Join our team at the largest animal sanctuary in the country. Help to save lives in our new state-of-the-art hospital located in beautiful Kanab, Utah where we pride ourselves on offering homeless pets the same top-of-the-line care that animals with the most loving families would have their vets provide. The new 13,000-square-foot facility offers a private room for shy community cats to stay before and after spay/neuter surgery, a dedicated dental suite, a state-of-the-art laboratory, an x-ray suite, an ultrasound room and many more features that allow us to provide top-notch care.
Examines, diagnoses, and treats large and small sanctuary animals, employee animals, and some public animals. Performs surgeries as required, including not limited to, mid-to-high volume spay and neuter, soft tissue surgery and emergency surgery. There is also a great opportunity for orthopedic surgery so interest in this area is a plus.
Perform diagnostic procedures including, but not limited to, interpreting radiographs, ultrasounds, fine-needle aspirates, nasal and tracheal flushes.
Perform dental procedures which might include multiple extractions for dogs/ cats/ pigs, oral nasal fistulas, teeth trimming or other dental work for rabbits and floating teeth in the large animals.
Works rotating on-call duties in collaboration with other Veterinarians on staff.
Collaborates with clinic staff as well department managers as needed on medical cases.
Promotes continuing development of medical care through continued education.
Delegates duties and responsibilities to technical support staff to ensure proper care and comfort of hospitalized patients.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills / Experience:
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD) or equivalent required.
Interest in Shelter medicine with experience with large animals a plus. There are a variety of species in our large animal department including horses, mules, donkeys, goats, sheep and pigs.
Interest in or experience with other species such as parrots, rabbits, and wildlife are a plus.
Proficient at spays and neuters of dogs and cats.
Work experience preferred, but new graduates will be considered for the position.
License in good standing with state veterinary board.
Must be licensed (or able to obtain a license) in the state of Utah.
License or application in progress for license with Drug Enforcement Agency.
Strong communication skills to discuss recommendations and explain treatment options to the animal's caregiver and to give clear instruction to staff.
Work requires continual attention to detail. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated good working habits in an environment that requires multitasking and multiple demands on time.
Valid Driver's License with access to transportation.
Regularly requires standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting on a daily basis while performing work requiring concentration and manual dexterity to examine and treat animals.
Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer.
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. For more information, visit bestfriends.org.