(39.0883,-77.5748)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Loudoun County VaLeesburg, VA 20175

About

Purpose: Have a direct impact on saving the lives of dogs and cats by overseeing their health and well-being. Work with the Rescue and Foster Coordinators to schedule Intake Exams for just rescued animals; schedule appointments and track vaccinations, surgeries and medical issues for all HSLC animals.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Rescue Coordinator to schedule an Intake Exam immediately upon arrival for new dogs and cats, or as soon as possible after arrival. Intake Exam includes checkup, FIV/FeLV (cats) and HW/Lyme (dogs) testing, vaccinations, treatment for fleas/ ticks/worms and any injuries or illness if needed
  • Track and monitor vaccinations for all kittens and puppies (3 rounds of FRCPV/ DHPP and Rabies), starting at 8 weeks until completion at approximately 4 months of age
  • Track and monitor vaccinations and follow-up booster shots, if needed, for all cats and dogs
  • Coordinate with Veterinarians on test results and authorize follow up treatment and appointments when necessary
  • Keep Fosters informed of test results and any required follow up treatments or appointments that are needed
  • Track Spay/ Neuter surgeries for all kittens and puppies, and make sure all are completed at appropriate age; authorize Fosters/Adopters to schedule the appointments
  • Track and monitor Spay/Neuter status for all incoming dogs and cats and authorize surgery for animals not already fixed
  • Make sure all animals are microchipped before adoption, either at Intake Exam or during spay/neuter surgery
  • Be prepared to handle emergencies and to authorize visits to vets with short notice or to emergency vets on nights and weekends
  • Check in regularly with Fosters on the health of their foster animals
  • Keep Foster Coordinator informed and updated on medical status of all animals
  • Work with Foster Coordinator to monitor budget and help keep costs down and within the approved budget

Requirements:

  • Good people and networking skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer and phone access
  • Familiarity with MS Office and Google Drive
  • Ability to multitask and track/monitor multiple animals
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be able to handle pressure of dealing with sick and stressed animals and their Foster families

Skills

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours a week
  • Attend Volunteer Orientation. Additional training will be provided.

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