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Internal Number: 10162022
Job Title: Shelter Veterinarian - Immediately
Location: Humane Society of St Lucie County, Port St. Lucie, Fl
Who are we:
We are a limited admission, non-profit animal shelter in Port St Luce, Fl, located on the Treasure Coast of Florida – minutes from the beach, Between Orlando and Miami - Great Sun, Great Golf, Great Schools and Great Neighborhoods.
We have an annual intake of 1200 dogs and cats with an overall Live Release Rate of 94%.
We are a Non-Kill Shelter serving the residents of Port St Lucie, making a difference in our community – provide lifesaving medical and surgical care to those most in need
Competitive salary commensurate with experience: range $125,000 - $175,000, possible sign on bonus and possible re-location allowance
PTO and paid holidays
A capped annual continuing education allowance for CE Reimbursement for licensing, and professional organization memberships
Your focus will be on providing excellent medical, surgical, and dental care for your patients, not the need to make a profit.
You will have a work life balance and little to no overnight care
Education and Experience:
Must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. ** New graduates considered.
Must have current Florida State License or ability to obtain Florida State License before start date.
USDA Accredited Veterinarian or ability to obtain.
Provide proof of professional liability insurance.
Shelter medicine experience or education (e.g., Maddie’s certificate program, master’s, internship, fellowship)
Provides leadership to Humane Society of St Lucie County personnel
Maintains effective communication with staff through daily contact, in scheduled meetings, informally or in writing, as needed to coordinate and direct medical functions of the shelter and work as a member of a team
Supervises shelter veterinary students and externs, ensuring proper training and timely review
Provides guidance to staff for situations requiring immediate medical problem solving
Participates in interviewing and hiring decisions for shelter veterinary staff
Oversees the euthanasia certification of appropriate shelter medical personnel.
Communicates directly to the Director of Operations and Shelter Managers about care of all shelter animals
Identifies and helps to resolve ethics issues
Treats people and animals with respect; contributes to effective teamwork; promotes intra- and inter-departmental cooperation; and fosters public relations beneficial to Humane Society of St Lucie County
Performs the duties of a staff veterinarian, including but not limited to:
Evaluates and determines the disposition of incoming animals
Provides medical services to all shelter animals, including physical examinations, diagnostics, medical rounds, and treatments
Performs sterilization surgeries and other surgical procedures for shelter animals when necessary
Ensures that shelter staff administer the appropriate medication as directed
Advises, performs, or oversees euthanasia performed within the shelter
Provides on-call, phone consultation services for shelter animal emergencies, to a limited extent
Provides professional credibility to HSSLC’s endeavor to help all domestic pets
Maintains appropriate licensing and completes required continuing education courses
Adheres to state regulations and organizational protocol regarding animal care, treatment, advocacy, and the mission of HSSLC
Takes immediate action to address any safety concern or noncompliance of safety rules that could put an employee, volunteer, client, animal, or the organization at risk.
Must have strong computer and data entry skills.
Must have Time Management skills.
Ability to remain composed under stress.
Perform feral cat clinics at the shelter to aid the community in managing the over population.
Must understand and practice “herd” health principles as well as individual animal care.
Perform thorough exams on Animal Control case patients and document findings to give expert testimony in animal cruelty cases
DVM or VMD degree from an accredited university
Current Florida Veterinary license
Current DEA license
Maintain AVMA – personal liability insurance membership
Prior shelter medicine experience
Ability to work effectively with and supervise a diverse group of people
Solid team building and organization skills
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and maintain a calm demeanor
Ability and willingness to learn shelter operational software
Excellent communications and customer service skills
Must be able to walk and stand for longer periods of time.
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license with an insurable record.
Port St Lucie, Fl 34986: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)