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Staff Veterinarian

Company: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: June 8, 2019

Job Description:

OVERALL SUMMARY: -- The veterinarian role works with our compassionate and mission-driven veterinary department.---- This exciting position is for someone who loves dogs, is committed to providing excellence in their veterinary care, loves professional development and is inspired to make a difference in this world.-- Excellent mentorship is available.-- As one of eight (shoud this be eight veterinarians, you will have a key role in ensuring optimal health for incredible dogs in their development to become successful guides. You will also have a pivotal role in creating and maintaining life-changing human-animal bonds.---- POSITION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide professional veterinary care, including surgery (traditional and laparoscopic), radiology and internal medicine, for dogs brought to the San Rafael Veterinary Clinic, promoting the highest standards of safety, health, and well-being for the animals. Provide veterinary assistance for the Oregon campus, either by telephone or in person, as needed.
  • Confer with outside veterinarians caring for GDB dogs to assure that their recommended treatment is consistent with our protocols and other conditions, and that results are appropriately documented and reported.--
  • Participate in authorizing outside veterinary care according to our policy and procedures.
  • Consult with breeder keepers, puppy raisers, graduates, and adopters of career change dogs, concerning their dogs' veterinary care by phone, e-mail and when appropriate, in person.
  • Participate in GDB research projects as assigned, adhering to any mandated protocols, procedures, documentation and reporting requirements.
  • Supervise, train and provide guidance to paid and volunteer clinic staff.
  • Update veterinary concepts through continuing education.
  • Represent Guide Dogs and the Veterinary Dept. inside and outside of the organization as requested.
  • Write veterinary-related articles for GDB publications as required.
  • Adhere to our organization's safety policies and procedures and encourages others to do the same. Promptly report incidents and accidents according to campus procedures.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.
  • Be available for on-call shifts weekly and rotating weekends and holidays. Answer questions from campus staff.-- Come to campus when necessary for medical emergencies.
    • Licensed California veterinarian.
    • Self-starter with the ability to thrive in a team environment but also able to work independently.
    • Excellent analytical, communications, and interpersonal skills.
    • USDA licensed for interstate and international health certificate. Current and renewable Drug Enforcement Agency license, Class II, IN, III, III, IV, V.
    • Must safely handle a variety of large breed dogs, weighing up to 90 pounds, with varying strength and manageability. Ability to safely lift up to 40 pounds. Employees are required to seek assistance when lifting dogs or objects weighing more than 40 pounds.
    • Be willing to become Penn Hip certified within 6 months of employment.
    • Be willing to be trained in both laparoscopic and non-laparoscopic surgical techniques.--
    • Be willing to become APHIS accredited within 6 months of employment.--
    • Weekend rotations and/or on-call work.
    • Able to stand up to four hours at a time.
    • Able to travel overnight occasionally.

Keywords: Guide Dogs for the Blind, San Rafael , Staff Veterinarian, Healthcare , San Rafael, California

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