Full-time to Relief DVM needed at non-profit Community Animal Clinic
Big Lake Community Animal Clinic
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Type: Relief DVM
Salary: $40-60 hour
3 openings available.
Veterinarian(s) needed at the new branch of The Muskegon Humane Society's community animal clinic. We have space for one full time or multiple part time DVM's, we are flexible!
Our hours currently are 9am-3pm and we are open to hiring for individual days of the week or month as long as we can depend on the consistency of your availability. We have spots available to do owned and/or shelter pet spay/neuter surgery days or our open hour appointments for client needs.
This position offers the opportunity to help control the pet population as well as, save, and enhance animal lives. No evenings or weekends required. Competitive compensation and benefit package available based on education and experience and hours you prefer.
· Must be a licensed veterinarian in the state of Michigan.
· Must maintain all current and correct licensure.
We currently have spots for full-time, part-time and relief DVM's, WE NEED YOU!
A Community Clinic Veterinarian must be in good physical condition such as to allow for the lifting of objects weighing thirty-five (35) pounds, and for standing, walking, and bending for extended periods of time. The Community Clinic Veterinarian must have good motion, agility, dexterity, and ability to work with fine and detailed areas. This employee must have sufficient use of all senses in order to detect environmental or behavioral changes that may impact jobs performed. This person must have good vision including peripheral vision, fine detail, distance, depth perception, and ability to focus.
General Responsibilities and Duties Depending on Role Accepted:
· Examine animals pre-operatively to determine their ability to withstand services.
· Perform surgical sterilizations in large quantities while retaining quality of service.
· Examine animals pre- and post-operatively to ensure appropriate healing.
· Inoculate animals and provide recommendations for follow-up care.
· Perform general wellness exams and treatment recommendations for community and shelter pets as needed.
· Assess individual patient needs and provide appropriate solutions.
· Make reasonable and sensible medical decisions that fit within the mission of the MHS.
· Follow and help improve all organizational and medical protocols.
· Communicate effectively with the Clinic Manager and Executive Director on needed supplies, staffing concerns, surgical protocols, or other important updates.
· Behave in a manner that upholds both personal and professional standards, as an ambassador of MHS at all times.
· Train any designated persons in all aspects of patient care and efficient/safe practices, always maintaining a professional and friendly manner.
· Be available to travel and train as requested.
· Strive to continually improve all training programs.
· Be a leader among staff, display a positive attitude, and act as a motivating force for all staff members.
· Ensure all clinic staff members are adhering to proper care of patients.
· All other duties as assigned.
Required Skills & Abilities:
· Demonstrate excellent speed when necessary.
· Completely perform and teach CPR and other emergency measures.
· Completely handle surgical complications and rechecks.
· Effectively critique and suggest additional disease control measures.
· Understand and be able to explain basic anesthesia.
· Understand and practice fear-free animal handling.
· Communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.
· Work efficiently and effectively under stressful conditions when necessary.
· Respond quickly to a variety of medical situations.
· Process information rapidly and accurately.
· Delegate tasks.
· Make difficult decisions and effectively communicate reasoning to clients and colleagues.
Required Surgical Skills & Abilities:
· Adhere to aseptic/sterile techniques while scrubbing, gowning, and gloving.
· Adhere to sterile field throughout the surgical process.
· Understand Spay/Neuter Alliance theory on incision placement.
· Perform efficient and concise entrance into the abdomen.
· Perform safe and correct knots.
· Perform safe and gently spay hook technique.
· Perform safe and appropriate ovarian pedicle tie in cats.
· Effectively use the modified Miller’s knot.
· Perform scrotal neuter techniques in pediatric canine neuters.
· Complete efficient, safe, and attractive closures, utilizing cruciate sutures.
· Demonstrate principles of gentle tissue handling.
Big Lake Community Clinic is the continuation of the mission started by ‘Pay It Forward Outreach’. As part of an unplanned acquisition, we stepped in after learning the clinic would be closing its doors. Pay it Forward Outreach focused on low-income families and maintained over a thousand clients annually. Without these services, many of these families would not have been able to afford the care their pets needed. The clinic previously only offered wellness exams and vaccines, but we have been working to continually expand its services to ultimately offer spay and neuter services, dental cleanings, and other animal services for the community. The clinic is not only available to families with pets, but is also a resource for other local rescues to receive the animal services they need to prepare pets for adoption.Our vision is to offer accessible animal education and care to people and pets in need.