- Fast-paced, diverse caseload variety and different every day
- Make a genuine difference to the quality of life of pets
- Great medical staff that is waiting for your leadership
Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of some furry friends? Do you wish every day was different? Do you wish you could spread your wings and develop a comprehensive medical program at an animal shelter that is dedicated to saving lives? Perform HQHVSN, TNR, or Emergency Surgery with a veterinary medical staff ready to support you. It’s time to join our team!
2020? Check. New beginnings, New Year? Check check.
The Bakersfield SPCA operates two shelters in Bakersfield, CA. One is a private shelter and the other is a municipal shelter we oversee via a contract with the City of Bakersfield, and this is the location we are seeking for you, that one in a million special vet, to join.
The vision of the Bakersfield SPCA, a non-profit organization, is that one day no healthy companion animal will be euthanized for lack of a home, lack of space, or lack of compassion. Our Adoption Center at 3000 Gibson Street provides temporary housing for more than 400 dogs and cats at a time. The staff and volunteers provide shelter, food, medication, grooming, and socialization for displaced pets so that they may be ready to return to the home environment. Since its incorporation in 1950, more than 125,000 animals have been placed in loving safe homes.
The Bakersfield SPCA advocates the general welfare and humane treatment of animals through shelter, education, prevention of pet overpopulation, and adoption.
The SPCA is fantastic, the people are so nice & helpful I can’t say enough good things about them! We just adopted a puppy from them & we are over the moon in love with her! Thank you for choosing our family to adopt this totally wonderful puppy!!! – Lori Bartley (Google Review)
About this role
Fast-paced, different every day, and you get to make a difference with the assistance of a great medical staff that is waiting for your leadership. We see cats and dogs mainly with the occasional potbelly pig or pocket pet thrown in for fun.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
- Diagnosis and treatment of disease
- Disease identification and surveillance, including daily rounds
- Triage and examination of a variety of species
- Efficiently stabilize and manage a variety of trauma cases, including vehicular traumas, high-rise traumas, etc.
- Recognize, manage and treat a wide variety of medical conditions, with a particular focus on infectious diseases
- Willing to try and save the tough cases
- Team oriented
- DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree
- Licensure in CA to practice veterinary medicine
- Previous clinical experience, particularly in shelters and herd health
- Interest in and understanding of shelter medicine, epidemiology, and herd health
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, able to multi-task and prioritize
Bakersfield is conveniently located close to Los Angeles and only 4 hours away from the Bay Area. Live music, museums, unique dining and more await you in Bakersfield and the city is the gateway to exciting outdoor recreation in the mighty Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
A highly competitive salary plus we provide CE, Flex-scheduling, and full benefits with your contribution to benefits at a low of only 30%.
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