Position Title: Clinic Veterinarian DEPARtment: Clinic
Classification: Exempt Approved By:
Position Reports To: Clinic Supervisor
Positions Supervised: None
Perform quality surgeries, physical examinations, and diagnose and treat shelter animals as KHS resources allow. Collaborate with other clinic veterinarians to develop methods to improve the well-being of shelter pets and increase the Live Release Rate. Assist the Clinic Supervisor in oversight and support of the clinic team by orienting and training Clinic Staff and volunteers.
Animal Care: Promote the humane care and treatment of animals. Perform quality exam. Diagnose and treat shelter animals. Provide prognosis for conditions and develop treatment plans. Must be passionate about the mission of the Kansas Humane Society and understand shelter medicine, population health, and shelter flow. Adhere to the highest ethical standards of veterinary care, and adhere to state and federal laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine. Perform efficient quality surgeries. Care for feral cats. Accurately complete forms and records so that communication within and between departments is clear. Provide appropriate environment (physical and emotional) during owner present euthanasia. Encourage continuous improvement throughout the shelter to increase the quality of medical and surgical care provided to KHS pets.
Staff and Volunteer Management: Assist the Clinic Supervisor in the development of annual goals that include plans for training and development of staff. Assist the Clinic Supervisor with the day to day direction of Clinic staff and volunteers, as appropriate, as a senior member of the clinic team.
Resource Management: Assist the Clinic Supervisor to utilize resources effectively (people, money, and supplies). Participate in the budget process to ensure appropriate equipment is available to clinic staff and maintained. Assist the Clinic Supervisor in setting both short-term and long-term goals to assure the continued growth and improvement of the Clinic Department.
Customer Service: Provides and models timely, polite, and respectful internal and external customer service regardless of the circumstances. Must remain calm, flexible, and willing to see other perspectives. Maintains strict confidentiality of client, patient, and donor information. Provides recognition and support to both staff and volunteers for their individual contributions to our agency.
Clerical: Performs accurate, complete, and concise entry of medical and surgical exam findings, test results, and vaccination history, using PetPoint.
Training: Participates in staff training and development opportunities as requested. Participates in special events, projects, and cross training programs as needed.
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Hold a current Kansas Veterinary License
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Veterinary medical knowledge is a must. Shelter medicine is preferred.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Current Veterinary License
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Attention to detail a must. Should be able to work as a member of a team, and independently. Should be able to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions with little to no supervision. A respect for the human/animal bond is a must.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION
TALKING: Ability to speak effectively and communicate clearly.
AVERAGE HEARING: Able to hear average conversations.
REPETETIVE MOTION: The employee must be able to use both hands for repetitive actions; firm grasp, precise movements, fine manipulation, typing.
FINGER DEXTERITY: The employee is regularly required to use hands to type.
AVERAGE VISION: Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
BODY FLEXIBILITY: The employee may be required to climb, balance, kneel, stoop, crouch, or crawl. The employee may be pulled, jolted or jumped on by small and large animals.
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. May also walk, sit, or stand for long periods of time.
May work in areas with high noise level, occasional foul odors, dangerous animals, toxic chemicals, environmental contaminants, zoonotic diseases, and challenging customers. Adequate lighting. Adequate ventilation. Adequate seating. Adequate safety & protective products and equipment. May be required to work in excess of normal work day and work weekends.
MENTAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to deal with a variety of variables under only limited standardization and supervision and to remain focused during times of distraction.
MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure using whole numbers and common fractions. Ability to perform conversions and figuring medication dose/weight.
LANGUAGE ABILITY: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to communicate clearly (verbal & written).
EMOTIONAL ABILITY: Ability to cope with stress, loss/ death/grief, emotional and physical fatigue, long hours, and a variety of different human personalities.
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In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.
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About Kansas Humane Society
The Kansas Humane Society
Helping Animals & Saving Lives Since 1888
For over 128 years, the Kansas Humane Society has been committed to helping the abandoned and homeless animals in our community. Our animal shelter has helped hundreds of thousands of Wichita’s pets by providing them care, comfort, hope, and most importantly, a second chance at a new life.
The Kansas Humane Society is a community resource for pets and people. We offer an array of services that promote the human/animal bond, including pet adoption, dog training, behavior consultation, pet supplies, social media outreach, spay/neuter, end of life services, classroom field trips, youth education and community outreach.
The Kansas Humane Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and receives no federal, state or local tax dollars, support from the Humane Society of the United States, is not a United Way agency, and depends entirely on private donations and fees for service.