Happy Endings No Kill Cat Shelter, Milwaukee, WI

Volunteer Medical Coordinator

Happy Endings is a non-profit 501(c)(3), no kill organization run solely by volunteers who have been saving lives since 1994. It is the mission of Happy Endings to find permanent homes for unwanted, stray, abused or feral animals that are brought to us or rescued from the street.

Brief Description

Under general supervision of the board, this position is responsible for coordinating all medical care provided internally and administered through other veterinarian care facilities externally. The Medical Coordinator oversees the volunteer medical and socialization teams for the shelter. Keeping accurate medical records to ensure proper medical treatment and socialization is key for success.

Essential Functions

  • Schedule routine and emergency care
  • Administer intake of cats entering the shelter
  • Train medical and socialization teams on standard medical procedures and shelter protocols
  • Order medical supplies and medications
  • Monitor utilization of the medical budget and provide quarterly updates to the board

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant feline veterinary technician experience preferred
  • Ability to coach volunteers to identify the need for routine and emergency care
  • Balance financial demands for medical care relevant to annual shelter budget
  • Intermediate computer skills including MS Office

Capabilities and Success Factors

  • Ability to demonstrate empathy and compassion in all interactions with animals
  • Effective communication skills
  • Above average problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Team orientation with the ability to influence others
  • Focus on safety in the shelter in order to protect yourself and others from accidents and injuries

Email: mediarelations@HappyEndings.us