Competitive salary commensurate with experience. $5,000 Sign-on or Relocation bonus and an additional $5,000 bonus after one year of service.
DVM or equivalent
Do you want to take the next step in your career while maintaining a real work-life balance? Faithful Friends Animal Society is seeking a self-starter with a passion to expand access to care through providing quality, lower cost veterinary care to those in need. Collaborate with a progressive team of shelter veterinary professionals at Faithful Friends Animal Society in northern Delaware. This position is available to veterinarians with leadership experience but also to those seeking an opportunity to learn and develop leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills as we work together to lead and develop the public-facing sides of our non-profit veterinary clinic which is located in our new, modern shelter with fully equipped veterinary medical wing in New Castle.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide compassionate, quality preventative and basic wellness/sick care to patients using low stress handling techniques
Perform high volume spay and neuter surgeries as well as some specialty surgeries
Oversee all aspects of veterinary care during a clinic day including physical examination, diagnostics, treatment recommendations and prescribing of medications
Communicate with clients in a clear and caring way, discuss physical examination and test results to allow pet owners to make informed decisions about their pet’s care
Leadership and Administrative (20%)
Collaborate to develop and refine protocols to meet organizational goals and quality standards
Take an active role in hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating veterinary staff, including veterinary student interns
Train and supervise for, when necessary, compassionate euthanasia training and certification
Oversee veterinary personnel needs, such as doctor staffing and scheduling, using effective communication and problem-solving skills, with the support of the Director of Medical Operations and Lead Surgical Technician
Address client concerns in conjunction with the appropriate management personnel
Ensure that medical records are accurate, communicated as needed, and periodically audited
Maintain DEA drug logs and inventory as required
Attend relevant conferences to maintain Continuing Education credits required to maintain an active veterinary license in the State of Delaware
Join the organizational Leadership Team and participate in strategic planning for the organization at large
Be a steward for the operational and financial goals of the organization
DVM degree (or equivalent) with Delaware veterinary license
Experience in general small animal practice or shelter medicine required
Must be able to hold a DEA license
Humane Alliance high volume spay/neuter training a PLUS
Faithful Friends Animal Society is a comprehensive, nonprofit animal welfare agency that serves 18,000 pets and 20,000 people a year. We operate a no-kill animal shelter and a standalone, quality community clinic and provide programs and services to help people keep their pets and to bring the loving touch of animals to people in need through partnerships with human-service organizations.