Seattle Humane is a private, not-for-profit, managed admission shelter committed to saving animal lives and improving the human-animal bond. Seattle Humane promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need, regardless of age, ability, circumstance and geography. Seattle Humane has a 98.6% Live Release Rate. Last year we placed over 7,000 pets into loving homes and provided income-qualified households with access to affordable spay/neuter services through our public surgery clinic. We are searching for a veterinarian who can join us in our mission and help launch our Community Medicine and Wellness Program.
Lack of access to affordable veterinary care has created a human and animal welfare crisis. At Seattle Humane, we are committed to reducing the numbers of animals entering shelters and to keeping pets in their loving homes by increasing access to veterinary care.
The ideal candidate for this position should be passionate about preserving and strengthening the human-animal bond. They should be humble and kind, with a good sense of humor and deep desire to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide medical care for community and client-owned pets, including evaluation, case management, treatment decisions and direction of support staff. Provide vaccinations and basic wellness care on site and in the community at subsidized free or low-cost clinics. Veterinary care may be provided through SH clinic or at offsite locations better situated to meet community needs.
- Assist in the development, implementation, and revision of goals, policies, and procedures for Community Outreach Medicine Program along with Medical Director.
- Coordinate and collaborate with local veterinarians and clinics, as well as other shelter professionals, to promote positive and productive relationships; participate in arranging for care at private veterinary hospitals as needed.
- As part of a team, develop multifaceted community outreach and support programs that provide medical services with dignity to all those who use our services. Work with other programs and organizations locally to create the greatest community impact.
- Perform euthanasia according to established protocols including decision making requirements.
- Maintain medical record and controlled substance logs to standards of veterinary and sheltering practices and organizational SOPs; ensure that records are in order and complete and maintained in organizational systems; provide information in a manner understandable by clients and staff. Adhere to the files and records retention policy and procedures.
- Carry out approved program or procedure changes in order to maintain compliance with any safety, health and labor regulations.
- Follow all written and verbally communicated departmental standard operating procedures. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of shelter animal health protocols, surgical procedures and companion animal health issues.
- Build effective relationships through positive interaction and communication with the community, volunteers and staff.
- Provide instruction and direction to staff and volunteers regarding veterinary care, animal husbandry and animal behavior as needed.
- Supervise and/or instruct veterinary students and/or shelter medicine/surgery intern.
- Perform spay and neuter surgeries, and other surgeries, as needed.
- Maintain an understanding of Seattle Humane programs and work collaboratively with all departments across the organization to ensure the highest level of service and care are provided to animals and people.
- Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.