Veterinarian Intern, ASPCA Animal Hospital

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Summary:

The ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH) provides expert, urgent medical care to some of NYC’s most vulnerable animals. As a component of the NYC safety net system, we provide subsidized care for animals whose owners are experiencing financial challenges and could not otherwise afford medical care for their pet. We also provide medical care for animals who come to us through our internal partners, including victims of cruelty and neglect as part of our partnership with the NYPD.

The AAH Internship Program provides excellent practical experience with a high caseload and strong mentorship. AAH interns participate in core rotations in the hospital, such as internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Interns have a designated treatment rotation, where they have a hands-on opportunity to perform procedures, such as stabilizing and unblocking cats with urinary obstructions, wound treatments, splint changes, aural hematoma repair, and esophagostomy tube placement. Additionally, our interns train in our Community Medicine high volume/ high quality spay and neuter clinic, and master techniques developed by the ASPCA Spay/ Neuter Alliance (formerly known as Humane Alliance). Additional opportunities include also learning dental techniques. 

In addition to training in emergency, internal medicine, and surgery, the AAH Internship Program offers unique and specialized rotations in medical care of animal cruelty victims (anti-cruelty rotation), veterinary forensic medicine, and shelter medicine. The ASPCA anti-cruelty veterinary medical team provides daily care for all animal cruelty patients in a special shelter facility. The ASPCA NYC forensic veterinarians have a combined total of 55 years of veterinary practice and 29 years of work in veterinary forensic medicine. The forensic veterinary and anti-cruelty veterinary medical teams work together to gather evidence for criminal prosecution of animal cruelty cases and to provide necessary medical care for health rehabilitation. 

This position has a competitive salary, $60K, medical and dental insurance, 40 hours paid vacation time and 56 hours paid sick time. Additional benefits include: $1200 in debt relief, and NY State and DEA license reimbursement, VIN membership and scrubs.

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.  The ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Responsibilities:

AAH (70%):

  • 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 and treatments
  • Assist staff doctors and surgeons with surgery and dentals
  • Perform high quality/ high volume spay neuter through Community Medicine
  • Provide a high level of customer service to external and internal clients
  • Practice in compliance with Fear Free guidelines
  • While seeing appointments: Fulfill 45-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

Adoption Center (15%):

  • 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

ARC/ Forensics (15%):

  • 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

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:

  • Must be able to obtain a New York State veterinarian license within 60 days of hire date 
  • Only applicants from AVMA accredited veterinary schools will be considered. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor VISAs. 
  • Non-United States citizens or if you are not an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States, must contact the NYS Department of Education (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/vetmed/vetlic.htm#gen) to verify your eligibility for receiving a NYS license in time for the start of internship. You must have confirmed verification before applying for internship.

Qualifications:

Ability to successfully work in a high-volume, fast-paced emergency practice and effectively multi-task without loss of attention to detail, Ability to work well within a team and communicate effectively and courteously with all levels of staff including Veterinary Technicians and Client Service Representatives

  

Language:

English (Required), Spanish

Education and Work Experience:

Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)

  

Must be able to obtain a license before June 13, 2022, Non-United States citizens or if you are not an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States, must contact the NYS Department of Education (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/vetmed/vetlic.htm#gen) to verify your eligibility for receiving a NYS license in time for the start of internship. You must have confirmed verification before applying for internship., Only applicants from AVMA accredited veterinary schools will be considered. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor VISAs.

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.