The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal advocacy organization, is seeking two Veterinarians for our Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS). The main responsibility of this position is to provide veterinary leadership for RAVS field clinics and work with the Director and staff to ensure successful operations and ongoing development of RAVS field and outreach programs.
This position will be responsible for:
- Coordinating the logistics of the field clinics to include communicating with and planning clinic logistics with local coordinators; developing and executing research and assessment projects; preparing and analyzing clinic reports and program statistics; recruiting, interviewing and managing professional and student volunteers; participating in fundraising efforts, writing grants and other donor communication;
- Coordinating and managing daily operations of field clinics;
- Providing and overseeing the provision of high-quality veterinary services under varying field conditions, including: wellness and preventative health care for dogs and cats; assessment and management of infectious disease conditions; high quality, high volume spay/neuter, including pediatric sterilization;
- Collaborating with RAVS’ professional team to develop and implement field protocols and clinical training curriculum;
- Teaching, mentoring, and motivating veterinary students and volunteer veterinary professionals regarding clinical skills, field clinic operations and relevant animal welfare issues;
- Providing veterinary oversight and licensing for procurement and utilization of medical supplies and equipment, as needed, including controlled substances and prescription medications;
- Assisting with inventory, organization, packing and transport of equipment / supplies;
- Acting as a resource within the HSUS and affiliates on veterinary and animal health topics;
- Advising community contacts, animal protection groups, professional organizations, etc. regarding veterinary services, field medicine and animal welfare in rural communities;
- Collaborating with internal programs and external organizations to support the development of new programs in veterinary outreach, field medicine and service learning;
- Seeking professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills in pertinent veterinary topics and relevant administrative and professional skills;
- Learning to allow continuous improvement in program operations and development;
- Keeping abreast of best practices in relevant veterinary topics and other professional areas related to organizational priorities and programs;
- Leading and managing large teams of professional and student volunteers in the field and providing oversight of reserve staff in the field.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Graduate degree from accredited veterinary college required;
- Current veterinary license in at least one state (DVM/VMD). Licensing in multiple states may be required;
- Minimum 5 years relevant experience. Experience providing high quality medical and/or surgical care in the field setting required;
- High level of knowledge/experience in general veterinary medicine and/or surgery; expertise in high quality, volume spay/neuter and/or community/field medicine;
- Proficiency in general computer applications, including Microsoft Office;
- Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to lead, collaborate with and motivate others. Ability to teach and supervise individuals of varying backgrounds and experience levels Ability to make well-considered decisions in high stress situations and communicate difficult decisions to team members;
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of staff management practices and processes and the ability to establish accountabilities and expectations and manage performance to achieve results;
- Strong organizational and communication skills (written and verbal). Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and projects. Initiative, independence and motivation to work effectively and efficiently as part of geographically dispersed remote team;
- Ability to represent program and organization and to appropriately handle sensitive/controversial topics with a high degree of professionalism;
- Knowledge and awareness of approaches to self-care and care of team as related to exposure to emotionally challenging high-stress environments;
- Ability to travel extensively;
- Must be able and willing to work long hours under physically and emotionally challenging conditions.
Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is a remote position.
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.