Relief Veterinarian, Community Medicine


ASPCA
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Description
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Summary:

The Community Medicine Veterinarian is responsible for providing preventive and basic medical care including spay/neuter surgery to pet dogs and cats living with their families in the LA area and in the care of the Los Angeles rescue community. Services are provided by mobile units parked at designated locations or at our stationary clinic and include examinations, non-invasive diagnostics and treatments 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, including issuing health certificates, in support of other ASPCA Departments including Community Engagement, Relocation and the Foster Care Program.

The Community Medicine Veterinarian performs physical examinations on all spay/neuter patients to ensure their candidacy for surgery and ensures recovery of all patients. This surgeon spays/neuters cats and dogs using the standardized surgical techniques established by the ASPCA.

This position is a fill-in position to maintain the daily operations of the ASPCA Community Medicine Programs in Los Angeles when regular full-time staff are unavailable.

Responsibilities:

Medical (75%)

Provide compassionate high quality preventive and basic medical care to patients in underserved areas of Los Angeles overseeing 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 high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgical procedures either on board a mobile surgical unit or at a stationary clinic.
Must be able to perform 25-35 high quality spay neuter surgeries per day.
Diagnose and treat post-surgical 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 Safety Net, Relocation and the Foster Program and other ASPCA departments.

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 about 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.

Administrative/Other (10%)

Document all exam findings, test results and treatment recommendations on medical record form.
Communicate effectively with Community Advocates and other ASPCA staff.
Follow written and verbally communicated ASPCA Standard Operating Procedures.
Provide medical information and representation to other departments of the ASPCA, to the public and 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

Education and Work Experience:

Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)
High Quality High Volume Spay Neuter Surgery Experience, Small animal general practice or internship

Qualifications:
2 years experience in general small animal practice or shelter medicine, Ability to maintain good working relationship with clients and staff, be a team player, Background in small animal medicine and HQHVSN surgery and to be able to perform 25-35 high quality spay neuter surgeries per day., Excellent work attendance records, Must have current California State Veterinary License, Must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent, Must possess ability to work independently as well as part of team, Must possess ability to work in high-volume, fast-paced clinic environment, Must speak fluent English. Bilingualism (fluent in English and Spanish) preferred but not required

Veterinarian License - Other

Language:
English (Required), Spanish

Education and Work Experience:
Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA. Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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