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Are you a veterinarian who is a passionate, level-headed clinician committed to animals living good lives, and who thrives in a fast-paced environment? AAH is designed to provide high-quality secondary medical care to animals in need who come to us through our internal partners (our own ASPCA adoption center, kitten nursery, and community advocate team) and external partners (NYPD and other NYC organizations). Additionally, AAH provides high-quality emergency practical medical care to local public clients who can’t otherwise afford it. We are staffed by one full time board-certified internist, a full time board-certified surgeon, a doctor whose practice is limited to small animal internal medicine, 13 generalists, 6 veterinary interns, a part time board-certified cardiologist, part time board-certified surgeon, and part time board-certified radiologist.
Our ICU provides 24-hour care with a nursing staff of licensed veterinary technicians. AAH has advanced endoscopic, ultrasound and echocardiographic capabilities, digital radiography, dental radiography, orthopedic and soft-tissue surgical capability, i-STAT in-house blood chemistry analyzer, in-house coagulation testing, capnometry and pulse oximetry.
The staff veterinarian will collaborate effectively with the entire hospital team to provide emergency services, inpatient and outpatient treatment, and general surgery and dentistry procedures to our target populations of at-risk dogs and cats. The staff veterinarian will also collaborate to provide coverage for the Animal Recovery Center (ARC) and the In House Veterinarian position as needed.
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.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Managing Medical Cases (60%):
Provide high quality, practical veterinary care to a wide range of emergency patients and inpatients; skilled and efficient diagnosis and treatment of outpatients and hospitalized animals within hospital medical parameters and budgetary guidelines
General procedures, surgery and dentistry
Provide a high level of customer service to external and internal clients
Provide Medical Coverage for ARC and In House Veterinarian (25%):
When working in ARC: primary case responsibility for ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Group animals (HLE and CIA) and animals admitted through NYPD, including veterinary forensic intake examinations (criminal cases) diagnostics, daily rounds, treatment plans and long term care, and euthanasia decisions.
When working in the In House Veterinarian position: overseeing the admission of new patients from the ASPCA Adoption Center and their inpatient care, see CIA owned outpatients, oversee the care of CIA owned inpatients, and shared mentorship of the veterinary intern on the shelter medicine rotation.
On Sundays the in-house veterinarian will SOAP all inpatients and communicate with their owners as appropriate in coordination with the interns on duty, and admit new patients from the Adoptions Center as needed.
Collaborative participation in ICU group medical rounds
Positive participation in doctors’ meetings
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
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
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, Veterinary internship or minimum 5 years small animal medicine experience without internship.
Veterinarian License required
Education and Work Experience:
Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)
Veterinary Internship Preferred, Veterinary Work Experience
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 2018-30
The ASPCA was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery and adoption facility. In addition, the ASPCA announced a groundbreaking anti-cruelty partnership with the New York Police Department in 2013, which has resulted in a record-breaking number of arrests and animals’ lives saved.
The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide, including a Field Investigation and Response team that rescues animal victims of natural and man-made disasters, a fully-subsidized spay/neuter clinic in Los Angeles, a Behavioral Rehabilitation Center for fearful, under-socialized dogs, and a 24-hour, 365-day Animal Poison Control Center that provides pet owners and veterinarians with live, on-call assistance related to toxic products and substances. In 2015, the ASPCA acquired Humane Alliance, the nation’s leading training and education organization focusing on high-quality, high-volume spay.../neuter.
The ASPCA is a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported by more than 2 million animal advocates across the country.