Join Our Team! 

Are you interested in becoming part of a team working together to help the companion animals of the Midlands? If so, check out our employment opportunities below.

All resumes must be submitted to the respective email address listed with the job's posting. No phone calls will be accepted.

Associate Veterinarian

Job Relationships:  Reports to Medical Administrator, works closely with all veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and animal care staff as it pertains to veterinary care of Pawmetto Lifeline patients and pets.

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

 

Shelter Medical  Responsibilities:

  • Examine animals pre-op to determine their ability to withstand surgery.
  • Perform surgical sterilizations.
  • Examine animals post-op as necessary to ensure appropriate healing.
  • Inoculate animals and provide recommendations for follow up care.
  • Supervise cleaning program for prevention of infectious/zoonotic disease.
  • Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery.
  • Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians.
  • Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians.
  • Supervise post-op rechecks and order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery.
  • Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership.
  • Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
  • Represent Pawmetto Lifeline in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization.
  • Be reachable to the medical staff by telephone, during appropriate times of the day and not while out of town or on vacation.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

 

Wellness and Shelter Responsibilities:

  • The Wellness Clinic veterinarian will be responsible for the diagnosis, treatment recommendation, and treatment of a number of conditions and circumstances.

Care A Van:

  • Administer vaccines, heartworm tests, and microchips.
  • Ability to work Friday afternoons, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Every employee including the veterinarian staff is required to embrace the values of the organization which includes being a team player and supporting the organization as needed meaning going above and beyond, showing mutual respect for fellow employees and volunteers as well as,  abiding by established protocols.  Inability to embrace and fully support these requirements will result in termination.

 

Qualified applicants should submit resumes to dchissell@pawmettolifeline.org

Surgical Veterinarian

REPORTS TO:      Clinic Director and Spay/Neuter Clinic Manager

Responsible for daily care and sterilization of all surgical patients and maintenance of preventative health programs and medical protocol, ensuring all clinic staff members are adhering to proper peri-operative care of patients.  Quality patient care is first and foremost

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to Clinic Director and Chief of Medicine.  Provides supervision for all Surgical Technicians and Assistants, Kennel Staff and volunteers.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Examine animals pre-op to determine their ability to undergo surgery
  2. Perform surgical sterilizations
  3. Examine animals, supervise post-op rechecks and oversee order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery
  4. Oversee inoculation of animals and provide recommendations for follow-up care (referring client/patient to their regular veterinarian as needed)
  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
  8. Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership
  9. Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission
  10. Represent Pawmetto Lifeline in a professional and courteous manner at all times
  11. Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization
  12. Participate on committees and special projects as assigned
  13. Provide support and assistance to the Chief of Medicine and Animal Care Director as it relates to the proper care of Pawmetto Lifeline’s shelter animals.
  14. Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  1. Must be a licensed Veterinarian in the state of South Carolina
  2. Physical Requirements
  3. Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
  4. Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly
  5. Must be able to see fine detail in a variety of situations
  6. Must have good hearing including the ability to distinguish changes in pitch
  7. Must have a reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations
  8. Must have an acceptable sense of touch and smell
  9. Must have a good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows
  10. Must have a good range of motion in your back (i.e. twisting, etc.)
  11. Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures
  12. Must have an acceptable sense of balance
  13. Must be able to work and reach on hands and knees
  14. Must be able to use a ladder and/or step stool
  15. Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination
  16. Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers
  17. Must have good vision including peripheral vision, fine detail, distance, depth perception and ability to focus
  18. Emotional/Mental Requirements
  19. Must be able to work under stressful conditions and work efficiently and effectively under those conditions
  20. Must be able to respond quickly to a variety of medical situations
  21. Must be able to cope with death either due to surgical complication or euthanasia
  22. Ability to rapidly and accurately process information
  23. Ability to delegate tasks
  24. Ability to recognize a need for assistance and ask for help
  25. Ability to control instinct (for example: while restraining, it is most often required to tighten the grip and NOT release the animal when they begin to struggle
  26. Ability to make decisions
  27. Ability to cope with frustrating situations and remain calm
  28. Potential and Prolonged Exposures
  29. Prolonged exposure to various aqueous solutions including but limited to dish soap, chlorhexidine and spectra soap
  30. Prolonged exposure to isopropanol, hydrogen peroxide
  31. Potential exposure to formalin solution
  32. Potential/Prolonged exposure to isoflurane gas
  33. Prolonged exposure to quaternary ammonium cleaners and bleach
  34. Prolonged exposure to pressurized steam
  35. Potential exposure to sharps including needles and surgical blades

