Per Diem Veterinarian MSPCA Northeast Animal Shelter
MSPCA Northeast Animal Shelter
Location: Salem, Massachusetts
Type: Relief DVM
DVM or equivalent
MSPCA Northeast Animal Shelter is seeking a dedicated, caring and compassionate veterinarian to join our team.We are located in Salem, MA, just 13 miles north of Boston. Our facility is a modern 18,000 sq ft building capable of housing over 200 animals in 26 rooms.
If you have excellent technical, diagnostic, clinical, and surgical skills, as well as a natural ability to relate to our patients and staff, we want to hear from you. Currently, we are looking for a per diem veterinarian to fill occasional weekday shifts, on average 3-4 per month. There is the option to fill the non-surgical position, assessing and treating our shelter pets on the adoption floor, or spending the day in surgery for routine spays and neuters. We have a great working environment, limited client interaction and competitive hourly rates.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Primary responsibility will be carrying out routine HVHQSN along with other miscellaneous procedures in our brand-new surgical suite.
Mentor and train technicians and veterinary assistants, as needed, on surgical monitoring and procedures.
Follow controlled drug logs in accordance with DEA guidelines; assure accuracy as it relates to drug logs and submit reports within due dates.
Secondary responsibility will be providing veterinary care for all shelter animals residing at NEAS and in foster care.
Update the Medical Director and other Staff Veterinarians on medical cases.
Follow and contribute to medical and general shelter protocols.
Maintain impeccable records of all shelter animals: written charts and digital files, including treatments performed, vaccination histories, clinical findings, surgeries performed, etc., including health certificates as required by MA State Law.
As part of the shelter team, contribute professional opinion to emergency euthanasia decision-making, and perform and assist with euthanasia as needed.
Communicate with the public regarding post adoption concerns as needed
Qualifications and Requirements:
Graduation from an AVMA-accredited college or university with a DVM or VMD degree, plus at least 1 years’ experience in a veterinary hospital. Experience as a shelter veterinarian or HVHQSN preferred.
Possess an active Massachusetts Veterinarian License in good standing at the time of hire or have the ability to become licensed in MA
Demonstrate superior spay/neuter skills, solid clinical, interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment, in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadlines. Ability to be flexible, detail oriented, and able to prioritize.
Must be committed to continued learning
Maintains a professional stance and encourages professionalism in all operations activities. Exhibits cordial, productive relationships with all staff and board members.
May require lifting or carrying animals weighing up to 50 pounds and will require extensive mobility, including standing, walking, sitting, crouching and kneeling.
This job requires the ability to safely react to being pulled by large, active dogs.
May require working safely around sick, injured, unruly, vicious, or dangerous animals.
Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases.
Relief Veterinarian Information:
Graduation from an AVMA-accredited college or university with a DVM or VMD degree, plus at least 1 years' experience in a veterinary hospital. Experience as a shelter veterinarian or HVHQSN preferred.
Northeast Animal Shelter is one of New England’s largest non-profit animal shelters and is now part of the MSPCA-Angell family.
We relocate cats and dogs from across the country to our shelters in Massachusetts, and provide them with the care they need until they are placed in loving homes. Since 1976, we have placed over 150,000 homeless animals in adoptive homes.