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Positions below require a valid NC Drivers License and we will be required to run a background check on viable applicants. Please do not call or stop by, but email your resumé to the address listed. We look forward to you joining our team!

McDowell Chapter Second Chances Thrift Store Associate

Please email jamie.stillwachs@bwar.org to apply.

Department: Thrift  

Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Non-Exempt, Part time position

Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs. Includes weekend, evenings, and holiday work. Schedule is usually Tuesday through Saturday.

Immediate Supervisor: McDowell County Chapter Manager

Availability:  BWAR McDowell is open 5 days a week, Tuesday- Saturday excluding major holidays.  

General Position Summary: The Thrift Store Associate is responsible for contributing to all activities related to operations and promotion of the thrift store, and for execution of animal care activities on-site.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  1. Store Operations:
  • Greet customers and assist them with merchandise as needed.
  • Answer phones, take messages, take intake requests/ lost and found animal reports, monitor voicemail and relay messages frequently throughout the day.
  • Ensure excellent customer service standards are established and maintained.
  • Participate in the sorting, hanging, stocking, pricing, and marketing of merchandise.
  • Maintain cleanliness, organization and order of “donation” storage areas. Sort through donations quickly and efficiently and move items to the sales floor.
  • Dispose of unusable items, boxes, and trash daily in the appropriate receptacles.
  • Keep sales floor well stocked, items priced and marked down appropriately, displays neat and attractive, and a diverse mix of items for sale at all times.
  • Ensure housekeeping, merchandising, and organizational standards are established and maintained. Special care should be made to ensure all areas meet fire codes.
  • Offer all who donate merchandise a tax receipt; have donor complete this form.
  • Maintain grounds surrounding building: clean and clear of garbage and debris.
  • Monitor dumpster to ensure no overflow and maintain a clean area around the building.
  • Assure coverage of thrift store and animal care at all times.
  • Help ensure thrift store is staffed properly and tasks are completed daily to maximize productivity of employees and volunteers.
  • Design tasks for volunteers appropriate to the needs of Second Chances; help develop a “team’ of volunteers to perform those tasks and supervise their activities as necessary.
  • Monitor building (lights, heat, doors, and entryway usage).
  • Bring any issues deemed appropriate and necessary to the Retail Sales Director and/or Chapter Manager.

 

  1. Animal Care
  • Work alongside staff and volunteers caring for animals in the Thrift Store. Assure that all BWAR animal care practices and standards are followed.
  • Assist with daily cleaning of crates, food dishes, laundry, pet carriers, toys, and any other items used by or for the animals in BWAR McDowell’s care.
  • Personally provide animal care as needed at all times.
  • Assist in handling on-site animal record-keeping and in cooperation with Chapter Manager, maintain accurate, complete and organized records for the animals in care.
  • Observe and report any animal health problems to Chapter Manager as appropriate.
  • Assist as needed with medical and other intake of animals to chapter
  1. Cash Management
  • Operate within the budgetary guidelines provided by management.
  • Provide weekly sales/revenue and expense results upon request.
  • Oversee daily cash in/out.
  • Be responsible for the integrity of any cash register reconciliation.
  • At the end of each day, secure and count cash donations as well as those in the donation jar. Ring these up on the register under “donations”. Add to the daily deposit.
  • Make or assure that all store receipts are deposited in the bank daily.
  • Keep a daily record of all receipts: debit, credit, cash, all donations, in a daily journal.
  1. Promotions and Events
  • Develop ideas to attract additional quality donations.
  • Prominently display and advertise current store sales and events. Consistently work on promotions and tactics to draw customers in to the store.
  • Organize seasonal sales and special store events.
  • Maintain an active mailing list sign up sheet at the front counter.
  • Work closely with Chapter Manager for Thrift Store promotional ideas and needs related thereto.
  1. Assist with Business Development
  • Develop working relationships with area businesses.
  • Inform area businesses of the benefits of donating discontinued and out-of-season merchandise to Second Chances.
  • Promote and procure quality donations from businesses, estates, and individuals.
  • Devise, implement, and manage a donation pick-up option for businesses, estates, and individuals that are unable to deliver their donations to the thrift store location.
  • Develop relationships with other nonprofit agencies in the area assisting the underserved to donate overstock and stock we cannot sell. Responsible for seeing that ‘redonating items’ are moved out of the Thrift Store in a timely manner to other nonprofit agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills.
  • Genuine affection for animals, concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace.
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.  
  • Ability to de-escalate difficult situations and have uncomfortable conversations.
  • Maturity, excellent judgment, and a professional, personal appearance.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English is required.  
  • Understand, agree with, and live the BWAR mission, values, and vision.
  • Familiarity with companion animals, knowledge of their behavior or experience working with or volunteering with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement, or other animal welfare agency is a plus.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.
  • Self motivated; able to make sound decisions independently and to communicate or confer with supervisors as appropriate.
  • Able to communicate effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing with a variety of constituents and personalities.
  • Visual and conceptual creativity for store and adoption center layout and merchandising and for marketing and promoting the store.
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals and basic math skills.
  • Retail managerial experience is a plus.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit is a plus.
  • General knowledge of BWAR and its mission; an ability to share this mission, visions, and values with customers, patrons, volunteers, and community service persons.
  • Basic computer skills; the ability to create flyers and forms using MS Word and Excel, and PDFs.

