Animal League of Gaston County
Internship with the potential to become a full time job
Hours: Monday – Friday 9AM to 5:30 PM (hours may extend occasionally if there is an urgent situation that must be handled at or near closing time)
Animal League is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Employment with our organization enables a veterinarian to get loan forgiveness through a number of student loan providers.
Description of position:
Our goal is to hire a veterinarian that will ultimately become the medical director of our veterinary hospital. At the present time, we have a small vet clinic; however, we are already working on plans for a full-service hospital on the second floor of our building. Once upstairs, we will have the capabilities of a traditional veterinary hospital. These services will include X-rays, ultrasound, dental, routine/emergency care. We are weighing the possibility of offering space to specialists who could come in one day weekly or monthly when our vet is doing surgery. We presently have one extremely talented vet assistant working in the clinic. Once we hire a full-time veterinarian will hire a second tech or assistant. Our veterinarian will participate and lead in this hiring to ensure the new hire is a good fit with the vet. Since the veterinary clinic is in its infancy, the veterinarian hired for this position will be able to help advance and guide the development of a robust practice. Staff will be hired as the hospital expands.
This position will include traditional veterinary care and spay/neuter surgery. We expect that this veterinarian will cover or help to cover the days that our spay/neuter vet is off. Usually, our spay/neuter vet is off one day weekly; however, that varies. If time permits, we would like to add some spay/neuter surgeries to the hospital calendar daily. Adding 4-6 female surgeries would enable us to keep the wait for appointments to a minimum. In addition to spay/neuter surgeries, our hospital vet will handle all surgeries coming through the hospital. Even though we are only open 2 days weekly, numerous surgeries are done through our hospital practice. The surgeries done thus far vary widely in complexity. Although many of our clients are income challenged, we strive to help every pet. We are fortunate to have a grant to help with these costs. Additionally, we just received a grant to provide care to income-challenged veterans’ pets.
Our new vet would have the opportunity to work along side experienced, skilled vets who are always there to help and mentor. All of our vets and our medical director have vast experience in surgery, and traditional/emergency vet care.
We believe this position offers a unique opportunity to become the medical director of a busy veterinary hospital and spay/neuter clinic. Our spay/neuter clinic is on track to perform approximately 9,000 surgeries this year. This summer we celebrated our 60,000th surgery. Because of our accomplishments, we have been blessed to receive grants and monetary support.
from donors and foundations that help us continue to grow and to help pet owners who otherwise could not properly care for their pets.
Thank you for considering our clinic for future employment.
Animal League of Gaston County
By: Terry Albright Kenny
425 W. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052