This is an exempt full-time year-round position of Wildlife Veterinarian whose responsibility is to ensure that all animals at WildCare receive adequate and appropriate veterinary care, to implement protocols, procedures, medical evaluations and treatment of native Oklahoma animals as set by WildCare management.
WildCare Foundation is a non-profit approved Wildlife Rehabilitation center located in Oklahoma admitting over 6,500 animals annually and is situated on 7 acres with a modern 5,200 sq. ft. building that serves as admissions, nurseries, animal care rooms and a equipped medical clinic including digital x-ray capabilities and lead analyzer. In addition, there is over 40,000 sq. ft. of outside mammal and bird enclosures.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):
• Perform intake exams, diagnostics, & treatments for all native species admitted
• Administer medical & surgical treatments according to established policies/guidelines
• Oversee the continued care of patients & maintain & update patient records
• Support the animal care staff in their duties as needed
• Ensure that protocols to minimize risk of injury & contraction of zoonotic diseases are adhered to
• Maintain inventory including controlled substances & order all medical supplies and equipment
• Develop a treatment plan for the animals that is clear & concise including post-surgical care, nutrition & physical therapy as needed.
• Be able to discern when treatment is available & necessary & when euthanasia is required
• Operate diagnostic equipment such as digital radiograph & lead analysis & interpret the resulting data
• Familiarity with lab work (CBC/Chem, fecals, cytology), physical exams, stabilizing animals through emergency & critical care
• Intensive care is the responsibility of the veterinarian for performing such tasks as IV fluids, blood draws, in-house blood analyzers
• Act decisively regarding constantly changing animal cases & situations
• Must be able to work quickly, efficiently & calmly under stressful conditions
• Must possess good verbal & written communication skills
• This is a five day a week position but must be willing & able to work long hours & attend to medical cases when needed
Responsible for the decision-making & management of all aspects of the medical clinic & all medical care in coordination with the Executive Director.
Supervise/train staff & animal care interns to ensure satisfactory completion of medical treatment plans & follow-up
Education and/or Experience and Requirements:
D.V.M. and a minimum of 6 months experience with native wildlife including avian & mammals.
Must obtain valid license with the Oklahoma Vet Board
Salary: $45,000-55,000 depending on experience
See website for full description: www.wildcareoklahoma.org/index.php?job-descriptions-vet