Per Diem Relief Veterinarian - Adoption Center

Summary:

Who we are:

Have you ever thought about devoting your veterinarian skills to providing care to the most vulnerable cats and dogs in NYC? Come and join the Adoption Center team and utilize best practices and innovative programs to ensure all animals receive timely services and support in order to move quickly and successfully into safe and loving homes.

What you’ll do:

Our per diem relief veterinarians are critical players on this high-performing 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. 

Compensation:

Weekday Shifts: $110/hour

Weekend Shifts: $125/hour

Other Information:

This is a relief, contingent position and the person hired will be employed through a third party staffing partner.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Provide High Quality Patient and Population Care:

  • Provide high-quality, practical, compassionate and cost-efficient veterinary care to a wide range of canines and felines in accordance shelter medicine principles and best practices
  • Provide skilled and efficient diagnosis and treatment of patients with timely recognition of, and planning for, conditions requiring care through the ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH)
  • Maintain regular and close communication with veterinary colleagues in other ASPCA programs, including with AAH regarding care of hospitalized patients, Community Medicine (CM), Animal Recovery Center (ARC), Canine Annex for Rehabilitation and Enrichment (CARE), and Kitten Nursery staff regarding medical needs and animal flow between the populations
  • Ensure that in-house and foster animals receive medical exams upon admission and are provided with on-going care as appropriate; ensure veterinary care provided is aligned with, and contributes to, the efficient and humane flow of animals from intake through outcome
  • Play a leading role in daily Medical-Behavior-Sheltering rounds (daily rounds/pathway planning); ensure individual patients and the population are assessed daily and treatment/intervention recommendations are implemented in a timely fashion
  • Ensure effective use of quarantine and isolation spaces to manage herd health; ensure appropriate use of PPE
  • Guide appropriate and timely decisions about euthanasia – with attention to animals’ physical, medical, social and behavioral needs collectively
  • Adhere to all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Follow and enforce all written and verbally communicated ASPCA Adoptions SOPs
  • Follow and provide input to written materials (protocols, information sheets, data sheets, etc.)
  • Provide medical information and representation to other ASPCA departments, public and media
  • Perform other duties as assigned by shift supervisor

Qualifications:

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 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

Language:

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

Applicants that are residents of Colorado: Per CO Senate Bill 23-058, we cannot generally request or require any age-related information (i.e., age, DOB, attendance or graduation dates from an educational institution) on an initial employment application; this includes any age-related inquiries in the initial interview. We are permitted to require/request additional application materials; if those materials contain any age-related information, an applicant may redact the information before submitting an initial employment application.

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 to complete your application.

About Us:
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans and must be protected under the law. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States.

The ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, where we maintain a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter and primary pet care clinics, a rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery, adoption center, and two community veterinary centers.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide. We assist animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources.

At the ASPCA, we are committed to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and we welcome all voices to contribute to our lifesaving mission. Our staff represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. They join the ASPCA to learn, grow, and continually do their best work on behalf of animals. We are inspired by our staff, partners, and the communities we support across the country who work to improve animal lives. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the ASPCA because it elevates our organizational culture, aligns with our Core Values, and enables us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision – that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.

Applicants that are residents of Colorado: Per CO Senate Bill 23-058, we cannot generally request or require any age-related information (i.e., age, DOB, attendance or graduation dates from an educational institution) on an initial employment application; this includes any age-related inquiries in the initial interview. We are permitted to require/request additional application materials; if those materials contain any age-related information, an applicant may redact the information before submitting an initial employment application.