Full-service hospital, innovative blend of private practice and shelter medicine!
MCPAWS Veterinary Hospital is a key part of the MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter organization. We are looking for an experienced veterinarian to oversee our Veterinary Medicine Program. The goal of this program is to maximize the positive impact our organization has on pets and the people who love them through compassionate and comprehensive veterinary services. www.mcpaws.org
The Position: Utilize a full service hospital to meet the unique veterinary needs of our community. The MCPAWS Veterinary Medicine Program is a unique blend of shelter medicine and full-service, private practice veterinary work. Administrative duties are covered and veterinary support staff is ready to help you focus your unique talents where they are needed most – with our two and four-legged clients! Position acts as mentor to Associate Veterinarian(s) and serves a key role in high level, organizational leadership and initiatives. A balance of 70% practice work to 30% shelter work can be expected.
$80,000 - $120,000/year DOE
Professional development, including formal training in specialized fields, like orthopedics (TPLO, TTA, etc), is available and encouraged
Benefits package, paid time off, flexible schedule (4/10 work week available)
Assistance with relocation expenses available
The Company: MCPAWS is a small, no-kill animal welfare organization serving the West Central Mountain Region of Idaho. We’re excited to be expanding our operations to include comprehensive public veterinary services! MCPAWS recognizes our employees as our greatest resource and we put a high value on quality of life as well as professional performance. We’re constantly striving to remain a competitive and attractive employer for current and future staff members!
The Community: Beautiful McCall, Idaho! Boasting exceptional recreational opportunities, public land access, and a laid back, mountain-town lifestyle. Local school districts and healthcare facilities are some of the best in the state and our arts and culture scene is vibrant. Best of all, the area is FULL of animal lovers! MCPAWS enjoys amazing support from residents, visitors, and our community in general. Visit www.visitmccall.org to learn more.
A genuine compassion for all animals, regardless of their condition, history, or breed.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited veterinary college
Currently licensed in Idaho to practice veterinary medicine or ability to obtain license upon hire
Qualified and eligible to obtain Idaho state pharmacy license and DEA license
Excellent surgical and diagnostic skills with minimum five years experience with canine and feline medicine
Strong spay/neuter (including pediatrics) experience and capable of 15+ surgeries per day; can handle in-heat animals, pregnancies, and cryptorchids
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including, but not limited to, communicating with the pet owners, staff, volunteers, and the general public
Oversee record keeping of controlled drugs and supplies
Excellent customer service and compassionate communication skills
Willingness and enthusiasm to support shelter operations and shelter medicine program
Participate in required meetings, trainings, special events, and fundraising functions
Professionally represent MCPAWS at all times
Duties and Responsibilities
Direct treatments/procedures for shelter animals as well as patients seen at veterinary hospital during regular and emergency appointments
Complete surgical procedures/treatments/vaccinations requiring certified veterinarian care as necessary for shelter and client owned animals
Ability to create and implement protocols regarding the care and treatment of shelter animals including infectious disease treatment, prevention, and control.
Work collaboratively with shelter staff to ensure that shelter animals are healthy, happy, and made available for adoption as soon as possible
Provide oversight for humane euthanasia based upon established protocols; certify shelter staff on euthanasia as determined by shelter leadership; provide owner requested euthanasia with compassion and according to established protocols
Maintain and update animal records using PetPoint and/or AVImark; evaluate pertinent data for monthly/annual data and trend reports for all veterinary medicine programs
Obtain working knowledge of existing shelter veterinary policies, procedures, and protocols. Be familiar with general shelter policies, events, and happenings
Support and mentor Associate Veterinarian and veterinary support staff
Maintain written and digital client records (AVImark) as necessary; evaluate pertinent data for monthly/annual data and trend reports for veterinary hospital operations
Additional Salary Information: Licensing, certifications, and CE costs covered.
Professional development and formal training in specialized fields, like orthopedics (TPLO, TTA, etc), is available and encouraged
Benefits package, paid time off, flexible schedule
Assistance with relocation expenses available
About MCPAWS Veterinary Hospital
MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter is the only nonprofit, no-kill animal welfare organization serving the West Central Mountain Region of Idaho. Located in the beautiful mountain town of McCall, Idaho, MCPAWS provides shelter, adoption and return to owner services, and much more to nearly 1,000 animals each year. In addition to animal sheltering, we also own and operate a small, full-service veterinary hospital with an established clientele. We are looking for an experience veterinarian to lead these efforts and ensure that vet services offered to the public meet excellent standards of care, while also increasing the positive reach and impact of our shelter operations through progressive shelter medicine and community outreach programs. Learn more about MCPAWS at www.mcpaws.org