Shelter Veterinarian - W/ Focus on High Quality, High Volume Sterilizations
Animal Defense League of Texas
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Type: Full Time
Salary: Starting at $105, 000 per year
Full reimbursement for C.E. and licensing,retirement plan with 4% company match, comprehensive benefits including paid vacation and sick time, Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical & optional Vision and Dental insurance, monthly phone allowance
*By working for ADL, a registered non-profit organization, the successful candidate may qualify for the federal government student loan forgiveness program based on hours worked and compensation.
DVM or equivalent
The Animal Defense League of Texas (ADL) is San Antonio’s oldest and largest progressive, no-kill companion animal shelter. Under new leadership, our medical program has expanded its lifesaving services portfolio to include a medical foster program, expanded parvo treatment capacity and FIV/FELV adoption program. In 2020, the ADL hospital underwent a major retooling initiative to leverage the most up-to-date sheltering best practices and has now grown to provide care for 7,000 pets annually!
ADL is seeking a compassionate and energetic licensed HQHVSN, DVM to join our team as a full-time sterilization veterinarian. This position will report to and is supported by the ADL Lead Shelter DVM. ADL has a diverse surgical caseload and operates a high volume, high efficiency spay/neuter clinic. This position ensures sound and humane veterinary medical practices in accordance with the Texas Veterinary Board. This position is supported by a robust team of dedicated Surgery Techs along with a team of Vet. Techs proficient in the use of in-house Idexx diagnostic and digital X-ray equipment. The ideal candidate will have the ability to perform additional procedures (such as enucleations, amputations, mass removals and dentals) is desired, but not required.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Examine patients pre-op to approve for surgery
Perform surgical sterilizations - at least 25 per shift
Oversee post-op recovery measures to ensure the quality of patient care
Perform other surgeries (primarily soft tissue, and dental) on an as needed basis
Stabilize and manage an infrequent variety of trauma cases
Supervise sanitation practices within the surgery area to prevent the spread of disease
Communicate successes and issues concerning patients and staff with the Lead Shelter Veterinarian
Provides oversight to and leads the team of Sx vet techs. Helps guide their daily efforts along with those of the volunteer recovery team to ensure ADL's surgical program runs smoothly
Time allowing, may also be asked to assist with basic wellness or occasional vaccination clinic
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - graduate from a college or university accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association,
Licensed or the ability to procure a license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas.
Chartered in 1934, the Animal Defense League (ADL) is a non-profit organization that is a true no-kill shelter for abandoned, abused or neglected dogs and cats. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for these animals by providing needed medical care, including spaying and neutering. Food, shelter, and safety are also provided – along with compassion and attention. While maintaining a healthy and loving facility, ADL consistently works to find the best possible home for each resident animal.
Supported by contributions and directed by a volunteer board, ADL provides programs and services which strengthen the bond between animals and people. Through grassroots advocacy, education and rescue, the organization is the leading voice for dogs and cats in crisis.
The Animal Defense League provides a variety of services and resources including:
Sheltering of animals, regardless of their conditions when they arrive.
Complete medical treatment provided to animals under the care of the shelter.
Spay/neuter services and vaccine clinics for community pets.
Humane education programs in schools and the broader community.
Active adoption services to find homes for all the animals taken in by the Animal Defense League.