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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Pawmetto Lifeline.  Open positions listed below.

Please know we are ALWAYS in need of volunteer assistance.  Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

Part-Time Associate Veterinarian
Pawmetto Lifeline is seeking veterinarians who are interested in a balance with work and family. We are in search of an SC Licensed Veterinarian to work 20 hours within our Shelter and one weekend per month with our mobile vaccine clinic.

Our shelter veterinarians are responsible for providing leadership and direction for the medical and surgical care of shelter animals. The ideal candidate should be independent with the ability to prioritize multiple projects at once in an efficient manner. The shelter veterinarian is committed to animal welfare and has a compelling need to make a difference in the lives of the animals as well as the humans he/she encounters.

Our mobile vaccine service is designed to provide pet owners with convenient access to low-cost vaccines and products to keep their dogs and cats healthy. Our service operates in various locations throughout South Carolina Friday through Sunday each week. Proceeds directly benefit Pawmetto Lifeline’s mission of saving the lives of homeless pets.

Candidates must hold a DVM license in the State of South Carolina. They must have a positive work ethic and rapport with staff and clients; a professional appearance at all times; good communication, customer service, and conflict resolution skills; good time management and decision making skills; basic computer skills; be detail-oriented and organized; be able to multitask; work independently and as part of a team; interpret an animal’s behavior and stress level; and lift and restrain animals.  Candidates must also have knowledge of shelter facility design and operation; animal husbandry including housing, nutrition, sanitation, and disinfection; preventative medicine including vaccination; and infectious disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Competitive pay and benefits package to include two weeks paid vacation, holidays off and more. No on call hours required.

Please send your resume to Rebecca Finch at rfinch@pawmettolifeline.org.

 


 

Part-Time Licensed Veterinary Technician

 

Hours: 20-30 hours per week

 

Are you a hard-working team player with a love for multi-tasking? We are searching for an upbeat, licensed veterinary technician to join our medical team! 

 

Responsibilities: 

- Administer anesthetics to surgical patients

- Prepare patients for surgery with proper sterilization technique

- Assist with anesthesia monitoring and recovery

- Additional medical duties as assigned

- Assist other medical programs as needed

- Preparing, labeling, and filling prescriptions as prescribed by the veterinarian. 

- Answer questions posed by pet-parents regarding dosage and purpose of medication, as well as provide education on the importance of medication compliance. 

 

Requirements: 

- Current SC RVT license

- 2 years of experience in a veterinary hospital setting 

- Proficient with computer skills including Microsoft Office

 

Please send all resumes to djones@pawmettolifeline.org or stop by to fill out an application. NO PHONE CALLS. 


 

Full-Time Veterinary Assistant

 

Hours: 30-40 per week

 

Reports to: Senior Director of Medical Services

 

The ideal candidate will be a friendly, compassionate, hard-working team player with the ability to multitask, who is looking to join a fun family environment. 


 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

- Assist the veterinarian during the examination of animals, providing restraint as needed in order to work safely and effectively.

- Prepare and administer medications and vaccines as prescribed by the veterinarian.

- Monitoring pets closely for changes.

- Maintain clean examination rooms and treatment areas.


Advanced duties may include:

- Perform routine dental cleanings on animals under the direction of the veterinarian.

- Administer anesthesia to animals, under the direction of the veterinarian, and monitor animals’ responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted.

- Obtain radiographs of animals with knowledge of proper positioning and techniques.

- Care for and monitor the condition of animals recovering from surgery.

- Perform laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalyses and blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.

-Administer emergency first aid, such as performing emergency resuscitation or other life-saving procedures.

-Collect, prepare, and label samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination.

- Clean and sterilize instruments, equipment, and materials.

- Provide the veterinarian with the correct equipment and instruments, as needed.

- Fill prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers.

- Prepare animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas and placing IV catheters.


Skills and Abilities

- Effectively communicate in the English language both in writing and orally.

- Accurately add, subtract, multiply, and divide, and compute rate, ratio, and percent.

- Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

- Solve problems involving several variables.

- Regularly stand for extended periods, and be able to reach and feel with hands and arms.

- Frequently walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch, and lift or move up to 50 pounds.

- Maintain confidence around pets.

- Be familiar with Microsoft Office Programs such as Word and Excel, and become proficient in a short time period with our veterinary management software.


Experience, Education, and/or Training

-High school education required

-1-2 years experience in a veterinary clinic; Licensed is a plus

 

Please send all resumes to djones@pawmettolifeline.org or stop by to fill out an application. NO PHONE CALLS.