Join our progressive, mission-driven team! The York County SPCA is seeking a full-time shelter veterinarian to help oversee the care of our shelter population. This position will provide medical and surgical care to our shelter animals as well as occasional public owned animals whose owners are experiencing financial difficulties.
Our caring and compassionate team members make for a positive work environment. We are on track to end this year with a greater than 90% save rate. The medical team takes pride in treating all manageable medical and surgical cases and will allow referral to specialists when needed. We have in house dentistry, digital radiography, ultrasound, electrosurgical unit, tonometry, in house IDEXX blood machines and urinalysis, as well as various specialized surgical instruments.
Come make a real difference in the community and be the voice for homeless animals. Open to new graduates who possess an interest in shelter medicine and surgery. Mentorship is available. This position is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
Job Title: Shelter Veterinarian Reports to: Shelter Medical Director Job Status: Full-time exempt salary
The York County SPCA’s Shelter Veterinarian will help oversee the care of all animals in the shelter, satellite locations and foster care. This will be accomplished by providing timely routine care, medical care, and surgical care based on each individual animal’s needs. The Shelter Veterinarian should work independently and collaboratively in providing high quality, progressive shelter medicine.
Provide in-house and foster animals with full medical exams soon after admission to the shelter and provide ongoing care as appropriate. Ensure veterinary care provided is aligned with, and contributes to, the efficient and humane flow of animals from intake through outcome.
Provide skilled and efficient diagnosis, treatment, and care to shelter patients.
As assigned by the Shelter Medical Director: participate in medical rounds, review current treatment schedules, medical concern boards, and rechecks to ensure timely delivery of care.
Provide proficient surgery for shelter animals, adhering to ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance surgical techniques for spays/neuters. Interest in performing or learning how to perform nonroutine surgeries as well.
Maintain documentation of animal conditions in accordance with medical record-keeping standards and requirements using ShelterLuv.
Work in collaboration with other shelter veterinarians to implement efficient and effective protocols for high-quality, practical, and cost-efficient veterinary care for our CARMA program.
Communicate with CARMA clients regarding the plan, diagnosis and treatment of their pet.
Maintain communication with relevant staff regarding any hospitalized animals at the shelter.
Discuss significant and/or relevant medical conditions with potential adopters to ensure their understanding of any issues and what future care may look like prior to adoption.
Work with the Shelter Medical Director to control outbreaks of infectious disease as well as developing treatment plans and recommendations for management. Perform humane euthanasia in the event of urgent medical need.
Perform necropsies or detailed cruelty examinations as requested by the humane society police officer. Able to testify as expert witness in court if needed.
Ability to maintain a calm and effective demeanor during stressful situations.
Strong critical thinking, time management and problem-solving skills.
Obtain continuing education as required by the state licensing board to further knowledge in veterinary medicine and shelter medicine.
Model a standard of continual commitment to improvement in all aspects of animal care and handling.
Working collaboratively with veterinary support staff as well as teaching/guiding when necessary.
Other duties as assigned by the Shelter Medical Director.
Education and Experience:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree from an accredited veterinary college
Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Pennsylvania
Holds professional liability insurance
Skills and Abilities:
Possesses a strong passion for the York County SPCA’s mission and upholds the mission throughout the work.
Experience in shelter medicine and/or HQHVSN is preferred but not required, opportunity for mentorship is available.
Able to perform routine surgeries efficiently. Able and/or interested to learn nonroutine surgeries.
Interest to stay up to date with progressive shelter medicine through continuing education.
Works efficiently without supervision
Has strong oral and written communication skills.
Conducts themselves in a professional manner and has an ability to create a favorable impression among potential, new, and ongoing community supporters.
Possesses a working style that is transparent, encouraging, and collaborative.
Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals; exposure to zoonotic diseases.
Knowledge and experience with the entire Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
Ability to learn in house shelter software.
Working Conditions and Expectation:
The position is full-time, Monday through Friday.
Salary and Benefits
$110,000 - $120,000 per year depending on experience level
York County SPCA employee health care costs are thirty dollars ($30.00) per pay period. Vision and dental benefits are included.
The York County SPCA offers retirement benefits with a dollar-for-dollar match up to a maximum of three percent (3%) of your salary per year. The organization offers a SIMPLE IRA.
176 hours of Paid Time Off (22 eight-hour days) plus six holidays and two floating holidays.
Employer reimbursement for state veterinary licensure (every 2 years).
Employer reimbursement for yearly liability insurance.
Continuing education allowance as determined by the Executive Director.
The York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing long-term human and animal services to residents of York County through programs that find permanent, loving homes for displaced and stray animals, help control animal population growth, investigate and prosecute cruelty offenders and educate the general public about animal wellness and safety.