SPRAY/NEUTER VETERINARIANPOSITION SUMMARY: The main focus of this position is on high volume canine and feline spay/neuter. Community awareness and access to quality spay neuter is a critical aspect of reducing over pet population and providing medical care to those in need. This position will oversee the medical and surgical needs of animals in care of the AHS public veterinary clinic. AHS public veterinary clinics are AAHA certified clinics and adhere to quality care of each pet. The candidate will promote a positive, professional image through interactions with employees, clients, and media and assist in training staff and volunteers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1.Evaluate owned animals brought in for spay/neuter and vaccine appointments to determine eligibility for wellness services. 2.Perform spay/neuter and vaccinations for client owned animals. Provide post-op instructions and vaccine recommendations to owners. 3.Ability to support the full service hospital when needed to oversee treatment of patients in the hospital; provide accurate and precise instructions to the clinic technicians. 4.Communicate effectively with clients to ensure they understand diagnostics, treatments and prognosis. Provide a written estimate for procedures. 5.Monitor use of all controlled substances.6.Formulate and teach medical classes for staff, volunteers and other agencies.7.Assist in testifying in court, appearing in media releases, providing necessary documentation regarding the health of the animals and other situations requiring medical expertise.8.Maintain communications with Clinic Manager, Lead Veterinarian and Medical Director.9.Available to work in different locations.10.Attend seminars to satisfy continuing education requirements for Arizona Veterinary Medical License.11.Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Education and/or Experience:1.Doctor of Veterinary Medicine OR Veterinary Medical Doctor Degree and licensed to practice in Arizona. 2.One year of experience in a veterinary practice or shelter with emphasis on high volume spay/neuter skills. 3.Must possess above average spay/neuter skills and a humane attitude towards animals and people. 4.Must be able to evaluate health status in an objective manner and determine most appropriate treatment for an animal. 5.Good communications skills.Language Skills: Able to speak, read and write English; Spanish language helpful.Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform basic mathematical skills.Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Explorer; able to learn other software programs as necessary. Proficiency with or able to learn/use Chameleon software (for use with animals in a shelter environment).Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid AZ Driver's License and Insurance.Other Skills, Abilities and Qualifications: Regular attendance. Access to reliable transportation.Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work Environment: There will be exposure to dust, heat, cold and temperature changes; occasional wet floors, and animal noises, odors and dander. Most time will be spent in a typical air conditioned and heated office environment.
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