This position offers Bonus Pay for remote work assignments.
APA! Will cover the following professional costs: One Continuing Education course with reimbursement up to $1000 (air, hotel, registration, meals) and 2 days paid time maximum, PLIT insurance, State (TBVME) License, DEA License, VIN (Veterinary Information Network) Membership and membership with ASV (Associate of Shelter Veterinarians).
DVM or equivalent
2 openings available.
ABOUT THE ROLE: Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is seeking a Shelter Veterinarian to work with our team of veterinarians, technicians and support staff/volunteers in providing the most effective medical care to our rescue animals, as well as efficient communications regarding these cases. APA! has become one of the country’s No-Kill leaders by innovating and maintaining programs, in turn, lending Austin the title of the largest No-Kill city in the nation. This position plays an important role in maximizing the number of lives that APA! is able to save by providing quality medical care in a cost and time effective manner. This position will consist of both work at the APA! Main shelter location, as well as traveling to other shelters in need of help. Time devoted to other shelters will be approximately 20-30% of total time scheduled. Daily duties will include: treatment and assessment of hospitalized patients, high volume spay/neuter and other surgeries, outpatient exams, treatment of shelter-housed animals, after-hours treatments/triage when on call, maintaining accurate medical records, logs and client/foster/adopter/staff communication and participation in doctor to doctor case rounds and discussion.
We are looking for a veterinarian who is excited by the challenge of making quick decisions based on physical examination/carefully chosen diagnostics/history without all the bells and whistles of a full lab/referral hospitals. Clear, concise and efficient communications are desired, as well as the ability to work in a large team environment. This is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the Medical Director.
Effective case management for on-site, hospitalized and foster animals
Daily treatment of hospitalized and Parvo ICU patients
Triage, Assess and Treat a wide variety of patients, illness, injury from routine examinations to advanced medical cases and critical emergency care.
Ability to spay/neuter at least 30-50 patients a day
Visiting the dog kennels, cattery, nursery, FeLV, isolation and ringworm wards to assess health
Develop and amend protocols to maximize shelter animal health, while minimizing resource usage
Utilize/teach support staff and volunteer help to maximize veterinarian time
Assist in the development and management of outbreak prevention and reaction protocols.
Ability to provide telemedicine response via email, telephone, Zoom for remote shelter locations and APA! Staff, fosters and adopters.
Required on-call rotation assignment for after-hours emergencies.
Travel to remote locations required as needed. Work at remote shelters will mirror on-site duties with additional triaging of medical cases for rescue or transfer to APA! as needed.
Keen focus on clear, accessible and responsive communication with APA! Team, clients and partner shelter locations.
Abaxis Vetscan Blood Analysis Machine
IV fluid pumps
Surgical suite including 2 anesthesia machines and 2 surgery tables
Dental prophy and extractions
TIME COMMITMENT: This is a full-time position with a minimum of 40 hours per week required. Some on-call duties are expected, as well as some weekend and holiday availability.
Austin Pets Alive! is proud to offer a competitive benefits package for full-time employees, including up to 95% subsidy on employer sponsored medical coverage, up to 2% match on 401(K) retirement plan, subsidized and voluntary life insurance, voluntary dental, vision and short term disability options, all effective the first day of employment. We also offer voluntary wellness and emergency sick plans, supplemental benefits, subsidized pet insurance, flexible spending accounts and additional life coverage. Full-time employees receive 6 paid holidays and accrue 10 days paid time off during the first year of employment, with a third week of PTO accrual upon completion of 12 months of employment. Employee’s will also receive professional development opportunities through APA!’s ongoing mission to advance our animal welfare professionals in our life saving work.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT
Austin Pets Alive! is an equal employment opportunity employer and we value having staff who come from communities that are most impacted by the issues we engage on. We especially encourage people of color, LGBTQ people, women, transgender and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities to apply.
Austin Pets Alive! does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Austin Pets Alive! is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, community focus, and innovation.
License to practice veterinary medicine in Texas
Trained in high quality-high volume spay neuter with the ability to perform a minimum of 30 surgeries in a day (preferred but not required)
One year of experience as a licensed veterinarian
Positive attitude with the desire to treat/maintain quality of life on ALL types of patients despite their prognosis (hospice, FeLV, severe trauma etc)
Strong desire to be part of a diverse, innovative and resourceful team with a passion for finding life saving solutions.
Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is one of Austin’s most dynamic and best-loved nonprofits. The organization is the leader in the No Kill Movement nationally and is considered a national thought leader in animal welfare. APA! locally rescues, treats, and adopts out some 10,000 homeless dogs and cats each year, providing the safety net for Austin’s most at-risk shelter pets, which causes Austin to be a No-Kill City, while also assisting other communities in saving homeless animals. The organization is distinguished by the scrappiness of its grassroots, non-traditional community-based animal rescue work. The organization now continues to innovate best practices to save sheltered lives and teaches its renowned No Kill lifesaving model to some 400 students annually, who travel to Austin to attend apprenticeships at APA!’s Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy, and to hundreds of animal welfare professionals who attend the organization’s annual American Pets Alive! Conference.
The APA! Medical Clinic works on the cutting edge of shelter medicine, treating the most critical and vulnerable animals that other shelters and even some private clinics don't have the resources to help. This makes APA! the i...deal learning environment for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of veterinary medicine and no-kill animal sheltering, with the added benefit of knowing you are helping homeless animals from all over Texas!