Join our team of animal care specialists. We take pride in the quality of care given to the animals in our trust and expect complete professionalism from our employees. We offer a competitive benefits package including health and dental insurance and the opportunity to grow with our organization.
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society seeks a Medical Director.
The Medical Director is a New York State licensed veterinarian and a professional employee of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society responsible for the direction of medical care and protocols at the MHHS and for providing high volume, high quality spay/neuter surgeries of shelter animals as well as for the community.
The Medical Director is directly accountable to the Executive Director. The priorities for work assignments are driven by ensuring constant humane care, treatment and excellence in the daily care and welfare of all shelter animals. Shelter cares primarily for dogs and cats, but also accepts rabbits, rodents, ferrets and pet birds.
Required to work as a part of a team. This position must support all board policies and position statements.
Compensation based on experience. Package is competitive including paid medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, CE reimbursement, VIN membership and license renewal reimbursement.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee all health and related aspects of care for sheltered animals including but not limited to disease prevention programs, routine health care, vaccinations, testing and treatments.
Provide surgical and medical services and care for a variety of well, sick and injured animals, including a high volume of spay and neuter surgeries.
Assist cruelty investigators, prepare reports for district attorney and occasionally accompany investigators in the field.
Develop and oversee medical and temperament evaluations programs used within the shelter.
Responsible for supervision of controlled drug logs.
Ensure record keeping is complete, up-to-date and used appropriately.
Oversee ordering programs for medical supplies and care of medical equipment.
Provide input toward formulation of all annual budgets involving medical care.
Interact with internal and external contacts in a positive manner that effectively represents the Society.
Evaluate program quality, cost and overall effectiveness to recommend and implement changes and improvements.
Maintain work rules and safety programs which comply with any standards set by the Society and other regulatory agencies.
Develop and implement methods to control and prevent the spread of disease.
Support and assist in special projects, programs, and tasks related to the goals and plans of the Society.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Directly responsible for the supervision of all veterinary professional staff (DVMs and LVTs), as well as other staff performing animal care or veterinary support duties. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
CONTACT WITH OTHERS
Requires a professional demeanor and cooperative working relationships with those contacted through the course of work, including co-workers, volunteers and the public. Ability to prepare clear and concise written and oral reports.
Requires flexibility and high energy. Must be comfortable handling companion animals such as cats and dogs of varying sizes, temperaments, ages and backgrounds. May have contact with animal wastes, kennel cleaners and disinfectants, soiled kennels, animal bedding and dishes. May be exposed to loud noises or exposed to zoonotic diseases. Will work continuously with other shelter workers, volunteers and members of the public. Will have access to protective equipment such as gloves, eye and ear wear, etc.
Ability to stay standing or active. Work performed both in and out of shelter may require lifting, bending, stooping, pushing and other strenuous activities.
Education and Experience: Degree in Veterinary Medicine from an accredited institution. Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Licenses: Possession and maintenance of a license to practice as a Veterinarian issued by the State of New York Medical Board. Must obtain a valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate/license. Knowledge: Current principles, practices, techniques and policies of veterinary medicine, including disease identification, prevention, control and eradication. Preoperative, surgical and postoperative procedures involved in performing spay and neuter surgeries. Utilization and effects of medications for animals. Safety policies, procedures and practices as they relate to veterinary medicine and shelter environments including zoonotic diseases. Local, state and federal animal health laws and regulations. Skills: Two years of experience working in an animal shelter environment with a high-volume spay/neuter surgical setting is highly desirable.
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
3 Oakland Avenue
Menands, NY 12204
Fax: (518) 434-0217