Humane Alliance: A Program of the ASPCA


Description: Job Summary: the Spay/Neuter Surgery Veterinarian is a trained and licensed veterinarian responsible for performing mainly spay/neuter surgeries in a high-quality, high volume spay/neuter clinic, mobile and shelter settings. The Spay/Neuter Surgery Veterinarian may also be responsible for other surgeries that arise in a clinic or shelter setting.

Summary of Essential Responsibilities:
• Perform all work in accordance with SPCA of Texas protocol;
• Perform an average of 35 spay/neuter surgeries on primarily privately-owned dogs and cats per scheduled day;
• Oversee all aspects of veterinary care during the shift, including pre- and post-operative care, anesthetic administration and monitoring, emergency care, restraint, and treatment.

Summary of Essential Job Tasks:
• Perform pre-surgery physical examinations (or visual assessment of free-roaming cats in humane traps) on all surgical candidates to determine if they are acceptable for surgery.
• Document physical examination findings and any adverse events on appropriate medical records.
• Perform high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgeries in a clinic or shelter environment on a daily basis.
• Maintain open communication with the Veterinary Technicians to determine the pace of work to be performed.
• Have respect for and willingness to work with shelter and clinic staff and all types of animals and a commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics.
• Examine, diagnose, and treat post-surgical medical complications of animals spayed/neutered at the SPCA of Texas.
• Provide compassionate and patient customer service to clients, when needed.
• Maintain medical standards of care as set forth by the SPCA of Texas protocol.
• Direct and evaluate performance of Clinic Veterinary Technicians as pertains to medical protocol and patient care, as requested.

Abilities Required:
• Static Strength: the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects up to 40 pounds.
• Judgment and Decision Making: the ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
• Oral and Written Expression: the ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand.
• Monitoring: the ability to monitor and assess performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
• Emotional and Mental Requirements: the ability to work effectively under stressful conditions and in a high-volume, fast-paced clinic and shelter environment. Ability to rapidly and accurately process information.

Applicant Information:
• Applicant must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent.
• Applicant must have current Texas State Veterinary License and DEA license or the ability to obtain both before the start of employment.
• Applicant must provide proof of and maintain personal liability insurance.
• Background in shelter medicine and/or HQHVSN surgery preferred.
• Applicant must be interested in animal welfare population and serving low-income communities.
• The individual performing this job may be required to work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week. Shift times may vary and include weekend hours.


Froehlich, Karen
Organization Name: SPCA of Texas
Phone: 6023291593
City: Dallas
State: Texas
Post Code: 75212