Put an END to unwanted litters in BEND. You can Spay and Play in this amazing, growing mountain community with year-round recreational opportunities. The Humane Society of Central Oregon seeks a full-time HQHVSN veterinarian for our spay and neuter program location. HSCO has many opportunities for advancing and growing your career.
Purpose of the Position:
The Spay/Neuter veterinarian is a trained and Oregon licensed veterinarian responsible for performing a minimum of 25 surgeries per day in a high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter setting and conducting wellness appointments on Saturdays. This person will work in a team of 1-2 Certified Veterinary Technician(s) and 2-3 Veterinary Assistants, providing high-quality surgery and perioperative care to cats and dogs. Patients include owned pets and free-roaming cats. Some animals may be very large and/or fractious. The Spay/Neuter Surgeon performs physical examinations on all patients to ensure their candidacy for surgery and ensures recovery of all patients. This surgeon spays/neuters cats and dogs using standardized surgical techniques as put forth by the Humane Society of Central Oregon and the Humane Alliance.
100% healthcare premium covered by employer for employee
Short-term disability policy
Flex plan offered
Payments of necessary professional memberships, licenses and insurances
Continuing education and conference expenses
Longevity bonuses based on years of service to organization
Logo wear/scrubs as needed
***Estimate of benefits package is $9K - 10K ***
Relocation stipend available
Degree from accredited AVMA veterinary school or equivalent degree with successful completion of the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination and Clinical Proficiency Exam.
Current valid license to practice veterinary medicine in Oregon
Ability to pass background screening with no adverse veterinary disciplinary or criminal action on record.
Ability to obtain both a DEA controlled substance license for location and facility permit.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Spay/neuter experience, including pediatrics.
Preferred experience in a shelter or high volume/high quality spay/neuter setting.
Ability to work with all staff members and volunteers regardless of position.
Clear and concise written and verbal communications skills.
Professional and tactful interactions with the public, volunteers and staff.
Ability to teach various protocols to our Animal Care and Veterinary staff.
Budgetary experience helpful but not necessary.
Ability to keep accurate, legible medical records.
Perform pre-surgical physical examinations (or visual assessment of free-roaming cats in humane box traps) on all surgical candidates to determine if animals are acceptable anesthetic/surgical candidates.
Document physical examination findings and any adverse events on appropriate medical records.
Perform an average of 30 high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgical procedures using techniques defined in Standard Operating Procedures Manual.
Oversee all other aspects of veterinary care on Clinic days, including pre and postoperative care, anesthetic administration and monitoring, emergency care, restraint and treatment.
Examine, diagnose and treat post-surgical medical complications of animals spayed/neutered at the clinic.
Represent HSCO/BSN in professional and courteous manner at all times. Communicate effectively and in professional manner with public and all staff members, volunteers, especially other Veterinarians, Certified Veterinary Technicians, and Veterinary Assistants.
Provide compassionate and patient customer service to rescuers and other clients.
Provide medical information and representation to other departments within HSCO
Adhere to all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Offer feedback on anesthesia protocols and other departmental Standard Operating Procedures to Executive Director and Operations Director for discussion at veterinarian meetings or all-staff meetings.
Provide training on HSCO/BSN departmental Standard Operating Procedures internally and externally.
Obtain continuing education as required by HSCO and licensing body.
Attend all staff meetings and training sessions.
Keeps thorough medical records for all surgeries and exams performed, and maintains controlled substance inventory and current DEA license.
Maintains all surgical and medical equipment in top working order and facilitates a highly efficient clinic.
Cultivates and maintains open communication and working rapport with shelter and local veterinarians.
Submits a monthly report on procedures completed each calendar month including issues of interest.
Assists with the preparation of annual budget for clinic operations and monitors budget.
Provides statistical and strategic information for use in program evaluation.
Performs euthanasia on animals occasionally.
Works closely with the Executive Director and other managers with regard to animal health and welfare programs, observes and makes suggestions on improving the quality of care for animals receiving procedures at the S/N clinic.
Maintain facility permit and abide by all regulations in the Veterinary Practice Act.ContinuedWork may be performed in a noisy indoor environment. There is the risk of being bitten, scratched, kicked, exposed to zoonotic diseases or otherwise harmed. Position requires lifting, bending, kneeling, stretching, standing for long periods of time, computer work, writing, and filing. You must have the physical and mental ability to safely perform the full range of duties of the position without creating a hazard to self or others.
Work may be performed in a noisy indoor environment. There is the risk of being bitten, scratched, kicked, exposed to zoonotic diseases or otherwise harmed. Position requires lifting, bending, kneeling, stretching, standing for long periods of time, computer work, writing, and filing. You must have the physical and mental ability to safely perform the full range of duties of the position without creating a hazard to self or others.
About Bend Spay + Neuter - a Program of the Humane Society of Central Oregon
Not-for-profit, private, open-admission animal shelter and spay/neuter program