SeattleRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Seattle jobs

Veterinary Operations Manager

Company: KITSAP Humane Society
Location: Silverdale
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

Job Type



Veterinary Operations Manager- Job Posting

Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) seeks to hire a full-time Veterinary Operations Manager to lead our veterinary services team in our mission and vision to provide high quality care in a highly progressive animal welfare environment, focused on supporting pets in need and their families. We are located a ferry-ride away from Seattle, WA on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula surrounded by Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, as well as the beauty of the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. Join one of the region's leading animal welfare organizations and become a part of an incredible team!


Why consider joining Kitsap Humane Society?

- Enjoy a 4-day work week, working with a robust veterinary and shelter team who support work-life balance; prioritizing family time, vacations, and breaks to explore and enjoy life to its fullest.

- Enjoy a GENEROUS PTO PACKAGE including 2 weeks paid vacation, 2 weeks of sick leave and 11 additional paid holidays.

- Your focus will include:

---Providing leadership, supporting and empowering your team of 15 departmental staff including LVTs, veterinary assistants and CSRs, along with our dedicated team of clinic externs and volunteers

---Coordinating with departments across the shelter to ensure efficient animal flow during seasonal changes in shelter population, special events, etc. while also providing high quality medical and surgical care.

---Partnering closely with the Director of Veterinary Services to manage programs as well as to develop and meet budgetary goals. Make recommendations to the Director after assessing and identifying opportunities for improvement in workflow, practices, plans and decisions to ensure efficient, high-quality, and budget-conscious operations within the vet services department.

- Make a difference in your community by saving lives; finding homes for pets who are in need as well as keeping pets with their families whenever possible. Here at KHS we believe that income level doesn't define a person's ability to love their pets. We are dedicated to building a safety net for pets in need by providing urgently needed lifesaving care when owners could otherwise not afford it.

- Work alongside an amazing team of staff and volunteers dedicated to saving lives together, many of whom have been with us for 8-10+ years.

- Start your time with us working out of a brand-new, 6,500sqft Veterinary Lifesaving Center which opened in the fall of 2023.

What does a typical day consist of?

- Participating in daily huddles and shelter rounds to coordinate care with departments across the shelter for pets in need and to help ensure efficient flow of animals from intake to adoption.

- Daily oversight of departmental operations and team including shelter medicine, surgery and community clinic functions.

- Coordinating urgent patient care, both internally within the shelter and externally for community patients in need.

- Maintaining relationships with internal and external partners including distributors, grantors, community veterinary partners; member of KHS Leadership Team, collaborating with other managers on operations, pathway planning, intake diversion, foster care, adoptions and more.

Who are we?

- KHS is a managed admissions shelter, the sole animal control contract for our county taking in all strays and owner surrenders all while maintaining a remarkable lives-saved rate of 96%!

- KHS takes in 5,000 animals and performs over 6,000 HQHVSN surgeries per year, 2,000 of which are reduced fee surgeries to pets from income qualified families.

- We believe that every single life matters and treat each pet like an individual. We never euthanize for space or treatable conditions and take in many pets other shelters don't have the resources to treat, all while working within our means.

- Our mission is accepting, sheltering and rehabilitating companion animals in need; providing humane rescue, protection, adoption and education services; implementing progressive lifesaving and life-affirming programs; collaborating and partnering with our region and supporters to build a model humane community.

Along with a positive, productive work environment - where people have meaningful jobs, know what is expected of them, and work as a team to fulfill our mission and achieve our goals - KHS offers this position:

---Wage/Yearly Salary range equivalent of $68,000 - $80,000 DOE

---CE allotment of $1000/year to support professional development

---100% coverage of health and dental insurance premiums for the employee.

---$10K of life insurance provided by KHS with optional buy-up.

---2 weeks of paid vacation and 2 weeks of sick leave.

---11 Paid holidays that include a floating holiday.

---Bereavement paid time for family and pet along with 2 compassion fatigue days per year

---Employee Assistance Program

Have questions about the position, our team, or our programs? Feel free to reach out to me directly.

I look forward to hearing from you!

360-692-6977 x1132

Dr. Jen Stonequist

Director of Veterinary Services / Interim Executive Director


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer

At Kitsap Humane Society employees come from all walks of life. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Kitsap Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contribute to the success of our mission. Having a diverse workforce is this organizations greatest resource of strength and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures on how we can provide the best customer service. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone.

You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact in our diverse and inclusive organization. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360)-692-6977 x1114.

We look forward to reviewing your cover letter and resume!

Keywords: KITSAP Humane Society, Seattle , Veterinary Operations Manager, Executive , Silverdale, Washington

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Washington jobs by following @recnetWA on Twitter!

Seattle RSS job feeds