Physical Requirements:

  • Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.
  • Must be able to navigate stairs ongoing throughout the day, and carry up to 30lbs without assistance up and down a flight of stairs.
  • Must be able to work actively and on their feet for the majority of the work day.
  • The position holder must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance, and up to 80 pounds with assistance.
  • Ability to drive a large cargo van and tow a trailer if necessary

Working conditions:

-Conditions may include working alone and evenings/weekends.

 

Position: Dog Caretaker

Department: Dogs

Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Non-Exempt, full or part time position
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs.  Includes weekend and holiday work.
Immediate Supervisor:  Animal Care Manager

Please email Audrey@bwar.org to apply or for more information.

Availability:  BWAR is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year as animals need daily care.  All animal caregivers must be available to be scheduled for work, any day, between the hours of 8 am and 7pm without other conflicts (other jobs, school, etc).

General Position Summary:

The dog caretaker will be responsible for providing compassionate and attentive care to the dogs at all times, maintaining a clean and healthy environment for the dogs and the public, and assisting with dog adoptions as needed. The dog caretaker will assist with overseeing public and employee safety when handling dogs. Excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude required.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist with overseeing the general safety of the kennel area, including ensuring that public and volunteers are handling dogs responsibly and safely.
  • Partner with the behavior team to identify dogs to attend adoption events and ensure that all dogs have appropriate gear on them to safely attend events.
  • Rotates animals as appropriate throughout adoption areas to ensure maximum exposure to the public and minimal time in crates at the request of supervisor.
  • Ensure daily, thorough cleaning of all dog areas.
  • Feed the animals, including providing special diets as needed.
  • Assist the behavior team with assessing the temperament of the dogs to facilitate finding the best possible placement for each individual dog.
  • Doing laundry, washing dishes, sweeping/mopping, cleaning surfaces in the kennel.
  • Help to ensure a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment for the animals and the public at all times.
  • Have a basic understanding of common dog illnesses and disease, vaccines and protocols, or a willingness to learn.
  • Assist in holding/handling dogs for medical intakes.
  • Monitor the health of the dogs on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifying any health concerns or conditions (medical or behavioral) and immediately reporting it to the medical manager or supervisor on duty.
  • Willingness to ask questions and take direction as needed.
  • Administer oral, topical, and subcutaneous medications as needed.
  • Weigh dogs as instructed to do so by medical manager.
  • Keep dog food and additional supplies properly stored and stocked.
  • Treat all dogs humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Always maintain a friendly demeanor and providing excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other BWAR staff.
  • Promote a humane and caring attitude toward all animals
  • Fill in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and, if hired, be able to bring clean driving printout from DMV.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills.
  • Genuine affection for dogs (and other animals), concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace.
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.  
  • Maturity, excellent judgment, and a professional, personal appearance.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English.  
  • Ability to identify medical and behavioral problems immediately and communicate them effectively to the medical manager or immediate supervisor.
  • Treat people and animals with respect, contribute to effective teamwork,.
  • Foster and nurture relationships and public relations beneficial to the organization and our programs.
  • Understand, agree with, and live the BWAR mission, values, and vision.
  • Familiarity with dogs, knowledge of dog behavior or experience working with or volunteering with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement, or other animal welfare agency is a plus.
  • Comfort and ability to work with dogs of unknown disposition and those who exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to walk and or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required. Ability to bend and squat.
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands and to hear and see clearly.
  • Physical ability to push up to 150lbs and to carry up to 50lbs regularly and independently throughout a regular workday required.
  • Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.

