Great opportunity to make a difference in a largely rural community with an overpopulation of cats and dogs!
The Shelter Veterinarian will perform all medical related duties for shelter housed animals and client animals within our care. He/She will support all other functions of the shelter through client and staff education, intake, adoption, diversion to intake programs and outreach.
Responsibilities and Duties.
- Perform spay and neuter surgeries for client owned dogs and cats and shelter cats through the KCHS Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic twice weekly (Mondays and Thursdays)
- Perform exams, administer vaccines and basic medications for client owned dogs and cats through the KCHS Low-Cost Wellness Clinic twice weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays)
- Maintain and monitor the health and wellness of shelter owned cats through vaccines, medications and basic diagnostics.
- Maintain the mental wellbeing of shelter owned cats through a comprehensive enrichment program in coordination with the Animal Caregivers to satisfy the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare for KCHS cats.
- Coordinate animal intake and surrender as well as intake diversion programs such as Return-to-Field
- Perform euthanasia for client owned animals and make euthanasia decisions for shelter owned animals.
- Maintain appropriate medical and drug records, including controlled substances, in order to maintain a valid VCPR and satisfy legal requirements.
- Interact with clients on a daily basis in a professional and caring manner.
- Other duties as needed to support the betterment of the shelter and animals in our care including taking pictures of cats, statistics analysis, staff meetings, interview job applicants, etc.
- Reports to the KCHS Board of Directors
- Salary commensurate with experience, for 36 hours per week.
- Paid Personal Time Off (including vacation) available
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an AVMA-accredited program, preferably with emphasis on shelter medicine
- License from the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
- Experience working with shelter animals desired but not required.
- Commitment to continual learning
- Excellent people skills, ability to work in a team setting; ability to communicate verbally and in writing to other staff and to the public.
Send inquiries and resume to [email protected].
About the Knox County Humane Society
Since 1887, the Knox County Humane Society has served the residents of Knox County, a largely rural county about 60 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio. KCHS maintains a cat shelter at 400 Columbus Road in Mount Vernon, Ohio, which has recently been remodeled with an expanded surgery/wellness clinic suite. Our primary programs include low-cost spay/neuter clinics on Mondays and Thursdays for client-owned cats and dogs, and low-cost wellness clinics also for cats and dogs on Tuesdays and Fridays. We also house a shelter for cats and kittens available for adoption. More information is available on our website, www.knoxhumanesociety.org. KCHS is a non-profit, 501(c )3 organization.