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Date Submitted: 8/9/2019
Contact Person: Kirsten Friedrichs
Practice Name: YGF Affordable Pet Care
Address: 1714 US Highway 27
City: Clermont, FL 34714
Phone: (630) 712-0120
Email: kirsten@obrienvetgroup.com
Practice Type: Companion Animal Exclusive
Job Type: Associate
Are you an experienced, outgoing associate with a passion for general practice? Look no further than YGF Affordable Pet Care in beautiful Clermont, Florida! Just 20 miles East of Orlando, the city of Clermont offers historic beauty with an eclectic demographic. We are currently rebranding ourselves and want YOU to be part of the process! If you enjoy a straightforward and efficient practice flow, look no further! The staff is experienced, cross-trained, and works diligently to provide first-class education and follow-through to our clientele. We want you to become the best version of YOU in a supportive environment with competitive pay and innovative benefits. Candidates should: · Be Positive and Energetic · Enjoy collaboration with colleagues · Be compassionate and a good communicator · Have passion for wellness and preventative care Duties may include: · Examining, diagnosing and treating animals for medical conditions · Performing routine dental procedures · Testing for and vaccinating against diseases · Advising pet owners about general and preventative care, medical conditions and treatments · Prescribing medication Competitive pay based on skills and experience, health insurance, 401K with matching, license/dues, vacation time, continued education allowance.

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Date Submitted: 7/7/2019
Contact Person: Karen Slomba
Practice Name: Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, Flordia
Address: 3519 Drance St
City: Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Phone: (941) 625-6720 9416256720
Email: kslomba@awlshelter.org
Web Site: www.awlshelter.org
Practice Type: Shelter Medicine
Job Type: Associate
DIRECTOR OF SHELTER MEDICINE The Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, located on the beautiful Southwestern Coast of Florida has an immediate opening for a Director of Shelter Medicine/Shelter Veterinarian. We are a small non-profit organization with a huge heart We have been serving the needs of our regions homeless animals for 56 years. We hold the contract to care for all animals brought into the shelter by the County’s Animals Control division and have an annual intake of 2800 animals a year. Despite the fact that we have a municipal contract, we still maintain an average 96% live release rate. We accomplish this through TNR efforts, innovative adoption promotions, open adoptions, owner retention initiatives, foster/fospice programs and by refusing to consider any animal with a treatable or manageable medical condition “Unadoptable”. We were recently nationally recognized for our work with UF’s Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program in making the decision to treat dogs with canine distemper virus, rather than turning to the traditional shelter response of euthanasia. We are proud of our lifesaving efforts! The Director of Shelter Medicine/Shelter Veterinarian will be responsible for all of the medical needs of our shelter residents. This includes but is not limited to surgeries (with an emphasis on high quality, high volume spay-neuter), intake examinations, diagnosing and creating treatment plans for all animals who are ill or require long-term medical care, and performing daily rounds. The Director of Shelter Medicine/Shelter Veterinarian will make decisions on the rare instances of euthanasia, together with the Executive Director. Working with the public’s animals is only required in the instances of recently adopted animals who are ill and easily solvable owner retention efforts. We do not operate a public clinic so if you prefer to work with animals instead of clients, this job is for you! REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university (Shelter Medicine Degree or Certificate an enormous plus) • Experience working in a shelter and knowledge of Best Practices as described in the ASV Guidelines • Possession of a license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Florida • Current registration or ability to obtain registration with the DEA REQUIRED ABILITIES • Experience, efficiency and proficiency in high quality, high volume spay-neuter surgeries • Experience in performing other soft tissue surgeries • Experience in performing dental extractions, when needed • Training in forensic science to assist in cruelty investigations a plus • The ability and willingness to testify in court regarding animal cruelty cases • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task • Meticulous attention to detail in record-keeping, knowledge of PetPoint a plus • Ability to handle stress in a calm and professional manner • Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively train and coach staff and volunteers • A positive cheerful demeanor and the ability to lead a team • The ability to lift 40-50 lbs and to stand for long periods at a time • The ability to help create and work within a sometimes restrictive budget DESIRED PHILOSOPHIES • An interest and passion for saving lives • The belief that animals with potentially fatal diseases deserve treatment and a chance to live • The belief that animals with treatable or manageable illnesses (FeLV, FIV, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, etc.) deserve an opportunity to find forever homes, even if their projected life-spans are short. • A continuous thirst for knowledge of new techniques and practices in our industry This is a Full-Time exempt position. Benefits include a competitive salary, health and dental insurance, vacation pay, continuing education opportunities, veterinary care at cost, and the emotional rewards of working on behalf of animals who have nowhere else to turn. TO APPLY, PLEASE EMAIL RESUME AND COVER LETTER KAREN SLOMBA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AT KSLOMBA@AWLSHELTER.ORG

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