include: a demonstrated track record of strong leadership, excellent time management skills, and the ability to perform and remain calm under pressure.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Attributes:

  • The ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with management, co-workers and clients
  • The ability to perform a thorough physical exam of dogs and cats of all temperaments
  • The ability to perform repetitive surgical procedures for hours at a time
  • The ability to stand, bend, kneel and crouch in order to safely interact with animals

Desired Personal Traits:

  • Commitment to mission (demonstrated passion for mission of animal welfare in its many forms)
  • Ethical (possesses honesty, integrity, transparency and the highest ethical and moral standards; trustworthy).
  • Critical thinker (ability to make decisions while exhibiting sound and accurate judgement). 
  • Energetic (genuinely enthusiastic; can rally others around the mission; strong personal work ethic).
  • Organized (able to manage multiple high priority projects simultaneously to meet or exceed established goals and objectives).  
  • Teamwork (willingness to perform a variety of tasks if needed, including preparing the operating areas for the day and cleaning up at the end of the day)

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