The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association is seeking a veterinarian to work in our spay/neuter and wellness clinic, Fix Charleston.
This is a full-time position that offers a competitive salary based on experience and great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and paid time-off. The veterinarian schedule is typically Monday-Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 with very limited weekend days required. We are also open to 4 day work weeks! Work life balance is important at KCHA as we understand that working in this field requires taking care of your mental health as much as your physical health.
The work of the Fix Charleston Veterinarian is on the leading edge of animal welfare and goes beyond the standard practice. In addition to opportunities to engage with communities in a meaningful way, this dual role enables those looking to build upon solid surgical skills to achieve excellence as a spay/neuter surgeon. As a Fix Charleston Veterinarian, work time is focused around genuine care of the animal and the client to help both live better lives. The Fix Charleston Veterinarian is a trained and licensed full-time veterinarian responsible for providing preventive and basic medical care including spay/neuter surgery to pet dogs and cats living with their families in Kanawha County and the surrounding areas. Services provided at are our stationary clinic and occasionally by mobile units parked at designated locations. We focus on examinations, diagnostics and treatments that are non-invasive, concentrating on conditions which can be addressed with reasonable resources with a high likelihood of a positive outcome.
Job duties include but are not limited to:
Examine animals pre-operatively to determine their ability to withstand surgery
Examine animals post-operatively to ensure appropriate healing
Provide compassionate high quality preventive and basic medical care to patients
Oversees aspects of veterinary care during a clinic day including physical examination, diagnostics, treatment, recommendations and delivery, prescriptions and discharge information
Refer and triage cases that do not fall within Fix Charleston's parameters of care as appropriate
Communicate respectfully with clients and be able to relay important medical information about patients. Discuss examination and medical test results with owners in order to allow them to make informed choices about the medical care of their pets
We are seeking a veterinarian that is ready to make a positive impact on the animals and people in our community!
About Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association
Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association (KCHA) is seeking a dynamic and dedicated Veterinarian to contribute to the organizations mission to provide low-cost, high-quality veterinary care to the community. KCHA is the largest and most lifesaving animal shelter in the state of West Virginia. Located in Charleston, West Virginia, KCHA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that contracts with county and municipal partners to provide animal law enforcement and sheltering services. In addition to animal sheltering and adoption, KCHA operates a low-cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic, Fix Charleston. The first of its kind in West Virginia, KCHA is recognized nationally for its commitment to animal welfare. KCHA serves 15,000 pets annually and relies on generous supporters for 85% of its funding.