Job Description

The purpose of this position is to implement standards of animal veterinary care and to coordinate and manage treatments for animals in the care of West Valley Humane Society.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

-Supervise and direct staff responsible for following treatment plans and maintaining treatment records of shelter animals; ensure the highest level of service and care are provided and that changes in animals’ conditions are recorded.
-Assist in the development and implementation of goals, policies, and procedures for the shelter and recommend changes in procedures as needed.
-Provide preventative/well pet care as well as diagnose and treat medical conditions.
-Perform elective and, when feasible, emergency surgical procedures including sterilization and dental procedures for shelter animals.
-Performs in-house inspections with shelter staff.
-Coordinate with local veterinarians and clinic/shelter professionals to promote positive and productive relationships; coordinate with Animal Welfare Manager for shelter/rescue group transfer where indicated.
-Establish and maintain medical record and drug use logs to standards of veterinary and sheltering practices.
-Ensure compliance with state and federal laws, state regulations, accepted standards, and The Association of Shelter Veterinarians policies and procedures regarding clinic operations, the practice of veterinary medicine, drug control, and animal care and handling.
-Build effective relationships through positive interaction and communication with the community, volunteers and staff.
-Assist in monitoring inventory and ordering of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals.
-Provide technical and functional supervision, technical training, and employee feedback to Veterinary -Technicians, veterinary volunteers and shelter employees.

Qualification/Education Requirements:
-DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university and one year of professional veterinary medical experience.
-Possession of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Idaho.
-Appropriate State of Idaho and DEA licensing to be able to obtain and use controlled drugs.

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Kimberly Mink
Human Resources
208-455-5929

Closing Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021

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