Veterinarian, Miami Community Veterinary Clinic

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Summary:

Who we are:

Have you ever wondered what happens to cats and dogs whose owners are unable to afford vet care? We did. The ASPCA’s Community Medicine (CM) team provides expert veterinary care to support the welfare of animals and their people through our stationary and mobile clinics serving Miami, Los Angeles and New York’s most underserved communities. We help pet owners overcome barriers to care, bringing quality services directly to the communities that need us most and partially or fully subsidizing the cost of basic and preventive care. CM treats people and pets with dignity and respect, assisting pet owners in making informed decisions about their pets’ health and wellbeing regardless of their financial circumstances. When you come to work at the ASPCA, you join a team of over 1,000 dedicated colleagues with deep knowledge, skills and passion for the animals we serve.

What you’ll do:

Help animals in need! Our highly skilled veterinarians, with lots of support from trained technicians and assistants, provide essential services to pets and rescue animals that need us the most. The CM team reaches tens of thousands of animals every year—and there are so many more that need our help. Come and be part of this vital work! No worrying about the cost of services to your clients, no on-call shifts, no overnights, minimal paperwork, and no after-hours emergencies. You can focus on your patients and your life. The ASPCA will support you professionally through mentorship and training in high quality, high volume spay/neuter. If you have little to no experience in HQHVSN and have always wanted to become a better, more efficient surgeon, this is your opportunity to learn!

What you’ll get:

  • Work/life balance:
    • 40-hour work week – no overnights or on-call
    • paid vacation to relax
    • paid sick time to heal
    • three paid continuing education days to keep your skills sharp
    • ten paid holidays to observe
    • plus - paid personal time to celebrate what and when you like
  • Competitive annual salary starts at $105,000.00 + signing bonus
  • Terrific benefits package:
    • medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • 401(k) with employer-funded contributions after one year of service
    • pre-tax dependent care and health flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
    • employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance
    • veterinary state license fee reimbursement
    • continuing education expense allowance
    • and more - note the ASPCA’s benefits are reviewed annually and are subject to change
  • Room to grow: the ASPCA has robust professional development programs to help you grow as a veterinarian and a person
  • Support: structured mentorship from experienced veterinarians - we are one of the largest and most impactful animal welfare organizations in the world, so you will always have a strong team to lean on and cheer you on

The salary range for this position is $105,000-$112,000. Starting pay is for new hire offers only, and staff pay can increase beyond the maximum hiring range based on performance over time. The maximum of the hiring range is reserved for candidates with the highest qualifications and relevant experience.

This position is entitled to a $20,000 signing bonus. The first $10,000 of this bonus will be paid upon hire, and the second $10,000 is to be paid 6 months after your start date.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Medical (60%)

  • Provide compassionate, quality preventive and basic care to patients in underserved areas of New York, overseeing all aspects of veterinary care during a clinic day including physical examination, diagnostics, treatment recommendations and delivery, prescribing of medications 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 (individualized training provided by the ASPCA)
  • Diagnose and treat post-surgical medical complications
  • Perform and oversee all aspects of minor dentistry procedures
  • Perform and oversee all aspects of minor outpatient surgical procedures
  • Practice Fear Free animal handling to minimize fear, anxiety and stress for patients in care
  • Triage and refer cases that do not fall within CM’s parameters of care as appropriate
  • Perform humane euthanasia in accordance with ASPCA policy and protocols
  • Provide support and medical services for clients of other ASPCA departments as needed, including evaluation and treatment of victims of hoarding situations

Client Service (30%)

  • Communicate with clients in a respectful, nonjudgmental way; discuss physical examination and test results to allow pet owners to make informed decisions about their pet’s care
  • Counsel owners about end of life and other sensitive medical concerns
  • Provide discharge instructions for patients and oversee the dispensing of medications

Administrative/Teamwork (10%)

  • Document exam findings, test results and treatment recommendations according to ASPCA guidelines
  • Communicate effectively with Community Medicine, Client Services and other ASPCA staff
  • Support the training & development of ASPCA staff, interns, externs and residents
  • Assist in determining the needed scope of services provided by Community Medicine based on experience with patients and clients and provide input into medical protocols
  • Support the ASPCA’s commitment to research and development to benefit animals across the country by participating in studies designed to improve access to care
  • Participate in CM’s monthly virtual medical rounds, attend workshops or staff meetings as requested
  • For those willing/interested in travel, occasional opportunities to deploy with the ASPCA’s National Field Response team to assist with large-scale disaster or cruelty cases

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

Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time position, approximately 8 hours a day, 5 days a week Tuesday through Saturday – surgery shifts typically start at 7:30AM, primary pet care shifts start at 8:45AM

Qualifications:

  

Veterinarian License - Other

Language:

English (Required), Spanish

Education and Work Experience:

Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)

  

Experience in general small animal practice or shelter medicine preferred, Experience in high quality, high volume spay/neuter 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.

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.