As a Canine Companions Veterinarian, you will be an integral member of our team as you care for our canines during their journey to become highly trained assistance dogs. Our veterinarians are responsible for providing veterinary care to Canine Companions dogs and puppies.
A typical day as a Canine Companions Veterinarian may include:
Performing preventative and routine medical and surgical procedures at the veterinary clinic; providing emergency services when able and necessary
Assisting with the Canine Companions breeding program
Collaborating with outside veterinarians to provide care to our canines in other regions
Overseeing safety and operational compliance in the veterinary clinic
Working with other departments to share canine health information
Experience: Five years of prior practice as a veterinarian. Three years of experience in a supervisory role preferred.
Education: Professional Veterinary degree.
License: CA State Veterinary license. USDA-APHIS certification (health certificates). Drug Enforcement Agency License (controlled substances). Pennhip certification
Additional Salary Information: Salary DOE. Canine Companions for Independence offers benefits including Med., Dental, Vision, 403b w/ match, Life Insurance, and various disability long term care benefits.
About Canine Companions for Independence
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.The assistance dogs we breed, raise and train aren’t just the ears, hands and legs of their human partners. They’re also goodwill ambassadors and often, their best friends. They open up new opportunities and new possibilities, and spread incredible joy. We unite people with dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence and confidence.
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