The Nova Scotia SPCA is hiring a veterinarian who is interested in becoming a high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter doctor. The Goal is to accomplish surgeries for about 28-30 patients with a well-balanced mix of dogs and cats, male to female ratio – in our Animal Hospital and Mobile Spay Neuter Clinic. In addition to surgeries, a few days per month SPCA Veterinarians are required to perform rounds in SPCA Animal Shelters located in Yarmouth, Waterville, Truro and Pictou.
Qualified candidates should be proficient in herd health, vaccine protocol, preventative medicine and care for dogs and cats. The qualified candidate will be proficient in performing surgeries including spays and neuters and will also be experienced in dental care of cats and dogs, including dental extractions.
Regular weekend hours are required, but no on-call or overnight shifts will be required. The Nova Scotia SPCA offers a competitive salary, professional development allowance and health/medical benefits.
Mentorship opportunity exists for the right new graduate.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Valid and in good standing licensed veterinarian within the province of Nova Scotia
- Knowledge of principles, theories and practices of veterinary medicine and science.
- Knowledge of the procedures used for receiving, treating, and scheduling patients, for ordering medical supplies, and requesting laboratory tests.
- Ability to read and interpret documents, including provincial veterinary regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, medical texts.
- Ability to write reports and correspondences.
- Knowledge of the use, care, and storage of veterinary instruments, materials, and equipment including sterilization techniques for various instruments and materials.
- Biology – Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
- Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
- Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, respect of confidentiality
- Motivated and confident, with great verbal and presentation skills
- attention to detail and the flexibility to work with changing priorities under pressure
- must possess strong organizational and time management skills, independent judgment
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently or in a team
- Analytical and a creative problem solver
- Resourceful and has ability to develop relationships with others
- Ability to travel and work flexible hours when required
If you would like to have a career in a rewarding and exciting organization and you are legally entitled to work in Canada we would like to hear from you.
Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. The Society provides a competitive salary, benefit package and a rewarding work environment. Our hospital is located in Dartmouth. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is our intention to start reviewing resume’s immediately and to quickly start the interview process. However, as long as this job description remains posted it is an indication that the position has not been filled and we are still accepting resumes.
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We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however; only those selected for interview will be contacted.