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.
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 email@example.com
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
Reports to Clinic Director and Chief of Medicine. Provides supervision for all Surgical Technicians and Assistants, Kennel Staff and volunteers.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Examine animals pre-op to determine their ability to undergo surgery
- Perform surgical sterilizations
- Examine animals, supervise post-op rechecks and oversee order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery
- Oversee inoculation of animals and provide recommendations for follow-up care (referring client/patient to their regular veterinarian as needed)
- 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
- 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
- Participate on committees and special projects as assigned
- 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.
- Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
- Must be a licensed Veterinarian in the state of South Carolina
- Physical Requirements
- Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
- Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly
- Must be able to see fine detail in a variety of situations
- Must have good hearing including the ability to distinguish changes in pitch
- Must have a reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations
- Must have an acceptable sense of touch and smell
- Must have a good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows
- Must have a good range of motion in your back (i.e. twisting, etc.)
- Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures
- Must have an acceptable sense of balance
- Must be able to work and reach on hands and knees
- Must be able to use a ladder and/or step stool
- Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination
- Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers
- Must have good vision including peripheral vision, fine detail, distance, depth perception and ability to focus
- Emotional/Mental Requirements
- Must be able to work under stressful conditions and work efficiently and effectively under those conditions
- Must be able to respond quickly to a variety of medical situations
- Must be able to cope with death either due to surgical complication or euthanasia
- Ability to rapidly and accurately process information
- Ability to delegate tasks
- Ability to recognize a need for assistance and ask for help
- 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
- Ability to make decisions
- Ability to cope with frustrating situations and remain calm
- Potential and Prolonged Exposures
- Prolonged exposure to various aqueous solutions including but limited to dish soap, chlorhexidine and spectra soap
- Prolonged exposure to isopropanol, hydrogen peroxide
- Potential exposure to formalin solution
- Potential/Prolonged exposure to isoflurane gas
- Prolonged exposure to quaternary ammonium cleaners and bleach
- Prolonged exposure to pressurized steam
- Potential exposure to sharps including needles and surgical blades
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- 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
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 email@example.com for consideration.