Perform all job duties in an efficient, positive, and professional manner. Willing to assist public in all aspects of shelter programs. Share information to enhance the public’s knowledge of animal welfare as well as their knowledge of the Houston SPCA’s mission and programs. Provide information in a helpful, positive and timely fashion, giving the public information needed to assist them with an educated decision for the welfare of animals.
Diagnose and prescribe treatment for sick and injured stray animals in the shelter environment.
Conduct observations of bite animals undergoing rabies quarantine to ensure compliance with State Rabies Regulations.
Perform castrations/OHEs speedily and safely.
Perform castrations on male farm animals prior to release to new owners.
Advise on disease management in the shelter animal population.
Provide clinical supervision of Veterinary Technicians administering vaccinations and treatments to stray and Houston SPCA animals.
Perform general supervision of Veterinary Technicians performing euthanasia on Houston SPCA owned animals, as well as, owner requested euthanasia.
Serve as resource to management with animal-related issues.
Recognize that euthanasia may be course of action even when treatment exists and advises according guidelines set in place by the Houston SPCA.
Involvement in cruelty cases, including representing the Houston SPCA in court.
Maintain assigned equipment, supplies and vehicles in safe condition and report any problems or needed repairs to the Director of Animal Services and/or Medical Director.
Protect all confidential information, including customers, donors, animals and internal communications.
Represent the Houston SPCA by providing excellent customer service and focus.
Perform additional tasks as assigned.
Knowledge, skill and abilities needed to perform the essential functions of this position:
Graduation from a college or university accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas.
DEA license for controlled substances.
Follow the mission of the Houston SPCA.
Thorough knowledge of the Houston SPCA adoption policies and procedures.
Working knowledge of breeds, diseases, medical conditions, and animal handling and behavior.
Ability to handle animals safely, with patience and gentleness.
Ability to represent the Houston SPCA in a professional manner in all situations with the public, volunteers and staff.
Ability to create and sustain positive working relationships within the Houston SPCA, with volunteers and the public and be a team player.
Must be patient, courteous and work well under stressful conditions.
Knowledge and ability to accurately work with detailed information in paper and electronic form.
Ability to read, write and communicate effectively.
Ability to learn and quickly adapt to changes in programs and procedures.
Valid Texas Driver’s License and a good driving record is optimum.
Ability to work unscheduled hours.
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
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About Houston SPCA
As Houston’s first and largest animal protection organization, we offer the region’s most comprehensive, highly qualified care and services to animals in need. We stand by our mission to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation, and proudly place all healthy animals into loving homes, with adoption partners or in reputable sanctuaries.