The Staff Veterinarian provides medical and surgical care of shelter residents and client-owned patients of AWS’ Community Veterinary Clinic. The AWS clinic serves shelter pets, Trap-Neuter-Return cats, individual clients, Cleo Fund spay/neuter clients and animal rescue groups. The Staff Veterinarian is responsible for assisting the Director of Veterinary Medicine in the development and recommendation of medical and surgical protocols and assists in overseeing the establishment and implementation of approved policies and procedures for effective disease control, management and treatment. http://animalwelfaresociety.org/about-us/employment, for a full job description. Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate of an accredited school of veterinary medicine or equivalent.
Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Maine in good standing and must complete all professional requirements to maintain licensure.
Enthusiasm for shelter medicine is strongly desired.
Acquire and possess a thorough understanding of and dedication to the philosophies of animal welfare.
Ability to conduct high-volume, high-quality surgical sterilizations in a fast-paced environment. HVHQSN training provided as needed.
Possess or have the ability to obtain a DEA license.
Basic computer literacy required. Familiarity with PetPoint desired.
New graduates with significant shelter experience and education will be considered.
Minimum of one year working in a veterinary clinic. Shelter and high-volume, high-quality veterinary and/or spay-neuter clinic experience is preferred.
Proven organizational skills and effective communication.
Possess a positive attitude, empathy and ability to manage multiple priorities.
Demonstrate initiative and the capacity to think outside the box.
Pre-employment background check required.
Employees are expected to act in the best interest of the practice, even if doing so requires actions or responsibilities not specifically listed in the job description. This job description is subject to addition, subtraction or revision by the Animal Welfare Society as needed.
About Animal Welfare Society
The Animal Welfare Society, located in West Kennebunk, Maine, is a private, non-profit humane society formed in the early 1960's. The founders included the late Mrs. Elmina B. Sewall and the late Mr. Donald Shepard who served as the Society's first President of the Board of Directors. In 1967, the Society became incorporated and has now expanded to a shelter of more than 13,000 square feet. Our service area for adoptions and other services extends throughout Southern Maine. We provide municipal shelter services to 21 communities representing a population of nearly 150,000.
Our mission statement reads: "The Animal Welfare Society, a non-profit organization, exists to provide humane shelter and care to companion animals temporarily in need of housing, to assist in disaster response, and to further the cause of responsible animal adoption and ownership through education and public awareness. The society actively promotes kindness, the elimination of cruelty to and neglect of all animals, and the lifelong commitment of people to their pets."
We accomplish these goals through the generosity of concerned citizens who contribute to our non-profit society through donations, pledges, ...membership and bequests. These funds go directly to the care of the animals and the many other programs we offer to the people and animals of our communities.