Per Diem Veterinarian, Community Medicine Los Angeles

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The Community Medicine Veterinarian is responsible for providing preventive and basic medical care including spay/neuter surgery to pet dogs and cats living with their families in the LA area and in the care of the Los Angeles rescue community. Services are provided by mobile units parked at designated locations or at our stationary clinic and include examinations, non-invasive diagnostics and treatments concentrating on conditions which can be addressed with reasonable resources and have a high likelihood of a positive outcome.  The Community Medicine Veterinarian will also provide preventive and basic veterinary care, including issuing health certificates, in support of other ASPCA Departments including Community Engagement, Relocation and the Foster Care Program.


The Community Medicine Veterinarian performs physical examinations on all spay/neuter patients to ensure their candidacy for surgery and ensures recovery of all patients. This surgeon spays/neuters cats and dogs using the standardized surgical techniques established by the ASPCA.


This position may be either regular part-time or fill-in to maintain the daily operations of the ASPCA in Los Angeles when regular full-time staff are unavailable. Our days of operation are Tuesday to Saturday.  The position requires flexibility in schedule, willingness to occasionally work beyond the scheduled end of the work day.  


Medical (60%)

  • Provide compassionate high quality preventive and basic medical care to all patients. 
  • Oversee all aspects of veterinary care during an outpatient clinic day including physical examination, diagnostics, treatment recommendations and delivery, prescriptions 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 complications. 
  • Refer and triage cases that do not fall within the Community Medicine parameters of care as appropriate according to One ASPCA Fund (OAF) Coverage Guidelines. 
  • Perform humane euthanasia, when necessary, in accordance with ASPCA policy and CM protocols. 

Customer Service (30%)

  • Communicate respectfully with clients and be able to relay important medical information about patients. Discuss examination and medical test results with owners in order to allow owners to make informed choices for the medical care of their pets. 
  • Counsel owners about end of life and other sensitive medical care decisions.
  • Provide discharge instructions for patients and oversee the dispensing of medications.

Administrative/Other (10%)

  • Document all exam findings, test results and treatment recommendations in medical record data base.  
  • Communicate effectively with Community Medicine staff and other ASPCA staff. 
  • Follow written and verbally communicated ASPCA Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

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

Compensation and Benefits:

The daily (8 hour shift) per diem rate for this temporary position is $880.00 per day during weekday shifts and $1,000.00 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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Ability to maintain good working relationship with clients and staff, be a team player, Background in small animal medicine and surgery, Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and ability to use paperless medical records and view online calendar and email, English required, Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred, Excellent work attendance record and interpersonal skills, Interest in animal welfare and population control and serving underserved populations, Must have current California State Veterinary License, Must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent, Must possess ability to work independently as well as part of team, Must possess ability to work in high-volume, fast-paced clinic environment


Veterinarian License - Other


English (Required), Spanish

Education and Work Experience:

Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)


2 years experience in general small animal practice or shelter medicine preferred, 2 years of experience in high quality, high volume spay/neuter strongly preferred

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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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.

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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.