Job Description

A veterinarian for Nevada Humane Society works with a team of veterinarians to develop and maintain day-to-day operations of a comprehensive shelter medicine program and public spay/neuter program, including but not limited to: (1) diagnosis and treatment of animals throughout the shelter (2) caring for sick and injured animals; (3) surgically sterilizing adopted animals and animal owned by the public; (4) working with adopters to ensure that their pets stay healthy and stay in their homes through post-adoption intervention; (5) performing emergency surgical procedures as required; (6) providing leadership, direction, guidance and training for veterinary support staff and other shelter staff.
• Monitor and address the condition of animals in the shelter, including daily rounds in the shelter and clinic.
• Perform physical exams on animals upon intake and diagnose and prescribe treatment for sick and injured animals in the shelter.
• Perform high volume spay/neuter surgeries and additional surgery as necessary, including, but not limited to, dentistry, enucleations, exploratory laparotomies, orthopedics, tumor removal, amputations, etc.
• Provide emergency medical care, including, but not limited to, IV catheter placement, emergency surgery, etc.
• Provide leadership, direction, guidance, and training for veterinary technicians and other staff.
• Maintain comprehensive computerized records for medical management and surveillance of illness.
• Assist with coordination and supervision of NHS-sponsored veterinary clinics.
• Adhere to a comprehensive health care program including: environmental sanitation, record-keeping, disease surveillance, testing, and treatment, physical examinations, vaccination, parasite control, nutrition, outbreak response, and environmental enrichment for animals in the shelter and in foster homes.
• Educate staff and volunteers.
• Promote a caring attitude and treat animals humanely and compassionately, including those that are sick, injured, feral or aggressive.
• Treat staff, volunteers, and the public with respect and courtesy.
• Foster a spirit of teamwork and perform duties in a manner that encourages community support of our work.
• Work cooperatively with managers and other key staff.
• Participate in collaboration with the Truckee Meadows Veterinary Technician Program.
• Be available for rotating on-call schedule with all veterinarians for emergencies as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Excellent veterinary and supervisory skills.
• Ability to help build and work within a cohesive, positive team, which will be customer-service and animal oriented.
• Self-starter who is well organized, innovative, flexible and professionally motivated to develop and implement NHS goals, objective and policies..
• Exceptional interpersonal skills that can build bridges with the community and must be an effective communicator with the ability to speak to a variety of audiences.
• Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance.
• The ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations.
• The ability to ask appropriate questions to gather information along with the ability to feel and show empathy for others.
Education:
• DVM degree from an accredited university required
Experience:
• Experience with high volume spay/neuter and dentistry preferred
• Experience working in an animal shelter or TNR program preferred
Licenses:
• Nevada veterinary license or ability to obtain a Nevada license within 30 days
• Valid CA or NV Driver’s license and ability to pass Nevada Humane Society Motor Vehicle Report criteria. Current auto insurance.

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Megan Barrenchea
Human Resources Director
775-856-2000

Closing Date: Monday, September 7, 2020

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