Queens, New York. Looking for a team member that is interested in growing with the company, not just an employee. We are seeking Veterinarians with a good work ethic, strong medical diagnostic skills, a compassionate attitude, and a desire to nurture the bond between our clients and their pets.
Candidate must submit a SHORT cover letter and resume.
Practices in accordance to principles of veterinary medical ethics, all shelter policies, local, state and federal regulations.
Understands and practices herd health principles as well as individual animal care.
Establishes and maintains ongoing training for Animal Care staff.
Performs physical exams and diagnostic/medical procedures in a way that delivers high quality care while minimizing the animals’ stress and discomfort.
Develops, reviews, revises and monitors veterinary medical protocols.
Partners with Staff on the recognition, treatment and prevention of infectious and zoonotic diseases.
Consults and coordinates with Manager/Supervisor on final disposition of animals.
Maintains controlled substance records and storage in accordance with DEA requirements.
Actively maintains all required animal health records database.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Other important duties:
May be subject to working evenings or weekends for community events.
May be subject to after-hours phone calls for animal emergencies. (Very Limited)
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:
Graduate degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary college or university with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Licensed in good standing to practice medicine in the state of New York. Two (2) years of experience working as a veterinarian in a shelter or clinic.
Current breeds, disease, medical conditions, and animal behavior and handling.
City and department policies, procedures, and protocols.
Quickly recognizing and analyzing unusual behavior in animals.
Understanding and following oral and written instructions.
Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
Safely administering medications to animals.
Safely handle animals, including those with unknown health and temperament, with patience and gentleness.
Work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships
Make decisions during emergency and unusual circumstances.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. (Upload to application)
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license.
Licensed in good standing to practice medicine in the state of New York.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Sitting, walking, fine dexterity, crouching, kneeling, squatting, vision, hearing, talking, twisting, turning and stooping.
Light to medium work that involves carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, handling and exerting up to 40 pounds solo and 75 pounds with assistance of force on a regular and recurring basis, including restraint of animals of varying size, age and physical condition.
Exposure to extreme temperature when outdoors; constant noise from barking dogs at the shelter, physical risk from fractious animals; exposure to cleaning chemicals; risk of contracting zoonotic disease (including rabies).
Must obtain own malpractice liability insurance.
About Happy Tails Wellness
Small, well-equipped, locally owned, non-corporate small animal Wellness Clinic located in Queens, New York. We offer traditional and alternative medicine options while operating with a separate surgical center. We promote preventive medicine and foster great relationships between our clients and staff. Your heart has to come first with clients and employees. Treat others how you want your loved ones to be treated.