Are you a compassionate veterinarian with a passion for helping at-risk animals? Do you excel in a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment? Is working with a dynamic and dedicated team in a mission-driven organization the description of your dream job? If so, you should consider the role of Veterinarian, Adoption Center at the ASPCA.
As one of three staff veterinarians, you’ll be a critical player on this high-performing staff and volunteer team that works collaboratively and effectively with internal and external stakeholders to further the ASPCA’s ultimate desired outcome that all animals live good lives. Staff veterinarians attend to the health of individual animals and the entire shelter population equally, with an eye toward minimizing length of stay (LOS) for animals and utilizing best practices and innovative programs to ensure all animals in the care of the Adoption Center receive timely services and support in order to move quickly and successfully into safe and loving homes.
The Adoption Center currently provides shelter and adoption for five groups of animals:
Animal victims of cruelty and neglect brought to us by the NYPD and our National Field Response team Animals brought to us through our Community Engagement team Underage kittens and other medically-compromised stray animals Animals surrendered by their owners and in need of adoption into new homes and Animals transferred in from shelter/rescue partners
At the ASPCA, we are passionate about minimizing fear, anxiety, stress and pain in our patients. Team members in this position are responsible for providing service and communication to clients, members of the public, co-workers, and patients that is consistent with ASPCA standards and Fear Free® values.
To succeed in this role, the Veterinarian, Adoption Center will be a skilled clinician with a passion for attending to the welfare of each animal and the entire shelter population equally. The right candidate must be extremely well organized and efficient to operate in a fast-paced, continually changing environment. Finally, the staff veterinarian must also be an excellent communicator and team player, as well as someone who excels at guiding and coaching team members in providing quality medical care for animals.
*This is a part-time role that requires two consecutive 10 hour days onsite
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Provide High Quality Patient and Population Care (60%):
Teach and Coach Quality Patient Care (40%):
Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values:
Ability to successfully work efficiently and calmly in a high-volume, fast-paced environment and effectively multi-task with a high degree of integrity and accountability and without loss of attention to detail., Ability to teach and coach others., Ability to work well within a team and communicate effectively and respectfully with all levels of staff, Able to lift up to 40 pounds, Basic computer skills, including Excel, Microsoft Office, and email; familiarity with PetPoint or other shelter software systems a plus., Must be able to work standing for 8 or more hours., Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills., Proven excellent low-stress animal handing and restraint skills, Solid veterinary medical knowledge, including familiarity with shelter medicine principles and best practices, Strong clinical skills, including efficient diagnosis and treatment of cats and dogs for a variety of medical conditions; ability to practice clinical medicine with a high degree of independence and limited, rotating support staff, Strong organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail
Veterinarian License - Other
English (Required), Spanish
Education and Work Experience:
Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)
Fear Free® certified or completed within 60 days of employment, Minimum 2 years clinical practice involving cats, Prior experience and/or advanced training in shelter medicine strongly preferred, Veterinary Internship Preferred