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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.


 Interdepartmental Animal Care Assistant

 

This position will work between departments. The main areas of responsibility will be working on the Mobile Vaccination Clinic, Care A Van; assisting in the Spay/ Neuter clinic; and animal care. Candidates for this position must be hard-working, self-motivated, reliable, and willing to work every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting clients with paperwork, entering paperwork into our computer system, driving vans to locations, handling and restraining cats and dogs for vaccines and blood draws, assisting with set up and breakdown of sites, assist with stocking vans, talking to clients about services offered and explaining products, cleaning kennels, and assisting in all areas.  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 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Work days can be up to 15 hours a day and the work is outside.

 

Desired Qualifications: Associates Degree and two years of customer service experience. Applicants should be highly motivated with an interest in helping animals, veterinary experience is preferred, but outstanding applicants with any animal experience will be considered, Must be comfortable handling all breeds of cats and dogs, Excellent people skills are a must, Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, withstand long hours standing and walking, and also be willing to work in weather extremes. The successful candidate will be very organized and able to work fast under pressure.

 

Interested parties can send their resume to mkokernak@pawmettolifeline.org. NO PHONE 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.


Care-A-Van Veterinary Assistant

Part Time 20- 30 hours per week

The Mobile Vaccine Clinic, Care-A-Van, is a true mobile vaccine service operated by Pawmetto Lifeline.  The Care-A-Van 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 on Friday, Saturday & Sundays in various locations throughout South Carolina

All proceeds from the Care-A-Van supports Pawmetto Lifeline's life-saving mission.  Pawmetto Lifeline is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit animal rescue organization solving pet overpopulation in the Midlands. There are over 19,000 homeless pets in the Midlands and over 14,000 are euthanized each year. Pawmetto Lifeline has a plan in place to correct this problem through four distinct initiatives: Adoption, Medical, Rescue Collaboration, and Education efforts.

Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting clients with paperwork, entering paperwork into our computer system, driving vans to locations, handling and restraining cats and dogs for vaccines and blood draws, assisting with set up and breakdown of sites, assist with stocking vans, talking to clients about services offered and explaining products, assisting Lead Coordinators and reporting to either the Care-A-Van Administrator or Field Manager. 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 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Work days can be up to 15 hours a day and the work is outside. Hours range from 20-35 hours per weekend.

Desired Qualifications: Associates Degree and two years of customer service experience, Applicants should be highly motivated with an interest in helping animals, veterinary experience is preferred, but outstanding applicants with any animal experience will be considered, Must be comfortable handling all breeds of cats and dogs, Excellent people skills are a must, Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, withstand long hours standing and walking, and also be willing to work in weather extremes,  The successful candidate will be very organized and able to work fast under pressure, Must be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 


Director of Marketing and Communications

Pawmetto Lifeline’s Director of Marketing and Communications oversees all planning and implementation of philanthropic and marketing strategies for the organization under the supervision of the chief executive and policies set forth by the Board of Directors. He/she, along with the development/marketing/communications team, assesses, plans, develops, implements and evaluates strategies, tactics, programs, policies, procedures and budgets to meet the needs of Pawmetto Lifeline. He/she is a dynamic spokesperson for Pawmetto Lifeline and creates a high community, regional and national profile for the organization and successfully engages the community in a wide spectrum of animal issues.

The Ideal Candidate

 Has a positive, enthusiastic, can-do attitude

 Possesses excellent interpersonal skills

 Enjoys and thrives on challenges

 Practices an open & inclusive management style

 Knows how to listen as well as lead

 Demonstrates vision and creativity

 Takes the job seriously, while maintaining a sense of humor

 Pursues innovative, latest technology and “best practice” models and procedures

 Is committed to the principles of nonprofit organizational governance and ethical fundraising

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following: (other duties may be assigned)

 Leads the process of conveying the vision and mission of the organization. Develops long-range and short-range plans to develop the needed resources for the organization to thrive.

 Oversees the development of all philanthropic and marketing strategies.

 Stays abreast of current animal welfare issues and best practices in fundraising and marketing.

 Ensures public awareness and commitment to the organization’s plans.

 Ensures the implementation of personnel training programs to help staff accomplish goals and maintain a working environment that attracts and retains quality people.

 Fosters beneficial relationships with current and potential donors, patrons, businesses, foundations and the media to ensure that the organization is regarded as a critical asset in the community.

 Organizes effective working groups (i.e. committees) to meet the organization’s financial goals.

 Promotes the organization’s strategies to elicit maximum public interest and involvement.

 Supports and, at times, leads the negotiation and management of service contracts with fundraising, marketing and communication vendors

 Convenes informational meetings for employees on a regular basis.

 Meets regularly with board members to engage their participation in fundraising and apprise them of important issues, challenges and new ideas regarding the generation of needed resources.

 Represents the organization as one of its principal spokespersons. Seeks out and develops community contacts with government officials, agencies, civic groups, veterinary organizations and the media.

 Attends pertinent workshops and seminars, maintains membership in professional organizations and networks with other fundraising professionals.

 Leads by example by enthusiastically attending Pawmetto Lifeline events and activities.

 Ensures that all dept. policies, plans and programs are regularly reviewed and modified if necessary.

 Ensures that the organization’s philosophy and mission are relevant and practiced throughout the development/marketing/communications area of responsibility.

Analyzes statistical data to develop projections, determine trends and adjust plans.

 Ensures that the organization operates within legal and regulatory requirements.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • University graduate in business, marketing, communications or an equivalent combination of education, training and expertise.
  • Individual must possess a minimum of five years combined senior management and communications experience in an organization involving a significant number of people with diverse and varied interests and backgrounds.
  • Experience must include strategic planning, communications planning and management, marketing and media relations.

Qualified candidates can email their resume to dwilkinson@pawmettolifeline.org. Salary is commensurate with experience.