Per Diem Veterinarian, ARC and CARE

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Summary:

The ARC (Animal Recovery Center) and CARE (Canine Annex for Recovery and Enrichment) facilities are dedicated to the recovery and rehabilitation of victims of cruelty and neglect admitted through NYPD and the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) and Community Engagement (CE) programs.

Our dedicated team of more than forty-five sheltering, medical, and animal behavior professionals work closely with the ASPCA Animal Hospital, Forensics, Legal Advocacy and Investigations, Behavioral Sciences, Shelter Medicine Services, Community Engagement, Placement, and the Adoption Center teams to ensure coordinated response and operations, and holistic, balanced, high-quality care for the animals we serve.

The Per Diem ARC Veterinarian will perform all the duties of a NYC licensed veterinarian, including providing compassionate, high-quality, practical veterinary care to a wide range of cruelty, neglect, and at-risk animals.

Schedule:

  • Regular part-time schedules or relief/fill-in available 7 days per week; come this fall we are looking for full time per diem (40 hours weekly).

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Managing Medical Cases (80%):

  • Perform high quality individualized care, considering the medical and behavioral needs of our patients while maintaining overall population medicine using shelter best practices.
  • Perform low stress handling for medical intakes and direct high-quality care for all new NYPD and CE cases admitted to AAH/ARC/CARE and in collaboration with partner departments for animals admitted to veterinary partner hospitals, and the Adoption Center.
  • Ensure appropriate medical care and behavioral support of all Foster Program animals and animals in transition to the Adoption Center.
  • Develop skilled and efficient diagnosis and treatment plans following ARC/CARE/AAH medical parameters and guidelines.
  • Perform exams, diagnostic tests, and medical treatments with full utilization of Fear Free medical handling. Ensure LVTs and ICAs are practicing Fear Free handing.
  • Provide medical care for outpatients of owned, fostered out and/or animals in transition to the Adoption Center.
  • Maintain thorough, high quality medical records, documenting all exam findings, test results, and treatments.
  • Create and maintain accurate weekly treatment sheets.
  • Work with partner hospitals as needed, including referral for advanced care, and assessing medical stability of new cases at partner hospitals
  • Maintain ARC census daily and Impromed scheduled treatments.
  • Assess medical prognosis and make appropriate euthanasia decisions following ARC/CARE/AAH protocols and guidelines outlined by the ARC Medical Supervisor.
  • Perform euthanasia for poor medical or behavioral prognosis following ARC/CARE/AAH protocols and guidelines outlined by the ARC Medical Supervisor.
  • Provide Medical Coverage to CARE and ASPCA Animal Hospital
  • Provide a safe and compassionate environment for animals in our care, our staff, and for our clients by using low-stress handling techniques

Provide Medical Coverage to AAH

  • Provide high-quality, practical veterinary care to a wide range of outpatients and inpatients; skilled and efficient diagnosis and treatment of outpatients and hospitalized animals within hospital medical parameters and budgetary guidelines
  • Perform general procedures, routine and emergency surgery and high-volume dentistry
  • Provide a high level of customer service to external and internal clients
  • Practice in compliance with Fear Free guidelines
  • While seeing appointments: Fulfill 30-minute appointment turnaround time

Interdepartmental Communication/Administrative/Other (20%)

  • Collaborate and support the work of partner departments, particularly the Humane Law Enforcement, Legal Advocacy and Investigations, Community Engagement, and the Adoption Center departments.
  • Attend daily rounds and daily change of shift rounds meetings.
  • Provide a high level of customer service to external and internal clients.
  • Follow written and verbally communicated ASPCA and ARC Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Cover the ARC Medical Supervisor in her/his absence.

Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values:

  • Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
  • Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
  • Believes in Team – that we are stronger together
  • Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
  • Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals

Education and Work Experience:

  • DVM degree (or equivalent) with NY State veterinary license.
  • Fear Free certification preferred.

Compensation:

The daily per diem rate for this temporary position is $880.00 per day during weekday shifts and $1000.00 per day during weekend shifts. This rate is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to position requirements, qualifications, location, business needs, internal equity, and market demands.

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Qualifications:

Ability to successfully work in a high-volume, fast-paced environment that combines emergency and shelter medicine 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 courteously with all levels of staff, Maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols, Maintain strict confidentiality when dealing with criminal cases., Provide medical support for larger scale NYPD and CE cases.

  

Language:

English (Required)

Education and Work Experience:

High School Diploma (Required)

  

Fear Free Shelter or Fear Free Veterinary certification is required within 60 days of hire

COVID Statement:
The ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires, except where prohibited by applicable state or local law. The ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated.

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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.