We are seeking a veterinarian who is organized, honest, dedicated, and works well with others. Our ideal candidate is friendly, respectful, helpful, hardworking, and patient. Most of all, they love animals and want to improve the lives of animals. Candidates must understand that they will be working in both shelter medicine and with the public in general practice medicine. The Walk-In clinic is busy and fast paced. Veterinarians must feel comfortable and enjoy discussing cases with owners or directing vet staff to do so.
The Veterinary Care Center proudly serves both the shelter and the general public. Public Spay/Neuter surgery is in the morning hours Tuesday -Friday. The Public Walk In Wellness clinic is open Tuesday-Friday 1-4 pm and Saturday 8am -12 pm.
Work Schedule : 4.5 - 5 days per week. Tuesday-Saturday
Organization Culture: The organization is highly regarded in South Carolina as a leader in animal welfare problem solving and support of other rescues and shelters statewide. It has a great support team in both Shelter, Veterinary Clinic, and a Board of Directors that is willing to help in any way. The Albrecht Center is highly progressive, with its core values based on integrity, honesty, respect, and transparency. The veterinary support team is knowledgeable and experienced. The entire organization is like a family and works together to improve the welfare of animals.
Location: Aiken, SC—the Best Small Town in the South according to Southern Living Magazine. It is the horse capital of the south with all disciplines represented. It is a horse, dog and cat town with progressive ordinances to reduce the homeless pet population. We are centrally located in the middle of the state which allows you to travel within a two hour period to the beach or the mountains for a long weekend.
Aiken is known for its cultural opportunities, such as the Performing Arts center, symphony, outdoor concerts in Hopelands Gardens, and its outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, marathons, hunting, state park, the Augusta area Riverwalk on the Savannah River, The Masters Golf Tournament, and 2,200 acre Hitchcock Woods adjacent to downtown historic Aiken.
Physically examine shelter animals within 24 hrs of intake.
Perform a minimum of 15 spay/neuter surgeries per day when assigned to the Spay/Neuter team and consult with private patients in afternoon.
Supervise inoculation of shelter animals and provide recommendations for follow-up or continued care.
Communicate with Shelter Manager regarding inoculation and medical care of shelter animals.
Recognize and initiate treatment for medical conditions of shelter animals.
Euthanize animals when appropriate, within established guidelines and with the approval of the CEO and Director of Shelter Operations.
Provide wellness and medical care to publicly owned animals.
Provide appropriate chart maintenance for all cases. Avimark software is used.
Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians.
Actively promote spay/neuter and adoption and educate clients on responsible pet ownership.
Represent the organization in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
Be reachable by the medical or shelter staff by telephone on a rotating schedule.
Provide emergency advice and possibly care for shelter animals after hours and occasionally provide in house care for major donors.
Mentoring and supervision of Senior Veterinary Externship students.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional Salary Information: Generous annual CE allowance, AVMA and PLIT dues paid for, Licensure reimbursed (DVM ad DEA). Pre tax ICHRA Health Care reimbursement.
About SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare
The SPCA Albrecht Center is a non-profit, no-kill, limited admissions animal shelter, fully equipped public veterinary clinic, all in a modern and attractive facility that includes a high volume spay and neuter surgical suite. We are equipped with new digital xray, ultrasound, dental, bloodwork, and other essential equipment.
We are a Humane Alliance Model S/N Clinic, as well as a shelter and Education and Training Center. We adopt 1,100 animals/year.