| The Spay/Neuter Surgery Veterinarian is a trained and licensed veterinarian responsible for performing mainly spay/neuter surgeries in high-quality, high volume spay/neuter clinic and shelter settings. The Spay/Neuter Surgery Veterinarian may also be responsible for other surgeries that arise in a clinic or shelter setting. |
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Perform all work in accordance with SPCA of Texas protocol.
2. 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:
1. 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.
2. Document physical examination findings and any adverse events on appropriate medical records.
3. Perform high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgeries in a clinic or shelter environment on a daily basis.
4. Maintain open communication with the Veterinary Technicians to determine the pace of work to be performed.
5. Have respect for and willingness to work with shelter and clinic staff and all types of animals and a commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
6. Examine, diagnose, and treat post-surgical medical complications of animals spayed/neutered at the SPCA of Texas.
7. Provide compassionate and patient customer service to clients, when needed.
8. Maintain medical standards of care as set forth by the SPCA of Texas protocol.
9. Direct and evaluate performance of Clinic Veterinary Technicians as pertains to medical protocol and patient care, as requested.
1. Applicant must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent.
2. Applicant must have current Texas State Veterinary License and DEA license or the ability to obtain both before the start of employment.
3. Applicant must provide proof of and maintain personal liability insurance.
4. Applicant must be interested in animal welfare population and serving low-income communities.
5. 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.
6. Relocation assistance may be provided for the right candidate.
7. High quality, high volume surgery training may be provided for the right candidate.