High Volume Spay/Neuter Veterinarian

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Position: High Volume Spay/Neuter Veterinarian

Reports to: Executive Director

General Description:

Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients, ensuring all clinic staff members are adhering to proper pre-, peri- and post-operative care of patients.

Position will  include high volume, high quality spay/neuter surgery and occasional vaccination or  preventative care clinics.

Responsible for training staff in all aspects of patient care and  efficient/safe clinic practices, maintaining a professional and friendly manner at all times.

Act as a steward of ARC’s mission, values and principles, ensuring all business endeavors and relationships are consistent with the organization’s mission, policies and goals.

The offices and operations of this clinic may be high stress and very busy at times. This position is scheduled for 5 days/week,  Monday through Friday.

Candidate must be flexible with schedule changes and short notice requests.


1. Must be a licensed Veterinarian in the state of Florida

2. Must maintain all current and correct licensure

3. Physical Requirements

A. Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours B. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day  with help

C. Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures

D. Repetitive movements such as bending, kneeling, stooping, crawling, standing, and other similar activities are required.

E. Ability to hear, talk, use hand dexterity required. Additionally, specific visual abilities, including close vision and ability to adjust focus is required.

F. Noise level is moderate to high.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Functions may include but are not limited to the following:

Achieve Organizational Results:

1. Examine animals pre-operatively to determine their ability to withstand surgery

2. Perform surgical sterilizations, averaging 25-30 surgeries of mixed capacity,  including small, medium and large male or female dogs up to 100 lbs., male and female cats

3. Examine animals post-operatively to ensure appropriate healing

4. Inoculate animals and provide recommendations for follow up care

5. Supervise post-operative rechecks and order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery

Staff Leadership and Medical Oversight:

1. Creatively problem solve on a daily basis

2. Make reasonable and sensible medical decisions

3. Work with Clinic Manager to continually improve all training programs

4. Ensure all clinic staff members are adhering to proper pre-, peri- and post operative care of patients

5. Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by Veterinary  Technicians

6. Provide input to Clinic Manager on staff performance

7. Effectively “team lead,” displaying a positive attitude and acting as a motivating force for all staff members, supporting and endorsing ARC and its management

8. Solicit input and communicate updates regarding the clinic’s disease control protocols, surgical protocols, or other medical issues as appropriate

9. Provide medical oversight of the clinic program, including evaluation of medical, surgical, and disease control protocols

10. Communicates effectively with clients and colleagues

Compliance and Accreditation:

1. Maintain Florida Veterinary Medical License

2. Must hold a current DEA license

3. Practice ethical Veterinary Medicine at all times

4. Ensure compliance with all regulatory, safety, security and operational standards related to animal care and the practice of Veterinary Medicine with respect to healthcare, daily maintenance, impounding, behavior modification/enrichment and euthanasia – including limiting the practice of Veterinary Medicine to licensed Veterinarians

5. Ensure all animal care services performed through ARC meets or exceeds all best practices and professional standards, and are consistent with client expectations

6. Stay abreast of current animal welfare issues, regulations, standards, best practices, etc. as well as the changing needs of the community

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $120,000.00 - $150,000.00 per year


• Employee discount

• Two weeks Paid time off as well as ten (10) holidays

• Professional development assistance


• Monday to Friday


• Veterinary License (Required)

• DEA Certification (Required)

Work Location: In person

The candidate will have a partnership with the ARC Clinic Manager and Executive Director. You will be ensured a safe and professionally fulfilling day, providing care to the general public and our rescue partners.  Input regarding the performance of ARC's veterinary technicians will be considered and appreciated.

Experience using ClinicHQ is preferred, but training will be provided if necessary.  

We are willing to consider veterinarians who do not have high volume experience.  For candidates who intend to dedicate their career to working in a nonprofit high volume spay/neuter clinic, the possibility of being assigned an experienced mentor may be considered.

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Email your resume and cover letter to Debbie.

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