Working conditions:

Conditions may include working alone, working inside or outside during varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some evenings/weekends meetings and classes.

Educational Requirements:

High school graduation required.


Position: Medical Manager

– Please send application to Audrey@bwar.org.

Department:  Adoption Center
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt, full-time position.
Hours:  Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs. Includes weekend and holiday work.
Availability: BWAR is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year as animals need daily care.  Animal caregivers must be available to be scheduled for work, any day, between the hours of 8 am and 7pm without other conflicts (other jobs, school, etc

General Position Summary:
The Medical Manager is responsible for the overall health and wellness of the animals housed in the Adoption Center and in BWAR foster homes. The Medical Manager partners with the overseeing veterinarian to diagnose and treat animals under the care of BWAR. The Medical Manager oversees the Medical Department and is responsible for ensuring the medical department runs smoothly and effectively.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Treats all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Always maintains a friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other BWAR staff.
  • Promotes a humane and caring attitude toward all animals
  • Schedules employees in the Medical Department to ensure adequate staff coverage.
  • Helps to ensure a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment for the animals and the public at all times.
  • Works with Adoption Center Manager to supervise, coach, evaluate and discipline Medical Department staff.
  • Orients and trains Medical Department staff for efficiency, compassionate/humane care and overall high work quality.
  • Monitors the Medical Department email address and voicemail and ensures voicemails and emails are responded to promptly.
  • Oversees the ordering of medical supplies and places orders as necessary to ensure that the department is adequately stocked to support the needs of animals in BWAR’s care.
  • Ensures the medical department is kept clean, sanitary and organized
  • Schedules appointments with veterinarians and spay/neuter clinics as necessary
  • Communicate regularly with overseeing veterinarians to ensure treatment plans are being monitored and executed properly.
  • Develops and implements treatment plans for any animal needing health care.
  • Suggests, follows through and monitors recommendations on all aspects of the shelter operations that involve health care.
  • Admits and releases animals in a prompt, courteous and tactful manner
  • Monitors the health of all animals housed in the Adoption Center on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifies any health concerns or conditions.
  • Keeps Adoption Center Manager and Animal Care Manager informed of ongoing treatment plans and medical concerns within the department.
  • Administer oral, topical, and subcutaneous medications as needed.
  • Makes decisions regarding euthanasia of an animal when they are irremediably suffering
  • Attends quality of life meetings weekly
  • Fills in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events or training at Chapter locations.

Qualifications:

  • 2 years of prior experience working in the animal medical field, preferably in a shelter environment
  • Experience caring for and handling animals in a safe and effective manner, especially large or untrained animals
  • Knowledge of various dog and cat breeds
  • Familiarity with diseases common to dogs and cats
  • Knowledge of preventative, therapeutic and diagnostic veterinary treatment of domestic animals.
  • Knowledge of contemporary shelter and clinic maintenance techniques and accepted sanitary practices
  • Knowledge of animal behavior
  • Rabies innoculations are required or must be waived.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and, if hired, be able to bring clean driving printout from DMV. Bilingual skills a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills essential.
  • Genuine affection for animals, concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace.
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.  
  • Maturity, excellent judgment, and a professional, personal appearance.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English is required.  
  • Ability to identify medical and behavioral problems immediately and communicate them effectively to the medical manager or immediate supervisor.
  • Foster and nurture relationships and public relations beneficial to the organization and our programs.
  • Understand, agree with, and live the BWAR mission, values, and vision.
  • Familiarity with companion animals, knowledge of their behavior or experience working with or volunteering with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement, or other animal welfare agency is a plus.
  • Comfortable making decisions in regard to euthanasia
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to walk and or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required. Ability to bend and squat.
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands and to hear and see clearly.
  • Physical ability to push up to 150lbs and to carry up to 50lbs regularly and independently throughout a regular workday required.
  • Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.

Working conditions:

Conditions may include working alone, working inside or outside during varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some evenings/weekends meetings and classes.

Educational Requirements:

High school graduation required.


Position: Rescue and Adoption Coordinator

– Please send application to Audrey@bwar.org.

Department: Front Desk
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt, full-time or part-time position.
Hours: Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs. Includes weekend and holiday work.
Availability: BWAR is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year as animals need daily care. Animal caregivers must be available to be scheduled for work, any day, between the hours of 8AM and 7PM without other conflicts (other jobs, school, etc).

