The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is searching for a HVHQSN Surgeon, and we want YOU to work here! We’re welcoming both established Veterinarians as well as new graduates who may be seeking mentorship! HSSM is a well-established, fast-paced two doctor practice with a strong focus in shelter medicine, spay/neuter, and affordable wellness services for our community. We offer many services to provide the best comprehensive care to our patients including radiology, comprehensive in-house laboratory diagnostics, surgical suite, veterinary pharmacy on-site & online, and more!
HSSM was incorporated in 1952 and was the first clinic devoted to low-cost spay/neuter along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Our mission is to save and enhance the lives of pets through cooperative and innovative approaches to adoption, spay/neuter, sheltering, and community engagement.
If you truly love helping animals- and the people that care for them- you will love this job! Qualified candidates should be physically prepared for long time periods in surgery and a high volume of exams in a fast-paced environment. Our team is dedicated to our mission and are enthusiastic about bringing you on board to help us make South Mississippi a better place for companion animals.
Compensation & Benefits:
Hiring Salary of 75-95K entry level
Goal based Commensurate Compensation up to 150K with extensive high- volume spay andneuter experience
Sign-On Bonus of $5K
Paid CE Allowance
Mississippi Licensing Fee Coverage
Student Loan Assistance
Paid Holidays, PTO
Personal Pet Care Discounts
3- and 4-day work week negotiable and salary comparable to days worked
Will consider short term travel contracts and destination contracts (short term)
Qualifications & Requirements
Mississippi DVM License or License Eligibility
DEA License or License Eligibility
Ability to perform 32 spay/neuters per day, minimal 160 per week on a mix of canines and felines.
Ability to perform prepubescent spay/neuter down to 2lbs.
Ability to diagnose disease/virus with animals prior to surgery
40-hour work week expected, but exact scheduling and number of days per week are flexible.
Primary responsibility consists of performing preoperative examinations and spay and neuter surgeries of public, shelter, and transported animals. All veterinarians are responsible for assisting with postoperative monitoring, addressing postoperative complications, and staff training. Veterinarians are expected to project an attitude of cooperation with local veterinary practitioners and may on occasion be called to represent HSSM to the veterinary community. Quality patient care is of utmost importance. Other responsibilities may include performing shelter rounds, assisting with vaccination clinics, tending to wellness appointments, or other
HSSM functions that require veterinary medical expertise
Demonstrates good speed when necessary
Competently handles surgical complications and rechecks
Effectively critiques breaks in sterility
Effectively critiques and suggests additional disease control measures
Understands and can explain basic anesthesia
Understands and practices low stress animal handling
Communicates effectively with clients and colleagues
Promotes communication and cooperation between HSSM staff and departments
Work reflects an attitude of respect, professionalism, and compassion.