The Fredericksburg SPCA is on the cutting edge of an inspiring national movement to keep pets and their families together and is looking for a Veterinarian to join our growing Medical Team. Are you interested in becoming part of our LIFE-SAVING efforts? The Fredericksburg SPCA is offering competitive salary ranges from $85,000 - $150,000 per year depending on experience + a full benefits package tailored to your needs.
YOU: A compassionate individual looking to change the lives of vulnerable animals and our community through doing what you do best: practicing medicine! You'll get to set your flexible schedule to work as little or as much as you feel it fits your work-life balance.
US: A non-profit clinic providing high-quality, low-cost medicine to members of our community including our rescue partners and P.E.T.S. clients. We take care of the overhead duties like staff management and inventory ordering so you can just practice the work you fell in love with! We offer a benefits package designed just for you and your needs.
YOU + US = An unstoppable team of superheroes, who together have the opportunity to shape shelter medicine for the benefit of homeless animals and our community. Collaboration is the key in this fast paced, fun work environment and we believe in a strong team who supports each other is a recipe for success!
Coordinates, directs, and continually improves the medical operations in the Fredericksburg SPCA Community Medical Clinic and ensures high-quality medical care for animals in the care of the Fredericksburg SPCA, publicly owned animals, and rescue animals (in that order of priority) focusing on identification, treatment, and prevention of health problems.
Makes recommendations to and collaborates with the Executive and Deputy Directors in the formulation of shelter medical objectives, practices, plans and decisions that influence operations to ensure optimal health of shelter and foster animals.
Performs the duties of a staff veterinarian, including but not limited to:
Providing supervision for all aspects of practice related to the maintenance and usage of controlled substances by the Animal Care staff permitted by the Controlled Substance Registration.
Provides medical services to shelter, public, and rescue animals including physical examinations, diagnostics, and treatments.
Performs sterilization surgeries and other surgical procedures for shelter, public, and rescue animals.
Advises, performs or oversees euthanasia, as needed.
Provides on-call services as needed for shelter animal emergencies.
Provides professional credibility to the FredSPCA’s endeavor to help all domestic pets.
The ability to be the Veterinarian in Charge of the Fredericksburg SPCA Medical Clinic and ability to obtain and maintain Veterinarian Establishment license as required by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine if needed and advised by Executive Leadership.
Maintains other required licenses and completes required continuing education.
Adheres to state regulations and organizational protocol regarding animal care, treatment, advocacy, and the mission of the FredSPCA.
Takes immediate action to address any safety concern or noncompliance of safety rules that could put an employee, volunteer, client, animal, or the organization at risk.
Analyzes trends in the Fredericksburg SPCA Community Medical Center, provides feedback, and works in collaboration with the Executive Director and Deputy Director on how to reduce costs, provide high-quality, low cost veterinary medicine to the community.
Actively participates as a member of the management team; attends applicable meetings.
Fulfills commitments to sponsors and donors, as needed, in a manner that will support FredSPCA needs. Supports events, fundraising, and media spots as needed.
Performs duties in a manner which encourages attainment of goals, contributions, and business for FredSPCA and its programs.
Must assist in meeting the annual revenue goal of at least $250,000 per year in the clinic.
Maintains effective communication with staff through daily contact, in scheduled meetings, informally or in writing, as needed to coordinate and direct medical functions of the shelter.
Identifies and helps to resolve ethics issues.
Treats people and animals with respect; contributes to effective teamwork; promotes intra- and inter-departmental cooperation; and fosters public relations beneficial to FredSPCA.
Provides leadership and assists in the training of staff on proper surgical procedures, animal evaluation and monitoring for pre-/intra-/post-surgical signs and symptoms, preparation of sterile surgery packs, animals and maintenance of sterile surgical fields.
Assists in the inventory, control, security, record keeping and use of all drugs and supplies by clinic staff in the Fredericksburg SPCA and ensures conformance with federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations to maintain the Veterinary Establishment License and personal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) licenses and permits.
Informs/advises/trains staff on animal care topics, which may include, but is not limited to, animal restraint, diagnosis, therapy and treatment of impounded animals, emergency veterinary techniques, husbandry, nutrition, preventive care, first aid, and control/containment/preventive measures for communicable diseases in an animal shelter environment.
Reviews and analyzes routine and special reports detailing the status and/or success of the program, prepares recommendations, and/or initiates corrective action.
Must embrace the mission of the Fredericksburg SPCA and adhere to the SPCA’s policies and philosophies.
Reports to Executive Director.
Perform other related duties as requested.
Graduation from an accredited school of veterinary medicine with a doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or (VDM).
Licensed (or the ability to obtain) to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Virginia.
Possess a (or the ability to obtain) DEA license.
Maintenance of malpractice insurance.
Principles, practices and techniques of the practice of professional veterinary medicine.
Principles and practices of domestic animal care and control.
Proven experience working with the public, developing and maintaining excellent relationships to support goals/mission.
Strong computer skills, including a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google Drive and the ability to maintain accurate records, experience with PetPoint and ClinicHQ databases are a plus!
Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted.
Frequently bend, squat, reach, and grip.
Work around pet dander, dust and other allergens without issue.
Actively maneuver inside and outside of the shelter.
Work around children and with the public.
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties required by their supervisor.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits are negotiable but we offer medical, dental, vision, paid time off, continuing education, license reimbursement
About Fredericksburg SPCA
The Fredericksburg Regional SPCA is a non-profit, lifesaving humane organization dedicated to the principle that every life is unique and worthy of protection. As a local leader in humane care and education, the Fredericksburg SPCA's mission is to tackle the problem of pet overpopulation through education, adoption, rehabilitation and spay/neuter. The organization saves the lives of many homeless animals each year and cares for approximately 400 cats and dogs daily. The Fredericksburg SPCA is not affiliated with any other animal welfare organization. We are an independent No-Kill shelter that must raise 100% of our annual budget . We receive no funds from Federal, State or surrounding counties. We also receive no funds from large, well known animal groups such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the American Society for the Prevention of Cruely to Animals (ASPCA) or the American Humane Society (AHS).