The York County SPCA is currently in search of a part time veterinarian to support veterinary operations in both our high volume spay/neuter clinic and in the shelter's veterinary wing. The spay/neuter clinic provides HQHVSN services to pet owners in our community, and has a busy TNR program. The part time veterinarian would work 3 days per week, splitting their time as needed between the spay/neuter clinic, and the shelter's veterinary wing, which provides all veterinary services needed by the animals in shelter. While the York County SPCA does not have a wellness clinic for public animals, we do provide some veterinary services, including surgeries, on a case by case basis to owners that might otherwise have to surrender their pet due to costs.
Job Title: Staff Veterinarian Reports to: Shelter Medical Director, Clinic Medical Director Job Status: Part-time
Spay/Neuter Clinic Responsibilities: • Examine animals pre-operatively to determine their candidacy for HQHVSN. • Perform surgical sterilizations efficiently using HQHVSN techniques. • Examine animals post-op as necessary to ensure appropriate healing. • Provide appropriate preventative care to animals and provide recommendations for follow up care. • Aid the Clinic Medical Director in ensuring all clinic staff members are adhering to proper pre-, peri- and post-operative care of patients. • Display a positive attitude and act as an ambassador for the York County SPCA. • Provide positive reinforcement to staff members and volunteers. • Keep up to date with shelter and HQHVSN Best Practices and innovation in shelter medicine through Continuing Education. • Other duties as assigned by the Clinic Medical Director.
Shelter Veterinary Wing Responsibilities: • 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: conduct daily 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 Humane Alliance surgical techniques for spays/neuters. • Maintain documentation of animal conditions in accordance with medical record-keeping standards and requirements. • 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. • Maintain regular communication with relevant staff or outside personnel 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. • Assist in the collection of evidence and documentation of examinations of live and deceased victims of animal cruelty, including but not limited to the performance of clinical forensic exams and gross necropsies, completion of reports for law enforcement, and testifying as an expert witness, as needed. Maintaining the ability to work efficiently and effectively under these highly sensitive situations. • 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. • Other duties as assigned by the Shelter Medical Director.
Competencies, Education, Experience: • Possesses a strong passion for the York County SPCA’s mission • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree from an accredited veterinary college • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Pennsylvania • Minimum 3 years of veterinary experience • Shelter Medicine and HQHVSN experience preferred • Possesses a working style that is transparent, encouraging, and collaborative • Conducts themselves in a professional manner and has an ability to create a favorable impression among potential, new, and ongoing community supporters • Upholds the mission of York County SPCA throughout their work • Can work independently and collaboratively. Adapts to changes in the work environment • Willingness to work rare evenings and weekends • Willingness and ability to travel in a personal vehicle around the York County area • Ability to lift, push, and/or pull up to 50 pounds.
About York County SPCA
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.