General Position Summary:
The Rescue and Adoption Coordinator is responsible for helping to ensure that all visitors to BWAR have a positive experience. The Rescue and Adoption Coordinator provides accurate and appropriate information to the public, and ensures that information and requests that come into the Front Desk are disseminated appropriately within the organization. The Rescue and Adoption Coordinator ensures that all necessary paperwork and data is processed in a timely and accurate manner and filed accordingly.

Essential Function / Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensures phone calls are answered promptly and all email and voicemail messages are returned/processed in a timely fashion.
  • Assists the public with requests for services for BWAR’s community programs.
  • Assists with tracking metrics for BWAR’s public assistance programs.
  • Ensures proper adoption screening of all applicants.
  • Ensures appropriate and timely communication with all adoption applications.
  • Processes adoptions as necessary.
  • Assesses various situations and makes decisions regarding suitability of animals for intake for animals into the facility.
  • Assists with lost and found animals.
  • Assists with daily animal counts.
  • Assists with managing community service volunteers and tracking their hours accordingly.
  • Refers the public to outside resources and partner organizations as necessary.
  • Provides tour to the public upon request.
  • Partners with Volunteer and Events Coordinator to prep for offsite events as needed.
  • Works with donors to accept monetary and “in-kind” donations at the front desk and provides them with appropriate tax forms/documentation.
  • Puts received donations in the appropriate place in a timely manner.
  • Helps to ensure files are appropriately maintained and organized.
  • Keeps front desk and the front of the adoption center outside clean, free of clutter/tripping hazards.
  • Helps to ensure daily, thorough cleaning of the entire adoption center, including ensuring that all miscellaneous items and donations are disbursed properly throughout the BWAR campus.
  • Treats all animals and humans humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance. Is non-judgemental with people when dealing with owner surrenders.
  • Always maintains a friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, donors or other BWAR staff.
  • Promotes a humane and caring attitude toward all animals and people.
  • Fills in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and, if hired, be able to bring clean driving printout from DMV. Bilingual skills a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills essential.
  • Genuine affection for animals, concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace.
  • Ability to remain calm and de-escalate difficult situations as necessary.
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills are essential.
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Maturity, excellent judgment, and a professional, personal appearance.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English is required.
  • Ability to identify medical and behavioral problems immediately and communicate them effectively to the medical manager or immediate supervisor.
  • Foster and nurture relationships and public relations beneficial to the organization and our programs.
  • Understand, agree with, and live the BWAR mission, values, and vision.
  • Familiarity with companion animals, knowledge of their behavior or experience working with or volunteering with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement, or other animal welfare agency is a plus.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.
  • Ability to work in stressful and emotional situations and handle them professionally and compassionately.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to walk and or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required. Ability to bend and squat.
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands and to hear and see clearly.
  • Physical ability to push up to 150lbs and to carry up to 50lbs regularly and independently throughout a regular workday required.
  • Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.

Working Conditions:
Conditions may include working alone, working inside or outside during varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some evenings/weekends meetings and classes.

Educational Requirements: High school graduation required.

Job Type: Part-time


Position: Pet Groomer

Please email Brooke@bwar.org for more information or to apply. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is  an Equal Opportunity Employer. We look forward to hearing from you for this Dog & Cat Grooming position!

The following items are required for the Dog Groomer:

  • Experience performing standard grooming services such as brushing and de-matting, specialized breed cuts, as well as creative dog grooming and styling methods. (Cat grooming is a plus)
  • Ability to adapt cuts to meet individual clients wants and needs for their dogs’ health.
  • Enthusiasm for the evolving craft and trade of the dog grooming industry, including keeping informed on up to date styling methods and techniques.
  • Professional and courteous interaction with customers.
  • Confidently interact with large and small dog breeds. (Cat experience a plus)
  • Experience and enthusiasm for building and maintaining long-term client relationships
  • Commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for our clients.
  • A flexible schedule.

We offer:

  • Ability to set your own grooming fees
  • Full-time Employment
  • Medical and Dental and Eye Insurance options
  • Paid Vacation
  • Many opportunities for growth and building your skills
  • A strong commitment to diversity
  • The ability to help homeless animals

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Dog Grooming: 3 years

Position: Contracted Surgical Veterinarian

– Please email Audrey@bwar.org for more information or to apply.

Department: Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary Clinic

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt, part time position
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs.
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Animal Care

Availability: Two full days each week, preferably Wednesdays and Saturdays.

