The San Francisco SPCA currently has an open full-time or part-time position for Emergency Overnight Veterinarian. Since 1868, the San Francisco SPCA has led our city to its present status as one of the most humane cities in the world, an accomplishment achieved through dedication, innovation and collaboration. We are looking to hire bright, passionate people who embrace those values.
The Emergency Overnight Veterinarian position is located at the Pacific Heights campus of the San Francisco SPCA. This campus encompasses twenty-four hour emergency services that are closely integrated with general practice services and assumes the role of overnight receiving hospital for our sister campus in the Mission District. The hospital has provided exceptional patient and client care in the Pacific Heights neighborhood for decades and we are always looking to expand our abilities, services, and clinical practices on a daily basis.
The hospital has provided exceptional patient and client care to privately owned pets in the City for decades, and we are always pushing the boundaries on our medicine and client service. We recently announced the SF SPCA Vision and Goals for 2030 that include access to care: By 2030, all San Francisco pet guardians will have access to quality preventative care for their pets, regardless of income. In pursuit of this goal, we will expand and deepen our services in order to subsidize care for all. We are excited to bring veterinarians on board who want to be a part of this enterprise! The ability to provide these services to our local community leads to immense professional and emotional gratification for our staff veterinarians.
Diagnostics and treatment options at this facility include ultrasound, flexible videoscopy, rigid videoscopy, video otoscopy, digital radiography, Nova electrolyte/chemistry analyzer, and IDEXX in-house laboratory suite among others. There is a consistent overnight surgical specialist support system in addition to emergency radiology interpretation services available. We also have a full-time internal medicine specialist on staff for consults or referrals.
This hospital has an established, collaborative work history among its veterinary and management staff. We have a willingness, and more importantly, a strong desire to enhance each other’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. We are excited for the opportunity to welcome a new colleague who will bring additional perspectives and knowledge allowing us to become a more complete team.
The Pacific Heights Medical Director has time allocated for coaching their staff. If you are interested in improving your abilities for soft tissue surgeries, abdominal ultrasounds, client communication, management, or orthopedic surgeries, we can develop a plan to improve or gain skills.
There is overlap of emergency shifts in the evening that allows for smoother caseload transitions into the overnight shift. All of our veterinarians work some holidays and weekends sharing and helping to dilute necessary burdens of a twenty-four hour practice.
The starting salary for this position depends on the length and breadth of experience. The SF SPCA offers a full benefits package including: Paid Time Off and holiday pay, medical, dental & vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, tax-deferred retirement plan, pre-tax commute expense deductions, discounted veterinary care, employee discounts on retail, pet supplies, and dog training classes. We provide doctors with a financial budget and additional time-off for continuing education.
The SF SPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to our diversity.
Education and Experience (required):
Graduated from an accredited veterinary medical college - DVM or equivalent
Licensed to practice in the State of California
Possession of a DEA registration number
Between 3 and 10 years of experience as a full-time practicing veterinarian
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Regular standing, bending, stooping and crouching while seeing patients
Regular sitting at computer stations and operation of electronic equipment
Regularly moves about the campus to coordinate work
Frequent lifting, carrying animals weighing up to 50 pounds
Exposure to disinfectant solutions when in kennel area
Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals
Consistent exposure to animals in the workplace and animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available
Tetanus and rabies (pre-exposure) inoculations are required or must be waived