The compensation for the position starts at $41,600.00 (annually). For applicants with LVT certification (Virginia), compensation is $46,000.00 (annually). The League also pays a salary bonus for language ability in: Arabic, Mandarin, Sign Language, Spanish or Vietnamese.
The Shelter Veterinary Service Coordinator is responsible for the operation of the League’s Veterinary services including surgery for AWLA shelter animals, caretaker community cats, and contracted surgery for other shelter or rescue clients. The Shelter Veterinary Service Coordinator works under the leadership of the team manager and Veterinary Director and within the policies and guidelines of the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. This position is based in Arlington, Virginia.
Responsibilities for this dynamic position:
Assist in surgery including but not limited to: bringing animals to and from surgical suite the morning of and after surgery, recovering animals from anesthesia following surgical procedures, restraining animals for pre-medication and catheter placement/intubation.
Monitor anesthesia of animals during surgical procedures in the absence of the LVT
Perform daily pre/post-surgery preparation in the absence of the LVT
Knowledgeable to common shelter medical terminology and diagnoses.
Scheduling/dispensing medications as recommended by the Veterinary Director and/or per medical protocols
Scheduling procedures for AWLA animals at external Hospitals (SEAVS, CVCA, ect), ensuring transportation is coordinated to and from appointments.
Assist Veterinary Team with medical examinations and other duties as needed.
Maintain inventory of all shelter /medical supplies and medications, ordering if necessary
Data entry of all surgical reports into PetPoint (Software Database)
Maintain and enhance the AWLA visiting veterinarian program and maintain relationships with veterinarians available for surgery coverage when needed
Promote a strong commitment to teamwork, customer service, consistent standards, and continuous improvement within the veterinary department
Additional duties as considered necessary and assigned
Experience in the field of veterinary medicine
Bachelor’s degree (BS or BA) or equivalent experience in a similar role
Ability to properly restrain animals for pre-medicating and catheter placement
Knowledge of companion animal care/behavior
Ability to write clearly and maintain detailed records
Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays
Experience with computer databases, Google Docs, and Microsoft office platform
Bonus points if you have:
LVT or similar level of experience preferred
Experience in animal welfare highly desirable
Experience with “hands on” nonprofits
Experience working with PetPoint
Dedicated to the mission of the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (read it again just to make sure)
Committed deeply to the goals of the organization
Highly organized and a detailed self-starter
Able to think analytically and problem solve
Willing to work collaboratively and ask questions
Able to communicate well with the public, volunteers and co-workers regarding sensitive and emotional situations
Energetic, hard-working, and just want to bring your talents to AWLA
Able to maintain composed in stressful, sensitive or emergency situations
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) provides animal adoption and community programs to Northern Virginia and D.C. Metropolitan areas, as well as animal rescue, control, and wildlife services within Arlington County. For more than 75 years, AWLA has remained committed to its mission to improve the lives of animals and the people who love them by providing resources, care, and protection. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is dedicated to creating a humane community in which animals and people live together harmoniously. For more information, please visit www.awla.org