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The offices and operation of a high volume spay/neuter clinic can be high stress and very busy at times.  This position is scheduled for 4-5 days a week with one Saturday a month, however, the schedule can change and may sometimes require weekend or evening hours to complete the job.  Can include working some holidays or overtime depending on clinic needs.  Employees must be flexible with schedule changes and short notice overtime requests.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume to dchissell@pawmettolifeline.org

Adoption Advocate

Hours: Full Time

Salary: Dependent Upon Experience

Job Duties:

  • Actively reaching out to and interacting with the general public, specifically
    talking with prospective adopters to find out what they are looking for in a
  • Ιnteracting with/getting to know the animals and talking with prospective
    adopters about them in order to make the best possible match.
  • Providing high quality customer service to people who visit or call.
  • Photographing adoptions and keep record of positive adoption stories.
  • Helping people through the adoption process, sharing information about
    animal care and behavior, reviewing adoption applications, interviewing
    applicants in a conversational way, making decisions to finalize or deny an
    adoption, and communicating with the applicant in such a manner that
    maintains a courteous and friendly attitude even when declining a request.
  • Advising people who are having a problem with their pet and/or who want to
    surrender their pet to LAS, with the goal of keeping the pet in the home.
    This may occur in person, over the phone or via e-mail.
  • Willingness and ability to learn the computer programs we use to
    track animals in the shelter.
  • Willingness and ability to learn about cat and dog behavior, common issues,
    and ways to address them in order to make good adoption matches and to
    keep animals in homes.
  • Assisting with the cleaning of animal areas and equipment as needed,
    including spot cleaning of animal and public areas throughout the day.
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times,
    regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and
    caring attitude toward all animals.
  • Maintaining a friendly demeanor and providing good customer service while
    assisting with adoptions.
  • Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members.
  • Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed,
    including helping out at special events.

Job Requirements:

Specific Job Skills:

  1. Strong interpersonal skills. The ideal person for this job would be personable, outgoing, patient, professional, and able to get along well with a variety of people.
  2. Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  3. Affection for animals, concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the work place.
  4. Αbility and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
  5. Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance.
  6. Ability to read, write and understand English.
  7. Flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks.
  8. The ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations.
  9. The ability to ask appropriate questions to gather information along with the ability to feel and show empathy for others.
  10. The ability to turn people down, firmly when necessary, without becoming aggressive or unpleasant.
  11. The ability to learn about and understanding each dog as an individual with his or her own personality, bad habits, past experiences, etc.
  12. Familiarity with animals, knowledge of animal behavior or experience volunteering or working with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement or other animal welfare agency are a plus.
  13. Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.

 

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit a resume to dchissell@pawmettolifeline.org. NO PHONE CALLS.

Daycare & Boarding Coordinator

Part-Time Daycare/Boarding Coordinator

Schedule:
Pawmetto Lifeline Daycare/Boarding is open seven days a week. Availability and a willingness to work a flexible schedule are necessary. Daily reporting hours and days of the week may vary according to the needs of the department schedule. The work schedule includes weekends.

Responsibilities include:

  • Actively reaching out to and interacting with the general public, specifically talking with prospective daycare/boarding clients.
  • Interacting with/getting to know the animals.
  • Providing high-quality customer service to people who visit or call Pawmetto Lifeline.
  • Willingness and ability to learn the computer program we use to track reservations.
  • Willingness and ability to learn Microsoft Excel.
  • Willingness and ability to learn about dog behavior and common medical issues.
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.
  • Maintaining a friendly demeanor and providing good customer service while assisting with adoptions.
  • Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members.
  • Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Strong interpersonal skills. The ideal person for this job would be personable, outgoing, patient, professional, and able to get along well with a variety of people.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Affection for animals, concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace.
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Maturity, good judgment, and a professional personal appearance.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • The ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations.
  • The ability to ask appropriate questions to gather information along with the ability to feel and show empathy for others.
  • The ability to turn people down, firmly when necessary, without becoming aggressive or unpleasant.
  • The ability to learn about and understanding each dog or cat as an individual with his or her own personality, bad habits, past experiences, etc.
  • Familiarity with animals, knowledge of animal behavior or experience volunteering or working with a daycare/boarding facility.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and other problems.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
  • Physical ability to lift 50lbs.
  • Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.

If you meet the above requirements, submit your resume to dchissell@pawmettolifeline.org. NO PHONE CALLS.

Veterinary Technician

Job Duties

  • Assist the veterinarian during 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 (after proper training)

  • 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 given 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 dogs and cats.
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to quickly learn veterinary management software

Experience, Education, and/or Training

-High school diploma or equivalent required

-1 year or more experience in veterinary field preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Please send your resume to dchissell@pawmettolifeline.org for consideration.