The Toledo Area Humane Society is currently hiring a Shelter Veterinarian and Weekend Registered Veterinary Technician. Please see the corresponding job description listed below. All resumes should be sent to Kelly Sears at ksears@toledohumane.org.

You will spay/neuter better in Toledo! 

$5,000 signing bonus for full time employees. Competitive salary and benefits! Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of animals in need? The Toledo Area Humane Society is seeking a skilled, energetic, self-motivated, high volume, high quality Spay/Neuter Veterinarian with knowledge of shelter medicine. Flexible hours and a passionate support team, new graduates welcome to apply. Part-time also available.

Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Ohio. For the complete job description please see below.

TAHS is an EOE 

Job Title:        Shelter Veterinarian                           

Department:   Medical

Reports to:     Head Veterinarian

Status:   Full-Time, Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

  • Promote overall animal health and well-being including diagnosis and treatment of disease. Perform regular physical examinations and follow up on known medical issues; ensure proper documentation of animal medical records
  • Perform common elective and non-elective surgical procedures and direct peri-operative care. Perform necessary surgeries and medical treatments in accordance with accepted professional standards including the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs; keep license and insurance policy current and free of complaints
  • Prescribe and direct the administration of medications and vaccines as appropriate
  • Provide assistance to other departments with animal medical concerns or staff medical training as needed, including education, summer camps, etc.
  • Assist with public relations and educational outreach on matters pertaining to animal health; lead or participate in TAHS activities as needed or required

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Current Ohio license in Veterinary Medicine
  • Skill and ability to perform common surgical procedures, primarily high-quality, high volume spay-neuter, including pediatrics as well as mass removals, enucleation, amputation, etc.
  • Willingness and ability to make consistent and sound decisions regarding humane euthanasia in accordance with shelter policy.
  • Previous experience as a shelter veterinarian or special interest or training in shelter medicine practice or related field preferred, new graduates with shelter medicine training or background are welcome to apply
  • Ability to work effectively, independently and in a team; in atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, deadline pressures; to be flexible, detail orientated; to prioritize
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with customer service orientation.  Ability to communicate effectively, courteously, professionally
  • Ability to take charge and react calmly and quickly in a crisis situation
  • Computer literacy with proficient us of programs including Microsoft Office programs, email, Internet and database software
  • Passion for TAHS mission, for caring of all animals regardless of age, breed, temperament or species.

EDUCATION

  • Current Ohio license in Veterinary Medicine
  • Current DEA license preferred (or will be required to apply)
  • ·Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted regularly, 50+ pounds assisted
  • Ability to be comfortable working with cats, dogs, small animals, farm animals, reptiles, fish, wildlife
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activity on a daily basis, including lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, bending
  • Due to nature of shelter work, may be exposed to deceased, fractious, or aggressive animals; hostile, irate persons; zoonotic or other diseases; unpleasant noises, odors, sights; extreme temperatures

 

 

 

Job Title:        Weekend Registered Veterinary Technician                         

Department:   Medical

Reports to:     Head Veterinarian

Status:   Part-time

Job summary: Provide assistance to our Veterinarians by maintaining the general health and well-being of shelter animals.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Clean and provide medications and treatments to animals in isolation rooms (Ringworm, Parvo, and Cat Isolation)
  • Perform physicals on shelter animals
  • Provide assistance with radiology procedures
  • Give all medications to shelter animals
  • Complete review date vaccines, de-wormers, and preventatives
  • Obtain, interpret, and record diagnostic samples
  • Ensure all shelter animals have a fecal test
  • Assess and treat animal care and staff’s concerns about shelter animals (sick write ups)
  • Weight adult cats weekly and kittens more frequently to ensure health
  • Assist in intake as needed
  • Record all weekend activity in PetPoint
  • Email Staff Veterinarian an update on medical events from the weekend
  • Appropriately log controlled drugs
  • Respond to post-adoption health inquiries

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of restraint, handling techniques, general animal safety practices, including recognizing animal behavior patterns
  • Ability to work effectively, independently and in a team; in atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, deadline pressures; to be flexible, detail orientated; to prioritize
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with customer service orientation.  Ability to communicate effectively, courteously, professionally
  • Computer literacy with proficient us of programs including Microsoft Office programs, email, Internet and database software
  • Passion for TAHS mission, for caring of all animals regardless of age, breed, temperament or species

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Hold and maintain Registered Veterinarian Technician license requirements required by the State of Ohio as a condition of initial employment and throughout employment
  • Minimum one year of progressively responsible experience as vet tech, Experience w/ shelter medicine preferred
  • Ability to pass basic vet tech skills assessment during interview process

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted regularly, 50+ pounds assisted
  • Ability to be comfortable working with cats, dogs, small animals, farm animals, reptiles, fish, wildlife
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activity on a daily basis, including lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, bending
  • Due to nature of shelter work, may be exposed to deceased, fractious, or aggressive animals; hostile, irate persons; zoonotic or other diseases; unpleasant noises, odors, sights; extreme temperatures

 

 

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