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13 Oct 2021

Full-Time Associate Veterinarian

Austin Pets Alive! – Posted by APAJobs Austin, Texas, United States

Job Description

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 10,000 homeless dogs and cats each year, providing the safety net for Austin’s most at-risk shelter pets, which helps Austin to be a no-kill city, while also assisting other communities throughout the United States in saving homeless animals. The organization is distinguished by the scrappiness of its grassroots, non-traditional, community-based animal rescue work. The organization continues to innovate best practices to save sheltered lives and teaches its renowned no kill lifesaving model to 400 students annually, who 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.

Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is seeking an Associate 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.
IN-HOUSE RESOURCES: 
  • PCV/TP
  • Blood glucose
  • Microscopy
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Urinalysis
  • Digital Radiology
  • Abaxis Vetscan Blood Analysis  Machine
  • Ultrasound
  • IV fluid pumps
  • Surgical suite including 2 anesthesia machines and 2 surgery tables
  • Dental prophy and extractions
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Excellent time management skills.
BENEFITS:
  • Full-time employees are eligible for insurance benefits including medical, dental, vision, voluntary short-term life insurance, and voluntary short-term disability, as well as Paid Time Off.
  • 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).

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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