Supervision:Shelter Manager Job DescriptionIndependent contractor or employee. Part-time position, approximately 15-20 hours per week, hourly wage negotiated.
Responsibilities and Duties:
•Responsible for medical examinations, care, monitoring, and health of domestic animals in the care of the organization, including foster animals. Provides input on wildlife/exotic cases, if necessary •Performs surgical sterilization of dogs, cats and rabbits, including pediatric and high volume spay/neuter, and other surgeries and dentals as needed •Establishes and maintains medical records and drug use logs to standards of veterinary and sheltering practices; ensures that records are in order and complete •Develops and manages preventative medicine protocols •Updates training, diagnostic and treatment protocols pertaining to animal health •Works collaboratively with shelter staff on census management and animal routing issues •Assists in monitoring inventory and ordering of supplies, medications and all drugs, including DEA-regulated substances •Follows all safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment •Ensures that all state and federal laws, state regulations, accepted standards, and best practices regarding clinic operations, the practice of veterinary medicine, drug control, and animal care and handling are adhered to •Maintains up-to-date knowledge of shelter animal health protocols, surgical procedures and companion animal health issues •Other duties as requested
•Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university and one year of professional veterinary medical experience preferred •Must be currently licensed in the State to practice veterinary medicine (or obtain license soon after hiring) •Must be qualified and eligible to obtain DEA license •Must provide proof of Professional Liability Insurance (if independent contractor) •Experience in the field of veterinary medicine, high volume and pediatric surgical sterilization experience •Available for telephone consultation on emergency cases •Knowledge of shelter medicine and epidemiology •Knowledge of disease recognition in shelter setting •Effective decision making and diagnostic skills and interest in pursuing treatment options with limited funding •Desire to implement efficiencies on an on-going basis •Able to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks at one time •Comfortable interacting with the general public and ability to communicate well both orally and written •Utilizes appropriate safety procedures for self and the public. Aware that risk of job related injury, disease or infection exists
Additional Salary Information: Independent contractor or employee. Part-time position, approximately 15-20 hours per week, hourly wage negotiated. Potential to move to full-time.
About The Wood County Humane Society
The Wood County Humane Society was originally founded in 1904, and has been committed to the well-being of many different species of domesticated animals that require our help. In 1988, the Minniebelle Conley Shelter was established through the generous legacy of the Minniebelle Conley Trust, and our current location was built to provide these services, and has continually been doing so since. We are a private, non-profit, limited admission, 501(c)(3) organization and rely on the generous contributions and donations of our members and residents of Wood County. We do not receive any funding from the ASPCA or the Humane Society of the United States for our daily operations.
We have a volunteer board consisting of 10-15 members annually. Composed of local leaders in our neighborhood, these individuals strive to connect our shelter with the community. They attend monthly meetings to discuss the administrative, fiscal, and policy related decisions for Wood County Humane Society. They also take on the responsibility of organizing community events, public relations, WCHS programs, and major events/fundraisers. If you are interested in committing some of your time to serve the animals o...f Wood County and to increase exposure, awareness, and funds for the shelter, participating as a board member could be a great option. Please contact our Board Secretary for more information.
The shelter mainly houses cats and dogs, with the occasional pocket pet. These animals are spayed and neutered, and receive medical care by our shelter veterinarian, and daily cleaning and care is provided by our devoted shelter staff and volunteers. Most of our animals come to us through owner surrenders, strays (cats only), or through animal cruelty and neglect cases. The WCHS employs one full-time Humane Agent, which is made possible by funding granted to us from the Wood County Commissioners, annually.
The Wood County Humane Society strives to provide the best possible care for the animals at the shelter. With this mission of care, we also strive to provide services to our community, who love their animals too. We offer a low-cost spay and neuter program, a temporary safe haven for animals as their owners flee from domestic violence, and food assistance for Wood County residents who have temporarily fallen upon hard times.