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Veterinarian

Up to $139,360 yearly

Chenega Corporation

Last Updated: 11/27/22

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Job Description

The Veterinarian will apply a professional knowledge of veterinary science in the care and medical examinations of Military Working Dogs (MWDs). The Veterinarian conducts physical exams; interprets radiographic images; assesses hip stability; assesses oral health and normal dental condition; and interprets blood, urine, and fecal tests. Conducts semi-annual, sick call, and pre-departure physical exams of military working dogs; diagnoses problems including the interpretation of diagnostic imaging studies and other special tests and procedures based on appropriate education and training; develops and tracks medical therapies and provides therapeutic medical directives.

Responsibilities

  • Performs physical examinations of canines.
  • Performs pre-purchase medical examinations of Military Working Dogs (MWDs).
  • Conducts physical exams; interprets radiographic images of hips, elbows, and lumbosacral vertebrae; assesses hip stability; assesses oral health and normal dental condition; and interprets blood, urine, and fecal tests.
  • Recommends purchase or rejection of candidates.
  • Conducts semi-annual, sick call, and pre-departure physical exams of military working dogs; diagnoses problems including the interpretation of diagnostic imaging studies and other special tests and procedures based on appropriate education and training.
  • Supervises the collection and submission of diagnostic specimens.
  • Performs laboratory specimen evaluation and interpretation.
  • Performs patient assessment and assesses fitness for duty and medical readiness for deployment.
  • Develops and tracks medical therapies.
  • Provides therapeutic medical directives (i.e., initiation, administration, alteration, and termination of treatment regimens).
  • Directs and supervises administration of vaccinations and medications.
  • Manages all aspects of infectious disease control and surveillance.
  • Performs routine diagnostic imaging to include basic digital radiography and limited ultrasonography.
  • Performs pre-medication, induction, and maintenance of anesthesia.
  • Assures proper monitoring and aftercare of recovering patients.
  • Performs routine surgical and dental procedures to include endodontic (root canal) dental procedures, preventive and therapeutic periodontal dental procedures, tooth extraction, dental cleaning and treatment and other similar dental procedures, caudectomy, gastropexy, and laceration repair as indicated.
  • Processes Military Working Dog (MWD) candidates through examination and application of permanent tattoo identification.
  • Provides resuscitative care to animals during emergent situations.
  • Maintains functional knowledge of the regulatory health requirements required to transport animals throughout the world.
  • Issues health certifications.
  • Performs rabies bite quarantine examinations and releases rabies quarantine suspects.
  • Performs non-routine and advanced clinical procedures conferring with clinical specialists as necessary.
  • Maintains medical records using the Problem-Oriented Medical Record format in legible handwriting or Remote Operating Veterinary Record electronic medical record entry.
  • Directs and supervises military and civilian technicians.
  • Provides administrative support with workload reporting, equipment requisitions, and medical data gathering as directed;
  • Possesses skills necessary to operate office automation equipment, computers, and peripheral equipment to enter treatments, record findings, complete forms and treatment sheets;
  • Exercises considerable judgment in determining the personality traits and aggressiveness of animals presented for evaluation and treatment;
  • Maintains a high level of professional skill maintaining proper records, inventories, and security of controlled drugs;
  • Follows patient progress, manages care until patient is discharged from hospital and released from medical hold.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant veterinary regulations and laws and assures compliance with AAALAC standards, Animal Welfare Act requirements, US Army Veterinary Medical Standardization Board clinical guidelines, TB MED 298, Handbook of Veterinary Care for the Military Working Dog, and Hospital SOPs
  • Works independently under the administrative control of the Supervisory Veterinarian with negligible management guidance.
  • Responsible for independently carrying out work, setting work schedules and objectives.
  • Directs military and civilian employees and reports unresolved personnel issues to the respective Service Chiefs.
  • Complies with the regulations and guidelines governing federal and civilian employees.
  • Directs military and civilian animal health technicians and veterinary interns, externs and residents.
  • Promotes an environment in which employees are empowered to participate in and contribute to effective mission accomplishment.
  • Discharges security responsibilities by ensuring education and compliance with security directives for employees with access to controlled substances.
  • Recognizes and takes action to correct situations posing a threat to the health or safety of subordinates.
  • Supports global consultation mission via electronic mail, telephone consultation, teleconference or overnight mail in areas of surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, critical care, diagnostic imaging, and animal behavior (based on individual’s specialty certification).
  • Provides professional guidance and support to help prevent and control those animal diseases or conditions that may be transmissible to humans and animals or may constitute a community health problem. Prevention and control programs may include, but are not limited to surveys for the detection of disease in domestic and wild animals, reptiles or insects; diagnostic tests, examinations, and treatment for zoonotic diseases; participation in surveillance studies, vaccination programs, isolation and/or eradication of suspect or diseased animals, disease reservoirs, and disease vectors; and continuing education programs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must have and maintain Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD)
  • Must possess a current, unrestricted license to practice veterinary medicine in any state of the Union.
  • Must have and maintain Category II USDA accreditation as an Official Veterinarian.
  • Must comply with American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), and US Army Veterinary Medical Standardization Board clinical guidelines, TB MED 298, Handbook of Veterinary Care for the Military Working Dog, and Hospital SOPs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of effective dosing and administration of medication to Government Working Dogs (GWDs), including large trained and untrained working breed canines.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of the normal appearance and activities of GWDs, including large trained and untrained working breed canines, to recognize obvious changes such as excessive loss of fur, fighting, refusal to feed, malaise, etc.
  • Knowledge of effective facility sanitation to prevent injury and illness in program animals.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee may use repeated motions that include the arms, wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.




Company Details

Exton, Pennsylvania, United States
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