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Veterinarian

Company: Humane Society of Sonoma County
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

The Humane Society of Sonoma County (HSSC) has an exciting opportunity for a Veterinarian within our veterinary departments. This position can be full-time up to 4 days (40 hours per week) or part-time for multiple people 1-4 days per week. Humane Society of Sonoma County veterinary departments are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and providing health-related educational opportunities for our clients. As the only nonprofit full-service veterinary treatment center in Sonoma County, we provide quality medical care, and friendly customer service. Summary The Veterinarian is responsible for providing high quality medical care to patients, implementing standards of animal care, and coordinating and managing treatments for animals in the care of the Humane Society of Sonoma County. This position reports directly to the Veterinary Medical Director. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Examine, evaluate, and diagnose companion animals' health; perform 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 as needed. Provide recommendations to maintain optimal care and health of companion animals, including preventative treatments for infections, disease prevention, dietary evaluations, parasite diagnosis and treatment, and healthy coat maintenance. Perform surgeries and dental procedures as needed. Discuss quality of life with owners and perform all necessary euthanasia according to established protocol. Ensure that all state and federal laws, state regulations, and accepted standards regarding clinic operations, the practice of veterinary medicine, drug control, and animal care and handling are adhered to. Practice medicine in accordance to AAHA standards. Maintain up-to-date knowledge on veterinary regulations, standards of care, and companion animal health issues. Build effective relationships through positive interaction and communication with the community, volunteers and staff. Conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner and serve as an exemplar of the SHS mission. Provide assistance to the Shelter Medicine and Spay/Neuter Departments as needed. See emergency and urgent care cases as needed. Respond to client messages and report lab findings; answer medical questions from staff; evaluate prescription requests. Ensure all services are accurately charged to clients; work with the Practice Manager and Associate Veterinarians to negotiate treatment plans for clients with financial limitations. Maintain complete medical records of services, diagnoses, treatments, and client communications. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Ability to deal with staff and clients in a professional manner. Able to direct the work of others, train/develop employees, evaluate performance, and provide feedback. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with staff and the general public. Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks at one time. Knowledge of the principles and practices of veterinary medicine. Effective decision making and diagnostic skills and interest in pursuing treatment options with limited funding. Ability to exercise independent judgment, decisiveness and creativity to problem solve. Commitment to practicing excellent medicine. Team-oriented attitude; serve as a leader for staff. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred, however, not required. QUALIFICATIONS Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum two years of professional veterinary medical experience. Possession of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in California. Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements. We are sorry that we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the jobs email listed in the job description on our website or mailed to: Humane Society of Sonoma County, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. For a detailed job description, please visit our website. The Hum ane Society of Sonoma County is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Keywords: Humane Society of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa , Veterinarian, Healthcare , Santa Rosa, California

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