SPCA Tampa Bay is looking immediately for a full time experienced or trained shelter veterinarian to join our organization. We are an open admission, private non-profit shelter located in Pinellas County, and take in mostly owner surrendered pets.
Intake is approximately 8000 animals per year, including about 5000 dogs and cats, 1500 pocket pets/birds/reptiles, and about 1500 wildlife animals (which are mostly triaged then sent immediately to local rehab). We see a very limited number of pet pigs, and very occasionally some goats and sheep.
From our job description:
Responsibilities and Duties: Essential Functions: • Support all veterinary services including: emergency care, medical care and treatment, infectious disease prevention and control, necropsy and disposition of animals, volunteer foster care, employee pet care, and veterinarian externship and internships. • Perform and direct euthanasia, in accordance with AVMA and ASV standards. • Perform high volume, high quality spay and neuter surgeries. • Perform other soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries as resources and training permit. • Support efforts, as needed, by evaluating and providing documentation of the medical condition (including necropsies) of all animals involved in cruelty and neglect investigations. • Mentor veterinary students in the externship program and veterinarians completing a shelter internship. • Oversee record keeping of controlled drugs and supplies. • Oversee ordering and inventory of medications and medical supplies. • Act as spokesperson for animal cases, media opportunities and medical education or provide expert witness testimony as needed. • Provide animal stories for SPCA media staff. • Establish, monitor and update as necessary the standards and protocols of animal care, handling and sanitation. • Assist in the recruitment, selection, supervision, evaluation and training of direct reports. • Provide direction and assist in the recruitment, selection and evaluation of other department staff. • Participate in the collection of, and evaluate pertinent data, for monthly/annual dashboard data and trend reports for either the shelter, or spay/neuter clinic • Serve as a member of the leadership team. • Provide friendly, responsive and personalized customer service. • Keep, and ensure department staff maintain, accurate and updated records in appropriate medical record software. • Maintain a clean and safe work environment. • Participate in required meetings and trainings, special events and fund raising functions. • Professionally represent SPCA Tampa Bay at all times.
Nonessential Functions: • All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education: • VMD or DVM • Continuous education to maintain current knowledge of legislation and regulations.
Experience: • Three to five years experience with canine and feline medicine. • Strong spay/neuter (including pediatrics) experience, capable of 20+ surgeries per day; can handle in-heat animals, pregnancies, cryptorchids. • Some experience with pocket pets, farm animals and exotics. • Experience or additional education in shelter medicine preferred.
Licensure or Certification: • Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) • DEA distribution license • State of Florida Business License – Veterinarian • Valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include 3 weeks PTO per year, enrollment in medical insurance, AVMA, PCVMA dues, Florida state license renewal, 403b retirement program, and CE benefits
SPCA Tampa Bay accepts all pets surrendered by their owners and sick or injured exotic stray animals. Owners are required to make an appointment but no fee is charged for admission, though donations are strongly encouraged. The organization’s mission is to improve the community by promoting humane care, preventing animal cruelty and reducing pet overpopulation. Community services include animal cr...uelty investigation, lost/found pet assistance, animal admission and ambulance transport for sick/injured wildlife. SPCA programs include pet adoption, free pet behavior help, Sniff University training for dogs and cats, children’s summer camps and more. Founded in 1940, SPCA Tampa Bay, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, has a shelter located on 10 acres in Largo, and now has a full-service Veterinary Center in St. Petersburg, in a 10,000 sq ft facility. More than 7,500 animals are admitted each year to the shelter, and over a 1000 pets a month are seen at the Veterinary Center . For more information: www.spcatampabay.org.