As a Canine Companions employee, you’ll enjoy knowing that every day you make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. You’ll give independence, and give a dog a job! At Canine Companions, your skills in veterinary medicine will help us to remain the leader in the assistance dog industry. The talents that you embody will help us to build upon our Core Values, of: teamwork, compassionate service, integrity, community, excellent, and innovation. Share your passion for helping others, by applying to work with us as a Veterinarian in Santa Rosa, CA.
Canine Companions’ dedication to our mission is only equaled to our dedication to our employees.
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This position is responsible for providing veterinary care to Canine Companions dogs and puppies. This position also provides veterinary and medical support and guidance to regional campuses regarding health and maintenance of Canine Companions dogs and puppies and manages the Schulz Campus veterinary clinic in a way which maximizes the agency’s ability to fulfill its mission.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed:
Adhere to agency wide procedures and policies to insure adequate and consistent provision of veterinary care to dogs in all regions.
Collaborate with outside veterinarians to insure provision of appropriate and approved medical care.
Perform preventative and routine medical procedures at the National Clinic including: spay and neutering, routine surgeries, regular physical examinations and health checks, administering and monitoring of anesthesia, vaccinations, diagnosis, medication and other related veterinary services. Provide emergency services when able and necessary.
Perform OFA and Pennhip radiographs.
Perform dental procedures such as routine extractions and dental radiography.
Assist with Canine Companion’s breeding program and provide veterinary assistance with breeder dogs, including estrus tracking, reproductive procedures and artificial insemination procedures.
Oversee and ensure all surgical and medical procedures are administered according to DEA, FDA, EPA, USDA and AAHA guidelines; oversee veterinary related risk management requirements (radiation safety compliance, zoonosis training, OSHA, etc.)
Maintain accurate, complete and confidential medical records for all patients consistent with agency standards.
Oversee maintenance of all hospital logs including but not limited to surgical logs, controlled substance logs, x-ray logs and laboratory logs. Document all treatments and procedures on patient records and oversee appropriate pharmacy procedures including monitoring of controlled groups.
Ensure compliance with medical protocols and vet procedures for each category of dog; update techniques and methods employed by the medical staff and veterinarian; maintain minimum continuing educations requirements for state veterinary licensure.
Ensure all veterinary office equipment is safe and is operating properly, oversee training to all veterinary staff regarding safety and proper operating procedures.
Work with National Breeding Program Veterinarian and Director of Canine Health and Research to ensure consistent adherence to medical screening criteria for training and breeding. Coordinate and oversee collection of specialist data (heart, eyes, orthopedic) at the National clinic.
Work with National Veterinary Operations director to create and maintain health and husbandry policies for all regions. Work with regional Kennel Supervisors as needed to maintain the health of the dogs. Provide staff training to kennel technicians and instructor assistants as needed.
Help coordinate medical specialists in regions and review all regional medical reports. Evaluate and authorize medical releases according to consistent medical and agency standards.
Additional Salary Information: Salary DOE. Canine Companions for Independence offers benefits including Med., Dental, Vision, 403b w/ match, Life Insurance, and various disability long term care benefits.
About Canine Companions for Independence
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.The assistance dogs we breed, raise and train aren’t just the ears, hands and legs of their human partners. They’re also goodwill ambassadors and often, their best friends. They open up new opportunities and new possibilities, and spread incredible joy. We unite people with dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence and confidence.