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Medical Director

Company: Arizona Animal Welfare League
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

The Arizona Animal Welfare League is a limited-intake shelter caring for about 4,300 animals annually. Please review our full list of services at aawl.org. The Medical Director provides leadership and direction not only to the shelter clinic and staff but is also responsible for AAWL's low-cost clinic which provides affordable vet care to the public, and the foster department which places approximately 1300 animals per year. In addition, our medical team provides help and assistance to other rescue operations and shelters in rural areas of the state, serving as consultants and partners in all areas of operation. Our goal is to be innovative and a leader in the animal welfare sector and an important resource for partners throughout the state of Arizona and the Western United States.

Job Description:

The Medical Director plays a key role in the health of all the animals at the Arizona Animal Welfare League and is an important member of the management team, reporting directly to the President and CEO. The Medical Director oversees a team of veterinarians, managers, and support staff. The candidate will also serve as AAWL’s leading medical expert spokesperson in the media and as needed in public forums.

Responsibilities Responsibilities:

Leadership and oversight of managers responsible for the shelter clinic, public clinic, and foster departments

Leadership and management of up to 4 full-time veterinarians

Provide veterinary expertise in media, public forums and internally as needed

Hire/fire veterinarians and relief vets to meet the need in shelter/public clinics

Assist in establishing and monitoring the annual budget for the medical department

Participate in weekly meetings with management team/medical team

Provide management and Board of Directors with recommendations and information regarding medical services on a regular basis

Ensure high quality veterinary care is provided for shelter animals as well as animals seen in our public clinic and our foster department.

Provide leadership and mentoring expertise to members of the medical department

Participate in events with partner organizations as well as AAWL’s signature events

Manage partnerships with Mid-Western University’s Shelter Medicine department

Maintain medical protocols and standard operating procedures

Guide staff in securing care for animals needing outside specialty medical services

Work with other departments within the shelter

Keep accurate and complete medical records

Review and analyze data on revenue and expenses; make recommendations for improvement/expansion of services/revenue

Must willing to hold premise license (public clinic) and DEA for public and shelter clinic and sign shelter rabies certificates

Qualifications Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree required

Arizona veterinary license in good standing, or ability to obtain

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in shelter medicine is preferred

Management and leadership experience

Media training preferred (will be provided)

Ability to keep accurate and complete medical records

Ability to collect and analyze data and present to management/board

Experience or willingness to consult with rescue partners/others

The opportunity to establish and run an innovative and exciting shelter medical program

The opportunity to advance both shelter medicine and low-cost public services

Flexible schedules and the opportunity to mentor and teach medical staff

Arizona Veterinary Medical and DEA license fees paid

American Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Shelter Veterinarians, Arizona Veterinary Medical Association memberships fees paid

Liability and malpractice insurance paid

Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance provided at no cost

Arizona Animal Welfare League is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund? (www.maddiesfund.org), helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.

About AAWL Our Mission is to create a world where there are no homeless dogs and cats.

Arizona Animal Welfare League

25 North 40th St.

Phoenix, AZ 85034

Phone: 602-273-6852

Tax ID: 23-7149453

AAWL is a registered 501c3 non-profit

A " no - kill " shelter is an animal shelter that does not kill healthy or treatable animals even when the shelter is full, reserving euthanasia for terminally ill animals or those considered dangerous to public safety.

Shelter Hours of Operations:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11:30am to 6:00pm

Wednesday 11:30am to 6:00pm

Thursday 11:30am to 6:00pm

Friday 11:30am to 6:00pm

Saturday 10:30am to 6:00pm

Sunday 11:30am to 6:00pm

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All adoptions are by appointment only. You can see the appointment sign up on the front page of AAWL's website, aawl.org. Scroll down to the "Adoptions by Appointment" block. New appointments for this week will be uploaded on Monday.

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You can meet Hattie at our main shelter. All adoptions are by appointment only. You can see our sign up on the front page of our website, aawl.org ! New appointments for this week will be uploaded on Monday.

Want a private shopping session that supports animal rescue? Or have a 20 minute cuddle sesh with some of our furry friends? Sign up for a Snuggles and Shopping appointment (link below)!

Support pet rescue by shopping in our adoption center and, with a donation of $10, snuggle a few cats and dogs!

Starsky has bounced around a couple shelters before coming to AAWL. He’s had a hard time finding his furever family, but we think he won’t have to wait much longer! This handsome goofball loves other dogs (if you have one or two already, he’s more than excited to have a furry sibling)! He’s an active guy who wants to go on daily walks. He’s always down for a belly rub and cuddle on the couch afterwards! Starsky is a real gem of a guy, just look at him!

You can meet Starsky at our main shelter. All adoptions are by appointment only. You can see our signup on the front page of our website, aawl.org

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