Mississippi Spay & Neuter is growing and we are looking for a skilled, compassionate part-time veterinarian to add to our team! MS SPAN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the suffering, homelessness and unnecessary euthanasia of cats and dogs in Central Mississippi by providing high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter and wellness services. We envision a world where every companion animal has a loving home and family.
Supervised by: Dr Megan Craven, Lead Veterinarian
SUMMARY Responsible for medical care provided to clinic patients in accordance with established policies and procedures. Supervise and provide highest quality medical care possible to patients served through our spay/neuter and wellness services in a humane and professional manner.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Perform 24+ feline spay/neuter surgeries or 16+ canine spay/neuter surgeries in 5-6 hour time frame (8:30am-3:30pm) twice weekly
- Provide basic exams and wellness services for cats and dogs one day per week, 8:30am-3:30pm.
- Promote the humane care and treatment of animals at all times.
- Adhere to the highest ethical standards and provision of veterinary care in a safe, competent, professional and humane manner.
- Maintain and provide proof of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in Mississippi. • Supervise patient flow to maximize quantity and quality of services provided.
- Complete wellness and surgical procedures in a competent, safe and efficient manner according to organizational policies.
- Maintain a clean, neat and orderly work area at all times.
- Assist with monitoring use of medical supplies and supply requisition.
- Comply with clinic procedures and employee manual
- Maintain controlled drug licenses.
- Maintain professional liability insurance at levels sufficient to meet minimum requirements recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
- Participate in and provide proof of continuing education requirements.
- Adhere to applicable state and federal laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine.
- Be respectful of coworkers and treat both subordinate and superior staff in a professional manner.
- Attend safety meetings and training.
- Adhere to OSHA compliance policies & procedures
- Maintain strict confidentiality on client, patient and donor information.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Doctoral degree (DVM).
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
COMPUTER SKILLS To perform this job successfully, an individual should be comfortable using a computer and tablet, and have knowledge of word processing software, e-mail, spreadsheet software, and database software.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS DVM
WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, sharp instruments and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Must be able to type written communications, enter and retrieve data via tablet. Must be able to visually and aurally assess the health and well-being of patients. Must be able to communicate via telephone and in person and also via written material. Requires ability to lift patients, equipment and supplies up to 50 pounds, considerable walking, standing and moving of equipment and patients.
Sharon Garner, Executive Director
Megan Craven, DVM, Lead Veterinarian