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Lead Clinic Veterinarian

Full Time
Faithful Friends Animal Society

Do you want to take the next step in your career while maintaining a real work-life balance? Faithful Friends Animal Society is seeking a self-starter with a passion to expand access to care through providing quality, lower cost veterinary care to those in need. Collaborate with a progressive team of shelter veterinary professionals at Faithful Friends Animal Society in northern Delaware. This position is available to veterinarians with leadership experience but also to those seeking an opportunity to learn and develop leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills as we work together to lead and develop the public-facing sides of our non-profit veterinary clinic.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Medical (80%)
 Provide compassionate, quality preventative and basic wellness/sick care to patients using low
stress handling techniques
 Perform high volume spay and neuter surgeries as well as some specialty surgeries
 Oversee all aspects of veterinary care during a clinic day including physical examination,
diagnostics, treatment recommendations and prescribing of medications
 Communicate with clients in a clear and caring way, discuss physical examination and test
results to allow pet owners to make informed decisions about their pet’s care
Leadership and Administrative (20%)
 Collaborate to develop and refine protocols to meet organizational goals and quality standards
 Take an active role in hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating veterinary staff, including
veterinary student interns
 Train and supervise for, when necessary, compassionate euthanasia training and certification
 Oversee veterinary personnel needs, such as doctor staffing and scheduling, using effective
communication and problem-solving skills, with the support of the Director of Medical
Operations and Lead Surgical Technician
 Address client concerns in conjunction with the appropriate management personnel
 Ensure that medical records are accurate, communicated as needed, and periodically audited
 Maintain DEA drug logs and inventory as required
 Attend relevant conferences to maintain Continuing Education credits required to maintain an
active veterinary license in the State of Delaware
 Join the organizational Leadership Team and participate in strategic planning for the
organization at large
 Be a steward for the operational and financial goals of the organization

Competitive salary commensurate with experience ($135,000 to $155,000), $5,000 Sign-on or
Relocation bonus and an additional $5,000 bonus after one year of service.

DVM degree (or equivalent) with Delaware veterinary license
Experience in general small animal practice or shelter medicine required
Must be able to hold a DEA license
Humane Alliance high volume spay/neuter training a PLUS
Fear-Free program certification is a PLUS.
Ability to communicate in Spanish is a PLUS.
Work/life balance: 35-40 hour work week – no overnights or on-call
Flexible schedule opportunities Monday through Friday, with one or two Saturdays a month
Paid vacation/personal/sick time, paid holidays
Funds available to cover CE credits, professional association fees, veterinary license fee and
controlled drug renewals
Faithful Friends Animal Society is a comprehensive, nonprofit animal welfare organization that serves
18,000 pets and 20,000 people a year. We operate a No Kill animal shelter and a stand-alone community
veterinary clinic in Delaware.
We provide life-affirming rescue, preventative medicine, basic sick care, spay/neuter and other
procedures to community animals of those with financial limitations through our community clinic. We
are in search of a full-time exempt CLINIC VETERINARIAN to provide leadership and full oversight of the
public-facing Wellness Clinic and Surgery Center. These services are a critical part of our mission to
provide lower cost care to help keep families and cat colony caretakers with those who love them and
keep those animals healthy. This program also reduces the number of animals surrendered to shelters
due to the inability to provide medical care for a pet. The Clinic Veterinarian maintains high standards
for patient care, ensures a safe and effective environment, and upholds our values and no kill policies.
The Clinic medical suites feature dedicated exam rooms, on-site lab, supportive front-of-house staff, and
skilled veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Annually, the Shelter serves more than 2,000 animals
and the Clinic serves more than 6,000 animals each year. The Medical Director reports directly to the
Executive Director.

Delaware is a great place to call home! It offers tax-free shopping, low property taxes, and has a lower
cost of living than larger nearby metropolitan areas. Delaware has beautiful beaches, many parks, a
couple of casinos, marinas, NASCAR racing, and several world-class home and garden attractions. Most
notable in animal welfare, Delaware has achieved the status of being a No Kill state. The Faithful Friends
Animal Clinic is located in New Castle County, Delaware, which has easy access to Pennsylvania,
Maryland, and New Jersey via I-95 and US Route 40. There is SEPTA commuter rail service to
Philadelphia and Amtrak rail service to the Northeast corridor using the Wilmington train station, a 10-
minute drive from the clinic. Our nearest commercial airport is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
Please send resumé with professional references for consideration to Jane Pierantozzi, Executive
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