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.
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.
Additional Salary Information: bonus structure for remote work is paid in addition to salary, paid CE training plus expenses, assistance with veterinary license fees and memberships available.
About Austin Pets Alive!
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!