Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, a well-established no-kill, non-profit organization, operates an open admission shelter in Lewiston, Maine is seeking a full-time Shelter Veterinarian. GAHS is committed to saving lives through its aggressive spay/neuter programs. Takes in 4,500 animals a year and performed 3001 S/N surgeries in 2016. GAHS has a 99% placement rate. The Veterinarian will perform services and quality shelter medicine including, but not limited to S/N surgeries, dentals, heartworm treatments, exams, medical care, treatment for shelter animals and community outreach programs. Will provide oversight for the security and dispensing of drugs to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, set up and inventory of the surgery room, supervise veterinary staff and volunteers. Minimum 40 hours per week; perform 15 + surgeries per day. Benefit package included. For Job Description email Steven Dostie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resume, letter of interest and salary requirements to: GAHS, Steven Dostie 55 Strawberry Ave Lewiston, ME 04240 or email@example.com
Work collaboratively with outside Veterinarians, Director, Managers and Staff to meet program goals and fulfill GAHS’ mission.
Shelter Veterinarians provide leadership by example for Veterinary Technicians and other staff and work collaboratively with all staff as an integral team member.
Practice veterinary medicine from a shelter-centered perspective in accordance with GAHS policies and within budget guidelines.
Responsible for medical and surgical protocols and ensures GAHS’ compliance with state and federal requirements. GAHS protocols will follow shelter medicine best practices to the best of our ability.
Responsible for daily rounds to assess the health of all shelter animals, provide basic health exams, diagnosis and treatment as necessary.
Responsible in making sure Veterinary Staff keeps surgery clean and sanitary.
Provide emergency and non-emergency medical treatment of shelter animals, foster animals, and owned animals through GAHS’ Outreach Programs.
Perform spay/neuter surgeries on shelter and public animals, including pregnant animals.
Perform spay/neuter, vaccination and microchip clinics and education through GAHS’ Community Outreach Program.
Counsel adopters or potential adopters with regards to medical care/needs of shelter animals.
Oversee the scheduling of outside veterinary resources for procedures not available at GAHS.
Provide health certificates for any animals crossing state lines.
Perform humane euthanasia as required.
Supervise veterinary support staff and volunteers to ensure consistent high quality care.
Mentor and oversee Veterinary Technicians on animal examination techniques, shelter medicine protocols, surgical preparation, anesthesia monitoring and recovery.
Ensure medical records in Pet Point are complete and accurate.
Responsible for meeting DEA requirements and maintaining current licensure.
Attend staff meetings as needed.
Perform other various duties as assigned by Executive Director.
Reports to Operations Manager in absence of Executive Director.
The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society (formerly known as the Lewiston-Auburn SPCA) was incorporated as a nonprofit volunteer organization on February 25th 1885. Our first President was the Honorable Nelson M. Dingley, Jr., a former Governor of Maine, U.S. Congressman and founder of our local paper, the Lewiston Daily Journal (now known as the Sun Journal).
The Society’s original mission was t...o protect work horses and children from abuse. Volunteers carried on this mission until 1912 when they first decided to create a “home” for stray animals. Sadly, there was not enough money to buy the land needed for the Shelter so they continued to function primarily as an advocate for animal rights and welfare.
In the early 1970’s the Humane Society was granted a “generous donation” from a caring individual. This encouraged the Board of Directors to organize a fundraising committee, purchase land and in 1972 our first Shelter was built in Auburn. This building was then considered “state of the art,” intended to accommodate just over 1,000 animals per year and operated with a staff of volunteers and part time employees.
Through the years, animal numbers continued to grow and the Shelter itself also grew through a number of renovations to accommodate the growth until 1998. That summer it was announced that the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society had begun to search for land to build a new Animal Shelter. One able to accommodate the now more than 3,500 animals the Shelter received a year and one that could grow with the needs of the community. In 2000 the land on Strawberry Avenue was purchased and following 6 long years of fundraising efforts, construction began on the new facility in April 2006. Then on January 25th 2007 26 cats, 10 dogs, 4 rabbits, 6 guinea pigs, 3 gerbils and 2 rats made the trip from the old Shelter in Auburn to the new, current facility in Lewiston. Today, we take in nearly 4,500 animals a year and thankfully have a new facility to accommodate the animals and the needs of the community.
The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(C)(3) charitable organization. We are supported primarily by the donations received from our kind friends and concerned citizens.