The Chesapeake Humane Society seeks an Associate Veterinarian. CHS operates a low-cost, high-volume clinic, offering preventative veterinary care, spay/neuter surgery, dentals, and various surgical procedures. The Associate Veterinarians are responsible for performing high-quality surgical procedures and other routine veterinary services in a fast-paced setting. The incumbent shall uphold and abide by clinic and shelter protocol as set by the Medical Director. Candidate should expect to work varying shifts between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and every other Saturday. No on-call shifts. Full- and part-time applicants will be considered.
Duties and Responsibilities - Assess patient’s health and medical histories as it relates to their qualification as surgery/service candidates - Perform spay, neuter, dental, and other surgical and animal medical procedures - Oversee vaccine clinics and perform medical procedures as necessary - Oversee and perform surgical monitoring, administration of pre-anesthetic and anesthetic drugs, and post-surgical monitoring through discharge - Maintain clinic controlled substance log - Supervise, support, and train Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants - Ensure clinic compliance with all applicable laws established by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency - Participate in continuing education programs in accordance with state requirements - Provide medical counseling to clients - Perform veterinary services for Chesapeake Animal Services (CAS) per the contract between CAS and CHS - Engage visitors in non-confrontational, educational conversations regarding animal care, surrender, sheltering policies, etc. - Work cooperatively with all staff to promote the CHS mission - Perform other duties as assigned
Skills and Educational Requirements - Degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited university of veterinary medicine - License to practice as a veterinarian in the state of Virginia - Drug Enforcement Agency controlled-substance registration - Must possess and maintain independent insurance and provide proof to CHS - Ability to make sound decisions with regard to patient care and clinic operations - Confidence using computer systems and learning new software - Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with and relate to people of all age groups across a wide spectrum of the community - Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to educate clients effectively in English - Preferably, experience in shelter medicine and in high volume spay/neuter clinics - Willingness to discuss euthanasia, open-admission sheltering, and surrender of pets in a non-judgmental, non-confrontational, fact-based manner - Ability to express organizational standpoints when serving as a CHS representative - Ability to handle confidential or sensitive information with discretion Physical and Time Demands - Ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends - After hours as needed for CHS foster animals - Ability to work in the presence of animals, wildlife, strong odors, and cleaning solutions - Ability to stand, walk, bend, and lift and carry materials up to 40 lbs - Valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation to and from CHS
To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and professional references to Hiring@ChesapeakeHumane.org
Additional Salary Information: Salary is dependent upon experience and full- verses part-time status.
About Chesapeake Humane Society
Founded in 1972, Chesapeake Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is funded by private donors - we do not receive government subsidies.
The Chesapeake Humane Society works to promote the welfare of companion animals through programs and initiatives that reduce pet overpopulation, increase adoptions, and encourage responsible pet guardianship through affordable pet care.