The Spay/Neuter Surgeon is a trained and licensed Veterinarian responsible for performing 35-50 surgeries per day in a high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter setting, primarily in our stationary spay/neuter facility either in Glendale, Queens, or in Manhattan. This setting may also be a Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic (MSNC) that travels throughout the 5 New York City boroughs, a MASH-style event or an in-clinic. The person in this position works an approximately 8-hour day with a small medical team of 1 Licensed Veterinary Technician and 1 Senior Veterinary Assistant, providing high-quality perioperative care to cats and dogs. Patients include owned pets belonging to low-income residents of New York City’s 5 boroughs, homeless adoptable cats and dogs, and free-roaming cats. Some animals may be very large and/or fractious. The Spay/Neuter Surgeon performs physical examinations on all patients to ensure their candidacy for surgery and ensures recovery of all patients. This surgeon spays/neuters cats and dogs using standardized surgical techniques as put forth by the ASPCA, Humane Alliance and the National Spay/Neuter Response Team.
- Perform pre-surgery physical examinations (or visual assessment of free-roaming cats in humane box traps) on all surgical candidates to determine if animals are acceptable anesthetic/surgical candidates.
- Document physical examination findings and any adverse events on appropriate medical records.
- Perform an average of 35–50 high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgical procedures per part-time schedule (approximately 5-7-minute cat spays and 15- minute dog spays) using techniques defined in Standard Operating Procedures Manual.
- Oversee all other aspects of veterinary care on Clinic days, including pre and postoperative care, anesthetic administration and monitoring, emergency care, restraint and treatment.
- Examine, diagnose and treat post-surgical medical complications of animals spayed/neutered aboard Clinics.
- Represent ASPCA in professional and courteous manner at all times.
- Communicate effectively and in professional manner with public and all ASPCA staff members, especially other Veterinarians, Licensed Veterinary Technicians, and Senior Veterinary Assistants.
- Provide medical information and representation to other ASPCA departments, public and media.
- Adhere to all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
- Provide services based on pre-scheduled Clinic location and time.
- Offer feedback on anesthesia protocols and other departmental Standard Operating Procedures to Medical Director and Vice President for discussion at veterinarian meetings or all-staff meetings.
- Follow all written and verbally communicated ASPCA Spay/Neuter Standard Operating Procedures.
- Provide training on ASPCA departmental Standard Operating Procedures internally and externally.
- Obtain continuing education as required by ASPCA.
- Attend all staff meetings and training sessions.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Qualifications:
- Must have current New York State Department of Education Veterinary License.
- Must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent.
- Must have background in small animal medicine and surgery.
- Must have excellent work attendance record.
- 2 years experience employed as Veterinarian preferred.
- Veterinary Internship preferred.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
- Must speak fluent English. Bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish) preferred.
- Must be interested in animal welfare population control and serving low-income communities.
- Must possess ability to work in high-volume, fast-paced clinic environment (occasionally in various locations throughout New York City’s 5 boroughs).
- Must possess ability to maintain good working relationship with clients and staff members.
- Must possess ability to work independently as well as part of team.
- Maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols.
We encourage a candidate who demonstrates outstanding inter-personal communication and the ability to work in a team environment or independently, with a high degree of integrity and accountability.
Our generous benefit package includes the following for full-time employees and (if qualified, we offer domestic partner coverage!) Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, 401(k), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Transit checks, Tuition Assistance Program, Training Seminars, EAP, 50% hospital discount, Vacation, Sick, Personal & Company Holiday time off.