Join a dynamic veterinary team, committed to providing quality and compassionate service to animals. The veterinarians and animal healthcare professionals of the Atlanta Humane Society provide a variety of services including exams, vaccinations, dental services, heartworm prevention and treatment and surgery services. We believe every animal deserves quality care; join us.
The Atlanta Humane Society is a no-kill shelter and Veterinary Center providing sheltering and adoption, affordable veterinary care, and community support. As one of the oldest charities in Atlanta, we have been caring for our community and her animals for more than 148 years. To support our team members that carry out this lifesaving work each day, we offer a comprehensive selection of affordable quality health benefits, paid time off and financial benefits and resources - including Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness and signing bonus!
The AHS Veterinarian provides the highest quality of care, including examinations, surgeries and treatments for shelter animals. Ensures and promotes the the conscientious utilization of resources to ensure operating efficiency to effectively grow the Shelter Medicine Department.
Assists in the implementation of goals, policies, and procedures for the shelter medicine team; recommends changes in procedures as needed
Provides lead direction to staff responsible for following prescribed treatment and maintaining treatment records for shelter animals
Ensures that the highest level of service and care are provided and that changes in animals' conditions are recorded
Provides preventative treatments for infections, disease prevention and control, general health, parasite diagnosis and treatment, behavioral evaluations and modification, dietary evaluations, and grooming (healthy coat maintenance)
Examines animals, evaluates animals' health and performs veterinary medical and surgical procedures including vaccinations, prescribing and administering of medications, anti-parasite treatments, tests and lab work for infection, and spay and neuter surgery
Performs physical exams, evaluates animal health and provides medical treatment for adopted animals returning to the shelter for medical care
Performs surgical sterilization of shelter and public animals adhering to the procedures and protocols provided by Humane Alliance
Perform other surgical procedures as needed to address the issues of shelter animals
Communicates directly with clients whose animals have experienced intra- or post-operative problems
Performs shelter rounds daily at a minimum
Establishes and maintains medical record and drug use logs to standards of veterinary and sheltering practices; ensures that records are in order and complete
Ensures that all state and federal laws, state regulations, and accepted standards and procedures regarding clinic operations, the practice of veterinary medicine, drug control, and animal care and handling are adhered to
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of shelter animal health protocols, surgical procedures and companion animal health issues
Builds effective relationships through positive interaction and communication with the community, volunteers and staff
Actively supports associate staff and volunteers to promote the development of skills related to the advancement of AHS goals and mission
Assists in monitoring inventory and ordering of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals
Participates in off-site events as needed
Assists in the training of veterinary students on externship
Promotes and follows safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment; Takes immediate action to address any safety concern that could put an employee, volunteer, client, animal, or organization at risk
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university
Possession of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Georgia
Possession of current DEA distribution license
Minimum three to five years veterinary medical experience; experience in shelter environment a plus
Team-oriented and ability to communicate effectively with the public, fellow employees and volunteers
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Willingness and ability to adjust to tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities
Demonstrate flexibility, organization, self-motivation, ability to work independently and as a member of a team; Strong work ethic and attention to detail a must
Working knowledge of guidelines and practices in an animal welfare/shelter environment a plus
Knowledge of local animal control laws and state humane laws and their application to the general public a plus
Requires humane handling of animals and safe handling of cleaning supplies, chemicals and equipment in compliance with safety rules and according to SDS rules
Ability to lift, pull or push up to 50 lbs. with reasonable accommodations
The position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an at-will relationship.
Additional Salary Information: We offer a comprehensive selection of affordable quality health benefits, paid time off, financial benefits and resources - including Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness.
About Atlanta Humane Society
Atlanta Humane Society
The mission of the Atlanta Humane Society is to improve animal welfare in the southeastern United States by providing quality animal services including preventative initiatives, education, advocacy and adoption of animals into permanent loving homes.