• Community Spay and Neuter Outreach Coordinator

    Location KN-St. Kitts
    Job ID
    2018-98915
    Institution
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Department
    Clinical
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Primary responsibilities involve client communication, transport and care of animals and organizational tasks relating to the operation of the community outreach program which includes a spay and neuter clinic. This position reports directly to the Faculty member in charge of the spay and neuter clinic and indirectly to the Small Animal Division Head. The successful candidate must be comfortable handling animals of varying sizes and behaviors. They will work closely with clients, faculty, colleagues and students who are involved with the Spay and Neuter and Shelter Medicine clinic.

    Responsibilities

    • Pro-actively liaise with pet owners in the St. Kitts and Nevis communities to encourage participation in the program, thereby working to maintain an adequate number of incoming clients.
    • Drive a Ross University vehicle to pick up dogs and cats as scheduled for the spay and neuter and shelter medicine clinics and provide transportation back to the owner (in both St. Kitts and Nevis).
    • Duties include responsible care of animals (cats and dogs), including low stress handling techniques, restraint and husbandry.
    • Prepare schedules of activities for the spay/neuter and shelter medicine clinics which involves reaching out to the community (St. Kitts and Nevis).
    • Maintain client and patient information in Avimark as required.
    • Assist technicians and faculty in operation of the spay and neuter and shelter medicine clinics.
    • Provide support to the other Program Coordinators and assist as a backup in case of absence.
    • Acquire and maintain clinic forms needed for all procedures
    • Assist students/clients with schedule adjustments
    • Coordinate and collaborate with the reception staff and technicians to facilitate efficient drop offs and check-ins for the spay and neuter and shelter medicine clinics.
    • Maintain excellent communication and act as a liaison between the clinicians, reception staff, students and pet owners, reassuring the owners as needed and delivering the necessary information and medications as prescribed.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Excellent command of the English Language (written and oral)

    • Strong interest in animals (especially dogs and cats)
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
    • Strong communication and organizational skills
    • Knowledge of the geography of St. Kitts and Nevis
    • Active Driver’s License and clean driving record
    • The incumbent should also aspire to the following:                
    • Quality - demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; monitors own work to ensure quality
    • Quantity – meets productive standards, completes work in timely manner
    • Adaptability/Multi-tasking – manages competing demands
    • Attendance/Punctuality – is consistently at work and on time
    • Professionalism – treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or positionWe are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V.

     

    We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

     

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 

     

    Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.

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