The Community Medicine Veterinarian is a trained and licensed full-time veterinarian responsible for providing preventive and basic medical care including spay/neuter surgery to pet dogs and cats living with their families in ASPCA focus areas and animals in the care of the rescue community in Miami.
The Community Medicine Veterinarian will provide services at our Liberty City stationary Community Veterinary Center (CVC) including examinations, diagnostics, treatments, minor surgery and basic dentistry concentrating on conditions which can be addressed with reasonable resources and have a high likelihood of a positive outcome.
The Community Medicine Veterinarian in this role will also be scheduled to perform high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgeries at the CVC. Therefore, the Community Medicine Veterinarian must possess the skills and abilities of a high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgeon. These include performing 25-40 surgeries per day and all aspects of care associated with surgery such as examinations and post-operative treatment. These duties are to be performed in accordance with the ASPCA Community Medicine standardized surgical techniques and other standard operating procedures.
This is a full-time position, approximately 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (40 hours/week). One or both weekend days will be required. The position requires flexibility in schedule, willingness to occasionally work beyond the scheduled end of the work day and occasional flexibility in reporting location.
Provide compassionate high quality preventive and basic medical care to all patients.
Oversee all aspects of veterinary care during an outpatient clinic day including physical examination, diagnostics, treatment recommendations and delivery, prescriptions and discharge information.
Perform pre-surgery physical examinations on all surgical candidates.
Perform 25 – 40 high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgical procedures per spay/neuter clinic day.
Diagnose and treat post-surgical medical complications.
Perform and oversee all aspects of dentistry procedures.
Perform and oversee all aspects of minor surgical procedures amenable to being performed on an out patient basis.
Refer and triage cases that do not fall within the Community Medicine parameters of care as appropriate according to One ASPCA Fund (OAF) Coverage Guidelines.
Perform humane euthanasia in accordance with ASPCA policy and CM protocols.
Provide support and medical services for clients of Community Engagement (CE) and other ASPCA departments as needed including evaluation of animals living in hoarding situations.
Customer Service and Training (30%):
Communicate respectfully with clients and be able to relay important medical information about patients. Discuss examination and medical test results with owners in order to allow owners to make informed choices for the medical care of their pets.
Counsel owners about end of life and other sensitive medical care decisions.
Provide discharge instructions for patients and oversee the dispensing of medications.
Participate in the training of CM staff, ASPCA Interns and Residents and veterinary and technical students by coaching, discussion and demonstration.
Document all exam findings, test results and treatment recommendations on medical record form.
Communicate effectively with Community Medicine staff, MWO and other ASPCA staff.
Assist in determining the needed scope of services provided by Community Medicine based on experience with patients and clients and provide input into medical protocols.
Assist in writing, editing and updating protocols for Community Medicine.
Follow written and verbally communicated ASPCA Standard Operating Procedures.
Attend staff meetings, doctor meetings and other requested meetings.
Provide medical information and representation to other departments of the ASPCA, to the public and to the media.
Other duties as assigned.
Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values:
Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
Believes in Team – that we are stronger together
Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals
Ability to maintain good working relationship with clients and staff, be a team player, Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and ability to use paperless medical records and view online calendar and email, Current Florida Veterinary License, Excellent work attendance record and interpersonal skills, Fluency in English required, bilingual in Spanish and/or Creole strongly preferred, Interest in animal welfare and population control and serving underserved populations, Must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent, Must possess ability to work independently as well as part of team, Must possess ability to work in high-volume, fast-paced clinic environment
Veterinarian License - Other
English (Required), Spanish
Education and Work Experience:
Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)
2 years experience in general small animal practice or shelter medicine preferred, 2 years of experience in high quality, high volume spay/neuter strongly preferred, Background in small animal medicine and surgery
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