Winnipeg Humane Society Community Outreach Veterinarian

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH VETERINARIAN – FULL TIME
WINNIPEG HUMANE SOCIETY

The Winnipeg Humane Society is offering a unique and rewarding opportunity for an experienced veterinarian to fill a full-time position as our Community Outreach Veterinarian.

This unique role will allow you to get out of the typical clinic setting and make a huge positive influence in human and animal lives by providing affordable access to veterinary care to underserved communities throughout Manitoba.

Who we are:
The Winnipeg Humane Society is one of the most established and most progressive animal welfare establishments in Canada. Our mission is to protect all animals from suffering and to promote their welfare and dignity.

Overview of the position:
This position will be dedicated toward providing access to veterinary care to underserved communities in Manitoba as part of expanding our One Health Program. The duties will include travelling to remote communities in Manitoba year-round and providing veterinary care including vaccinations, parasite control and sterilisation of companion animals. The successful applicant with also provide on site veterinary services at the WHS’s Winnipeg location to companion animals from these communities as well as outreach wellness clinics off site within the city of Winnipeg. The applicant will need to be prepared to travel outside Winnipeg, within Manitoba up to 2 weeks a month. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the WHS. The successful applicant will work closely with the Director of Veterinary Services, One Health Coordinator and Grants Specialist, the Community Outreach RVT and other veterinarians, RVTs, assistants, staff and volunteers at the clinics and at the WHS.

What you’ll bring:
• Your sense of adventure, independence, enthusiasm and commitment to be the first in this unique full-time role in Manitoba
• Your excellent surgical skills
• Your excellent leadership and communication skills
• Your dedication to animal welfare and working with people who live in remote communities in Manitoba
• Your desire to collaborate and be part of the team

What we’re looking for:
• Valid DVM license with the MVMA (or eligible to be licensed)
• At least 3 years of small animal surgical experience
• Strong team member
• A willingness and being physically able to travel outside of Winnipeg up to 2 weeks a month. A valid drivers license in Manitoba. Travel will involve driving long distances (some communities are 8-10 hours drive from Winnipeg) on gravel/winter roads and flying in small planes to remote communities in Manitoba. Physically able to perform high volume spay/neuter surgeries for a full day multiple days in a row
• Able to perform the Art of Veterinary Medicine in temporary clinic settings that meet PIPS standards but will not offer all the equipment and comforts available at most typical clinic settings.
• Your understanding of Reconciliation and Indigenous culture in Manitoba

The benefits of working at WHS:
We value veterinarians and prove it by supporting your personal, financial, and professional growth:

• Continuing Education (CE) allowance, training/growth opportunities
• Extended Health Benefits Package (Medical, Dental & Vision)
• Employee Assistance Program
• No on call
• Mentorship/guidance and support
• Paid Licensing & Membership dues
• Professional Liability Insurance coverage
• Paid Vacation time
• Generous Veterinary discounts
• Uniforms are provided
• Compensation based on experience
• A 4 x 10 hour work week

How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to:

Dr. Gina Bowen, Director Veterinary Service, Winnipeg Humane Society
ginab@winnipeghumanesociety.ca


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