Are you ready for a 4 day workweek with no weekends, assisting at-risk and homeless pets, in the Land of Enchantment? If so, this may be the perfect job for you.
Performs inpatient and outpatient medical management of shelter pets and client-owned pets. Practices veterinary medicine in accordance with Animal Humane Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic medical standards, the New Mexico Veterinary Practice Act, and the policies and procedures of our shelter. Performs indicated medical and surgical procedures for shelter pets, client-owned pets, and feral cats. Provides guidance to the staff in the Clinic and Animal Care departments. Responsible for maintaining a positive culture of teamwork in which quality medicine and exceptional client services are delivered.
Performs high-volume, high-quality sterilization surgeries in accordance with the needs of our Adoptions department, feral cat program and as scheduled for privately owned pets.
Carries responsibility as the primary surgeon on special surgical cases on regularly assigned days; performing the surgical procedures and the follow-up for dentistry, soft tissue surgeries and orthopedic surgeries.
Performs examinations, appropriate diagnostics, and treatment for patients in our Donor-Subsidized Veterinary Clinic, shelter pets and feral cats as indicated.
Uses and maintains control of drugs and supplies in accordance with all applicable laws and Animal Humane policies.
Works with clients to assure thorough communication, encourage treatment compliance, and provide client education.
Manages the daily inpatient care of hospitalized pets.
Provides appropriate medical guidance and training to staff in the Clinic and Animal Care departments, students, externs, and interns.
Provides examination findings, treatment orders, and condition updates of shelter pets promptly to technicians, receptionists, or managers as needed for medical data entry & completion of medical orders.
Monitors the ongoing shelter population to help ensure a ready supply of healthy animals for Adoption.
Assists the Chief Veterinary Officer with innovating the best care strategies for shelter pets to optimize our live release rate.
Assists the Chief Veterinary Officer in managing the populations of our isolation and treatment wards to minimize patient stress and treatment failure.
Must be comfortable with high-quality, high-volume sterilization procedures.
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
Must be a collaborator, self-directed, motivated, and goal oriented. Required to exercise independent judgment and work in collaborative work environments.
Founded in 1965, Animal Humane New Mexico is the state’s leading private 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal welfare organization serving more than 10,000 homeless and at-risk dogs & cats each year. We never euthanize based on age or length of stay and since 2010, have re-homed 100% of healthy pets in our care. We support every companion animal at Animal Humane with outstanding veterinary, social and emotional care, and love.
As a private nonprofit shelter, we receive no city, state or federal funding; each dollar judiciously spent is earned or raised. We are nationally recognized as a top U.S. charity based on financial accountability, transparency, and administrative-to-program cost ratios. Animal Humane is among only 9 percent of nationwide charities to have received five consecutive annual four-star evaluations, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator, including a top score of 100 for accountability and transparency.