chicago | Lead Shelter Veterinarian in Morton Grove, IL

Lead Shelter Veterinarian

  • Wright-Way Rescue
  • $96,440.00 - 144,030.00 / Year *
  • 8839 Lehigh Ave
  • Morton Grove, IL 60053
  • Full-Time
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Veterinarian - Wright-Way Rescue Veterinary Clinic - Morton Grove IL Position Summary: Provide quality high/volume spay/neuter surgeries and oversee medical needs of the adoption center animals. Also provide medical care for pets post-adoption and those owned by individuals with economic need. Join our devoted and motivated team - come help us save lives! Essential Duties: Perform high-volume spay/neuter surgeries See patients including post- adoption, general public, those with ecomonic need Provide medical care to pets in foster home network Oversee and participate in walk-in well clinics. Provide quality care to the dogs and cats in the adoption program. Promote ongoing development of medical care through continued education. Delegate duties and responsibilities to technical support staff to ensure proper care and comfort of hospitalized patients. Review all policies and procedures with medical implications. (Sheltering, transport, treatment etc). Suggest new policies and procedures as needed. Investigate and inform Wright-Way Rescue on opportunities to improve spay/neuter targeting of services for greatest mission impact. Provide quality treatment within the operating capacity and budget of the organization. Stay abreast of veterinary concerns and trends in the animal welfare movement. Other duties as assigned. Experience / Requirements: Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD) or equivalent required. Work experience preferred, but new graduates will be considered for the position. Interest in shelter medicine. License in good standing with Illinois state veterinary board. License or application for license with Drug Enforcement Agency. If not currently licensed, must obtain license within agreed upon time frame to maintain employment. Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. The ideal person for this job would be a team player, personable, professional, upbeat, and energetic, takes initiative, uses tact and diplomacy. Able to perform high volume spay/neuter surgeries. Able to maintain clear communication with internal staff on all levels. Proven written and verbal presentation skills. Interest in continuing veterinary education and exploration of new technologies and treatment modalities. Ability to professionally advocate Wright-Way Rescue s position on issues. Work requires continual attention to detail. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated good working habits in an environment that requires multitasking and multiple demands on time. Employment Type: Full Time
Associated topics: board certified, cardiologist, criticalist, dvm, locum, medicine, neuter, spay neuter, surgeon, veterinarian


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