North Shore Animal League America – Associate Veterinarian


Job Type: Veterinarian

Work Type: Small Animal Only

Business Name: North Shore Animal League America

City: Port Washington

State: New York

Contact Name: Lisa Kaufman

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Phone: (516) 373-3239

North Shore Animal League America is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. We are a non-profit organization and since 1944, the League’s mission has been saving the lives of pets through adoption, rescue and advocacy initiatives. Every year, the League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt nearly 18,000 pets into happy and loving homes. Over the years, the League has placed more than 1.1 million puppies, kittens, cats and dogs into carefully screened homes.

Our Pet Health Centers—comprising the Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, the Don and Karen LaRocca Pet Wellness Center, and the Freed Special Recovery Center—address all aspects of pet health, from prevention to treatment. Staffed by skilled and compassionate veterinary professionals, these facilities provide high quality, affordable care for animals in need. The Lewyt Medical Center, accredited by the prestigious American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), provides comprehensive medical, diagnostic, surgical, and dental services. The LaRocca Wellness Center offers a full range of preventive care, including physical and aquatic therapy, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling. The Freed Special Recovery Center affords comfortable isolation for animals with contagious disease, ensuring a safe environment for all. Open to all pets, the Centers support our no-kill mission to Rescue, Nurture, Adopt, and Educate.

We are seeking full-time Associate Veterinarians to join our 16 doctor, AAHA accredited medical center. We provide high quality, affordable veterinary care to our shelter residents as well as both adopted and community pets. Fully equipped, state of the art facilities. In house, capabilities include wellness center with rehabilitation suite (including underwater treadmill), dental suite, digital full body and dental radiology, endoscopy, class IV therapy laser, fully equipped surgical suite performing both soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery, and isolation facility. We see over 30,000 cases annually, providing an exciting and challenging work environment. The position is rotational through all departments, with emphasis on clinical case management.

Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
• Provide consistent and high quality patient care
o Perform thorough physical exams
o Make appropriate recommendations for wellness care
o Ordering and interpretation of appropriate diagnostics
o Ensuring medical records are complete and accurate
o Develop thorough and appropriate treatment plans (for inpatient or outpatient care)
• Provide high level of customer service
o Educating clients on all aspects of pet veterinary care
o Responding to callbacks and client inquiries in a timely manner
o Follow up on patients when warranted
o Keep owners adequately informed of costs of care
o Provide reasonable estimates for hospital or surgical care
• Surgical service
o If rotate through surgery services, able to perform routine spay-neuter in an efficient manner
o Must be able to perform at least 20 S/N surgeries in a shift
o Training will be provided to reach this proficiency level
o Should be proficient in other routine procedures
o Lumpectomy, Cystotomy, Aural Hematoma, etc.
• Be an active team player
o Make reasonable efforts to assist colleagues when needed
o Elevate problems/concerns to supervising veterinarian when appropriate

• Experience preferred, but new graduates welcome to apply. Active mentoring available.
• Compensation commensurate with experience

Additional compensation includes:
• Generous PTO policy
• $1200/yr CE allowance (w paid time off)
• Reimbursement for AVMA Dues, NYS License and DEA License
• Individual or family health benefits through Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield plan that begins on your first day of employment
• 401K, Life Insurance, FSA and more
• As a 501-C-3 Non-profit, employees may be eligible for th

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