Perform quality surgeries, physical examinations, and diagnose and treat shelter animals as KHS resources allow. Collaborate with other clinic veterinarians to develop methods to improve the well-being of shelter pets and increase the Live Release Rate. Assist the Lead Veterinarian in oversight and support of the clinic team by orienting and training Clinic Staff and volunteers.
Animal Care: Promote the humane care and treatment of animals. Perform quality exams. Diagnose and treat shelter animals. Provide prognosis for conditions and develop treatment plans. Must be passionate about the mission of the Kansas Humane Society and understand shelter medicine, population health, and shelter flow.
Adhere to the highest ethical standards of veterinary care, and adhere to state and federal laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine. Perform efficient quality surgeries. Care for feral cats. Accurately complete forms and records so that communication within and between departments is clear. Provide appropriate environment (physical and emotional) during owner present euthanasia. Encourage continuous improvement throughout the shelter to increase the quality of medical and surgical care provided to KHS pets.
Staff and Volunteer Management: Assist the Lead Veterinarian in the development of annual goals that include plans for training and development of staff. Assist the Lead Veterinarian with the day to day direction of Clinic staff and volunteers, as appropriate, as a senior member of the clinic team.
Resource Management: Assist the Lead Veterinarian to utilize resources effectively (people, money, and supplies). Participate in the budget process to ensure appropriate equipment is available to clinic staff and maintained. Assist the Lead Veterinarian in setting both short-term and long-term goals to assure the continued growth and improvement of the Clinic Department.
Customer Service: Provides and models timely, polite, and respectful internal and external customer service regardless of the circumstances. Must remain calm, flexible, and willing to see other perspectives. Maintains
strict confidentiality of client, patient, and donor information. Provides recognition and support to both staff and volunteers for their individual contributions to our agency.
Clerical: Willing to train and utilize PetPoint for entering examination findings, test results and vaccination history. PetPoint will also be used for scheduling appointments.
Training: Participates in staff training and development opportunities as requested. Participates in special events, projects, and cross training programs as needed.
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Hold a current Kansas Veterinary License
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Veterinary medical knowledge is a must. Shelter medicine is preferred.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Current Veterinary License. NVAP Accreditation.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Attention to detail a must. Should be able to work as a member of a team, and independently. Should be able to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions with little to no supervision. A respect for the human/animal bond is a must.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION
TALKING: Ability to speak effectively and communicate clearly.
AVERAGE HEARING: Able to hear average conversations.
REPETITIVE MOTION: The employee must be able to use both hands for repetitive actions; firm grasp, precise movements, fine manipulation, typing.
FINGER DEXTERITY: The employee is regularly required to use hands to type.
AVERAGE VISION: Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
BODY FLEXIBILITY: The employee may be required to climb, balance, kneel, stoop, crouch, or crawl.
The employee may be pulled, jolted or jumped on by small and large animals.
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. May also walk, sit, or stand for long periods of time.
May work in areas with high noise level, occasional foul odors, dangerous animals, toxic chemicals, environmental contaminants, zoonotic diseases, and challenging customers. Adequate lighting. Adequate ventilation. Adequate seating. Adequate safety & protective products and equipment. May be required to work in
excess of normal work day and work weekends.
Additional Salary Information: Moving/signing bonus may be available to the right candidate.
About Kansas Humane Society
The Kansas Humane Society is a community resource for pets and people that helps abandoned and homeless animals in our community. Our animal shelter offers a wide variety of services to promote the human and animal bond. These include: pet adoption, dog grooming, youth education programs, spay/neuter services for the pets of low income families, community outreach, end of life services, animal rescue, pet rehoming, donation opportunities, Woofstock, and so much more. KHS is proud to give animals the care, comfort, hope, and the second chance at a new life they deserve!