Job Description

Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is one of Austin’s most dynamic and best-loved nonprofits. The organization is the leader in the no kill movement nationally and is considered a national thought leader in animal welfare. APA! locally rescues, treats, and adopts out 10,000 homeless dogs and cats each year, providing the safety net for Austin’s most at-risk shelter pets, which helps Austin to be a no-kill city, while also assisting other communities in saving homeless animals. the organization is distinguished by the scrappiness of its grassroots, non-traditional community-based animal rescue work. The organization continues to innovate best practices to save sheltered lives and teaches its renowned no kill lifesaving model to 400 students annually, who attend apprenticeships at APA!’s Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy, and to hundreds of animal welfare professionals who attend the organization’s annual American Pets Alive! conference.

Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is seeking an Associate Shelter Veterinarian to work with our team of veterinarians, technicians and support staff/volunteers in providing the most effective medical care to our rescue animals, as well as efficient communications regarding these cases. APA! has become one of the country’s No-Kill leaders by innovating and maintaining programs, in turn, lending Austin the title of the largest No-Kill city in the nation. This position plays an important role in maximizing the number of lives that APA! is able to save by providing quality medical care in a cost and time effective manner. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of small animal experience and be comfortable with triage, using systems and protocols, high quality- high volume spay/neuter and a high volume medical caseload. We are looking for a veterinarian who is excited by the challenge of making quick decisions based on physical examination/carefully chosen diagnostics/history without all the bells and whistles of a full lab/referral hospitals. Clear, concise and efficient communications are desired, as well as the ability to work in a large team environment. This is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the Medical Director.

- Effective case management for on-site, hospitalized and foster animals
- Daily treatment of hospitalized and Parvo ICU patients
- See appointments with foster animals
- Ability to spay/neuter at least 30 -50 patients a day
- Visiting the dog kennels, cattery, nursery, FeLV, isolation and ringworm wards to assess health
- Effective communication skills and the ability to work as a team
- Treatment of various shelter environment conditions such as dermatological and anxiety issues
- Develop and amend protocols to maximize shelter animal health, while minimizing resource usage
- Utilize/teach support staff and volunteer help to maximize veterinarian time

- License to practice veterinary medicine in Texas
- Trained in high quality-high volume spay neuter with the ability to perform a minimum of 30 surgeries in a day
- One year of experience as a licensed veterinarian

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Melinda Lauffer

Closing Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020

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