20May2022

How to report an animal in distress?

JP Nagar 8th phase, Bangalore

1800 102 8032

Contacts

JP Nagar 8th Phase, Bangalore 560 083

info@sarvoham.org

1800 102 8032

Job description

Under general supervision, to plan, coordinate and provide routine and emergency medical treatment services and to manage the overall health of animals housed at the Sarvoham animal shelter.

Typical tasks

  • Directs, coordinates and performs the screening, diagnosis and basic and emergency medical treatment and the required surgeries for animals in the Shelter;

  • Performs or directs the visual monitoring of impounded animals, including those that may be isolated or quarantined for signs and symptoms of illness or unusual behavior;

  • Performs surgical procedures, including spaying and neutering;

  • Vaccinates animals;

  • Maintains animal medical records to track their care and health conditions;

  • Establishes and implements written medical treatment protocols;

  • Effectively communicates the condition and status of animals with staff, the general public and animal groups;

  • Advises staff on matters within the veterinary field;

  • Requests purchase orders;

  • Monitors, maintains and provides quality control of drugs used at the shelter and in the field;

  • Trains appropriate staff in administering first aide, vaccinations and perform other paramedical duties;

  • Coordinates with the Animal Shelter Manager regarding euthanasia of animals that are irremediably suffering from series illness or severe injury;

  • Advises on procedures to maintain a comprehensive disease prevention program for the animal shelter;

  • Participates and provides veterinary services for special spay/neuter or vaccination clinics;

  • Provides social media information and educational materials related to veterinary medical issues in the community, and related to adoptable and fostered animals;

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge of:

  • State and municipal animal health laws, regulations and ordinances governing the impounding, care, and treatment of animals;
  • Principles and practices of veterinary medicine;
  • Treatment, prevention and control of the common diseases of animals;
  • Fundamental principles and methods of clinical diagnosis;
  • Physical and behavioral characteristics of domestic animals;
  • Common computer applications including word processing and spreadsheets;
  • Standard office practices, procedures, and office machines;
  • Safety regulations and safe work practices;
  • Mathematical computations such as calculating proportions, percentages, volume, ratios, fractions;
  • Accurate record keeping.

Ability to:

  • Examine, evaluate and treat shelter animals in a professional and efficient manner;

  • Perform high quality animal surgeries in a fast-paced environment;

  • Administer tests for diseases in animals and interpret results;

  • Handle animals (including aggressive and/or feral animals) safely, properly, and humanely;

  • Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for medical staff;

  • Operate relevant medical equipment;

  • Make sound medical decisions that include prescribing medications and euthanasia of animals that are irremediably suffering from serious illness or severe injury;

  • Train staff on basic paramedical duties and to rapidly identify animals requiring isolation or veterinary care;

  • Develop and establish medical standards/procedures for the maintenance of healthy/safe/sanitary facilities;

  • Explain rules and regulations governing care and treatment of animals to staff, volunteers and the general public;

  • Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in animal shelter medicine;

  • Write reports, business correspondence, and assist in developing policies and procedures;

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing;

  • Maintain accurate physical and electronic records.

Employment Standards:

Possession of a Doctor of Veterinary Surgery Degree from an accredited college or university,
AND
One (3) year of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of animals in a clinical setting, private practice or animal shelter environment that includes performing surgery. Experience as a Veterinarian in an animal shelter strongly preferred.

  • 6 days a week working
  • Work timings from 9AM till 5PM

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