Contact at organisation: Kristine Wallace, Guide Dogs of America
Job Purpose: To provide leadership to the veterinary service program and provide care and oversight of all GDA/TLC dogs.
- Responsible for ensuring operations comply with all state and federal laws regarding the practice of veterinary medicine on site;
- Provide and manage professional veterinary care, including surgery, radiography, internal medicine, and dental for dogs brought to the veterinary clinic;
- Ensure appropriate staffing, training, retraining, monitoring, evaluation, and recognition of direct and indirect reports and volunteers within the Vet Department;
- Responsible for managing Vet Department staff including timecards, overtime, vacation requests, job performance, scheduling;
- Develop standard operating procedures and clinical protocol as appropriate;
- Participate in strategic planning process;
- Develop and manage local preferred veterinarian networks to provide the desired standard of care and services for the medical needs of all GDA/TLC dogs;
- Confer with outside veterinarians, caring for GDA/TLC dogs to assure that their recommended treatment is consistent with our protocols and other conditions, and that results are appropriately documented and reported;
- Consult with breeder keepers, puppy raisers, graduates and handlers of dogs up for adoption concerning their dogs’ care by phone, email and when appropriate in person.
After-hours emergency phone consults;
- Manage inventory, storage systems and vendor relations to maintain an appropriate level of all supplies, drugs and equipment; track expenses; process invoices, expense reimbursements and other paperwork related to inventory control;
- Ability to work overtime, nights, holidays and weekends as needed;
- Travel may be required;
- Clinic environment with multiple dogs;
- Works mainly indoors in campus clinic, in prisons, at puppy raiser groups and elsewhere as needed.
Essential Physical Requirements:
- Must be able to stand for long periods;
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 60 lbs. and 80 lbs. with assistance;
- Ability to walk, push, pull, reach overhead, crouch, stoop, kneel and bend to the floor;
- Ability to exert 20-50 pounds of force including pushing or moving objects;
- Visual acuity required to render veterinary care, see and read dog’s behaviors, forms, documentation, computer;
- Hearing ability required to interact with dogs, staff, volunteers, clients;
- Working in a kennel environment with multiple dogs;
- Ability to tolerate elevated noise levels – barking dogs.
- 18+ years of age;
- Valid drivers’ license and insurable;
- Must be a licensed Veterinarian in good standing in the U.S. with eligibility for licensure in California;
- Ability to lead and manage change;
- Ability to organize, meet deadlines, delegate tasks, evaluate and supervise work force;
- Possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate with all agents;
- Work well as part of a team and in a team environment.
How to Apply
Submit cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org