The Michigan Humane Society is a seeking two Full-Time Associate Veterinarians, for the Rochester Hills and the Westland Veterinary Clinic. Both locations have a full service, well equipped, 4 doctor practice with varied medical and surgical caseloads, including caring for owned and shelter animals. MHS is a nonprofit organization offering competitive pay, Blue Cross/Blue Care Network Healthcare/Dental, generous paid time off, life and disability protection, 403B and eligible student loan forgiveness. Please apply through our career page at www.michiganhumane.org/careers/
The veterinarian provides high quality medical care for animals brought to one of the MHS clinics. The Clinic Vet will assess, diagnose and treat patients; as well as, assess and triage urgent and emergency cases. The incumbent has the additional responsibility to direct/coach/train the veterinary technicians and animal care techs as needed.
Examine, diagnose, prescribe and treat routine outpatient cases.
Administer vaccines and perform other services.
Perform emergency triage and stabilization of ill and injured animals.
Perform adult and pediatric sterilizations and routine soft tissue surgeries.
Administer medications both oral and injections, including IV, IM and SQ.
Perform dental cleanings and extractions.
Order diagnostic tests as needed, interpret results and recommend treatment plans.
Administer controlled substances and keep accurate logs.
Maintain accurate and complete patient records.
Clearly communicate instructions to clients and provide advice concerning preventive care and other health care topics. Explain payment plans, discounts, estimates and deposit requirements to clients.
Perform humane euthanasia; participate in grief counseling with the client, as needed.
Provide direction to veterinary techs (licensed and unlicensed) and animal care techs.
Promote Michigan Humane Society programs and general goodwill among clients and staff. Attend special fundraising and adoption events when requested.
Possess the technical skills taught in the veterinary school program
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 and provide day-to-day direction to the staff
Possess good communication skills, diplomacy and tact especially dealing with clients
Work requires lifting and carrying animals that weigh up to 40 pounds. Will be assisted by other staff members with animals weighing over 40 pounds.
Will be required to walk or stand for extended periods of time. Will frequently work in a bent position.
May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces.
May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.
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 leadership experience preferred.
Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive pay, Blue Cross/Blue Care Network Healthcare/Dental, generous paid time off, life and disability protection, 403B and eligible student loan forgiveness
About The Michigan Humane Society
The Michigan Humane Society is a nonprofit organization with multiple locations servicing the Metro Detroit community. All locations have full service, well equipped, 4 doctor practice with varied medical and surgical caseloads, including caring for owned and shelter animals. MHS offers competitive pay, Blue Cross/Blue Care Network Healthcare/Dental, generous paid time off, life and disability protection, 403B and eligible student loan forgiveness.