The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) is looking to find animal loving friends for a variety of positions. See further instructions for applying for open positions below each listing. HSNEGA does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, or disability with regard to receipt of services or hiring and promotion in staff positions; however, all applicants are subject to reference checks and drug screening.
Associate Veterinarian (Full Time)
The Associate Veterinarian provides surgical full-service quality medical and surgical care for all shelter and public animals served by HSNEGA. They assist with general medical needs including implementation of standards of animal care/disease protocols and coordination/management of treatment for animals in the care of HSNEGA. The Associate Veterinarian provides team leadership for the Wellness Clinic staff, ensuring the capability and efficiency of high-volume, low-cost wellness services to public animals. Must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited college or university and possess a current license (or willing to obtain a license) to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Georgia. New graduates encouraged to apply.
SURGERY CENTER ? Performs 30-35+ spay/neuter surgeries per day (averaging 8-10 surgeries per hour) in a high-quality, high-volume setting with the support of a medical team of one lead veterinary technician and two veterinary assistants. ? Spays/neuters cats and dogs using standardized surgical techniques as defined in HSNEGA’s SOPs and high-volume protocols with an emphasis in atraumatic surgical techniques and above average pain management. ? Performs complex surgeries including, but not limited to, pyometra, spay-abort, cryptorchid, “in heat” or overweight spays. ? Oversees all aspects of care for surgery patients including pre-, peri- and post-operative care, anesthetic administration /monitoring, emergency care, restraint and treatment. ? Assures the productivity and efficiency of Clinical Care team members assigned to wellness services. ? Performs physical examinations of patients to determine their candidacy for surgery. ? Documents any adverse events on appropriate medical records; communicates events to Lead Veterinarian and/or Clinical Care Manager as soon as possible. ? Examines, diagnoses and treats, if within scope of HSNEGA’s resources, post-surgical medical complications of animals spayed/neutered at HSNEGA. Recommends external veterinary care as needed. ? Maintains medical records and controlled drug logs to standards of veterinary and sheltering practices; ensures records are in order and complete.
SHELTER MEDICINE ? Works collaboratively with the Lead Veterinarian to ensure the highest level of animal care is provided for shelter animals. ? Provides physical assessment/examination of shelter animals; works with the Lead Veterinarian and Animal Care team to develop treatment plans for medical or behavioral issues and assists with overseeing treatment implementation. ? Performs veterinary medical procedures including, but not limited to, prescribing/ administering of medications, tests/lab work, dentals, and surgical procedures. ? Maintains current, relevant knowledge of shelter animal health protocols and companion animal health issues. ? Works with the Lead Veterinarian to establish surgical or care plans for complex shelter medicine cases including, but not limited to enucleation, cystotomy, amputation, heartworm treatment, wound care, behavioral issues, ectropion surgery, dental procedures, parvovirus management, etc. ? Effectively identifies presentation of contagious disease within the shelter. Uses problem solving skills to appropriately contain disease. ? Performs humane euthanasia as needed. ?Able to perform and report the cause of death via necropsy if presented.
WELLNESS SERVICES ? Examines healthy pets prior to vaccination in a high-volume setting. ? Educates pet owners on animal health and well-being focusing on practical, affordable solutions to problems. ? Makes recommendations and referrals to cooperating veterinary practices for owners to seek services beyond the scope of the healthy pet services offered at HSNEGA. ? Actively encourages pet owners to spay/neuter their pets by recommending HSNEGA’s low-cost services. ? Assures the productivity and efficiency of Clinical Care team members assigned to wellness services. ? Composes accurate, detailed medical records including physical exam findings, services administered and recommendations to clients.
OTHER DUTIES ? Enthusiastically accepts management of advanced medical cases in addition to high-volume surgery and wellness service duties. ? Provides medical information and representation to the public and media. ? Works with Lead Veterinarian in creating Standard Operating Procedure documents and client education verbiage. ? Meets regularly with the Lead Veterinarian, CCM and other leadership team members to discuss organizational goals and progress. ? Serves in an on-call rotation with other Veterinarians on staff. ? Assists in training/continuing education opportunities for Clinical Care team members. ? Assists Lead Veterinarian and Clinical Care Manager with the employee review process. ? Performs other duties as assigned by proper authority that may not be in the specific job description.
Additional Salary Information: We also assist in CE payments as well as license renewal fees.
About Humane Society of Northeast Georgia
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia’s mission is to create a community recognized for responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of animals through offering basic pet wellness and spay/neuter services, public education, and placement of companion animals.
Who We Are
Serving Hall County and northeast Georgia since 1913, the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia (HSNEGA) provides vital services to animals and people alike. A private, non-profit organization that receives no public or government funding, HSNEGA receives no monies from national humane organizations (such as the Humane Society of the United States) or county, state or federal government funds. Instead, we are supported solely by private donations, grants, bequests, investments, and some fees.
What We Do
HSNEGA is a selective admission facility, meaning we take in healthy animals from owners and other shelters and rescue groups as space allows. We do not euthanize based on the duration of stay or space. Instead, animals stay with us until they find a new forever home.