Love animals? Love animal welfare? If you're high-energy, hard-working and customer service-oriented, THS may be just the place for you!
Toledo Humane Society, Northwest Ohio’s largest and oldest nonprofit animal shelter, is seeking a part-time or full-time veterinarian to help us grow our programs and services.
Enjoy the best of both worlds by practicing shelter medicine and community medicine with a collaborative, supportive, fun team. Our veterinarians and RVT’s are passionate, dedicated, and caring individuals who work hard, have a lot of fun, and make a difference for animals every day.
Our shelter is well-equipped, with digital and dental x-rays, surgery suite with two tables, and two dental machines. We enjoy practicing comprehensive medicine and treating challenging/complex medical and surgical cases, and refer to specialists when needed.
We have recently opened a facility to provide low-cost medical and surgical care for owned pets in a resource-challenged community. New team members will have the opportunity to help us shape the direction of this new clinic and have a profound impact on the families in this community. We enjoy being able to help an animal even when the cost is beyond the owner's reach, and we leave each day knowing we have truly made a difference.
We are looking for a team member who is excited to practice veterinary medicine and interested in continuing to develop their medical and surgical skills. Previous experience in HQHV surgery, forensics, or orthopedics is a plus, or interest in learning in these areas. New grads are welcome to apply - we are committed to mentoring and supporting professional and personal growth, and we value your personal time. Our workday allows for the flexibility to support your personal life – for example making it to your kid’s soccer game or dentist appointment – we figure out how to make it work for everyone.
Full-time employment is 36 hours (four days)/week, part-time can be anywhere from one to three days per week. We offer a competitive salary. Full-time employees enjoy generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, generous 401(k) match, EAP, PTO and paid holidays. Both full and part-time DVM’s receive an annual allowance for CE, professional memberships, and licensing. Working for a nonprofit may qualify you for student loan forgiveness.
Job summary: The staff veterinarian is responsible for providing high quality medical and surgical treatment of shelter animals and owned pets through our Family Pet Clinic.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
o Demonstrate core values of organization in all actions and interactions, internal and external
o Provide exemplary customer service and facilitate good experiences for all shelter guests
o Maintain respectful and cooperative working relationships with coworkers
o Perform physical exams on shelter animals, formulate diagnostic and treatment plans for sick or injured animals
o Perform spay/neuter surgeries on all un-altered shelter dogs, cats, and rabbits, as well as any other surgeries necessary (common soft tissue surgeries, limb amputations, dental extractions)
o Perform physical examinations and necropsies on potential cruelty cases and provide expert testimony as needed
o Perform all common aspects of private practice work at our new Family Pet Clinic, including wellness exams, diagnosing and treating illnesses, surgical and dental care
o Maintain accurate and complete medical records
o Respond to voicemails and emails in a timely fashion (generally same day)
o Provide input on medical policies, procedures, and treatment protocols as needed
o Assist in training and mentoring staff and volunteers as needed
o Understand the multiple functions of the shelter, including all THS programs
o Maintain current knowledge of best practices in shelter medicine and private practice
o Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
o Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or VMD) degree from accredited school
o Current license to practice in Ohio or willing to obtain
o Ability to work independently and in a team, able to professionally and calmly cope with stressful and emotional situations, able to balance multiple priorities and deadlines
o Strong communication skills both orally and in writing
o Positive, drama-free outlook on life and work
o Proficient use of computer including Microsoft Office programs, email, Internet and shelter and private practice software.
o Passion for THS mission, for caring of all animals regardless of age, breed, temperament or species.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
o Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted regularly, 50+ pounds assisted
o Ability to be comfortable working with cats, dogs, small animals, farm animals, reptiles, fish, wildlife
o Ability to perform strenuous physical activity on a daily basis, including lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, bending
o Due to nature of shelter work, may be exposed to deceased, ill, or fractious animals, zoonotic or other diseases, unpleasant noises, odors, or sights, extreme temperatures, irate people
SUMMARY: To assist in fulfilling the purpose/mission of THS by efficiently managing donation pickup and deliveries with optimal courtesy paid to donors, maintain trucks and assist in production operations as necessary.
Education: High school diploma/GED
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The Toledo Humane Society is always accepting resumes for Animal Care and will be in contact with interested candidates when positions become available.
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