Great Plains SPCA Veterinarians provide first-class medical care to shelter animals, as well as supporting our mission to drive change in our community through innovative programs that promote adoption, outreach, and a better life for pets and the people that love them.
This will include a surgery caseload consisting of spays and neuters, other soft tissue surgeries, as well as general care from wellness exams to critical emergencies. Adaptability and flexibility are required in this fast-paced and rewarding environment.
Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
• Provide quality diagnostics and best-medicine to shelter pets and post-adoption appointments
• Perform surgical procedures such as spays/neuters and general soft tissue surgery
• Provide superior customer service to our adopters through education, effective communication, and compassion
• Educate adopters on responsible pet ownership and medical care
• Communicate with fellow veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and animal care staff to ensure efficient and appropriate medical treatment
• Participate in moving our mission forward
Education / License Requirements:
• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university
• Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Kansas
• Current, or eligible for, DEA license.
Experience, Abilities and Qualifications:
• Flexible and adaptable
• Advanced internal and external customer service skills
• Ability to solve problems both medically and professionally
• Demonstrate ability to work within a team
• Willingness to coach and be coached about medical practices and procedures
• Excellent time management and communication skills are key to this role
• Self-starter and an independent problem solver, with the desire to be a team contributor
Employee is required to stand for long periods of time, be able to physically manage large animals by lifting or restraining safely and manage fractious animals to keep employees and animals safe. Rabies exposure is a potential, and employee is strongly recommended to be vaccinated. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs.
Work schedule is typically Monday – Friday or Tuesday – Saturday. Includes compensated on-call status for Sunday and holiday schedules. Work schedule and hours may vary; evenings and Sundays may be required for emergency situations.