We are seeking a veterinarian who is organized, honest, dedicated, and flexible in temperament. Our ideal candidate is friendly, respectful, helpful, hardworking, highly principled, ethical, and patient. Most of all, they love animals and want to improve the lives of animals. Candidates must understand that they will be working in both shelter medicine and with the public, providing affordable medical care to the best of our ability. We have a Veterinary Student Externship program where students spend 2 weeks every other month with us to learn surgery skills, shelter medicine, and client communication.
The Veterinary Care Center serves both the shelter and the general public. Public Spay/Neuter surgery is in the morning hours Tuesday -Friday. The Public Walk In Wellness clinic is open Tuesday-Friday 1-4 pm and Saturday 9am -3 pm.
Work Schedule : 5 days per week. One team of medical personnel works Monday – Friday. Team Two works Tuesday – Saturday.
Physically examine shelter animals within 24 hrs of intake.
Perform a minimum of 20 spay/neuter surgeries per day when assigned to the Spay/Neuter team and consult with private patients in afternoon.
Inoculate shelter animals and provide recommendations for follow-up or continued care.
Communicate with Shelter Manager regarding inoculation and medical care of shelter animals.
Recognize and initiate treatment for medical conditions of shelter animals.
Euthanize animals when appropriate, within established guidelines and with the approval of the CEO and Director of Shelter Operations.
Provide wellness and medical care to publicly owned animals.
Provide appropriate chart maintenance for all cases. Avimark software is used.
Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians.
Actively promote spay/neuter and adoption and educate clients on responsible pet ownership.
Represent the organization in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
Be reachable by the medical or shelter staff by telephone on a rotating schedule.
Provide emergency advice and possibly care for shelter animals after hours and occasionally provide in house care for major donors.
Mentoring and supervision of Senior Veterinary Externship students.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional Salary Information: Bonus incentive. Annual CE allowance, AVMA and PLIT dues paid for, Licensure reimbursed (DVM ad DEA).
About SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare
The SPCA Albrecht Center is a non-profit, no-kill, limited admissions animal shelter, fully equipped public veterinary clinic, all in a modern and attractive facility that includes a high volume spay and neuter surgical suite. We are equipped with new digital xray, ultrasound, dental, bloodwork, and other essential equipment.
We are a Humane Alliance Model S/N Clinic, as well as a shelter and Education and Training Center. We adopt 800-1,000 animals/year.