The Community Medicine Veterinarian is a licensed veterinarian responsible for providing wellness/preventive care for owned pets off-site within the community via our community medicine mobile unit. The Community Medicine Veterinarian may also be responsible for performing other services that arise in clinic and community environments.
Summary of Essential Responsibilities:
Perform all work in accordance with SPCA of Texas protocol;
Provide preventive/wellness services such as vaccinations, disease and parasite testing, and owner counseling per scheduled wellness day;
Oversee all aspects of veterinary care during the shift, including potential emergency care, restraint, euthanasia, and treatment.
Provide a compassionate environment for animals and pet owners living in poverty.
Summary of Essential Job Tasks:
Perform physical examinations and diagnostic/medical procedures in a way that will deliver the highest quality care while minimizing patient stress and discomfort.
Explain physical examination findings, communicate to the client a diagnosis of the animal’s problems, and generate and present a treatment plan for the animal.
Maintain open communication with the Veterinary Technicians to determine the pace of work to be performed.
Provide compassionate and patient customer service to clients, when needed.
Maintain medical standards of care as set forth by the SPCA of Texas protocol.
Direct and evaluate performance of Veterinary Technicians as pertains to medical protocol and patient care.
Participate in once-monthly free community vaccines clinics in the field.
Develop professional, friendly, and mutually-beneficial relationships with local veterinarians, promoting SPCA of Texas and our mission within the veterinary and animal welfare community.
Applicant must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent.
Applicant must have current Texas State Veterinary License and DEA license or the ability to obtain both before the start of employment.
Applicant must provide proof of and maintain personal liability insurance.
Applicant must be interested in the animal welfare population and serving low-income and underserved communities.
This position is stationed on our community medicine mobile unit that will visit a different community location off-site from SPCA of Texas facilities each day.
To best serve the needs of our community and clients, the shift for this position is Tuesday-Saturday with flexible hours.
Relocation assistance is available.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: 100% employer-paid health insurance premiums for veterinarian, their spouse/partner, and dependents; generous PTO policy that emphasizes quality of life; all license fees and membership dues 100% employer-paid; all required CE 100% employer-paid; 403(b) thrift plan available
About SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas with two shelters and three spay/neuter clinics located in Dallas and McKinney, and serves as an active resource center providing an array of programs and services that bring people and animals together to enrich each others' lives. The agency serves all demographics of the metro DFW area.