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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.

 

 


Spay/Neuter Vet Tech

Pawmetto Lifeline is currently seeking a compassionate and energetic Veterinary Technician to work 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 full time position. 

 

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

 


Animal Care Specialist

Part Time 20- 30 hours per week

Pawmetto Lifeline is an non profit organization formed to address pet overpopulation in South Carolina through education, rescue collaboration, adoption, and medical services.

Summary of Job Responsibilities
Duties include, but are not limited to perform daily sanitation of kennel areas according to Pawmetto Lifeline protocols, assure all animals are cared for regarding food, water, daily exercise  and appropriate living conditions, and monitor the health of the animals. If applicant does not have prior animal handling experience they may be required to participate in restraint training prior to being hired. The successful candidate must be available to work weekends and holidays. Supervised by the Director of Animal Care.

Qualifications
Applicants should be highly motivated with an interest in helping animals, must be comfortable handling all breeds of cats and dogs, must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, bend and reach; control large dogs on a leash; handle cats without fear; work with a variety of cleaning agents; work in an environment with changes in climate and weather extremes.

Please email your resume to mkokernak@pawmettolifeline.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


 Lead Adoption Counselor

Pawmetto Lifeline is currently seeking a highly motivated sales person with a proven track record of success to join our Adoptions team. Qualified individuals will be familiar with both dog and cat breeds as well animal behavior to best match adoptive families with pets. The ideal candidate will be highly goal-oriented and results-driven. Salary will be performance-based and commensurate to experience.

 

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to dwilkinson@pawmettolifeline.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 


 

These job descriptions are not all-inclusive but rather are meant as a guide relating to the purpose of the overall positions.