The Animal Recovery Center rehabilitates animals admitted through NYPD and the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) and Community Engagement (CE) programs and to prepare them for adoption or return to owner.
The ARC Veterinarian will perform all of the duties of an AAH licensed veterinarian, including providing compassionate, high-quality, practical veterinary care to a wide range of cruelty, neglect, and at-risk animals.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Managing Medical Cases (80%):
Perform medical intakes on all new NYPD and CE cases admitted to AAH/ARC and in collaboration with partner departments for animals admitted to veterinary partner hospitals, CARE and the Adoption Center.
Provide high-quality, practical veterinary care to a wide range of cruelty, neglect, and at-risk patients.
Develop skilled and efficient diagnosis and treatment plans following ARC/CARE/AAH medical parameters and guidelines.
Perform exams, diagnostic tests and medical treatments with full utilization of Fear Free medical handling. Ensure LVTs and ACTs are practicing Fear Free handing.
Provide high quality individualized care while maintaining overall population medicine using shelter best practices.
Provide medical care for outpatients of owned, fostered out and/or animals in transition to the Adoption Center.
Maintain thorough, high quality medical records, documenting all exam findings, test results, and treatments.
Work with partner hospitals as needed, including referral for advanced care and assessing medical stability of new cases at partner hospitals
Maintain ARC census daily.
Ability to assess medical prognosis and make appropriate euthanasia decisions following ARC/CARE/AAH protocols and guidelines outlined by the ARC Medical Supervisor and AAH Medical Director.
Respond to after-hours medical concerns.
Keep ARC and CARE Senior Director and ARC Medical Supervisor apprised of patient medical progress and flow of cases.
Collaborate and support the work of partner departments, particularly the Humane Law Enforcement, Community Engagement and the Adoption Center departments.
Attend weekly behavior and interdepartmental meetings.
Attend staff meetings, doctor meetings and other requested meetings.
Provide medical information and represent ARC to the public and to media when requested.
Provide a high level of customer service to external and internal clients.
Follow written and verbally communicated ASPCA and ARC Standard Operating Procedures.
Cover the ARC Medical Supervisor in her/his absence.
Other duties as assigned.
Assist the Medical Supervisor and Senior Director with special projects, presentations and data collection as requested.
Ability to successfully work in a high-volume, fast-paced environment that combines emergency and shelter medicine and effectively multi-task with a high degree of integrity and accountability and without loss of attention to detail.
Ability to work well within a team and communicate effectively and courteously with all levels of staff.
Maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols
Provide medical support for larger scale NYPD and CE cases.
Maintain strict confidentiality when dealing with criminal cases.
All duties and responsibilities are subject to change due to specific requirements of ASPCA/NYPD Partnership program needs.
The ARC Veterinarian may be requested and/or required to work additional hours, weekends, cover shifts and/or stay late.
May be required to work or provide medical support for disasters/weather coverage.
Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values:
Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
Believes in Team – that we are stronger together
Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals
Education and Work Experience:
DVM degree (or equivalent) with NY State veterinary license.
Veterinary internship or minimum 5 years’ small animal medicine experience without internship. Previous experience in shelters preferred but not required.
Complete the University of Florida Shelter Medicine Certificate or comparable program approved by ARC Senior Director and Medical Supervisor.
Fear Free certification within 6 months of hire date.
This is a full-time exempt position that works out of our 92nd Street office, but the incumbent must be flexible, as some early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays will be required.
To apply, please complete our application and upload a cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.
Internal Number: 2019-141
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