The Logan Development Group is conducting a confidential recruitment for a HVHQSN Surgeon with demonstrated passion about ending pet overpopulation and preventing unwanted litters with the
Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) in Gulfport, MS. HSSM is a well-established, fast-paced two doctor practice with a strong focus in shelter medicine, spay/neuter, and affordable wellness services for the community.
HSSM offers many services to provide the best comprehensive care to 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. The mission is to save and enhance the lives of pets through cooperative and innovative approaches to adoption, spay/neuter, sheltering, and community engagement. By the end
2020, HSSM had overcome all adversity when faced with the COVID-19 pandemic with a 96% live release rate- officially reaching the “No-Kill” benchmark for the first time.
Compensation & Benefits:
• Hiring Salary of 85-150K entry level
• Goal based Commensurate Compensation up to 150K
with extensive high-volume spay and neuter experience
• Sign-On Bonus of 5K
• Paid CE Allowance
• Relocation assistance
• Mississippi Licensing 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)
Please Contact, Daniel Logan, 662-231-9820, [email protected] for additional
Qualifications & Requirements:
Mississippi DVM License or License(ability License or License (ability to perform 2 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
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.
• Examine animals preoperatively to determine their ability to withstand surgery.
• Perform surgical sterilizations
• Examine animals post-operatively to ensure appropriate healing
• Supervise handling and record keeping of controlled substances by Veterinary
• Complete shelter medical rounds daily to diagnose/treat/prescribe resident
• Oversee the Wellness Clinic on assigned days by performing exams on healthy
and sick publicly owned animals.
• Communicate diagnoses, treatments and recommendations to clinic staff and the
public, and answer client questions in person or over the phone when needed.
• Perform humane euthanasia on publicly owned and shelter owned animals when
necessary, as well as provide guidance on end-of-life decision making.
• Collaborate with the Chief Veterinarian on surgery needs for shelter animals,
complex medical cases, and evaluating shelter protocols.
• Collaborate with leadership team to ensure the HSSM hits monthly and annual
• Follow and support all organizational and medical protocols. Communicate ideas
and use a problem-solving approach to provide high quality veterinary care, while
understanding resource limitations.
• Provide timely care for animals scheduled for out-of-state transports
• Communicate effectively with Shelter Management, to keep management
apprised of all out of the ordinary situations.
• Communicate any issues concerning staff or patients with Senior Management
• Provide input and communicate concerns regarding the clinic’s disease control
protocols, surgical protocols, or other medical issues at regular Veterinarian
meetings or with Senior Management as appropriate.
• Train any designated persons in all aspects of patient care and efficient/safe
clinic practices, always maintaining a professional and friendly manner.
• Be a leader among staff, displaying a positive attitude and acting as a motivating
force for all staff members.
• Be part of an energetic, upbeat team dedicated to the advancement of our
lifesaving programs (which include adoption, foster, wellness, spay/neuter, and
• Other duties as assigned.
Other Critical Skills
• 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.