Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester
Location: Fairport, New York
Type: Full Time
•Reimbursement for the veterinary license, DEA license, and professional liability insurance (AVMA)
•Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
•Employee Assistance Program
•Paid Time Off
Lollypop Farm is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and eligible full-time employees qualify for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
DVM or equivalent
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has been helping animals and people since 1873. Together with our community, we better the lives of animals through justice, prevention, and life-saving care. Our organization cares for thousands of animals each year—saving animals from abuse and suffering, sending homeless pets to new homes, connecting pet owners with resources to keep their pets, and sharing information on how to help animals every day. The Community Veterinarian carries out the mission of Lollypop Farm by leading a team focused on increasing access to veterinary care for pets and their owners – providing wellness care for beloved pets and performing high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter cats and dogs.
Essential Job Duties:
Provide compassionate, high-quality preventive and basic care to patients from underserved areas, overseeing all aspects of veterinary care including physical examination, diagnostics, treatment recommendations and delivery, prescribing of medications, and discharge information. Triage and refer cases that do not fall within the parameters of care, as appropriate.
Perform high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter and basic surgical procedures for dog and cat patients, including low-cost spay/neuter (SNIP) and community cat (TNVR) clients.
Practice in a non-conventional veterinary setting, such as a mobile unit or a pop-up wellness vaccine clinic, potentially in underserved communities.
Help drive the effort to build a brick-and-mortar community veterinary practice focused on increasing access to veterinary care for underserved communities as part of Lollypop Farm’s strategic plan.
Manage all aspects of a low-cost veterinary practice, including supervise employees, manage budget, and maintain records as required.
Perform humane euthanasia in accordance with Lollypop Farm’s policy and protocols.
Practice FearFree® animal handling to decrease anxiety, stress, and fear for all patients.
Provide the highest standard of care for animals in accordance with the AVMA, NYSVMA, ASV, and OSHA, and stay current with developments in veterinary medicine.
Support our communications and public relations efforts through on-camera interviews or other promotions as requested.
Maintain positive, respectful relationships with team members.
Follow the organization’s policies and applicable state and federal laws.
Observe all safety rules and regulations for self and others.
Perform other duties as requested.
Experience:Two years of working in private veterinary practice or other veterinary settings preferred.
Skills: Ability to adapt to a changing environment during Lollypop Farm’s ongoing plans to improve access to care in the Rochester community. Must be able to communicate kindly and respectfully in a non-judgmental manner to all clients regardless of their ability to pay for services. Ability to safely and humanely handle domestic animals. Excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Must be able to make sound decisions regarding animal health. Possess the ability to work with people in various high-stress situations. Computer skills required.
Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position during shift, move throughout the building and move weight up to 50 pounds. Frequently required to communicate with others. Occasionally required to move excessive weight.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position
Must Align with the Company Mission, Vision and Core Values:
Mission: Together with our community, we better the lives of animals through justice, prevention, and life-saving care
Vision: A just and compassionate world for all animals
Core Values: We embrace and recognize that Lollypop Farm donors are the heroes of our work – voluntarily offering time or money, no matter the amount – to support our mission. Together, our core values unify and guide us to provide the best service to the animals, our community, our organization and ourselves
Compassion: We show empathy and sympathy for what people and animals are experiencing through positive and constructive actions
Communication: We exchange thoughts, feelings, and ideas in pursuit of mutually-accepted goals
Flexibility: We are willing and comfortable adapting to new circumstances and conditions
Commitment: We are steadfast in our efforts to achieve our mission
Teamwork: We collaborate and communicate to achieve common goals, understanding that the organization thrives when unified
Integrity: We act with honor, fairness, and respect for animals, individuals, the organization, and our community
Respect: We are considerate and professional regarding all aspects of our work
About Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has been helping animals and people since 1873. Support from the community enables around 130 staff members and more than 800 volunteers to care for around 10,000 animals each year and makes possible a variety of programs to address issues that contribute to the surrender of unwanted animals.