Job Description

Kitsap Humane Society (KHS), a highly progressive open-admission animal welfare organization located in Silverdale, Washington, just one hour from Seattle and close to the beautiful Olympic Mountains, seeks to hire a full-time Shelter Veterinarian to join us in our mission and vision to provide high quality care in a progressive animal welfare environment.

KHS’s Veterinary Services Department consists of 13.0+ full-time equivalent employees, including three full-time Veterinarians and several contracted part-time Vets. The department is organized around providing a high level of life-saving care to shelter animals and performing over 6,000 high-volume spay-neuter surgeries per year, including more than 2,000 reduced fee surgeries to pets from low-income families. KHS is currently looking at further expansion of these low-cost veterinary services to better serve our local community.

KHS’s Shelter Veterinarian will work in collaboration with the Director of Shelter Medicine, veterinarians, staff and volunteers to provide high quality shelter medicine, surgery, treatment and care for KHS shelter animals. The shelter veterinarian will be responsible for providing medical and surgical care to resident shelter animals, as well as high quality, high volume spay/neuter services. Our shelter veterinarian must be efficient at time management and able to thrive in a high volume, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities.

- An interest in and willingness to support the mission, vision, and philosophy of KHS
- A strong interest in progressive animal welfare and knowledge of shelter medicine practices
- Proficiency in HQHVSN, an average surgery day includes 20-30+ spay/neuter surgeries
- Adept at general soft-tissue surgeries including mass removals, wound repair, etc.
- Must present a good appearance and have the ability to deal cheerfully and tactfully with the public, staff and volunteers with a consistent positive mental attitude
- Must be skilled and able to handle conflict resolution
- Meticulous and methodical attention to record keeping and reporting
- Ability to have a flexible schedule, work weekends and overtime if necessary

- Examinations and medical care/treatment of KHS shelter animals
- Surgical care for shelter animals including spay/neuter, soft tissue and additional procedures as needed.
- Provide HQHVSN services for shelter animals and our low income community
- Assists the Director of Shelter Medicine with procedures, protocols and management of animal health staff, volunteer vets and technicians
- Contribute to the creation of animal wellness protocols including but not limited to disease control, rounds, intake, quarantine procedures etc.
- Involvement in staff education, euthanasia certification, community outreach and partnerships with local vet clinics
- Emergency care of shelter animals on site or on call
- Participate in the Animal Welfare Committee

- Wage is dependent on experience.
- Health and Dental insurance coverage available the first of the month after sixty days of employment.
- Vacation leave available after 120 day introductory period.
- Sick leave and holidays.
- One free animal adoption per year for regular full-time and part-time employees.

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Melissa Fenswick
Director of Human Resources/Finance

Closing Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

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