Who We Are: We are a private, non-profit SPCA located in Wilkes Barre PA for the benefit of stray and unwanted pets of Luzerne County. We are open 6 days per week and provide adoption and intake services, euthanasia for personal pets and offer cremation and/or burial, humane education programs, public events, and cruelty investigations.
Our Mission is to prevent the cruelty of animals by providing:
A Shelter to house unwanted and homeless pets.
Adoption programs to place pets in to loving and permanent homes.
Humane education programs to enlighten the community about animal welfare issues.
Humane investigation and prosecution programs to address acts of animal cruelty.
POSITION SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
In concert with the management team, manage all medical care and health management programs for the shelter animals, including those temporarily in foster care, focusing on identification, treatment and prevention of health problems thereby increasing adoptions and decreasing adoption returns.
Perform surgical procedures on shelter animals, as needed, (spay/neuter, hernia repair, growth removals, dental extractions).
Maintain all established shelter medical standards, such as drug log/security, cleaning protocols, surgical procedures, medical protocols, etc.
Ensure that LCSPCA is in compliance with all state and federal laws regarding the practice of shelter veterinary medicine on site.
Maintain accurate and complete medical records, including those recorded in the shelter database (including treatments, examinations, test results, surgeries and outcomes) and other records required by local and state laws.
Manage medical department operations at LCSPCA, including the preparation of the annual department budget and management of department staff (VTs, VAs, etc).
Collaborate with the Executive Director regarding the composition and quantity of all animals brought to the shelter.
Ensure all clinic areas are clean and suitable to perform sterile procedures/surgeries.
Providing time management for surgeries and post surgical processes.
Aid in the decisions of euthanasia for an animal, including performing euthanasia.
Ordering and overseeing the accurate and effective ordering of clinic and shelter medical needs such as medication, equipment, medical tests and food.
Cooperating collectively with the Education Department to produce educational videos for staff and the community via Facebook, “Shelter House Rocks.”
Working collectively with the HSPOs to perform necropsies for cruelty investigation in addition to testifying in court.
Working with the Education Department to administer vaccination and microchips at off-site clinics (up to 6 a year)
Rotating responsibility in taking the On-call emergency phone; after hours contact with emergency personnel and NVRH to tend to any stray or injured animals.
Working with the internal medical team in addition to staff
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Please send cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information: This position's salary is negotiable.
About SPCA of Luzerne County Shelter Veterinarian
We are are 501c3 Non-profit Animal Shelter located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
The Luzerne County SPCA is funded entirely by the kindness and generosity of community businesses and individuals (i.e. in-kind gifts, donations, bequests and trust funds). We are not a government agency of any kind; aside from an occasional state/county grant, we are not tax-dollar supported. We are a private non-profit (5013c) organization which was founded 50 years ago by concerned citizens who saw the need to protect those that cannot protect themselves.
The SPCA’s mission is the prevention of cruelty to animals by providing:
Shelter for unwanted, discarded, neglected, and often abused animals.
An adoption program to place these animals into caring, permanent homes.
Humane educations programs to enlighten the public about animal problems.
Humane law enforcement and prosecution programs to address animal cruelty.