SNIP is a small, nonprofit low-cost spay and neuter clinic and Florence Area Humane Society (FAHS) is a nonprofit animal rescue group and both are located in Florence, South Carolina. We are partnering to hire a full-time vet that will spend one half of the work week at SNIP performing spay and neuter surgeries and one half of the work week at FAHS as the shelter veterinarian overseeing care of the animals (a nonsurgical shelter position). The veterinarian will be an employee of SNIP and this shared job is for a standard 40-hour work week with some flexibility on the schedule and no on-call rotation. SNIP is seeking an energetic, positive, compassionate, veterinarian with the ability to perform high-volume, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for two days per week (The clinic surgery schedule is Monday through Thursday). FAHS has a modern facility and is interested in someone who wants to be part of an inventive and supportive team who is passionate about saving lives and caring for the approximately 2,000 animals they care for yearly. The city of Florence is a thriving community located at the intersection of I-20 and I-95. It is less than a 2 hour drive to the beautiful South Carolina coast and Myrtle Beach, and about a 3-4 hour drive to the mountains.
SNIP JOB SUMMARY for 50% of work week:
At SNIP, our mission is to reduce the shelter intake and euthanasia of dogs and cats by making high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter services available to all residents of our community, local shelters, and animal rescue groups.
2 surgery days with no nights, weekends, or emergency calls (clinic surgery schedule is Monday – Thursday)
Daily operations of the clinic are the responsibility of the Office Manager, administrative staff, and 501c3 Board of Directors
Perform 26-30 spay and neuter surgeries per day
Perform pre and post-operative examinations on all patients
Provide vaccinations as needed
Perform post-operative rechecks and prescribe treatments as needed
Supervise and train veterinary surgical assistants (with assistance of lead veterinary surgical assistant)
Supervise cleaning protocols for the prevention of infectious/zoonotic diseases
Provide regular review of medical and surgical protocols
Oversee the use of controlled drugs and DHEC requirements and work with Manager to maintain all records required for DHEC inspections
Learn to use veterinary practice management software and maintain client surgery records/chart notes (SNIP uses Hippo Manager veterinary software)
Provide strong and compassionate leadership
Remain current on safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery through continuing education
Communicate any issues concerning staff or patients with the Clinic Manager
If there are applicants, work1-2 times per year with undergraduate interns or graduate program externs
FAHS JOB SUMMARY for 50% of work week:
Oversees animal health programs and implements the necessary medical protocols at the shelter to provide the best possible care to all animals entering and exiting the shelter, while helping to control the animal population at the shelter.
Ensures animals are cared for in accordance with generally accepted sheltering guidelines and standards.
Recommends, develops, implements, and manages veterinary processes that address health and disease prevention needs in a shelter environment to reduce euthanasia, enhance life expectancy, and reduce behavioral problems in shelter animals.
Oversees veterinary clinic operations.
Maintains a clean and sanitary animal shelter clinic at all times.
Performs physical examinations, vaccinations, and diagnostics to determine and evaluate health condition of animals at the time of intake or prior to adoption or referral to area veterinarians for surgery.
Performs or supervises the visual monitoring of impounded animals including those that may be isolated or quarantined for signs of illness or unusual behavior.
Maintains current DEA licenses and premises permits as required by policy or law; creates and monitors drug logs to comply with federal and state laws.
Instructs, trains, and advises staff on proper care, medical treatment, and other animal health related issues.
Coordinates with FAHS regarding the selection of animals for care and euthanasia.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional Salary Information: Base salary is $68-$75,000/year (depending on experience) plus a monthly stipend for health insurance which is equal to $5,000/year. SNIP will also pay $1,000 plus 3 days of PTO for CE credits, and we pay your SC license fees, AVMA PLIT, DEA license, and AVMA membership dues.
Internal Number: 2021-1
About SNIP - Spay Neuter Intervention of the Pee Dee
SNIP is a small nonprofit spay and neuter clinic located in Florence, SC. Our mission is to reduce the shelter intake and euthanasia of dogs and cats by making high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter services available to all residents of our community, local shelters, and animal rescue groups. Our clinic has on average 9-10 employees. Day to day management of the clinic is handled by the Office Manager and the Administrative Assistant and clinic oversight and policy is handled by the Board of Directors. In surgery, we have a Veterinarian, a Head Vet Assistant, several vet assistants, and a kennel technician. The clinic surgery schedule is Monday through Thursday for spay/neuter surgeries and we average 26 surgeries per day (with 24-30 surgeries scheduled per day). For their appointments, clients have the option of adding some vaccines and disease testing and can also to elect to have microchipping and nail trimming at the time of surgery. We do not provide services after hours, on weekends or for emergencies and we are closed for most major holidays. For the new full time salaried Veterinarian position, we offer a monthly stipend for health insurance (total $5,000/year), paid vaca...tion and holidays (a total of 15 paid days off per year), compensation of $1,000 plus 3 days of PTO for CE credits, and we pay your SC license fees, AVMA PLIT, DEA license, and AVMA membership dues. This new Veterinarian position at SNIP will be for two of four surgery days per week and our existing Veterinarian will work the other two surgery days each week. The other half of this Veterinarian's time will be spent at Florence Area Humane Society as their Shelter Veterinarian providing basic healthcare and assessments of their rescued animals. The primary responsibilities there will be to perform physical examinations, vaccinations, and diagnostics to determine and evaluate health condition of animals at the time of intake or prior to adoption or for referral to area veterinarians for surgery. The Veterinarian will also oversee animal health programs and implement the necessary medical protocols at the shelter to provide the best possible care to all animals entering and exiting the shelter, while helping to control the animal population at the shelter. At SNIP, we are very excited about this partnership opportunity with Florence Area Humane Society so that we can continue to provide spay/neuter services and animal rescue services to our community.