Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital at the Richmond SPCA Associate Veterinarian Full-time of Part-time / Exempt / Salaried
Our Mission:We are a full-service veterinary hospital providing quality care at a reduced cost to pets in the Greater Richmond region. It is our mission to ensure that families have access to affordable treatment options for their companion animals, regardless of financial hardships.
We are seeking a veterinarian to join our team in providing a high quality of care to income-qualified pet guardians in the Greater Richmond community, as well as pets adopted from our center and those in the care of local government shelters. This is a unique opportunity to join a well-respected group of doctors, technicians and support staff.
Job Relationships: This position reports to the Hospital Director for all operational matters, in collaboration with the Medical Director as related to the provision of medical care. This individual is expected to work cohesively and respectfully with team members from a variety of departments to deliver exceptional patient care and client service and to further promote the mission of the hospital.
Benefits: The Richmond SPCA offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package for full-time employees. Most importantly, this position offers veterinarians the opportunity to utilize their earned skillset to help every patient in need, never having to turn away a pet due to a guardian’s inability to pay.
Applicants must hold a degree in veterinary medicine and possess a current State of Virginia license to practice veterinary medicine. Individuals with prior experience in a shelter or fast-paced hospital are encouraged to apply.
Primary responsibilities include:
Performance of spay/neuter surgeries, dentals, and other routine surgeries
Delivery of wellness care and annual physical examinations
Performance and interpretation of routine diagnostic tests, including radiography
Delivery of care for sick or injured hospital patients as needed
Development of ongoing treatment plans for acutely and chronically ill patients
Clear communication and the ability to educate a varied client base
Examination and treatment of shelter animals as needed
Other duties as assigned
Desired traits for team members include:
Integrity and a dedication to the hospital’s mission
The ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, high-volume hospital
Flexibility and the ability to effectively multi-task
Compassion for both patients and clients
Efficiency in the areas of both surgery and treatment
A positive and team-oriented attitude
Able to effectively communicate with members of the public as well as teammates
Proficiency in orthopedic surgery not required but welcomed
Emergency experience a plus
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits, 401k, dental, vision, life insurance for full-time employees.
About richmond spca
The Richmond SPCA is a nonprofit, no-kill humane society in Richmond, Virginia. We are not a part of or related to any other organization with “Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” or “SPCA” in its name. At all times and in every way, we are advocates for animals. We provide for their safety and comfort, strive to alleviate their suffering and work to place them in homes that provide a responsible lifetime commitment to them. We speak out publicly to promote and defend their interests. We oppose all forms of animal cruelty.
In 2004, we began providing low-cost and free spay/neuter surgeries through our Smoky’s Spay/Neuter Clinic. This program evolved into our pilot Clinic for Compassionate Care in 2012, when we launched a public veterinary clinic to provide full-service, low-cost veterinary care. In 2016, we opened our Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital which now sees more than 11,000 pet patients each year who belong to families of modest means and Richmond SPCA adopters.
We promote spaying and neutering to achieve and retain a no-kill community. We oppose any taking of the lives of healthy or treatable animals and do not participate in such conduct ourselves. ...We provide services that promote responsible pet ownership and humane attitudes toward all life.
The Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital providing quality care at a reduced cost to pets in the Greater Richmond region. It is our mission to ensure that all families have access to affordable treatment options for their dogs and cats, regardless of financial hardship.