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Veterinary Surgeon

ASPCA

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 29, 2022.

Who we are:

Have you ever wondered what happens to cats and dogs whose owners are unable to afford vet care? We did. The ASPCA’s Community Medicine (CM) team provides expert veterinary care to support the welfare of animals and their people through our stationary and mobile clinics serving Los Angeles’ most underserved communities. We help pet owners overcome barriers to care, bringing quality services directly to the communities that need us most and partially or fully subsidizing the cost of basic and preventive care. CM treats people and pets with dignity and respect, assisting pet owners in making informed decisions about their pets’ health and wellbeing regardless of their financial circumstances. When you come to work at the ASPCA, you join a team of over 1,000 dedicated colleagues with deep knowledge, skills and passion for the animals we serve.

What you’ll do:

Help animals in need! Our team of highly skilled veterinarians, with support from licensed technicians and assistants, provide essential services to the pets and rescue animals that need us the most. CM’s team of medical professionals sees over 100,000 cats and dogs every year—and there are many more that need our help. No worrying about the cost of services to your clients – the ASPCA provides services to qualifying clients at low or no cost to them. The ASPCA’s CM program offers high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN), preventive care and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. Experienced HQHVSN surgeons may choose either surgery days or Primary Pet Care (PPC) appointment days at our spay/neuter clinic in South Los Angeles or on one of our state-of-the-art, custom-built mobile veterinary clinics. Have small animal experience but not HQHVSN? We have PPC shifts available too.

What you’ll get:

  • $880 on weekdays, $1,000 on Saturdays (8-hour shift)
  • Regular part-time schedules or relief/fill-in available Tuesdays through Saturdays 8-4 (HQHVSN) or 9-5 (PPC).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Medical (70%)

  • Provide compassionate, quality preventive and basic care to patients in underserved areas of New York, overseeing all aspects of veterinary care during a clinic day including physical examination, diagnostics, treatment recommendations and delivery, prescribing of medications and discharge information
  • Perform pre-surgery physical examinations on all surgical candidates
  • Perform 25 – 40 high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgical procedures per spay/neuter clinic day
  • Diagnose and treat post-surgical medical complications
  • Perform and oversee all aspects of minor outpatient surgical procedures
  • Practice Fear Free animal handling to minimize fear, anxiety and stress for patients in care
  • Triage and refer cases that do not fall within CM’s parameters of care as appropriate
  • Perform humane euthanasia in accordance with ASPCA policy and protocols
  • Provide support and medical services for clients of other ASPCA departments as needed, including evaluation and treatment of victims of hoarding situations

Client Service (30%)

  • Communicate with clients in a respectful, nonjudgmental way; discuss physical examination and test results to allow pet owners to make informed decisions about their pet’s care
  • Counsel owners about end of life and other sensitive medical concerns
  • Provide discharge instructions for patients and oversee the dispensing of medications

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent)
  • Current California veterinary license

Work Experience:

  • Experience in high quality, high volume spay/neuter required for surgery shifts
  • Experience in general small animal practice or shelter medicine required for PPC shifts

Language:

  • English required
  • Proficiency in Spanish or other languages is appreciated

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA. Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

Please don’t forget to attach your resume and cover letter to complete your application.

Employment Type: Part Time
Bonus/Commission: No