Charleston Animal Society is looking for a Shelter Health Manager, LVT!
Responsible for assisting operations management and veterinarians with daily rounds and patient care. Supervises the care of hospitalized patients and animals receiving veterinary treatments. Will schedule and facilitate daily physical exams, veterinary appointments, and diagnostic tests. Will be responsible for managing surgical inventory of drugs (controlled) and other supplies, while maintaining appropriate records. The successful candidate will also manage animal flow, clinic duties, doctor’s appointments, foster questions/issues, and the ringworm program. Serve as a mentor and example for all. Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) Required. Euthanasia & Radiology Certification can be obtained during employment with Charleston Animal Society.
1. Adhere to the highest ethical standards and provisions of animal care in a safe, competent, professional and humane manner at all times.
2. Participate in daily shelter walk-throughs (Shelter Rounds), ensuring patients are receiving care as designated by veterinarian and keeping accurate and current records.
3. Facilitate the medical care of animals in the shelter, including the administration of medications, animal treatments and procedures, and animal flow.
4. Responsible for coordinating and facilitating his/her own daily appointments and the daily appointment schedule for the veterinarians.
5. Ability to triage medical cases in the shelter before referring them for veterinary care.
6. Responsible for ensuring that daily animal care and intake procedures are flowing smoothly and ability to assist the Animal Care Technicians as needed.
7. Oversees all hospitalized patients in coordination with the veterinarians and treatment plans.
8. Performs diagnostic tests and manages herd health programs.
9. Assist animal services staff with animal husbandry and animal medication as needed. Performing fecal exams, heartworm and FeLV/FIV tests, skin scrapes, drawing blood, intravenous injections, placing IV catheters, radiographs, etc.
10. Order and maintain appropriate inventory, including controlled substances, and maintaining proper logs and records.
11. Coordinate with foster staff/intake staff to schedule appointments for patients.
12. Perform euthanasia as needed on animals in the clinics or the surgical areas.
13. Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership.
14. Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
15. Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization.
16. Participate on committees and special projects as assigned.
Must be a current Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) with management experience.
Must be certified in euthanasia and radiology (Can obtain this once hired).
Background check and pre-employment drug test required.
Ability to provide excellent customer service.
Must be self-guided individual requiring minimal supervision.
Must be able to multi-task and handle clients politely and professionally.
Must have a minimum of 2 years of Veterinary Hospital experience.
Must have a minimum of 2 years of successful managerial experience.
Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted and this could take up to 2 weeks. Candidates will be asked to do a pre-screen zoom or phone interview prior to being invited to the shelter.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $37,440.00 - $41,600.00 per year
COVID-19 considerations: All employees are required to wear masks while working at Charleston Animal Society. Employees are required to wear gloves while handling animals and interacting with the public. Surgical gowns and face shields may be required as well.
About Charleston Animal Society
Charleston Animal Society is South Carolina’s largest animal rescue. Every day we combat cruelty by using innovative, scientifically-based strategies including a large-scale spay/neuter program, a free roaming cat initiative, educational outreach programs that teach our children to be humanitarians and a food bank for pets. We also work with police, prosecutors and lawmakers to make sure animal cruelty laws are enforced and made stronger.
Reaching our goal of maintaining a No Kill community involves a 10-point strategy that we have already been following since 2008, under the guidance of the ASPCA. It includes our massive spay/neuter clinic, our free roaming cat initiative and a dedicated medical fund (Toby’s Fund) to treat our most critical cases.