This position is part-time and can expect to work 1-2 days per week (depending on workload), which is usually about 3-5 hours per week. Workload will be heavier in the spring/summer during “kitten season”. Veterinarian will see patients onsite at the shelter through appointments scheduled by staff, while also working with shelter staff to address medical issues and concerns with the cats in our care both at the shelter and at our off site veterinary locations. Veterinarian will help with informing staff what to order and work with our volunteer vet assistant during appointments. This position will help to uphold and maintain safe and proper protocols by working with staff to ensure they are following proper etiquette.
Veterinarian will attend weekly staff meetings when possible to shed light on the overall health of the animals and make recommendations based on appropriate treatments. Vet will work with the Town Cats' Board of Directors to stay in budget for treatments. Vet may also set up an appropriate on-call system for staff to reach out in case of emergencies when vet is not on site.
Come in 1-2 times/week for 3-5 hours. Hours will be busier in spring/summer during “kitten season”
Perform exams on cats as requested by staff, enter records in Shelterluv
Write medications or other medical supplies on the order list
Do weekly rounds onsite at the shelter
See appointments for fosters, adopters, or legacy cats as per Google Calendar
Administer rabies vaccines as required, record in Shelterluv
Draw blood and process blood for IDEXX testing; write submission form, package specimens for shipping
Ordering of compounded medications from the pharmacy for individual cats
Town Cats has served the community of Santa Clara County for over 20 years, working to help homeless cats by rescuing and placing cats of all kinds into safe and loving homes. Known for making the impossible possible, Town Cats specializes in servicing the Special Needs and Community cats that society has largely ignored and forgotten about such as prewean bottle-fed kittens; cats with intensive medical care needs; Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and/or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) positive.