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Company: Portsmouth Humane Society, INC
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

The Portsmouth Humane Society (PHS) is a private, non-profit organization that is contracted by the City of Portsmouth to provide animal sheltering services. Annually, we intake around 2,000 animals, most of which are cats/kittens or dogs/puppies. Our mission is to provide shelter, care, and treatment to homeless animals in the City of Portsmouth through permanent adoptions, spay/neuter programs, and humane education. PHS daily operations are supported by a small staff of animal welfare professionals. Additionally, we rely on the support of our Board of Directors, volunteers, foster caregivers, sponsors, donors, and the community. Medical Director Job Description The essential role of the Medical Director is to offer veterinary oversight for Portsmouth Humane Society (PHS) and Norfolk Animal Care Center (NACC), establish and maintain medical protocols, and provide high-quality veterinary services including but not limited to: high-volume spay/neuter, dental cleanings, soft-tissue surgeries, examinations, and diagnostics. This position is salaried between $90,000 and $125,000 (depending on experience) at 32 hours per week, with no routine scheduling on nights or weekends. Part-time applicants are encouraged to apply for adjusted salary/benefits as the position can be scheduled with flexibility. Essential Functions Consult with and advise clinic and shelter leadership regarding operations Develop and maintain protocols pertaining to all aspects of veterinary care and advise on animal care and sanitation protocols Perform spay, neuter, dental, and other surgical and animal medical procedures Oversee and perform surgical monitoring, administration of pre-anesthetic and anesthetic drugs, and post-surgical monitoring through discharge Complete rounds to assess health of shelter animals and provide veterinary intervention as warranted Provide after-hours counseling to shelter leadership regarding urgent cases - note: not expected to provide emergency care Perform veterinary services for NACC per the contract between PHS and NACC Provide vaccination clinics to the public Offer medical support to foster pets and provide medical counseling, including via telehealth appointments if appropriate Supervise, support, and train Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants Maintain clinic controlled substance log Ensure clinic compliance with all applicable laws established by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Participate in continuing education programs in accordance with state requirements Oversee purchasing of clinic supplies and products as needed Perform other duties as assigned Qualifications Degree in Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university of Veterinary Medicine License to practice as a veterinarian in the state of Virginia Drug Enforcement Agency controlled substance registration Must possess and maintain independent insurance and provide proof to PHS Experience in shelter medicine and the ability to perform a high volume of spay/neuter services or the willingness to participate in associated training to elevate surgical skills Ability to lift 30 pounds Ability to sit, stand, bend, stoop, and walk for an 8-hour+ workday Ability to work around pet dander, dust, and other allergens Must be comfortable handling dogs, cats, and other small animals of varying sizes and temperaments Ability to work independently and as part of a team Ability to deal with difficult and stressful situations involving animals and guests Ability to read, write, listen, and understand in English Must show compassion towards both people and animals Must be able and willing to consciously choose positivity and optimism when faced with challenges in the workplace Willingness to work in an environment with loud noises and some strong smells Job Type Full-time/32 hours a week, Monday through Friday OR Part-time with adjusted salary/benefits package Salaried, Exempt Benefits 160 hours (4 Weeks) of Paid Time Off awarded annually on January 1st Paid Holidays, including New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day Health Insurance DEA Licensing CE ($3,000 annually) Liability Insurance Pay $90,000 - $125,000 annually based on previous experience Additional Information The Portsmouth Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: Less than 1 year Salary: $90,000 - $125,000 Annual Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Portsmouth Humane Society, INC, Portsmouth , Veterinarian, Healthcare , Portsmouth, Virginia

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