The Surgery Veterinarian is a trained and licensed veterinarian responsible for performing mainly spay/neuter surgeries in a high-quality, high volume spay/neuter clinic and shelter setting. The Surgery Veterinarian may also be responsible for other surgeries that arise in a shelter setting.
Summary of Essential Responsibilities:
Perform all work in accordance with SPCA of Texas protocol;
Perform an average of 36 spay/neuter surgeries on both shelter and privately-owned animals, primarily dogs and cats, per scheduled work day;
Oversee all aspects of veterinary care during the shift, including pre- and post-operative care, anesthetic administration and monitoring, emergency care, restraint, and treatment.
Summary of Essential Job Tasks:
Perform pre-surgery physical examinations (or visual assessment of free-roaming cats in humane traps) on all surgical candidates to determine if they are acceptable for surgery.
Document physical examination findings and any adverse events on appropriate medical records.
Perform high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgeries in a clinic and shelter environment on a daily basis.
Maintain open communication with the Veterinary Technicians to determine the pace of work to be performed.
Examine, diagnose, and treat post-surgical medical complications of animals spayed/neutered at the SPCA of Texas.
Provide compassionate and patient customer service to clients, when needed.
Maintain medical standards of care as set forth by the SPCA of Texas protocol.
Direct and evaluate performance of Clinic Veterinary Technicians as pertains to medical protocol and patient care, as requested.
Actively engage with volunteers in such a way that provides support for our volunteers and staff and proactively improves our volunteer program.
Be an ambassador for the SPCA of Texas, sharing the work and mission with your friends and family and be knowledgeable of the various ways to support our work.
Static Strength: the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects up to 40 pounds.
Judgment and Decision Making: the ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Oral and Written Expression: the ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand.
Monitoring: the ability to monitor and assess performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Emotional and Mental Requirements: the ability to work effectively under stressful conditions and in a high-volume, fast-paced clinic and shelter environment. Ability to rapidly and accurately process information.
Qualifications and experience and license to perform essential job functions:
Applicant must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent.
Applicant must have current Texas State Veterinary License or the ability to obtain before the start of employment.
Applicant must provide proof of and maintain personal liability insurance.
Background in shelter medicine and/or HQHVSN surgery preferred.
Applicant must be interested in animal welfare population and serving low-income communities.
The individual performing this job may be required to work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week. Shift times may vary and include weekend hours.
Additional Salary Information: The SPCA of Texas offers a competitive salary, a fun-filled work environment and strong corporate benefits package including a 100% paid health care premium for the employee and eligible dependents. Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas with a current DEA license for controlled substances. Please visit our website for a full job description, www.spca.org. Send letter/resume: firstname.lastname@example.org or 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, Texas 75212.
Internal Number: 06282021
About SPCA of Texas
Founded in 1938 and consistently recognized as a top nonprofit organization in the Dallas Texas area, the SPCA of Texas is the leading animal wellbeing agency in North Texas. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. With its headquarters in Dallas, two shelters and three spay/neuter clinics located in Dallas and McKinney, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center providing an array of programs and services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives.