We are excited to welcome a Spay/Neuter Veterinarian to our talented team.
The Spay/Neuter Veterinarian supports East Bay SPCA's mission to eliminate overpopulation and neglect. This veterinarian performs quality high volume surgical procedures related to spaying and neutering both sheltered animals and client-owned pets. In addition, the Spay/Neuter Veterinarian conducts initial health care checks for both client-owned and sheltered animals entering the clinics. This position is a leader who assists with supervision and guidance to staff and volunteers. All services, including client care as well as animal care must be conducted in accordance with the East Bay SPCA's mission, values and goals.
This position will work out of both the Oakland and Dublin Spay/Neuter facilities, must be willing to travel between locations.
Performs surgical procedures daily, including but not limited to, ovariohysterectomy and orchiectomy/castration
Ensures that appropriate medication is administered by veterinary staff within clinical and statutory requirements, and supervises the use and security of controlled drugs
Implements and maintains medical record and drug use logs to established standards of veterinary and sheltering practices, ensuring that records are complete, accurate, and compliant at all times
Regularly performs veterinary health care functions, including examination and treatment of sheltered animals, and aids in the evaluation of the disposition of sheltered animals as needed within established shelter animal and companion animal health protocols
Maintains medical records for sheltered animals during rounds and collaborates with the shelter medical support team
Ability to work independently and to work collegially with other managers and technicians in order to accomplish daily tasks as well as meet strategic goals
Demonstrated track record of managing priorities with positive results
Desire to thrive in a high volume, fast paced environment
Extended periods of standing, stretching and bending. Must be able to lift 50 pounds independently due to lifting animals for examinations and surgeries
Ability to perform repeated hand movements in surgery without accommodation
Work may be performed in an animal shelter environment with exposure to seasonal outdoor conditions. Noise exposure varies, and there may be contact with animal waste and smells
Weekend work is required. Occasional holiday and evening work may be required
Animal contacts and related injuries, including bites and scratches may occur
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a valid California Veterinary License
Must possess or have the ability to obtain a DEA license within 60 days
Must have a valid California Driver's License and insurable driving record for occasional patient transport in East Bay SPCA's vehicles
A minimum of two years experience working in a spay/neuter clinic and demonstration of ability to safely perform a high number of procedures per day
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients and staff both verbally and in writing
Computer literate in a Windows environment, proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Additional Salary Information: annual salary
About East Bay SPCA
The East Bay SPCA has been committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in the communities we serve since 1874. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. The East Bay SPCA’s veterinary services clinics are a cut above the rest. In 2015, we achieved accreditation from the American Veterinary Hospital Association (AAHA), placing us in the top 12% of veterinary clinics nationwide. The East Bay SPCA has long realized that the solution to the plight of homeless pets is not only more adoption homes, but access to spay and neuter surgery. The East Bay SPCA was one of the first animal welfare organizations in our community to direct that no animal would leave our facility unaltered. Since 1998, we have performed more than 150,000 surgeries! Our veterinarians and veterinary staff have seen it all: working with shelter animals as well as a healthy practice of privately owned animals.