Are you seeking a work/life balance while making a huge impact helping animals and people? Best Friends Animal Society is helping to end the killing in America's animal shelters through building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. Best Friends believes by working together we can Save Them All. As a Veterinarian at the Atlanta Lifesaving Center you can be a part of history by working flexible hours with a competitive salary that includes vacation, holidays, and benefits with a great mission! You also have access to other Vets for mentorship and consultation at our Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah and in our other Regional Centers.
Why work with us? We follow national spay/neuter guidelines and best practices. The Atlanta Lifesaving Center has dedicated and experienced staff with a good culture atmosphere in a location that is evolving and growing. It is an exciting time to be a part of that growth and implementation!
Examples of the work you will encounter include the following:
Work with Executive Director to develop and execute shelter medicine plan focusing on herd populations, health management for shelter medicine, status reports, medical protocols, budgets and comprehensive documentation as it relates to lifesaving programs.
Work with Executive Director to establish treatment protocols and medical intake protocols.
Responsible for entering their performed exams, medical, diagnostic treatments and any other pertinent data in shelter management software.
Perform a variety of surgeries as required. This includes, but is not limited to, mid to high volume spay and neuter, abdominal exploratories, mass removals, and may include orthopedic surgeries as well.
Health Certificates for interstate travel for the transport program
Receive and prioritize all medical needs for Best Friends program animals.
The Atlanta Lifesaving Center is seeking a Veterinarian with the following:
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD) or equivalent required.
Accredited through the USDA APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation Program.
Knowledge of and passion in continuing education performed in the field of shelter medicine, high quality, high volume spay/neuter and herd medicine.
Understanding and ability to perform herd medicine practice.
Must be able to work with and handle all cats and dogs, including those with health concerns/conditions and as well as behaviors issues.
Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a license in good standing with the state veterinary board upon hire.
Work experience preferred, but new graduates will be considered for the position.
Proficiency in spays and neuters of dogs and cats.
Be comfortable working with and/or around community (feral) cats.
License or application for license with Drug Enforcement Agency.
Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary with generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off and more.
About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 2,500 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, and Salt Lake City, and operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations, we will end the killing and Save Them All. Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer.