The Part-Time Relief Veterinarian for the Animal Protection League Shelter Veterinarian works on a regular part-time or on-call basis performing spaying and neutering of shelter animals or providing shelter medicine veterinarian coverage for the shelter population.
Essential Duties and Functions:
Veterinary Medical Care
Tend to all health and related aspects of care for shelter animals at the Stockton Animal Shelter, including but not limited to, vaccinations, administration of medication, testing, medical evaluations, humane health care, euthanasia and disease prevention in the shelter.
Perform surgical procedures on shelter animals, as needed (for example, spay/neuter, hernia repair, tumor removals and ocular procedures).
Lead daily medical rounds and organize treatment plans for shelter animals.
Comply with all laws pertaining to controlled drugs.
Enhance professional knowledge and skills.
Participate in medical rounds during shelter medicine shifts.
Maintain surgical and medical records.
Work cooperatively across departments and with SAS shelter partners.
Perform other duties as assigned and assist with special projects as needed.
Accurate Reporting & Documentation
Ensure medical record keeping is up to date and completed accurately and appropriately
Ensure compliance with applicable laws, including those pertaining to controlled drugs.
Ensure decisions, policies and procedures are effectively communicated.
Facilitate good working relationships through teamwork and collaboration.
Ensure a safe work environment by following all safety guidelines and modeling safe work practices.
Take immediate action to address any safety concerns that could put a staff member, volunteer, customer, animal, or the organization at risk
Maintain a clean, healthy, and sanitary work area; follow all pest and rodent control protocols
Diversity and Inclusiveness
Work effectively with individuals and colleagues from diverse communities and cultures.
Reporting Relationships and Contacts:
Reports to the Animal Protection League Veterinary Manager.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Regularly stands, bends, stoops and crouches while seeing patients.
Regularly performs spay and neuter surgeries.
Frequently lifts, carries animals weighing up to 50 pounds.
Frequently exposed to animals under stress.
Regularly sits at computer stations and operates electronic equipment.
Consistently exposed to animals in the workplace and animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available.
Education and Experience:
Graduated from an accredited veterinary medical college – DVM or equivalent.
Licensed to practice in the State of California.
Experience in high volume spay/neuter clinic and/or post graduate surgical training.
Experience with Shelter Medicine and herd health preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of the Stockton Animal Shelter and the Animal Protection League.
Demonstrated aptitude in clinical medicine and surgery.
Experience in animal welfare and shelter operations a plus.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing in a diverse range of audiences and settings
Excellent communication skills including ability to mediate conflicts and give/receive feedback. Working the hours necessary to accomplish targeted responsibilities.
Delegating responsibility, achieving and measuring results with team members.
Practices excellent quality medicine and upholds the veterinary code of ethics.
About Animal Protection League
The mission of the Animal Protection League is to support the Stockton Animal Shelter and the community it serves.