Website Peninsula SPCA
Position: Veterinarian In Charge
Location: Peninsula SPCA, Newport News, VA; non-profit and adoption guarantee shelter (no kill) www.peninsulaspca.org
Hours: Full time (M-F approx. 8a-5p)
Job duties: Not as scary as it sounds… Spays and neuters several days/week for SPCA adoptees and public pets; can also perform any other procedures as needed for SPCA adoptees at your discretion (mass removals, orthopedic, etc.), dental cleaning and extraction mostly on SPCA adoptees at this time, Public vaccine clinic several days/ week, care and maintenance of SPCA adoptees’ general health needs, care and maintenance of the petting zoo and public outreach animals on site (small mammals, reptiles, sheep, goats, chickens, llamas, alpacas, donkeys, etc.), herd health management (for SPCA and also petting zoo) and public education. In addition, as the VIC you will be responsible for maintaining drug logs, being here for inspections, ordering (our wonderful assistant Lou does most of that for you), inventory, record keeping, etc. Additional information available by request.
Pay: please provide a salary for consideration by the board, compensation packages are currently being discussed with the board to determine options to be made available.
We are very happy to consider new grads and are looking for someone with self-motivation, a high degree of self-confidence, a vision for growth and also a great deal of imagination and innovation. You will have operational (but not medical) oversite by a number of non-medically trained board members and directors and we need someone that can argue and defend the medical needs of the animals in our care but also work well with these individuals to reach common goals. There are no reports that have to be provided to the board, these are taken care of by other staff for you. You do not have to attend board meetings (held once a month) but are encouraged to do so as you gain a lot of incite about the board and their interests. Also, please note that you will eventually be running the show by yourself but for the first 6 months, you will have a part-time mentor to assist you with skill development on site.
This can be a very fun place to work, and for the most part, you are really your own boss (without all the hassle of running your own business!) so please give us a consideration.
To apply, please send your CV and resume to the same addresses.
We look forward to hearing from possible applicants and good luck with the remainder of your senior year of Vet school!
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