Summary of Essential Responsibilities:
- Perform all work in accordance with SPCA of Texas protocol;
- Perform an average of 36 spay/neuter surgeries on both shelter and privately-owned animals, primarily dogs and cats, per scheduled work day;
- Oversee all aspects of veterinary care during the shift, including pre- and post-operative care, anesthetic administration and monitoring, emergency care, restraint, and treatment.
Summary of Essential Job Tasks:
- Perform pre-surgery physical examinations (or visual assessment of free-roaming cats in humane traps) on all surgical candidates to determine if they are acceptable for surgery.
- Document physical examination findings and any adverse events on appropriate medical records.
- Perform high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgeries in a clinic and shelter environment on a daily basis.
- Maintain open communication with the Veterinary Technicians to determine the pace of work to be performed.
- Examine, diagnose, and treat post-surgical medical complications of animals spayed/neutered at the SPCA of Texas.
- Provide compassionate and patient customer service to clients, when needed.
- Maintain medical standards of care as set forth by the SPCA of Texas protocol.
- Direct and evaluate performance of Clinic Veterinary Technicians as pertains to medical protocol and patient care, as requested.
- Actively engage with volunteers in such a way that provides support for our volunteers and staff and proactively improves our volunteer program.
- Be an ambassador for the SPCA of Texas, sharing the work and mission with your friends and family and be knowledgeable of the various ways to support our work.
- Static Strength: the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects up to 40 pounds.
- Judgment and Decision Making: the ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Oral and Written Expression: the ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand.
- Monitoring: the ability to monitor and assess performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Emotional and Mental Requirements: the ability to work effectively under stressful conditions and in a high-volume, fast-paced clinic and shelter environment. Ability to rapidly and accurately process information.
Qualifications and experience and license to perform essential job functions:
- Applicant must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent.
- Applicant must have current Texas State Veterinary License or the ability to obtain before the start of employment.
- Applicant must provide proof of and maintain personal liability insurance.
- Background in shelter medicine and/or HQHVSN surgery preferred.
- Applicant must be interested in animal welfare population and serving low-income communities.
- The individual performing this job may be required to work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week. Shift times may vary and include weekend hours.
How to Apply
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.