Position Summary: The Chief Veterinarian is the lead veterinarian and responsible for establishing and maintaining the SPCA of Texas veterinary standards of care.
Essential Functions of the Position: •Oversee, direct and facilitate the scheduling of all veterinarians, all staff and relief veterinarians within the clinics. •Ensure all shelter, clinic, veterinarians and SPCA of Texas liability is minimized at all times. •Ensure that all current Texas State Statutes local, state and federal legal regulations following American Animal Hospital Association standards. Lead the evaluation process to apply for and receive accreditation with American Animal Hospital Association and Fear Free Certification. •Assist in preparation of annual budgets. •Assist in development of medical services strategy as related to organization strategic and organizational goals framework. •Develop and cultivate working relationships with key individuals at veterinary hospitals, veterinary universities and other animal welfare organizations. •Responsible for controlled substance inventory and record keeping unitizing oD.E. A. license forms in accordance with standards establish by the D. E. A. •Regularly evaluate veterinary staff protocols and procedures to determine need for improvements, revision and or deletions keeping medical services advised of status/changes in surgical activities and possible upgrading of services. •Research new ideas for improving clinic operations and present to VP of Animal Welfare and Medical Services Administrator as needed. •Respond to inquiries or complaints within appropriate SPCA of Texas protocol from clients or outside veterinarians. •Respond to emergency calls from staff requiring authorization for treatment or transfer of animals to emergency medical facility. •Formulate and teach medical related classes for staff, volunteers and other agencies as needed. •Perform all essentials functions of staff veterinarians. •Attend seminars to satisfy continuing education requirement for Texas Veterinary license renewal. •May be called on to testify in cruelty cases •For veterinary related topics, be available to act as a spokesperson for the SPCA of Texas as requested by the SPCA of Texas leadership. •Must be available and on call at all times to respond to emergency situations. •Manage veterinarian job performance by utilizing a collaborative and positive approach. This would include regular performance feedback to the veterinary team. •Implement disciplinary action when needed. •Lead any surgery, wellness or shelter death follow-up reports and present to Vice President of Animal Welfare.
•Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Medical Doctor Degree. • License to practice in Texas. •Bachelor’s Degree in Business or equivalent work experience preferred. •3-5 years supervising veterinarians in a multi doctor practice preferred. •Emergency Medicine experience beneficial. •Must possess above average spay/neuter skills and a humane attitude towards pets and people. •Excellent communication and leadership skills a must. •Comfortable with technology to include various software programs. •Must be able to organize and execute policies while maintaining the ability to be flexible.
Additional Salary Information: The SPCA of Texas offers a competitive salary, a fun-filled work environment and strong corporate benefits package including a 100% paid health care premium for the employee and eligible dependents. Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas with a current DEA license for controlled substances. Please visit our website for a full job description, www.spca.org. Send letter/resume: firstname.lastname@example.org or 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, Texas 75212.
Founded in 1938 and consistently recognized as a top nonprofit organization in the Dallas Texas area, the SPCA of Texas is the leading animal wellbeing agency in North Texas. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. With its headquarters in Dallas, two shelters and three spay/neuter clinics located in Dallas and McKinney, the SPCA of Texas serves... as an active resource center providing an array of programs and services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives.