Are you looking for a position that directly saves animals’ lives? Does helping more animals in our community receive life-saving vaccines appeal to your values? Do you love motivating a team ready to help homeless pets? Are you interested in working with colleagues who share your same passion in saving animals, helping fight the stray overpopulation problem in Houston, and having fun while doing so? If so, the Staff Veterinary position at Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) might be the perfect role for you!
As a Staff Veterinarian you will operate on shelter animals, mostly spay/neuter, perform vet evaluations, prescribe medication for the animals in our care or who have been recently adopted, and work with clients on basic veterinary wellness and preventatives in our clinic. CAP will rely on your skills and experience in developing protocols and humanely treating animals in our care. CAP is a nonprofit animal shelter going 50 years strong in Houston; you will be completing purpose-driven work, which is very fulfilling! The clinic at CAP handles all of the spay/neuter surgeries for shelter animals, additional surgeries for the health of the shelter animals as needed, feral cat surgeries (currently once per month), and low-cost wellness vaccination services to the general public. In the future, the position may encompass public surgeries.
If making a difference in the lives of shelter animals is something you are passionate about, AND if you like building a team and working with excellent management, it just might be the most fulfilling job you’ve ever had.
Schedule and Activities:
A typical schedule for you at CAP would be 5 days a week at 8 hours per day, with at least one weekend day (our busiest times for wellness). The Staff Veterinarian position allows for flexibility so please let us know your desired schedule and we can possibly work with you!
A typical day in surgery for you looks like: high-volume, high-quality surgeries – mostly spay/neuters of cats, dogs, and bunnies. Other surgeries may include: dentals, enucleations, amputations, and dew claw removals, but does not include highly specialized surgeries. The animals you are handling will most often be shelter animals who are getting ready to be adopted or have already been adopted. CAP has once-per-month feral cat days with a lively team, more surgical techs, plenty of volunteers and many cats ready to live the kitten-free life. The average number of surgeries per day falls between 20 and 40 pets, with the majority being spay/neuter surgeries.
Every day includes vet evaluations in the shelter after surgery or wellness. This involves all animals needing assessment, follow up, diagnosis and recommendations for treatment within the shelter protocol. Protocol is regularly reviewed and updated between the Veterinarians and shelter management. On occasion you may be called on your off hours for clarification on treatment, advice on new situations, etc. You will get to know our animals and celebrate with us when they are adopted.
A typical day in the wellness clinic for you looks like: establishment of the veterinary-client-patient relationship, answering client questions, directing vaccinations with the staff, educating pet parents on the importance of vaccinations, spay/neuter, and other pet care techniques. Our wellness facility is for preventative care, including vaccinations, and is not a full-service vet (no boarding, major testing, or sick/injured animals). Our wellness clinic is low-cost and financially supports shelter pet care, including housing and surgeries.
If you are ready to work hard, help build our amazing team, provide exceptional customer service, and handle a variety of animals from cats and dogs, to rabbits and other small mammals, this will be a great position for you! At CAP we work as a team and with great compassion for all animals and we expect the same from our new hires.
Required Education and Experience:
Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from an accredited school of Veterinary Medicine.
New graduates and experienced vets welcome to apply.
Avimark experience a plus.
Pay and Benefits:
Our pay range starts at $85k and can go upwards of $110k. Your spot in this range will depend upon experience, including vet experience, ability to complete high-volume, high-quality surgeries, your expertise in guiding the wellness program and vet evaluations, as well as your proficiency of care.
Additional benefits for veterinarians include: $750 in CE hours per year, 50% of required licenses, 25% of liability insurance, 50% of DEA license, and VIN membership. These benefits may be pro-rated for part-time work.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $85,000.00 – $110,000.00 per year
Health savings account
Paid time off
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