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The Community Medicine Veterinarian is a trained and licensed full-time veterinarian responsible for providing preventive and basic medical care including spay/neuter surgery to pet dogs and cats living with their families in CM/ASPCA focus areas and animals in the care of the NYC rescue community.
Services are provided by mobile unit parked at designated locations within the focus areas or at one of our stationary clinics and include examinations, diagnostics and treatments that are non-invasive 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 in the field or at one of our stationary clinics in support of other ASPCA Departments including CIA.
The Community Medicine Veterinarian may also be scheduled to perform spay/neuter surgeries in one of our high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter settings (a mobile surgical unit traveling throughout all five boroughs of New York City, or in one of our stationary facilities). Therefore, the Community Medicine Veterinarian must possess the skills and abilities of a high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgeon. These include performing 25-40 surgeries per day and all aspects of care associated with surgery such as examinations and post-operative treatment. These duties are to be performed in accordance with CM standardized surgical techniques and other standard operating procedures.
This is a full-time position, approximately 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (40 hours/week). One or both weekend days will be required. The position requires flexibility in schedule and willingness to occasionally work beyond the scheduled end of the work day. Veterinarian must hold a current New York State Department of Education Veterinary License.
- Provide compassionate high quality preventive and basic 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 support and medical services for clients of CIA and other ASPCA departments in the field or at one of our stationary clinics as needed including evaluation of animals living in hoarding situations.
- 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.
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.
- Document all exam findings, test results and treatment recommendations on medical record form.
- Communicate effectively with Community Medicine staff, MWO and other ASPCA staff.
- Assist in writing, editing and updating protocols for Community Medicine.
- Follow written and verbally communicated ASPCA Standard Operating Procedures.
- Attend staff meetings, doctor meetings and other requested meetings.
- 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
Language: English (Required), Spanish
Education and Work Experience: Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)
High Quality High Volume Spay Neuter Surgery Experience, Small animal general practice or internship
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