This is an exempt full-time year-round position of Wildlife Veterinarian whose responsibility is to ensure that all animals at WildCare receive adequate and appropriate veterinary care. Veterinarian will implement protocols, procedures, medical evaluations and treatment of native Oklahoma wild animals as set by WildCare management.
WildCare Foundation is a 501(C) (3) non-profit approved Wildlife Rehabilitation center located in Central Oklahoma admitting over 6,500 animals annually. WildCare is situated on 7 acres with a modern 5,200 sq. ft. building that serves as admissions, nurseries, animal care rooms and a equipped medical clinic including digital x-ray capabilities and lead analyzer. In addition, there is over 40,000 sq. ft. of outside mammal and bird enclosures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):
Perform intake exams, diagnostics, and treatments for all native species admitted
Administer medical and surgical treatments according to established policies/guidelines
Oversee the continued care of patients and maintain and update patient records
Support the animal care staff in their duties as needed
Ensure that protocols to minimize risk of injury and contraction of zoonotic diseases are adhered to
Maintain inventory including controlled substances and order all medical supplies and equipment
Develop a treatment plan for the animals that is clear and concise including post-surgical care, nutrition and physical therapy as needed
Be able to discern when treatment is available and necessary and when euthanasia is required
Operate diagnostic equipment such as digital radiograph, and lead analysis and interpret the resulting data
Familiarity with lab work (CBC/Chem, fecals, cytology…), physical exams, stabilizing animals through emergency and critical care
Intensive care is the responsibility of the veterinarian for performing such tasks as IV fluids, blood draws, in-house blood analyzers
Assist animal care team leaders with evaluating patients for release
Act decisively regarding constantly changing animal cases and situations
Must be able to work quickly, efficiently and calmly under stressful conditions
Must possess good verbal and written communication skills
This is a five day a week position but must be willing and able to work long hours and attend to medical cases when needed
Responsible for the decision-making and management of all aspects of the medical clinic and all medical care in coordination with the Executive Director.
Supervise and train staff and animal care interns to ensure satisfactory completion of medical treatment plans and follow-up. Delegate task appropriately based on protocols and skill levels.
Education and/or Experience and Requirements:
D.V.M. and a minimum of 6 months experience with native wildlife including avian and mammals.
Must obtain valid license with the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
National license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States
DEA license for controlled substances
Experience with avian and mammal orthopedics and soft tissue surgeries
Must have rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis vaccination series and have a protective antibody titers
Must live within 30 minutes of the center and be able to respond to after-hours hospital emergencies
Must be able to work cooperatively with co-workers, volunteers, interns and the general public
About WildCare Foundation
WildCare is a non-profit organization dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation, located in Noble, Oklahoma. Our mission is to provide people a place to bring native wildlife struggling to survive with the goal of releasing healthy individuals back to nature.Since opening 35 years ago, nearly 100,000 wild animals have passed through our doors. WildCare admits and treats over 7,000 wild animals of over 140 different species annually. Most of our wild patients have been injured or orphaned as a result of human activity as they try to cope with increasing urbanization of their natural habitat. Common reasons for admission include being hit by cars, attacked by cats and dogs, shot, window collisions, poisoning, yard work accidents, and unnecessary trapping. WildCare has 250-850 patients in care at any given time and is open to admit new patients 365 days a year.
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