The Medical Director is our shelter veterinarian and is responsible for the care of surgical patients, shelter animals and the management of medical staff. The Medical Director ensures that all members of the team are adhering to proper care of patients as outlined in the AVMA best practices in conjunction with Saving Grace’s Medical SOPs. The ideal candidate for this position is compassionate and professional, motivated to work in a shelter with opportunity for growth, and understands the importance of good communication and teamwork.
Typical surgery case mix includes spay/neuter, dental cleanings, extractions, mass removals, amputations, wound repairs and optic surgeries. Must be proficient in or willing to learn current high volume, high quality spay/neuter techniques and be comfortable performing sterilization surgeries on juveniles, cryptorchids and pregnant animals. Mentorship available for those making the move to shelter medicine. Must hold a current Oregon veterinary license or be willing and able to obtain one. Join us in beautiful Southern Oregon!
Hours & Compensation: Pay dependent on experience, and will be offered as a per diem rate for part-time work, or an exempt salary rate for full-time work. Basically, if you’re interested, let’s talk!
Saving Grace offers a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, continuing education, dues allowance, employer-matched 401K after one year of employment, paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick days, and relocation compensation.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
To apply: Send cover letter, current resume or CV, and professional references to Megan Gram, Executive Director at email@example.com no later than May 1st.
DVM license, ability to obtain Oregon DVM license, supervisory experience preferred, shelter medicine experience preferred but not required. Experience in or ability to learn high volume, high quality spay/neuter techniques. Must be comfortable with pediatric spay/neuter and spaying pregnant animals.
Additional Salary Information: part time position would be considered but would be a per diem pay rate versus salary
About Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center
Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center is a small, rural shelter located in beautiful Douglas County Oregon. Our shelter is a private nonprofit and we work with our county to house stray animals. We are proud to say that 94% of the 3,500 animals who come through our doors each year are either adopted or reunited with their families. Our kennels are rarely full so we have no need to euthanize for space. Our team is now exploring ways to help our community with proactive outreach programs to help keep people and pets happy and healthy. We are seeking a DVM to help us create and implement those new programs. This is a great opportunity for a veterinarian looking to transition to shelter medicine and who is interested in a leadership position. We have a low drama team who genuinely enjoys the work we do. Our community offers two beautiful rivers, lots of outdoor activities and many, many wineries!