You became a veterinarian to help save the lives of animals, and to give them the best possible quality of life. And nowhere can you do that more than at the Pet Adoption Center in Atlanta, where we pride ourselves on offering homeless pets though they may have been rejected or abandoned or treated as throw-aways the same top-of-the-line care that animals with the most loving families would have their vets provide.
Position Summary: This role will support the Pet Adoption Center by ensuring that all animals received are prepared for adoption or transport in timely manner by performing intake, medical, diagnostic exams and vaccines. This position is also responsible, alongside appointed staff, for coordinating timely and accurate intake and medical record keeping and communication regarding the cats and dogs in the adoptions program.
Experience / Requirements:
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD) or equivalent required.
Accredited through the USDA APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation Program.
Knowledge of and passion in continuing education performed in the field of shelter medicine, high quality, high volume spay/neuter and herd medicine.
Understanding and ability to perform herd medicine practice.
Must be able to work with and handle all cats and dogs, including those with health concerns/conditions and as well as behaviors issues.
Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a license in good standing with the state veterinary board upon hire.
Work experience preferred, but new graduates will be considered for the position.
Proficiency in spays and neuters of dogs and cats.
Be comfortable working with and/or around community (feral) cats.
License or application for license with Drug Enforcement Agency.
Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. The ideal person for this job would be a team player, personable, professional, upbeat, and energetic, takes initiative, uses tact and diplomacy.
Able to maintain clear communication with internal staff on all levels. Proven written and oral presentation skills.
Interest in continuing veterinary education and exploration of new technologies and treatment modalities.
Flexible work schedule with emergency on-call duties as needed. May need to work nights, weekends and holidays.
Ability to professionally advocate Best Friends positions on issues.
Work requires continual attention to detail. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated good working habits in an environment that requires multitasking and multiple demands on time.
Valid Driver's License with access to transportation.
Ability to stand for long periods of time while performing work requiring concentration and manual dexterity.
Lifting animals of all sizes, bending, stooping and walking on a daily basis.
Working at a computer for extended periods of time with repetitive typing, arm and hand motion.
Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.
Best Friends Animal Society has been building effective lifesaving programs for more than 30 years. When Best Friends began, 17 million animals died every year in shelters. Today, thanks to caring people like you, the number of animals killed per year is two million. Still, nearly 5,500 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters every day, simply because they don’t have safe places to call hom...e. By increasing the number of adoptions and implementing spay/neuter programs to reduce the number of animals who enter shelters, we know we can end the killing. Work with us to help Save Them All®.