The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinarian Intern for our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas. The sanctuary provides a permanent home to more than 800 domestic and exotic animals, with over 40 species The main responsibility of this position is to perform, instruct, and oversee clinical treatments under the direction of the Senior Medical Director.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Providing direct medical care for all species under the supervision of the ranch veterinarian;
  • Providing medical consultation to animal care staff;
  • Prescribing medications and treatments to care staff team leads and ensuring medical treatments are completed and prescribed;
  • Offering nutritional analysis and support to all animal care team leads;
  • Ensuring that animal care standards are maintained;
  • Approving, consulting or creating protocol modifications, designing and updating nutrition and diet plans for all animals;
  • Evaluating sanctuary animals and schedule rotations and regroupings as needed;
  • Consulting with Lead Veterinary Technician (LVT) on medical concerns and routine wellness exams;
  • Maintaining skills and knowledge on proper anesthetic protocols, use and maintenance of necessary equipment;
  • Working within a team to capture on-site animals for medical evaluations, emergency escape, surgery or release;
  • Providing clinical mentorship to veterinary technician interns and veterinary externs;
  • Performing safety inspections and monitoring compliance and working within a team to promote animal safety;
  • Consulting on modifications to habitat setups and creating accessible enclosures;
  • Participate in the ongoing emergency preparedness program and required FEMA training;
  • Developing, conducting or participating in clinical research;
  • Participating in problem-solving and decision-making processes; attending weekly staff meetings as well as facilitating the meeting in the absence of the Medical Director;
  • Conducting or arrange for regular species-specific trainings and team meetings;
  • Traveling for meetings, continuing education, and for animal transports.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • DVM or VMD degree required;
  • Thorough knowledge of and commitment to animal protection;
  • Advanced knowledge of animal husbandry and rehabilitation, including a demonstrated understanding of the needs and the varying complexities of diverse species;
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills with the ability to translate information into a meaningful, understandable context and message, regardless of the format (e.g., documents, public speaking situations, presentations, etc.);
  • The ability to build/foster relationships by reinforcing trust and respect, and demonstrating high standards of tact, diplomacy and discretion;
  • Technical proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (i.e., WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and ability to handle complex situations with sound judgment and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated to be proactive and self-motivated;
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills with demonstrated flexibility and the ability to manage multiple and often changing priorities and issues of varying complexity;
  • Must be able to endure occasional long workdays (up to 12 hours) and maintain focus, accuracy and physical activities required by job;
  • Must have or obtain and maintain an up-to-date rabies prophylaxis and titer and TB testing;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with 3 years clean driving record;
  • Licensed to practice in the state of Texas.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is located in Murchison, TX.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status.

EOE