Veterinarian-Relief/On-Call; Guide Dogs for the Blind

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:51 PM
    Message # 5058742
    Administrator Administrator (Administrator)

                   Guide Dogs for the Blind


    POSITION TITLE:         Veterinarian – Relief/On-Call

    REPORTS TO: VP of Canine and Veterinary Operations

    OVERALL SUMMARY:  Operating under the direction of the VP of Canine and Veterinary Operations, this position provides general veterinary care, routine surgeries, and radiography on a relief or on-call basis. Along with other staff veterinarians, this position also provides appropriate medical management oversight, including treatment authorizations, for dogs treated by outside veterinarians.


    Provide professional veterinary care. This includes but is not limited to appointments, physical examinations, routine care, surgery, radiography and internal medicine, for dogs brought to the San Rafael Veterinary Clinic, promoting the highest standards of safety, health, and well-being for the animals. Provide veterinary assistance for the Oregon campus, either by telephone or in person, as needed.(I’m not sure what this last line really means so maybe should be removed? I’ve never once heard of our relief vets having to deal with Oregon)

    Confer with outside veterinarians caring for GDB dogs to assure that their recommended treatment is consistent with our protocols and other conditions, and that results are appropriately documented and reported. 

    Participate in authorizing outside veterinary care according to our policy and procedures.

    Consult with breeder keepers, puppy raisers, graduates, and adopters of career change dogs, concerning their dogs' veterinary care by phone, e-mail and when appropriate, in person.

     Adhere to any mandated protocols, procedures, medical record documentation and reporting requirements.

     (I think this one should be removed)Update veterinary concepts through continuing education.

    Adhere to our organization's safety policies and procedures and encourage others to do the same. Promptly report incidents and accidents according to campus procedures.

    Undertake other duties as assigned.


    Licensed California veterinarian in good standing.

    Self-starter with the ability to thrive in a team environment but also able to work independently.

    Excellent analytical, communications, and interpersonal skills.

    USDA licensed for interstate and international health certificate. Current and renewable Drug Enforcement Agency license, Class II, IN, III, III, IV, V.

    Must safely handle a variety of large breed dogs, weighing up to 90 pounds, with varying strength and manageability. Ability to safely lift up to 40 pounds. Employees are required to seek assistance when lifting dogs or objects weighing more than 40 pounds.

    Able to stand up to four hours at a time.

    Competent using Microsoft Office Suite applications.



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