GENERAL SUMMARY: Directs medical staff in administering comprehensive animal health care to animals in RPM’s possession.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Provides hospital and field diagnosis and treatment for diseases and injuries to animals in accordance with City, State and Federal law. •Prescribes medication, including controlled substances, and recommends changes in animal diets and/or courses of treatment. •Orders and evaluates laboratory tests. •May perform surgical procedures and provide anesthesia services. •Investigates, controls, and prevents animal diseases communicable to man or animal through a variety of vectors, including direct/indirect contact. •Provides training of personnel and volunteers in areas such as animal care and nutrition, breeding, and housing and environment; teaches techniques for handling animals with a broad range of temperaments and about restraint requirements. •If necessary, conducts autopsies to determine cause of animal death. Analyzes findings and formulates recommendations to prevent future disease or injury. •Prepares and maintains appropriate records. •Communicates with fosters and volunteers regarding the medical treatment and care of an animal. •May authorize or perform humane euthanasia as needed. •Performs other duties as assigned.
Additional Salary Information: Part time is $45-$60/hr depending on experience. Full time can expect around $100K depending on experience.
About Rescued Pets Movement
Rescued Pets Movement Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides a second chance for thousands of homeless dogs and cats through rehabilitation and transport to forever homes in communities throughout the country and Canada that have a demand for adoptable pets.
Thousands of dogs and cats are needlessly euthanized in the Greater Houston area each year simply because of pet overpopulation. After working with various rescue groups for many years, the founders of Rescued Pets Movement realized that the best way to save these dogs and cats is to build solid relationships with reputable rescue groups here and in areas of the United States where there is a need for adoptable pets and transport the animals to these organizations using our own vans and drivers. The dogs and cats we save from BARC (Houston’s City Pound) are fully examined and treated by our partner veterinarians and placed in foster homes with our volunteers until they are ready for transport.
Since starting operations in late 2013, Rescued Pets Movement has saved the lives of over 25,000 homeless companion animals by rescuing them from BARC and transporting them to permanent homes.
Every week that number grows!