Seeking a full-time veterinarian to join our established practice in Georgetown, Delaware. This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly growing organization committed to providing progressive shelter medicine and top-shelf care for the pets of low income clients. Some of the comprehensive services we are able to provide families at a more affordable cost are Wellness and Preventative Care, Vaccinations, Laboratory Diagnostics, Soft Tissue Surgeries, Digital Radiographs, and more! We strongly believe that low cost should still be the highest quality and we are passionate about providing that care to pets in need!
Our ideal candidate :
Full Time or Part Time Associate Veterinarian
Motivated, dynamic, self starter with strong communication and interpersonal skills
Possesses strong analytical skills
Someone with knowledge of best medicine and proficient in general surgery
A team player with a passion for rescued animals, a love of Veterinary Medicine, and the desire to be a life- long learner
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Provides wellness exams and treatment to owned animals through our affordable community based outpatient clinics in Delaware and Pennsylvania, and oversee the care of the animals in our shelter.
Provides lead direction to staff responsible for following prescribed treatment and maintaining treatment records for animals brought to the shelter; ensures that the highest level of service and care are provided and that changes in animals' conditions are recorded.
Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, and procedures for the organization; recommends changes in procedures as needed.
Provides preventative treatments for infections, disease prevention and control, general health, parasite diagnosis and treatment, behavioral evaluations and modification, dietary evaluations, and grooming (healthy coat maintenance.)
Examines animals, evaluates animals' health and performs veterinary medical and surgical procedures including vaccinations, prescribing and administering of medications, anti-parasite treatments, tests and lab work for infection, and spay and neuter surgery.
Performs surgical sterilization of dogs, cats and rabbits, including pediatric and high volume spay/neuter.
Performs in-house inspections with shelter staff.
Coordinates with local veterinarians and clinic/shelter professionals to promote positive and productive relationships; arranges for full-service care at a veterinary hospital for severely injured, sick or diseased dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals; provides full orders for care.
Performs all necessary euthanasia according to established protocol.
Establishes and maintains medical record and drug use logs to standards of veterinary and sheltering practices; ensures that records are in order and complete.
Ensures that all state and federal laws, state regulations, accepted standards, and SAWA policies and procedures regarding clinic operations, the practice of veterinary medicine, drug control, and animal care and handling are adhered to.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of shelter animal health protocols, surgical procedures and companion animal health issues.
Builds effective relationships through positive interaction and communication with the community, volunteers and staff.
Exemplifies BVSPCA core values & cultivates a compassionate work environment.
Additional Tasks and Responsibilities While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
Assists in monitoring inventory and ordering of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals.
Join the winning team at the Brandywine Valley SPCA at our original Animal Health Center in Georgetown, DE.
About Brandywine Valley SPCA
OUR HISTORY & PURPOSE - Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA exists to end animal suffering and to involve the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals.
OUR MISSION & VISION - Our mission is to put the “human” back in humane animal treatment and advocate on their behalf. Our vision is to be the recognized leader in animal welfare that empowers communities to treat life with respect and dignity.