General Position Summary: To perform surgeries and conduct wellness appointments for BWAR animals in donated veterinary hospital space.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Diagnose and treat medical conditions in Brother Wolf animals.
  • Diagnose and treat medical conditions in animals enrolled in the “Help Me Heal” program.
  • Perform surgical procedures when deemed appropriate
  • Assist with internal and public relations consultation and education services as they pertain to veterinary medical issues
  • As necessary, testify in court cruelty cases; write reports for such cases providing professional opinion and diagnosis.
  • Provide telephone consultation with staff during normal business hours
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Always maintains a friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other BWAR staff.
  • Promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals
  • Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of North Carolina
  • 2-5 years of experience in a veterinary practice, preferably working with a shelter.
  • Enthusiasm for shelter medicine and the ability to see the value of shelter animals.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a DEA license
  • Acquire and possess a thorough understanding of and dedication to the no kill philosophies of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills essential.
  • Genuine affection for shelter animals and concern for their welfare
  • A willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace.
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Maturity, excellent judgment, and a professional, personal appearance.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English is required. Bilingual a plus.
  • The ability to treat people and animals with respect and contribute to effective teamwork.
  • Foster and nurture relationships and public relations beneficial to the organization and our programs.
  • Understand, agree with, and live the BWAR mission, values, and vision.
  • Familiarity with companion animals, knowledge of companion animal behavior or experience working with or volunteering with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement, or other animal welfare agency is a plus.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to walk and or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required. Ability to bend and squat.
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands and to hear and see clearly.
  • Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.

Working conditions:

Conditions may include working alone, frequent interruptions, and some evenings/weekends meetings and classes.

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of North Carolina

Sanctuary Veterinarian

– Please email Audrey@bwar.org for more information or to apply.

Department: Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary Clinic

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt, full time position
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs. Includes weekend and holiday work.
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Animal Care

Availability: BWAR is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year as animals need daily care. Animal caregivers must be available to be scheduled for work, any day, between the hours of 8 am and 7pm without other conflicts (other jobs, school, etc).

General Position Summary: To perform or recommend all veterinary services for Brother Wolf animals, and to ensure the health of all animals on the Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary Campus. To maximize the use of financial resources to ensure animal resident health at a minimum cost. To provide medical care as well as humane care and treatment to all animals in Brother Wolf’s care in accordance with the policies and procedures established by Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and the state of North Carolina.

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities:

  • Diagnose and treat medical conditions in all Brother Wolf animals.
  • Diagnose and treat medical conditions in animals enrolled in the “Help Me Heal” program.
  • Follow the progress of all patients placed on treatment, keeping records of all treatments and final outcomes in coordination with the Sanctuary Clinic Practice Manager and Director of Animal Care.
  • Create and evaluate policy and procedures, treatment plans, disease control measures, and progress of animals housed at the Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary, including but not limited to:

– vaccination protocols
– nutrition and feeding protocols
– parasite control measures
– housing and sanitation
– treatment protocols for routine infectious diseases
– preventative medicine procedures
– emergency evaluation, treatment and procedures

  • Perform surgical procedures when deemed appropriate
  • Assist with internal and public relations consultation and education services as they pertain to veterinary medical issues
  • As necessary, testify in court cruelty cases; write reports for such cases providing professional opinion and diagnosis.
  • Provide telephone consultation with staff during normal business hours
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Always maintains a friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other BWAR staff.
  • Promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals
  • Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of North Carolina
  • 2-5 years of experience in a veterinary practice, preferably working with a shelter.
  • Enthusiasm for shelter medicine and the ability to see the value of shelter animals.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a DEA license
  • Acquire and possess a thorough understanding of and dedication to the no kill philosophies of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills essential.
  • Genuine affection for shelter animals and concern for their welfare
  • A willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace.
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction. 
  • Maturity, excellent judgment, and a professional, personal appearance.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English is required. Bilingual a plus.
  • The ability to treat people and animals with respect and contribute to effective teamwork.
  • Foster and nurture relationships and public relations beneficial to the organization and our programs.
  • Understand, agree with, and live the BWAR mission, values, and vision.
  • Familiarity with companion animals, knowledge of companion animal behavior or experience working with or volunteering with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement, or other animal welfare agency is a plus.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to walk and or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required. Ability to bend and squat.
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands and to hear and see clearly.
  • Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.

Working conditions:

Conditions may include working alone, working inside or outside during varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some evenings/weekends meetings and classes.

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of North Carolina, including DEA license.