• Assists in the development and implementation of goals, Standard Operating Procedures, and training for CARE STL veterinary program.
• Provides vaccine protocols, disease prevention/control, parasite diagnosis/treatment, behavioral evaluations and modification, and dietary recommendations.
• Examines animals, assessing overall health and formulating treatment plans. Performs cruelty exams, necropsy, and is available for legal testimony in matters of animal cruelty.
• Performs surgical sterilization of dogs and cats, including pediatric and high volume spay/neuter.
• Is available for consultation with rescue partners. Works collaboratively with veterinarians in the community. Work with Community partners regarding CARE STL community programs.
• Performs all necessary euthanasia according to established protocol.
• Establishes and maintains accurate medical records and drug use logs to standards of veterinary and sheltering practices; ensures that records are complete and secure.
• Ensures that all state and federal laws, state regulations, veterinary medical board standards, DEA/BNDD rules, and animal care and handling standards are adhered to.
• Maintains up-to-date knowledge of current shelter medicine best practices, surgical procedures, and companion animal health issues. Complies with State of MO veterinary licensing requirements including continuing education.
• Builds effective relationships through positive interaction and communication with the community, volunteers, and staff. Requires that all clinic staff utilize, appreciate, and welcome volunteer support.
Additional Tasks and Responsibilities
The following may be delegated to other clinic staff but direct veterinary involvement is still required:
• Assists in monitoring inventory and ordering of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals. Makes recommendations for medications and supplies that are within budget guidelines and suggests ways to save money in the veterinary clinic to help us save more animals.
– Review performance evaluation of Vet Technicians.
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university. Veterinary medical experience, (preferably in an animal shelter setting) is recommended, but not required. New veterinary graduates will be considered. Possession of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in Missouri is required.
• Ability to work under potentially uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations, odors, noise, and wetness may be encountered and could potentially increase risk of injury.
• Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate but not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and lifting, carrying objects and animals of moderate weight.
Knowledge/Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
• Ability to provide technical and functional supervision, including scheduling, approving time off, providing technical training, and providing employee feedback.
• Ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information such regulations, animal health certificates, medical records, lab results, veterinary medicine manuals and textbooks, and general operating manuals.
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with pet owners, staff, volunteers, the general public and animal control officers.
• Ability to apply principles of influence such as supervision, managing, leading, teaching, directing, planning, and coordinating.
• Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required in unique animal control related situations.
• Other duties as assigned.
Job Type: Full-time
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Other Benefits:
Paid Major Holidays
About CARE STL
CARE STL is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves as the established, official No-Kill animal shelter partner for the City of St. Louis Animal Care and Control. We provide animal regulation services and help the city enforce Title 10 of the City of St. Louis Ordinance relevant to animal care and control. CARE STL also applies and embraces the No-Kill equation and follows the guiding principles of no-kill shelters.CARE STL is comprised of a group of steadfast employees and dedicated volunteers who have worked at Animal Care and Control since August 2017. These group has been instrumental in keeping the City of St. Louis a no-kill shelter. Weng has been working with overseeing the management of the City of St. Louis Animal Care shelter since 2017, which resulted in a 94% life-saving rate. ?“Our mission focuses on the health and safety of the animals in our care, and we want to do it in a way that helps our two-legged community friends as well. We are focused on saving the animals of the City of St. Louis,” says Weng Horak, Founder, and CEO of CARE STL. “We’re here to help create a more caring community for the pets and people of the city by implementing lifesaving partnerships..., and community outreach programs,” says Horak.?CARE STL works with a network of community partners, like-minded rescue organizations, business sponsors, adopters, donors, and volunteers to advocate for animal welfare. To become involved with assisting CARE STL through a partnership or with the care of the shelter animals, call (314) 612-5311 or (314) 818-2000CARE STL will be focused exclusively on caring for our city’s animals from inhumane treatment and to protect the public from stray, and possibly dangerous animals.