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Staff Veterinarian


The primary responsibility of the DVM holding this position is to provide surgical services for the patrons of our high-quality high-volume (HQHV) spay and neuter clinic. The DVM is responsible for ensuring the health, safety and appropriate medical and surgical treatment of patients in our clinic. Some support for the health management of our shelter population may also be required.



  • Licensed and able to practice in the state of California as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Demonstrated proficiency in HQHVSN techniques or desire and ability to learn
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with others, handle challenges with diplomacy, and integrate into a high-functioning team
  • Clear oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate positively, respectfully, and professionally with staff, volunteers, and members of the public
  • Personal commitment to animal welfare and understanding of shelter medicine
  • Proficiency with computers and ability to learn new electronic medical records with ease



  • Previous experience in a HQHVSN clinic or animal shelter
  • Familiarity with Clinic HQ or Shelterbuddy software systems
  • Demonstrable ability to utilize Fear-Free techniques when handling animals



Ability to lift and carry fifty pounds for 100 feet; withstand long periods on your feet; bend, reach, stoop, lift and other moderately strenuous activities; control dogs on a leash; appropriately and humanely restrain cats and dogs; work with a variety of animals and cleaning agents



  • Proficiently perform high-quality/high-volume spay neuter surgeries and other surgeries/procedures as requested by the Director of Veterinary Services
  • Address any post-operative complications or concerns
  • Have deep understanding of anesthetic protocols, common side effects and potential complications
  • Accurately evaluate animals’ health and perform veterinary medical procedures as needed
  • Perform dental surgery
  • Demonstrate the mission and vision of the organization on and off the job
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards and provision of veterinary care in a safe, competent, professional, and humane manner.
  • Available by phone after hours for post-surgical complications and/ or emergencies
  • Maintain complete surgical and health records

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