$5,000 Sign-on or Relocation bonus and an additional $5,000 bonus after one year of service.
DVM or equivalent
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Do you want to take the next step in your career while maintaining a real work-life balance? Faithful Friends Animal Society is seeking a self-starter with a passion to expand access to care through providing quality, lower cost veterinary care to those in need. Collaborate with a progressive team of shelter veterinary professionals at Faithful Friends Animal Society in northern Delaware. This position is available to veterinarians with leadership experience but also to those seeking an opportunity to learn and develop leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills as we work together to lead and develop the public-facing sides of our non-profit veterinary clinic.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide compassionate, quality preventative and basic wellness/sick care to patients using low stress handling techniques
Perform high volume spay and neuter surgeries as well as some specialty surgeries
Oversee all aspects of veterinary care during a clinic day including physical examination, diagnostics, treatment recommendations and prescribing of medications
Communicate with clients in a clear and caring way, discuss physical examination and test results to allow pet owners to make informed decisions about their pet’s care
Leadership and Administrative (20%)
Collaborate to develop and refine protocols to meet organizational goals and quality standards
Take an active role in hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating veterinary staff, including veterinary student interns
Train and supervise for, when necessary, compassionate euthanasia training and certification
Oversee veterinary personnel needs, such as doctor staffing and scheduling, using effective communication and problem-solving skills, with the support of the Director of Medical Operations and Lead Surgical Technician
Address client concerns in conjunction with the appropriate management personnel
Ensure that medical records are accurate, communicated as needed, and periodically audited
Maintain DEA drug logs and inventory as required
Attend relevant conferences to maintain Continuing Education credits required to maintain an active veterinary license in the State of Delaware
Join the organizational Leadership Team and participate in strategic planning for the organization at large
Be a steward for the operational and financial goals of the organization
DVM degree (or equivalent) with Delaware veterinary license
Experience in general small animal practice or shelter medicine required
Must be able to hold a DEA license
Humane Alliance high volume spay/neuter training a PLUS
Fear-Free program certification is a PLUS
Ability to communicate in Spanish is a PLUS
BENEFITS OF WORKING HERE
Work/life balance: 35-40 hour work week – no overnights or on-call
Flexible schedule opportunities Monday through Friday, with one or two Saturdays a month
Paid vacation/personal/sick time, paid holidays
Funds available to cover CE credits, professional association fees, veterinary license fee and controlled drug renewals
ABOUT FAITHFUL FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY
Faithful Friends Animal Society is a comprehensive, nonprofit animal welfare organization that serves 18,000 pets and 20,000 people a year. We operate a No Kill animal shelter and a stand-alone community veterinary clinic in Delaware.
We provide life-affirming rescue, preventative medicine, basic sick care, spay/neuter and other procedures to community animals of those with financial limitations through our community clinic. We are in search of a full-time exempt CLINIC VETERINARIAN to provide leadership and full oversight of the public-facing Wellness Clinic and Surgery Center. These services are a critical part of our mission to provide lower cost care to help keep families and cat colony caretakers with those who love them and keep those animals healthy. This program also reduces the number of animals surrendered to shelters due to the inability to provide medical care for a pet. The Clinic Veterinarian maintains high standards for patient care, ensures a safe and effective environment, and upholds our values and no kill policies.
The Clinic medical suites feature dedicated exam rooms, on-site lab, supportive front-of-house staff, and skilled veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Annually, the Shelter serves more than 2,000 animals and the Clinic serves more than 6,000 animals each year. The Medical Director reports directly to the Executive Director.
Delaware is a great place to call home! It offers tax-free shopping, low property taxes, and has a lower cost of living than larger nearby metropolitan areas. Delaware has beautiful beaches, many parks, a couple of casinos, marinas, NASCAR racing, and several world-class home and garden attractions. Most notable in animal welfare, Delaware has achieved the status of being a No Kill state. The Faithful Friends Animal Clinic is located in New Castle County, Delaware, which has easy access to Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey via I-95 and US Route 40. There is SEPTA commuter rail service to Philadelphia and Amtrak rail service to the Northeast corridor using the Wilmington train station, a 10-minute drive from the clinic. Our nearest commercial airport is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
Please send resumé with professional references for consideration to Jane Pierantozzi, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faithful Friends Animal Society is a comprehensive, nonprofit animal welfare agency that serves 18,000 pets and 20,000 people a year. We operate a no-kill animal shelter and a standalone, quality community clinic and provide programs and services to help people keep their pets and to bring the loving touch of animals to people in need through partnerships with human-service organizations.