Wildlife Care Center Veterinarian (PT)

Portland Audubon

Portland, Oregon

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $32-34 hourly
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Position Summary

The Wildlife Care Center Veterinarian is responsible for oversight of animal medical care provided through the Wildlife Care Center in partnership with the WCC Senior Veterinarian. The WCC Veterinarian reports to the Wildlife Care Center Manager and will work with other veterinary and rehabilitation staff to develop individual animal care plans. This individual also contributes to the creation and implementation of care procedures and policies, the maintenance and care of medical equipment and inventory, and the education of staff, volunteers, and the public. This position is unique in that successful wildlife medicine is multi-disciplinary and requires creativity and teamwork. This position does not have a dedicated veterinary technician, but assistance and support is provided by rehabilitation staff and volunteers. A minimum commitment of two 8-hour weekly shifts is desired.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Manage the medical aspects of the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife, including:

  » Intake, examination, and treatment of wildlife

  » Maintenance of records and charting of cases

  » Minor surgical procedures

  » Anesthesia

  • Diagnostics, primarily radiology
  • Euthanasia of non-repairable, non-releasable, and non-native animals
  • Training and supervision (both direct & indirect) of clinic staff, interns, and volunteers in necessary medical-related activities
  • Provide preventative medical care to nonreleasable educational animals
  • Develop and implement medical treatment protocols & policies
  • Oversee medical inventory, including management of controlled substances
  • Maintain medical equipment in good working order
  • Maintain and build relationships with the local veterinary and animal care community, including existing Portland Audubon partners such as DoveLewis Emergency Veterinary Hospital
  • Maintain a safe, professional working environment at all time
  • Provide information to the general public regarding matters of injured, diseased, and orphaned wildlife, both formally and informally
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited institution
  • Experience in the medical care of a broad range of species, including birds, mammals, and herptiles
  • Experience working with wild animals, ideally in a wildlife rehabilitation context
  • Understanding of natural history and its application to animal husbandry and medical care
  • Demonstrated collaborative, team-based approach to working with staff and volunteers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in a variety of forums (eg. internal trainings, public presentations)
  • Demonstrable commitment to and application of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles
  • Proficiency with technology, including electronic medical recordkeeping

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

  • Veterinary Medical Degree (DVM or equivalent)
  • Current Oregon state veterinary license
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Controlled Substance license (or potential to obtain)
  • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation (class II) (or potential to obtain)

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS PREFERRED - Apply online at https://portlandaudubon.bamboohr.com/jobs/

To submit via US Postal Service: Please send your resume, cover letter and the application found on our website to:

Human Resources Portland Audubon

REF: Wildlife Care Center Veterinarian Application

5151 NW Cornell Road

Portland, OR 97210

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position will be open until filled, but preference will be given to applications received before June 6, 2022.

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Category Wildlife