Exciting opportunity in beautiful Central Oregon! We have awesome goals and want you on our team to help fulfill them. The Humane Society of Central Oregon www.hsco.org is looking for a part-time veterinarian that wants to positively impact underserved communities and provide quality medicine to our shelter animals. There is an opportunity for full-time work as we grow our local veterinary care outreach.
You: Self-starter, open communicator, passionate and fun. Works well in a team environment and enjoys the variety and challenges of shelter work. You live in a recreational paradise with a budding arts and culinary scene. Hiking, biking, winter sports, wine shops, beer, theatre, music… you name it, we have it!
Us: Family-oriented coordinated care shelter focused on the future of shelter medicine. Our goals are to take services out to the region through our new mobile clinic and work on creating a campus to serve all segments of our community. We value initiative, honest and hard conversations, respect and connection. We will have fun and celebrate our successes together.
Interested? – For more information and/or an opportunity to ask questions: email us.
Want to apply? – Send us your resume and a cover letter telling us more about you and what brings you joy.
TITLE: Shelter/Outreach Veterinarian
REPORTS TO: Chief Veterinary Officer
FLSA STATUS: Part-Time Hourly
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
To provide the necessary medical care and expertise to maintain health and increase the adoptability of animals coming into the shelter. Additionally, to provide preventive care and surgical sterilization outreach veterinary care to identified areas of need in our community through our mobile veterinary clinic. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Performing physical examinations and/or consultation on all animals under the care of HSCO, as strays, animal control holds or animals owned by the shelter, that exhibit clinical signs of disease and/or injury
Performing physical examinations on all animals prior to surgery
Performing spay/neuter surgery
Performing additional surgeries or procedures/treatments on shelter animals that will promote their adoption and/or alleviate illness, injury or discomfort; i.e., drain placement, dental care, ocular surgeries, etc.
Providing preventive care and spay/neuter surgery via our mobile veterinary clinic to patients in underserved areas
Sharing Mission and Values of HSCO with the public
Seeking to improve shelter medicine and access to care
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
Keeps thorough medical records for all surgeries and exams performed
Maintains a good working relationship with all shelter staff and keeps all related health information freely and promptly available to them
Works closely with other managers and staff with regard to animal health and welfare programs, observes and makes suggestions on improving the quality of care for animals at HSCO, including daily rounds with the shelter manager
Assists with pathway planning for animals, including population management and decision-making
Monitors surgical and shelter medical protocols as required
Stays current in both medicine and surgical skills, especially those related to the care of animals in a shelter setting.
Disseminates medical finding to staff in lay terms when needed
Performs basic veterinary care for staff animals
Maintains all surgical and medical equipment in top working order and facilitates a highly efficient clinic
Performs euthanasia on animals occasionally
Performs exams and surgery related to the mobile veterinary clinic for basic preventive care and for spay/neuter
Available for on-call assistance with shelter animal needs after hours/weekends
Degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent degree with successful completion of the NAVLE and Clinical Proficiency Exam.
Current valid license to practice veterinary medicine in Oregon
Ability to pass background screening with no adverse veterinary disciplinary or criminal action on record
REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Spay/neuter experience, including pediatrics
Preferred experience in a shelter and/or high quality/high volume spay/neuter setting
Ability to work with all staff members, regardless of position
Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
Professional and tactful interactions with the public and shelter staff
Ability to keep accurate and thorough medical records; PetPoint is utilized for medical documentation and experience with this software is preferred
Ability to teach various protocols to our staff
Follow all safety requirements related to current operational procedures related to COVID-19
Work may be performed in a noisy indoor environment. Work may be performed outside, on-site at one of our mobile clinic locations. Travel to/from mobile locations will be necessary. There is the risk of being bitten, scratched, kicked, exposed to zoonotic diseases or otherwise harmed. This position requires lifting, bending, stretching, standing for long periods of time, computer work, writing, and filing. You must have the physical and mental ability to safely perform the full range of duties of the position without creating a hazard to self or others.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an exclusive list of all position duties. Employees will be required to follow any other position-related instructions and to perform position-related duties requested by their supervisor. HSCO has the right to revise the Position Description at any time. The Position Description is not a contract for employment and either the employee or HSCO may terminate employment any time, for any reason.