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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.

 


Shelter Veterinarian

At Pawmetto Lifeline our mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals and people through education, advocacy and services.  Our organization is seeking an exceptional individual as a Veterinarian to join our team.

 

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

The shelter veterinarian is 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.

 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage all veterinary medical care related to shelter animals, implementing practices and protocols related to shelter medicine
  • Responsible for the medical health and well being of sheltered animals, including but not limited to sterilization, quarantine issues, and ethics of the shelter medical practice
  • Responsible for triage, stabilizing ill and injured animals, diagnosing and treating medical conditions, anesthetizing animals, and performing surgery
  • Advise on placement/euthanasia decisions
  • Oversee and trains veterinary technicians, assistants, and volunteers with medical background. 
  • Required to be on call as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong interest in internal medicine
  • Strong interest in working up challenging cases
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Team player who works well with others
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Adaptability to a paperless environment

Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine from accredited institution
  • Valid SC Veterinary License
  • Working knowledge of companion animal care/adoption issues
  • Previous clinical experience in shelters/fast-paced veterinary setting
  • Minimum two years’ experience in lead veterinarian position

Pawmetto lifeline offers competitive salary and benefits (including medical insurance and paid vacation). Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Qualifying candidates should submit cover letter and resume to mkokernak@pawmettolifeline.org.

 


Spay/Neuter Veterinarian

 

Job Summary:      Responsible for daily care and sterilization of all surgical patients and maintenance of preventative health programs and medical protocol.  Quality patient care is first and foremost.

Responsibilities:

1)    Examine animals pre-op to determine their ability to withstand surgery.
2)    Perform surgical sterilizations.
3)    Examine animals post-op as necessary to ensure appropriate healing.
4)    Inoculate animals and provide recommendations for follow up care.
5)    Supervise cleaning program for prevention of infectious/zoonotic disease.
6)    Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery.
7)    Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians.
8)    Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians.
9)    Supervise post-op rechecks and order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery.
10)    Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership.
11)    Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
12)    Represent Pawmetto Lifeline in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
 

Pawmetto Lifeline offers competitive salary and benefits (including medical insurance and paid vacation). Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Qualifying candidates should submit cover letter and resume to mkokernak@pawmettolifeline.org.

 

 


Part-time Spay/Neuter Vet Tech

Pawmetto Lifeline is currently seeking a compassionate and energetic Veterinary Technician to work 20-25 hours a week in our High-Volume, High Quality Spay/Neuter Clinic. 

 

Candidates for this position must be hard-working, goal oriented, reliable and be willing to work long hours, sometimes under strenuous conditions.  Our clinic team performs 40 or more surgeries a day in order to help reach our goal of ending pet overpopulation and making the Midlands a No-Kill Community.  Experience as a vet tech or vet assistant is REQUIRED.  This is a part-time position and candidates must be available two Saturdays a month. 

 

Please send resumes to mkokernak@pawmettolifeline.org. NO CALLS PLEASE.


Care-a-Van Veterinarian

Looking to revive your passion for being a veterinarian? Work 30 hours a week and get paid for a full time position with benefits!

Pawmetto Lifeline is seeking veterinarians who are interested in a balance with work and family. We are in search of a SC Licensed Veterinarian to work with our mobile vaccine clinic.

Our 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.

We have positions available and want motivated individuals like you to join our team. Current hospital owners, newly Licensed DVM graduates and retired Veterinarians who have an active license are all welcome to apply. VERY competitive pay and benefits package to include two weeks paid vacation, holidays off and more. No on call hours required. You must be licensed in South Carolina and capable of working in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Administer vaccines, heartworm tests and microchips 

• Excellent communication skills

• Enjoys interactive experience with clients

• Ability to work Friday afternoons, Saturday & Sunday

• Adjust to a fast-paced work environment
• Able to work outdoors year-round
If you want to enjoy being a veterinarian again, please send your resume to Janet Bartram at jbartram@pawmettolifeline.org.


Assistant Facilities Coordinator

Pawmetto Lifeline is seeking self-starter to assist with facility management. Ideal candidates can work independently with limited supervision and are task-oriented. Must be able to work 40 hours per week, with some weekends.  Must have an eye for detail. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performing janitorial duties such as cleaning and  scrubbing of the following areas: bathrooms, floors, kitchens, animal equipment, furniture, windows and trash removal.
  • Operate a variety of power driven equipment such washer and dryer, vacuum, steam cleaner and pressure washer.
  • Applicants must have a current driver’s license to fulfill the responsibility of transporting animals and miscellaneous errands.
  • Applicants must have the ability to stand, stoop, bend, and stretch for long periods of time and to manually lift and carry objects weighing 50 pounds or more, without assistance.

Interested candidates can email wengel@pawmettolifeline.org with a resume. NO PHONE CALLS.