Veterinarian (Part-Time Variable Hour)
Job Details
Leader Dogs for the Blind - Rochester Hills, MI
Per Diem
$36.74 - $55.11 Hourly


Reporting to the Director of Canine Health Services, this position is responsible for providing relief veterinary services and assisting in establishing the health and highest quality standards of care of dogs in training, breeding stock dogs, puppies being raised for training and consultation for clients’ dogs after training.   




  • Performs surgeries, exams or related procedures to maintain health care standards.
  • Ensures puppies meet health standards prior to entering puppy raising program and/or consult with local veterinarians about other puppies. 
  • Provides support to clients on veterinary care and give direction to their local veterinarian. 
  • Coordinates referrals to veterinary specialists as needed.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the advances within the veterinary profession to provide quality care.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris degree from an accredited institution required. A minimum of three years of veterinary experience required, five years of experience preferred.  




  • Must have (or develop) the following technical skills: General (including abdominal exploratory and ancillary surgeries) and Orthopedic surgery (helpful), Ophthalmic examination, Reproductive services (including Transcervical insemination) and GI Endoscopy preferred. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines; Ability to work independently with little to no supervision.  
  • Must have a valid Controlled drug license, Federal and State. 
  • Must have a valid Veterinary License with the State of Michigan. 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with no restrictions and the ability to travel as needed. 
  • Must be able to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.  
  • Must adhere to all applicable safety and health policies and procedures.  
  • Flexibility in scheduling is important (willing to work any shift)  
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills, as well as strong organization skills, and have acuity with detail. Must be able to read, analyze and interpret technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.  
  • Possess sound business judgement, exercise professional conduct, understand and follow business ethics and standards, and maintain a high level of confidentiality in all duties. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional, productive and courteous interactions with employees that promote positive teamwork, as well as with volunteers, donors, clients and all constituents of Leader Dog. 
  • Proficient in latest version of Microsoft Office products. 
  • Must be comfortable with and willing to work around large dogs.  



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.  Upon receiving notice, reasonable accommodations may be made, if possible, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend, crouch, kneel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to climb or balance.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, use the phone, and drive.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 85 pounds.  


Leader Dogs for the Blind reserves the right to change, amend, add, delete, and otherwise assign any and all duties, responsibilities and position title as it deems necessary to meet the needs of its business.


Leader Dogs for the Blind is an at-will employer.  This means that the employment relationship may be ended at any time without notice by the employer or employee for any reason.  Neither this document, nor any manual issued by Leader Dogs for the Blind, is a contract of employment.