The SPCA of Texas is seeking a Shelter Veterinarian to help full fill our mission.
The veterinarian will perform spay and neuter surgeries and other surgeries as needed, examine, diagnose and provide treatment to shelter animals according to established guidelines. This position will help to ensure herd health protocols and proper sanitation practices. The ideal candidate will have a passion for shelter medicine and the welfare of homeless and abused animals.
Essential Functions of the Position: 1. Must have respect for and willingness to work with shelter staff and all types of animals and a commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics. 2. Must understand and practice “herd” health principles as well as individual animal care. 3. Must perform physical examinations and diagnostic/medical procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort and must be able to explain physical examination findings and communicate to the staff a diagnosis of the animal’s problems and must generate and present a treatment plan for the animal. 4. Must be able and willing to develop and administer disease prevention for shelter animals which can encompass traditional medical practices such as vaccination, parasite control, and nutrition as well as areas less commonly considered such as air quality, facility design, stress reduction and management of population density. 5. Individual must possess professional comportment and appearance, with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude. 6. Individual must be able and willing to examine, diagnose, and treat disease and injuries of shelter animals including but not limited to, dogs, cats, livestock, and exotics. 7. Individual may be asked to serve as a resource to assist Shelter Manager with protocols for sanitary measures, feeding, disease prevention and general care to promote quality healthcare for the animals. 8. Individual is required to perform spay/neuter surgeries and other surgeries on shelter animals each scheduled work day. 9. Must allow the SPCA of Texas to designate them as the Veterinarian of record for the SPCA of Texas if asked.
The below statements represent the Major responsibilities this position will be held accountable for: 1. Demonstration of the SPCA of Texas Core Values. 2. Maintaining active Texas Veterinary license. 3. Maintaining $1,000,000.00 personal liability insurance. 4. Professional comportment and appearance, with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude. 5. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with fellow team members. 6. Medical diagnosis related to the care of shelter animals, including but not limited to, dogs, cats, livestock, and exotics brought to the SPCA of Texas. 7. Following the work direction of management regarding all issues except medical related issues. 8. Teaching, training, and/or assisting other Veterinarians and shelter staff in disease prevention for shelter animals, vaccination practices, parasite control, and nutrition, shelter air quality, facility design, shelter animal stress reduction and management principles of population density.
Knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to perform the Essential functions of this position: 1. Understanding of and a willingness to apply management practices relating to shelter medicine. 2. Prior shelter Veterinary experience and superior customer service, teaching, and training skills. 3. Must be a team player. 4. Must have a realistic view of change and ample patience in assisting the management group in developing new and improved procedures and processes for the SPCA of Texas animal population as well as shelter.
Required professional licensing or certifications: 1. Licensure in good standing to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Texas. 2. Graduate degree from an accredited veterinary college (DVM or VMD).
Additional Salary Information: The SPCA of Texas offers a competitive salary, a fun-filled work environment and strong corporate benefits package including a 100% paid health care premium for the employee and eligible dependents. Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas with a current DEA license for controlled substances. Please visit our website for a full job description, www.spca.org. Send letter/resume: email@example.com or 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, Texas 75212.
About The SPCA of Texas
Founded in 1938 and consistently recognized as a top nonprofit organization in the Dallas Texas area, the SPCA of Texas is the leading animal wellbeing agency in North Texas. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. With its headquarters in Dallas, two shelters and two spay/neuter clinics located in Dallas and McKinney, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center providing an array of programs and services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives.