At Pasado’s Safe Haven (PSH), we envision a world where every animal is recognized as an individual with the right to live free from abuse, abandonment, neglect, and exploitation. The Sanctuary program at PSH is home to 200+ animals (farmed animals, cats & dogs), most of whom were victims of cruelty or neglect. At our onsite veterinary clinic (The Healing Barn), located between Monroe and Sultan, WA, our animals receive exceptional veterinary care by a full-time, on-staff veterinarian, as well as specialized contract veterinarians, allowing us to provide medical care for sanctuary residents, efficiently intake animals from larger rescues, and provide needed urgent vet care.
PSH is looking for a Veterinary Technician to fill the role of Sanctuary Clinic Manager (SCM) in support of medical operations at the Sanctuary and to act as a liaison between the animal care and medical teams. The SCM is responsible for coordinating daily operations of the sanctuary clinic and partnering with veterinarians and sanctuary staff to facilitate appropriate medical care for the dogs, cats, birds and other farmed animals living at the sanctuary. The SCM works closely with the Veterinary Medical Director (VMD) to ensure that the clinic is operating efficiently and that all resident animals receive the best possible care.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Manage daily clinic schedules for general care, intakes, and surgeries for dogs & cats, and coordinate scheduling of outside specialist and emergency veterinary care as needed.
Provide medical care to a variety of farmed animals (goats, sheep, birds, llamas, alpacas, etc.) in a farm environment, with assistance from animal caregivers and under vet supervision.
Work with the intake team to coordinate intakes for new animal residents, providing information on medical staff availability and isolation space.
Act as a point of contact for medical emergencies and coordinate with veterinary staff in a timely manner to ensure that emergency situations are handled appropriately.
Share emergency transport responsibilities with the animal care team (company vehicles available).
Coordinate and communicate veterinary treatment plans to the animal care team and provide regular and timely updates to veterinary staff on each animal’s progress.
Support PSH’s teams by attending meetings relevant to the Sanctuary Program or those where medical care input may be needed.
Maintain accurate and comprehensive medical records in a timely and efficient manner and provide medical information as needed to support adoptions, media, and fundraising efforts.
Manage the purchasing of medical/clinic supplies in a timely and cost-effective manner and perform regular physical inventory counts.
Maintain up to date SOPs for clinic operations and proactively provide recommendations on new protocols and processes as needed.
Maintain good working relationships with sanctuary staff, contract vets and vendors, and provide recommendations on new vendors as needed.
Participate in continuing education opportunities and strive to expand breadth of knowledge and skills in the medical treatment of resident animals.
Clinic/Healing Barn Responsibilities:
Follow all established standard care protocols, emphasizing low stress, fear-free handling.
Ensure medications are properly stored/labeled and adequate supply is maintained. Work with the VMD on the purchase, storage, and use of all controlled substances.
Ensure the clinic, isolation, and surgical rooms are maintained in a sanitary and appropriate manner.
Ensure all medical equipment is clean, serviced regularly, and maintained in an excellent condition.
Prepare and set up clinic and surgical rooms for daily scheduled exams and surgeries and ensure that all surgical instruments and supplies are efficiently and properly cleaned and sterilized in a timely manner.
Assist veterinarian with surgical procedures and monitor anesthesia.
Assist contract veterinarians with regular onsite farmed animal examinations and follow-up care, and provide timely updates to the VMD on prescribed treatment plans.
Contribute to the continuous improvement of clinic and sanctuary medical operations.
Maintain clinic inventory and ensure an emergency supply kit is always stocked and available.
Provide humane euthanasia as directed by the VMD.
Medical & Vision insurance - 100% of premiums paid by employer
Dental insurance - 50% of premiums paid by employer
Generous PTO accrual (14 days year 1 -up to- 22 days in year 5)
401(k) + 2% company match - fully vested on day 1!
9 paid holidays per year
Basic life insurance provided if enrolled in group health plan
Supplemental Insurance Benefits available
Paid job related association dues and professional continuing education training
Bring your dog to work (with approval)
"At cost" veterinary care and pet supplies (when available)
Full time, hourly, 40 hours per week
On-site at our Sanctuary in Monroe, WA
Must be fully vaccinated (COVID) within 30 days of start date
Pasado's Safe Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At Pasado’s Safe Haven, we believe compassionate action is fundamental to dismantling systems of oppression for all living beings. ?We courageously live this belief every day through our work to end animal cruelty and our commitment to respect and kindness. We can only be successful by embracing the diversity and power of each individual's lived experience as we all work together toward an expanded circle of compassion.
Licensed Veterinary Technician required.
Prior experience managing a veterinary clinic strongly preferred.
Prior experience working in a sanctuary or farm setting preferred.
Must have Certified Euthanasia Technician certificate (or be able to obtain immediately upon hire).
The ideal candidate will:
Be passionate about animal welfare and rescue
Be a solution-oriented problem solver
Be able to maintain a positive, professional attitude in challenging situations
Have excellent organization skills and be a detail-oriented self-starter
Work successfully with a variety of different skill sets and personalities
Be a proactive communicator who is comfortable setting and maintaining high standards
Be respectful, compassionate, and patient with animals, volunteers, and co-workers
Be able to successfully prioritize and manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously
Be comfortable working in a farm sanctuary setting
Pasado’s Safe Haven was founded in 1997 in honor of “Pasado“, a beloved donkey who was tortured to death by three teenage boys. Located on 85 acres in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, we are a non-profit on a mission to end animal cruelty.
In addition to investigating animal cruelty crimes and providing sanctuary and rehabilitation to animals who have suffered from abuse and neglect, we also advocate for better laws to protect animals and work to educate the public about how they can help end animal suffering. Through our uniquely comprehensive programs, we are able to help thousands of animals every year and spread a message of compassion to countless people.