Per Diem Veterinarian, ASPCA Animal Hospital

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The ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH) provides life-saving care and relieves suffering for animal victims of cruelty and neglect who come to us through our internal partners:  ASPCA Adoption Center, Kitten Nursery, Community Medicine, and Community Engagement teams; and through our external partners: NYPD and other NYC organizations.  Additionally, we provide subsidized care exclusively for animals whose owners are experiencing financial hardship and would not otherwise afford veterinary care.

We are staffed by one full time board-certified internist, one full time board-certified surgeon, 10 general practitioners, 6 veterinary interns and one fellow.

Our ICU provides 24-hour care with a nursing staff of licensed veterinary technicians and hospital veterinary assistants. AAH has a variety of diagnostic and treatment capabilities including but not limited to: endoscopy, ultrasound, digital radiography, dental radiography, orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery, I-STAT in-house blood chemistry analyzer, in-house coagulation testing, capnography, pulse oximetry, and EKG.

The Staff Veterinarian (per diem) will rotate through different services at AAH and the Animal Recovery Center (ARC) to fit operational needs.  Our veterinarians currently rotate daily through in-house care of Adoption patients, surgery, treatment, dentistry, and emergency appointments.  

Throughout all our work at AAH, we are passionate about minimizing fear, anxiety, and stress and pain in our patients.  Team members in this position are responsible for providing service and communication to clients, members of the public, co-workers, and patients that is consistent with our practice’s standards and Fear Free values.

*This is a per diem schedule (days and times may vary based on need)


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Managing Medical Cases (80%):

  • 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
  • Provide a safe and compassionate environment for animals in our care, our staff, and for our clients by using low-stress handling techniques

Provide In-House Veterinary Coverage

When working in the In-House Veterinarian position mid-week and on Sundays:

  • Oversee admission of new patients from the ASPCA Adoption Center, kitten nursery, and CARE
  • Recommend treatment plans, provide inpatient care, and oversee drop offs for procedures and diagnostics
  • Provide supervision of the veterinary intern on the shelter medicine rotation
  • See follow-up rechecks as needed for previous NYPD and CE cases

Provide Medical Coverage for the Animal Recovery Center

When working in ARC:

  • Primary case responsibility for animals involved in cruelty and neglect cases
  • Perform medical intake exams and initial diagnostics for ARC NYPD and Community Engagement cases
  • Attend daily rounds and make treatment plans for short and long-term care as well as euthanasia decisions
  • Foster rechecks as needed
  • Coordination with partner hospitals as needed
  • Provide supervision of the veterinary intern on the ARC rotation

Collaboration/Mentorship (20%):

  • Positive participation in doctors’ meetings/ICU Rounds
  • Empathetic mentorship and training of externs and interns
  • Provision of medical information and hospital representation to other departments of the ASPCA, to the public, and potentially to the media
  • Supervise, mentor, and collaborate with interns on Sundays to medically manage internal and publicly owned patients

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.
  • Veterinary internship or minimum 3 years small animal medicine experience without internship.


Ability to successfully work in a high-volume, fast-paced urgent care practice, effectively multi-task with a high degree of integrity, 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 including licensed veterinary technicians, hospital veterinary assistants, customer service representatives and managers




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.

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).

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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.