Humane Alliance: A Program of the ASPCA

Description

Description: Summary of Purpose: Responsible for spay/neuter of dogs and cats at our low cost, high volume spay/neuter clinic, responsible for medical care provided at our wellness clinic in accordance with established policy and procedures.

Duties (Essential Functions):
• Examine animals pre-op to determine their ability to withstand surgery
• Adhere to established protocols for sedation and sterilization, providing high quality care
• Able to provide high volume sterilization on dogs and cats (20 – 35 per day)
• Examine animals post-op the ensure appropriate recovery
• Remain in building until all animals have left recovery area and returned to their cages
• Supervise post-op rechecks and order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery
• Ensure veterinarian support staff are complying with established protocols
• Supervise medical care team, creating a positive and supportive environment
• Examine pet patients coming to our low cost Wellness Clinic, providing compassionate and professional care
• Diagnose and prescribe treatment options under scope of service policies
• Maintain clean, neat and orderly work area at all times
• Comply with and enforce clinic procedures and employee manuals
• Participate in continuing education programs for medical staff
• Participate in special events and perform other duties as required
• Assist other KHS programs as needed to provide high level veterinarian care
• Be respectful of coworkers and treat both subordinate and superior staff in a professional manner
• Actively support spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible pet ownership
• Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission
• Be available for emergencies if needed
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Appropriate accreditation and certifications
• License to practice veterinary medicine in Kentucky
• Ability to complete a minimum of 40 high quality spay neuter surgeries per day after sufficient training
• Ability to lift and use full range of motion to include standing, stooping, bending
• Ability to work independently with little direct supervision
• Ability to lead others in a positive work environment
• Excellent conflict resolution, organizational and analytical skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills with clients, staff and volunteers
• Ability to envision long range goals and apply them to daily operations
• Commitment to KHS Core Values
• Background check

Physical Demands/Working Environment
• Individual will have extended periods of standing, talking and hearing. May need to bend, stoop and stretch for purposes of lifting animals.
• Includes working in an indoor surgical environment handling animals.

Contact

Karen Koenig
Organization Name: Kentucky Humane Society
Email: kkoenig@kyhumane.org
Phone: 502-636-0278
City: Louisville
State: Kentucky