Jan 03, 2022

Veterinary Care Coordinator

  • Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society
  • 6620 Jackson Lane, Gloucester, VA, USA
Full time Veterinary Technician Practice Manager

Job Description

Summary:
GMHS’ mission is to improve life for all animals by providing temporary shelter, compassionate care, community support, and education. We are proud to be fierce advocates for animals in our care and maintain a 96% live release rate with over 1,700 animals cared for annually (Fiscal Year 2021).

We are currently hiring a Veterinary Care Coordinator to lead our medical team. This is a full-time, salaried exempt opportunity with benefits. The Vet Care Coordinator will lead GMHS’ Vet Care Team, report to the Operations Director, and collaborate with the Animal Placement Coordinator to ensure industry leading care for every shelter animal.

​This is a fast-paced, rewarding career, that is full of challenges and learning opportunities. The ideal candidate will be confident, skilled, decisive, and well organized, and have a positive attitude to lead and develop a strong team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead and develop Vet Care Team members, including scheduling team members, providing daily supervision, and fostering collaborative working environment
  • Administer daily medications & supportive care
  • Maintain euthanasia certification
  • Maintain and update protocols
  • Maintain licenses
  • Maintain records, supplies, and working relationship with shelter veterinarian
  • Ensure animals transferred to other shelters have proper vetting and medical paperwork by deadline
  • Ensure all animals have complete exams within 48 hours of their arrival
  • Ensure all medical records are maintained electronically, with detailed notes, promptly
  • Maintain drug logs accurately
  • Inventory and order medications, medical supplies, prescription foods, and PPE
  • Coordinate S/N appointments and transportation for shelter animals
  • Coordinate offsite veterinarian appointments and transportation as needed
  • Coordinate onsite employee vet clinic
  • Work with foster coordinator to identify animals in need of foster, keep up to date medically while in foster
  • Complete heartworm treatment of shelter and foster dogs under supervision of veterinarian
  • Move animals to public adoption spaces and mark as available for the public when vetting is complete
  • Ensure proper feeding protocols are observed for all dogs
  • Ensure that any needed protocol, sanitation, or housing changes related to individual circumstance or outbreak are communicated to all management and team. 


Required skills/experience: 

  • Minimum two years' Veterinary Assistant experience
  • Two years' management experience
  • Possess or be willing to obtain euthanasia certification


Working Conditions:

  • Work may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays
  • Work may include visits to or assistance at multiple locations, including, but not limited to, Gloucester County Animal Control, Fixin’ to Save Spay & Neuter Clinic, Petco, and partner shelters
  • Fast-paced and changing work environment, which at times may be stressful or emotionally charged
  • Exposure to dead, sick, injured, and/or dangerous animals


Reports to: Operations Director
 
Classification: Full-time, exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, with health benefits and paid time off


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