Are you compassionate about animals and have a desire to speak for those who cannot? For over 100 years, the Dumb Friends League has been working to end pet homelessness and animal suffering by providing a strong and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. As the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the region, we care for more than 20,000 homeless pets and horses each year at our four facilities and are a national model in animal welfare. With a supportive Veterinary Services staff and modern equipment, we are committed to providing the highest quality, compassionate, and ethical care to pets in our community.
Purpose of Position: Provide veterinary care in a fast-paced, passionate shelter environment. Through your work, you will help to prevent suffering, alleviate suffering, maximize our impact, enhance the dignity of our clients, and collaborate with the veterinary community.
Perform surgical procedures on a daily basis including HQ/HV spay/neuter, dentistry, and various soft tissue and orthopedic procedures.
Perform veterinarian medical functions including examination and treatment of shelter animals, and perform necropsy procedures as needed.
Participate in euthanasia decision making through a compassionate, thoughtful approach.
Work collaboratively with the veterinary technicians and assistants.
Contribute to and lead initiatives to improve processes and procedures.
Manage and maintain accurate medical and surgical records.
Work effectively and collaboratively with all operations departments.
Collaborate on effective medicine SOP’s and approach.
Work with investigations staff for evaluation, documentation, and testimony about the condition of animals involved in cruelty and neglect cases.
Consult and provide assistance to patrons and external veterinarians regarding animals at or adopted from the League.