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Shelter Veterinarian
KITSAP Humane Society
 
Job Location: Silverdale, WA

Kitsap Humane Society (KHS), a highly progressive open-admission animal welfare organization located in Silverdale, Washington, just one hour from Seattle and close to the beautiful Olympic Mountains, seeks to hire a full-time Shelter Veterinarian to join us in our mission and vision to provide high quality care in a progressive animal welfare environment.

KHS takes in over 5,000 animals a year (including stray, owner surrender, and transfer animals) while maintaining a remarkable lives-saved rate of 96%, thanks in part to the outstanding medical care we provide to our animals. In addition to caring for our shelter pets, KHS also has an active low cost spay neuter program, performing over 2,000 procedures a year for our low income community. KHS operates a comprehensive shelter program with behavior, foster and animal control services.

KHSs Veterinary Services Department consists of 13.0+ full-time equivalent employees, including three full-time Veterinarians and several contracted part-time Vets. The department is organized around providing a high level of life-saving care to shelter animals and performing over 6,000 high-volume spay-neuter surgeries per year, including more than 2,000 reduced fee surgeries to pets from low-income families. KHS is currently looking at further expansion of these low-cost veterinary services to better serve our local community.

JOB PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

KHSs Shelter Veterinarian will work in collaboration with the Director of Shelter Medicine, veterinarians, staff and volunteers to provide high quality shelter medicine, surgery, treatment and care for KHS shelter animals. The shelter veterinarian will be responsible for providing medical and surgical care to resident shelter animals, as well as high quality, high volume spay/neuter services. Our shelter veterinarian must be efficient at time management and able to thrive in a high volume, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities.

REQUIRED ABILITIES:

An interest in and willingness to support the mission, vision, and philosophy of KHS

A strong interest in progressive animal welfare and knowledge of shelter medicine practices

Proficiency in HQHVSN, an average surgery day includes 20-30+ spay/neuter surgeries

Adept at general soft-tissue surgeries including mass removals, wound repair, etc.

Must present a good appearance and have the ability to deal cheerfully and tactfully with the public, staff and volunteers with a consistent positive mental attitude

Must be skilled and able to handle conflict resolution

Meticulous and methodical attention to record keeping and reporting

Ability to have a flexible schedule, work weekends and overtime if necessary

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but not limited to):

Examinations and medical care/treatment of KHS shelter animals

Surgical care for shelter animals including spay/neuter, soft tissue and additional procedures as needed.

Provide HQHVSN services for shelter animals and our low income community

Assists the Director of Shelter Medicine with procedures, protocols and management of animal health staff, volunteer vets and technicians

Contribute to the creation of animal wellness protocols including but not limited to disease control, rounds, intake, quarantine procedures etc.

Involvement in staff education, euthanasia certification, community outreach and partnerships with local vet clinics

Emergency care of shelter animals on site or on call

Participate in the Animal Welfare Committee

This position description is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.






 
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