Full Time Medical Manager

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Responsible for caring for animals under the supervision of the Medical Director/Veterinarian. Performs daily care of all patients in isolation rooms, surgical patients, and throughout the shelter. Maintains the medical department and institues procedures and policies to reduce the spread of disease. Trains shelter staff to utilize approved patient care protocols. Manages care of all surgical patients, ensuring all clinic staff members are adhering to proper pre-, peri- and post-operative care of patients. During training sessions, responsible for training participants in all aspects of patient care and efficient/safe clinic practices, maintaining a professional and friendly manner at all times.


  • Maintain knowledge and ability to intake and release patients, including delivering post-operative instructions in a competent and friendly manner
  • Know basic veterinary medical concepts
  • Communicate in effective and professional manner with public, trainees, volunteers, and all FOS staff members
  • Represent FOS in a professional and courteous manner at all times
  • Follow all written and verbally communicated departmental standard operating procedures
  • Prepare patients for surgery, observing all clinic procedures, to enforce sterility and safety of patients
  • Assist doctors and veterinary technicians with pre-, peri- and post-operative care of patients
  • General duties in the operating room during surgery including assisting with movement of patients, recovery of patients, and general flow
  • Maintain controlled drug log by the terms of FL guidelines.
  • Monitor anesthesia, with a clear idea of abnormal conditions
  • Ensure proper care of animals in our foster program and provide follow up with foster families
  • Ensure prompt and accurate paperwork procedures are followed each day
  • Respond appropriately during an emergency, take directions from Medical Director, Director of Operations,or Executive Director and maintain competency in CPR procedures
  • Able to perform math calculations to give animals needed medications using their weight
  • Research and develop protocols for new programs
  • Train new veterinary assistants/techs, new staff members, interns and trainees to utilize our patient care protocols


  • Must have a high school diploma
  • CVT, RVT, LVT (preferred)
  • Must be able to learn basic veterinary medical concepts, including but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks
  • Must also be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to owners and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian
  • Will be asked to take medical histories for surgical rechecks, and exams.
  • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner
  • Must be proficient in venipuncture, IV catheter placement, and cystocentesis
  • Experience in a high volume surgical setting is preferred

 Animal Handling

  • Must be be familiar with characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior)
  • Must be able to use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals – the use of safety equipment is mandatory
  • Must possess excellent reflexes
  • Must be able to identify own limitations and be willing to ask for help
  • Must become proficient at animal restraint for various procedures