The Dutchess County SPCA is seeking candidates for the position listed below.  Please review the individual job posting for job specifications, required qualifications, deadline dates, and how to apply.

Position: Shelter Staff Veterinarian 

Department:  Medical 

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt, full time position  

Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs.   

Immediate Supervisor:  Director of Animal Care 

Availability:    

General Position Summary:  The Shelter Veterinarian oversees the health and wellness of all animals located within the DCSPCA campus and in DCSPCA foster homes. 

Essential Function/Major Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee the health and wellness of The Shelter Veterinarian oversees the health and wellness of all animals located within the DCSPCA campus and in DCSPCA foster homes. 
  • Diagnose and treat medical conditions in shelter animals 
  • Create and implement treatment plans 
  • Perform surgical procedures when deemed appropriate  
  • Assist with internal and public relations consultation and education services as they pertain to veterinary medical issues 
  • As necessary, testify in court cruelty cases; write reports for such cases providing professional opinion and diagnosis 
  • Provide telephone consultation with staff during normal business hours 
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance
  • Always maintains a friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service while assisting with adoptions, volunteers, fosters, or other BWAR staff
  • Promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals 
  • Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at special events. 

Qualifications: 

  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school 
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of New York 
  • Valid DEA license and willingness to supply license for ordering accounts including controlled substances 
  • 2-5 years of experience working as a veterinarian in a shelter setting 
  • Enthusiasm for shelter medicine and the ability to see the value of shelter animals. 
  • Comfort with performing behavioral euthanasia as necessary 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills. 
  • Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction.   
  • Maturity, excellent judgment, and a professional appearance. 
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English is required.  Bilingual a plus. 
  • The ability to treat people and animals with respect and contribute to effective teamwork. 
  • Foster and nurture relationships and public relations beneficial to the organization and our programs. 
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies. 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Physical ability to walk and or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required. Ability to bend and squat. 
  • Physical ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands and to hear and see clearly. 
  • Allergic conditions, which may be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification.

Working conditions: 

Conditions may include working alone, frequent interruptions, and some evenings/weekends meetings and classes. 

Educational Requirements:  

  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary medical school 
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of New York 

Closing date:
Open until filled.


Please submit:
Résumé, cover letter and three references to audrey@dcspca.org