Under the leadership of the Animal Care and Control Director and Veterinarian of record, the part-time Veterinarian will be part of a medical team that designs and implements a strategy ensuring Animal Care and Control achieves accelerated progress in health outcomes through the provision of high quality medical care for animals in care at the shelter. The incumbent will assess, diagnose and treat patients; make a recommendation regarding the adoptability of an animal; and monitor the herd health of the population. The part-time Veterinarian has the additional responsibility to assist the shelter medical staff, as needed.
MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS: ? Conduct daily rounds. Examine, diagnose and prescribe treatment for shelter animals. ? Perform emergency triage and stabilization of ill and injured animals. ? Administer vaccines; perform routine sterilizations and surgeries. ? Perform occasional dental cleanings and extractions. ? Order diagnostic tests as needed, interpret results and recommend treatment plans. ? Administer medications both oral and injections, including IV, IM and SQ. ? Perform outpatient medical care of shelter animals housed in foster homes. ? Administer controlled substances and keep accurate logs. ? Maintain accurate and complete patient records. ? Evaluate the health and provide input on the temperament of an animal for future adoption. ? Perform humane euthanasia. ? Monitor shelter population for signs of contagious disease; develop plans for outbreak response and implement protocol with staff, if needed. ? Assist animal control officers with cruelty and neglect cases by performing medical exams and necropsies, writing formal reports and appearing in court, as needed. ? Assist and provide direction to shelter medical staff, as needed. ? Promote Detroit Animal Care and Control programs and general goodwill among clients and staff. Program Implementation ? Implement veterinary program operations as part of the core medical team Team Development and Supervision ? Participate in ongoing professional education and team development ? Serve as an on-site medical resource for customers, shelter, field and clinical staff ? Supervise activities of Veterinary Technicians Project Development ? Aid in the establishment of new clinical strategy Fiscal Management Project Development ? Aid in the establishment of new clinical strategy Fiscal Management ? Utilize supplies and medications in accordance with clinic protocols and within fiscal boundaries ? Document supply and medication utilization appropriately Quality Improvement ? Participate in quality improvement activities as requested ? Promote best practices in animal health education, training, and facilitation; and excellence in community health education and promotion Communications and Stakeholder Engagement ? Maintain effective working relationships with veterinary care providers and shelter and rescue organizations ? Able to provide medical care in a way that is compassionate and humane ? Represent the department as requested in meetings with internal and external stakeholders Other ? Assume responsibility for own professional growth and development by pursuing education, participating in professional committees and work groups and contributing to a work environment where continual improvements in practice are pursued ? Serve as needed/assigned by supervisor in Health Department veterinary activities, including emergency response efforts ? Other duties as assigned by supervisor QUALIFICATIONS: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, with continuing education. Must be licensed by the State of Michigan. Must hold or be eligible to hold a State controlled substance license, a DEA license and USDA accreditation. Prior supervisory experience preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: ? Possess the technical skills needed to provide a high level of care to the animals ? Work independently with minimal supervision; possess good decision-making skills ? Able to handle stress and remain calm in emergency situations ? Serve as a positive role model with good conflict resolution skills ? Able to communicate clearly ? Possess good communication skills, diplomacy and tact ? Ability to consistently adhere to prescribed protocols ? Basic computer and software skills. The City of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer. Disclaimer: This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive listing of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Nikita Womack at firstname.lastname@example.org.