The Shelter Veterinarian will be responsible for overseeing SafeHaven Humane Society's onsite veterinary clinic, providing leadership, direction, and supervision to all members of the clinic staff and working closely with other directors of the organization. Due to the nature of the shelter setting, consult and emergencies outside of working hours will be necessary.
Ability to perform approximately 20 spay/neuter surgeries per day, other surgeries and dentals as needed. Ensures all animals receive appropriate and timely medical care while working closely with other departments to ensure animals needs are met. Problem solving through physical examinations and use of in house diagnostic when possible. Maintains detailed records in PetPoint input in a timely manner. Communicates with fosters, volunteers, and potential adopter when necessary. Assesses the quality of life of shelter patients and performs medical euthanasias when necessary. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Our shelter is located in the Mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon where we are dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for all animals entrusted in our care. As a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, SafeHaven’s mission is to help residents of their communities be the best humane beings they can be by providing compassionate, temporary shelter care, healthy adoptable animals, information, understanding and education, and spay and neuter programs for each animal in its care.
SafeHaven is a limited admission shelter that is committed to the philosophy of not using euthanasia to control pet population. Once an animal enters SafeHaven, there is no limit to the amount of time that animal can spend at the facility. Once the shelter is full, however, no new animals can be accepted, thus preventing the current residents from being euthanized to make room for newcomers. It is this policy that differentiates SafeHaven from publicly funded “open admission” facilities. As a no-kill shelter, SafeHaven has pledged to care for the dogs, cats, and small animals in its custody until they find a forever home. With an 11-member Board of Directors, a 40-member paid staff, an on-site Veteri...nary Clinic and over 400 dedicated volunteers, SafeHaven does not receive funding from any governmental agency and relies on their programs, community, and grants to keep their mission going.