Kenya Society for Protection and care of Animals Veterinarian Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Society for Protection and care of Animals Veterinarian Jobs in Kenya

The Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals’ (KSPCA) mandate is to promote,
foster and advocate for humane treatment of all Animals in all situations.

The Society is run entirely on donations from the public and runs a number of social media campaigns and events and runs a team of inspectors and animal care staff in three locations; Nairobi,
Naivasha and Mombasa.

Each location has a shelter where a number of cats, dogs, donkeys and other animals are cared for as KSPCA staff work to rehome them with members of the general public.

The KSPCA is currently recruiting for the position of Veterinarian (Vet).

This role will consist of identifying and responding to animal medical concerns at KSPCA, and in the local community, on a daily in accordance with the standards and ethics of the organisation and in line with KPSCA policies and procedures.

The Vet will ensure that KSPCA medical services
conform to best practices and meet KSPCA’s regulations.

The position reports to the Executive Officer and the Executive Committee.

Duties:

  • Manage the KSPCA Clinic
  • Examine animals and check their health status
  • Diagnose illnesses and determine the best treatment
  • Prescribe and administer medication, as appropriate
  • Vaccinate animals to prevent diseases as they are brought into the KSPCA, as per the
    organisation’s policies
  • Spay and neuter cats and dogs, and other domestic animals as appropriate, that come in
    to the KSPCA, as per the organisation’s policies
  • Suture and dress wounds of injured animals, as appropriate
  • Undertake dental, ophthalmic and orthopaedic surgeries as required
  • Create, update and maintain animal medical records
  • Support and participate in vaccination and spay / neuter campaigns set up by KSPCA and
    / or it’s partner organisations;
  • Develop printable tools for new pet owners on nutrition, preventive healthcare and
    general care
  • Identify and work with the Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) to respond to urgent animal
    welfare issues arising at KSPCA and in the local community;
  • Promote responsible pet ownership in the wider community and assist in
    promoting community animal care initiatives at planned events
  • Promote KSPCA’s neutering programme ensuring that as many animals as possible in the
    community are neutered;
  • Provide reports and statistics as and when requested
  • Attend internal meetings as and when requested
  • Manage and account for all drugs issued to the clinic
  • Prepare requisition for drugs, as appropriate
  • Perform any other task assigned by the Executive Committee

    Person Specification
    Professional Qualifications
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree
  • KVB registration
  • Right to live and work in Kenya

    Work Experience
  • At least 3 years of proven hands-on animal handling experience, especially dogs and cats
    as a veterinarian
  • Experience with standard anaesthesia protocols
  • Experience in spaying and neutering of domestic animals
  • Experience using medical equipment for correct diagnosis e.g. microscope, slide
    preparation, x-ray machines
  • Experience in limb amputations

    Skills & attributes
  • Good knowledge/understanding of animal welfare issues/law
  • Excellent verbal and written English & KiSwahilli
  • Ability to work well in a pressured and emotive environment
  • Ability to quickly and effectively assess quality of life
  • Calm and confident handling animals
  • Good IT skills, intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Professional, caring and non-judgmental
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work independently on projects
  • Proactive, conscientious, enthusiastic, inquisitive and diligent
  • Team player with other internal departments
  • Respectful of all KSPCA staff

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should send their application including CV, cover letter, including the desired salary, and contacts of three referees to kspca.recruitment@gmail.com by 20th
    August 2019
    with the subject line “Veterinarian”.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Society for Protection and care of Animals Veterinarian Jobs in Kenya

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