Veterinarian, NYC Mobile Clinics

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Summary:

Make a Difference

ASPCA Community Medicine provides access to high quality spay/neuter and primary veterinary care via our mobile clinics right in the communities that need it most. By providing accessible and fully subsidized medical care, Community Medicine Veterinarians play a crucial role in keeping pets where they belong: safe at home with the person who loves them. Community Medicine provides fully subsidized preventive and primary medical services to NYC's most underserved communities with little to no access to veterinary clinics or other essential pet resources, and also to animals in the care of NYC animal welfare organizations. Community Medicine is a radically unique approach to animal welfare, as our medical staff is encouraged to spend time building trusting relationships with clients and provide referral information for concerns that cannot be addressed in a mobile environment.

Be at the Forefront of Animal Welfare

This role offers an unparalleled opportunity to be part of a brand new approach to medicine, where so often pet care is dictated by zip code and access is variable depending on where pets and their people live.  As we bring our state-of-the-art mobile clinics to neighborhoods with limited access to traditional brick & mortar veterinary practices, the veterinarian in this role is part of changing that paradigm: bringing high quality outpatient medical services where they're needed and actively creating healthier, more humane communities where animals are well cared for by the people who love them.  If being part of something new excites you, if it fills you with enthusiasm to discover and capitalize on the potential of a new program and approach - read on!

Love Your Work and Your Life

The work of the Community Medicine Veterinarian is on the leading edge of animal welfare and goes beyond the standard practice. In addition to opportunities to engage with communities in a meaningful way, this dual role enables those looking to build upon solid surgical skills to achieve excellence as a spay/neuter surgeon.  As a Community Medicine Veterinarian, work time is focused around genuine care of the animal and the client to help both to live better lives. This is a 40 hours/week position (5 days/week) that does not require on-call shifts, nights, or Sunday hours. Some flexibility is required to occasionally work beyond the end of the day. Join the ASPCA and become part of a dynamic organization that puts the welfare of animals and their humans first.

Current New York State Department of Education Veterinary License required

The salary range for this position is $125,000-$132,000. 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.

This position is located in Mobile Locations throughout New York City, and work is preformed on our mobile clinics.

Responsibilities:

Medical (75%)

  • Provide compassionate high quality preventive and primary medical care to patients in underserved areas of NYC
  • Oversee all aspects of veterinary care during a 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 either on board a mobile surgical unit or at a stationary clinic
  • Diagnose and treat post-surgical medical complications of outpatient animals
  • Refer and triage cases that do not fall within the Community Medicine parameters of care as appropriate
  • Provide occasional support and medical services for clients of other ASPCA departments as needed including evaluation and treatment of animals living in hoarding situations

Customer Service (15%)

  • 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 on medical record
  • Communicate effectively cross-departmentally
  • Assist in writing, editing and updating protocols for Community Medicine
  • Follow written and verbally communicated ASPCA Standard Operating Procedures
  • Attend mandatory organization meetings as requested
  • Provide medical information and representation to other departments of the ASPCA, to the public and to the media
  • 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

Qualifications:

Ability to maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols, Ability to work equally well independently or as part of a team, Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, Microsoft Office and Outlook proficiency, Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and carry 40-plus pounds repeatedly throughout day with assistance, Must be interested in animal welfare population control and serving low-income communities., Must have excellent work attendance record, Must have strong interest in animal welfare and/or promoting spay/neuter, Must hold NY State Veterinarian License, Must possess ability to work in high-volume, fast-paced clinic environment, Must possess excellent animal handling skills, including the ability to lift and move domestic animals in stressful conditions, up to 25 lbs with assistance., Must possess excellent customer service skills, with the ability to maintain good working relationship with clients and staff, Must possess the ability to work efficiently and calmly under challenging conditions, including the ability to occasionally work in physically challenging conditions and wear appropriate protective gear., Must possess the ability to work standing for 8-plus hours, Will be required to reach, bend, crouch, climb, kneel, and move freely to access animals in overhead and low cages when necessary

  

Veterinarian License - Other

Language:

English (Required), Spanish

Education and Work Experience:

Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)

  

High Quality High Volume Spay Neuter Surgery Experience or Small animal general practice or internship 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.

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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.