The Community Medicine Veterinarian—Part Time / Fill-In is a trained and licensed 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, Florida.
The Community Medicine Veterinarian will provide services at our Community Veterinary Center (CVC) located in Liberty City within Miami, Florida. Services include preventive and basic care 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 may also fill-in to perform high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgeries. Therefore, the ideal candidate to fill-in for surgery shifts would 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 position may be either regular part-time or fill-in to maintain the daily operations of the ASPCA in Miami, Florida when regular full-time staff are unavailable. Our days of operation are Tuesday to Saturday. The position requires flexibility in schedule, willingness to occasionally work beyond the scheduled end of the work day.
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 complications.
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, when necessary, in accordance with ASPCA policy and CM protocols.
Customer Service (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.
Document all exam findings, test results and treatment recommendations in medical record data base.
Communicate effectively with Community Medicine staff and other ASPCA staff.
Follow written and verbally communicated ASPCA Standard Operating Procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Ability to maintain good working relationship with clients and staff, be a team player, Background in small animal medicine and surgery, Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and ability to use paperless medical records and view online calendar and email, Current Florida State Veterinary License, English required, Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred, Excellent work attendance record and interpersonal skills, 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
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
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.
Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 2 million supporters across the country.
The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”