Veterinarian needed for non-profit- Springfield, MA, PSLF eligible
Second Chance Animal Services
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Are you a passionate veterinarian looking to make a positive impact on the lives of pets from underserved communities? Your search ends here! Join our amazing team at Second Chance Animal Services and rekindle your passion for veterinary medicine. We offer a highly sought after work-life balance, a competitive salary, and much more!
Currently we are seeking a veterinarian to join our Springfield, MA hospital. You would have the opportunity to work in your preferred area of interest, whether that is exams, surgery, dentistry, or community medicine. Our experienced team of over 15 veterinarians throughout our hospitals offers both an incredible opportunity for targeted mentorship (for example, in HQHVSN) as well as a full mentorship program available for new graduates.
About Us: Second Chance is a leading non-profit organization at the forefront of the "Access to Care" model and dedicated to providing essential veterinary services to pets in need. With our unique approach, we offer subsidized pricing to qualified individuals, ensuring that every patient receives the utmost care and attention they deserve. Annually, our four hospitals and animal shelter collectively serve over 49,000 pets, making a substantial impact on many lives.
What We Offer:
Flexible Schedule: Enjoy a four-day workweek for full-time positions or craft the perfect part-time schedule that suits your lifestyle. Our clinics are open Monday through Friday, with no nights or weekends required (although Saturday special community events are an option).
Cutting-Edge Facilities: Practice with the latest technology and equipment, including digital radiography, ultrasound, a fully equipped in-house diagnostic lab, dental and surgery suites, and more. We empower you with the tools you need to provide the best care.
Team Collaboration: Join a team of over 15 veterinarians spread across our four veterinary hospitals in Springfield, Worcester, Southbridge, and North Brookfield, MA. Embrace the opportunity to focus on the areas you love most - whether it's exams, surgery, dentistry, and/or community outreach.
Supportive Environment: Benefit from excellent staff-to-vet ratios and a collaborative support staff that values your expertise. Our well-stocked in-house pharmacy ensures efficient patient care.
Professional Growth: We send most radiographs for secondary interpretation as standard procedure, maintain paperless medical records with IDEXX Neo cloud-based software, and offer comprehensive continuing education opportunities, including a CE stipend, in-house hands-on training, and a CE portal at no cost to you.
- A 403(b) retirement plan (non-profit equivalent of a 401(k)).
- Medical benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance.
- Generous paid time off, plus 5 days of paid sick time.
- Substantial discounts on pet care for your own furry companions.
- Continuing education support, including 100% paid licensing (MA license and DEA), VIN and Plumb’s memberships, and a professional membership of your choice.
- Complimentary employer-paid life insurance policy.
- Qualification for loan forgiveness through the PSLF program.
- Relocation incentive for out-of-state candidates.
- A base salary of $120,000+ for veterinarians with 2+ years of experience, with additional compensation for production rewards and bonus opportunities.
- An extensive mentorship program for new graduates to help you thrive in your career.
Second Chance Animal Services is a nonprofit animal welfare organization founded in 1999. Second Chance began as an animal shelter and grew to help more pets in need. Today SCAS operates four Community Veterinary Hospitals in North Brookfield, Springfield, Southbridge, and Worcester providing access to the highest-quality veterinary care for all. Subsidized rates are provided to underserved communities to ensure care is available to all pets in need. Second Chance helps over 44,000 pets a year through full-service veterinary care, spay/neuter services, adoption services, community & educational outreach programs, training, and a pet food pantry.