MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter is the only nonprofit, no-kill animal welfare organization serving the West Central Mountain Region of Idaho. Located in the beautiful mountain town of McCall, Idaho, MCPAWS provides shelter, medical care, adoption and return to owner services, and much more to nearly 1,000 animals each year. We also own and operate a full service veterinary hospital which fulfills all veterinary needs for shelter animals as well as an established, public clientele. We are looking for an experienced veterinarian to lead these efforts and ensure that vet services offered to the public meet excellent standards of care, while also increasing the positive reach and impact of our shelter operations through progressive shelter medicine and community outreach programs.
This position is an exciting and innovative hybrid of a small animal, private practice Veterinarian and a Shelter Veterinarian. Ideal candidates will be experienced in veterinary medicine and able to lead and support all veterinary services. Daily duties include the daily care of hospitalized patients, wide variety of surgical procedures including trauma cases, gastrointestinal surgery, orthopedics, dentistry, and high volume spay/neuter. Scheduled wellness and diagnostic appointments as well as urgent and emergency appointments are routine.
The position is also responsible for working in collaboration with shelter and veterinary support staff in all duties necessary to maintain the health and welfare of the shelter population. This includes the examination and treatment of shelter animals as well as care necessary to make animals ready for adoption (spay/neuter). Ability and willingness to complete work associated with the shelters Community Spay/Neuter Program is also required. This position acts as a lead and mentor to Associate Veterinarian and veterinary support staff.
A genuine compassion for all animals, regardless of their condition, history, or breed.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited veterinary college
Currently licensed in Idaho to practice veterinary medicine or ability to obtain license upon hire
Qualified and eligible to obtain Idaho state pharmacy license and DEA license
Excellent surgical and diagnostic skills with minimum five years experience with canine and feline medicine
Strong spay/neuter (including pediatrics) experience and capable of 15+ surgeries per day; can handle in-heat animals, pregnancies, and cryptorchids
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including, but not limited to, communicating with the pet owners, staff, volunteers, and the general public
Oversee record keeping of controlled drugs and supplies
Excellent customer service and compassionate communication skills
Willingness and enthusiasm to support shelter operations and shelter medicine program
Participate in required meetings, trainings, special events, and fundraising functions
Professionally represent MCPAWS at all times
Duties and Responsibilities
Direct treatments/procedures for shelter animals as well as patients seen at veterinary hospital during regular and emergency appointments
Complete surgical procedures/treatments/vaccinations requiring certified veterinarian care as necessary for shelter and client owned animals
Ability to create and implement protocols regarding the care and treatment of shelter animals including infectious disease treatment, prevention, and control.
Work collaboratively with shelter staff to ensure that shelter animals are healthy, happy, and made available for adoption as soon as possible
Provide oversight for humane euthanasia based upon established protocols; certify shelter staff on euthanasia as determined by shelter leadership; provide owner requested euthanasia with compassion and according to established protocols
Maintain and update animal records using PetPoint and/or AVImark; evaluate pertinent data for monthly/annual data and trend reports for all veterinary medicine programs
Obtain working knowledge of existing shelter veterinary policies, procedures, and protocols. Be familiar with general shelter policies, events, and happenings
Support and mentor Associate Veterinarian and veterinary support staff
Maintain written and digital client records (AVImark) as necessary; evaluate pertinent data for monthly/annual data and trend reports for veterinary hospital operations
Schedule: Forty hours per week with typical shifts of 8 –5pm with 1 hour lunch breaks. May require working one weekend day, per week.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
Indoors and outdoors, including shelter and veterinary hospital environments
Some evening and weekend hours will be required
Includes vehicle travel back and forth to venues
Animal handling required; while all adoptable animals have health and behavior screening, by nature of the industry, there may be occasional exposure to dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to possible exposure to parasites and infectious diseases
Work day includes walking, standing, sitting, bending, squatting, lifting (occasionally up to 50 lbs), answering telephones, and using a computer
Additional Salary Information: Paid time off, health benefits (medical, accident, life, dental, vision), continuing education allowance, required dues and licenses paid, eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
About MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter
MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter is the only nonprofit, no-kill animal welfare organization serving the West Central Mountain Region of Idaho. Located in the beautiful mountain town of McCall, Idaho, MCPAWS provides shelter, adoption and return to owner services, and much more to nearly 1,000 animals each year. In addition to animal sheltering, we also own and operate a small, full-service veterinary hospital with an established clientele. We are looking for an experience veterinarian to lead these efforts and ensure that vet services offered to the public meet excellent standards of care, while also increasing the positive reach and impact of our shelter operations through progressive shelter medicine and community outreach programs. Learn more about MCPAWS at www.mcpaws.org