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

  1. Shelter Staff Veterinarian

Position: Shelter Staff Veterinarian 

Department: Medical

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt, full time position
Hours and days will vary depending on organizational needs.
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Availability: January 1, 2020

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 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 spay/neuter surgery and other surgical procedures as needed.
· 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 DCSPCA 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.


· 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.
· At least 2 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