| Summary: The Community Medicine Veterinarian is a trained and licensed full-time veterinarian responsible for providing preventive and basic medical care including spay/neuter surgery to pet dogs and cats living with their families in LA and in the care of the Los Angeles rescue community. |
Services are provided by mobile unit parked at designated locations or at our stationary clinic and include examinations, diagnostics and treatments that are non-invasive concentrating on conditions which can be addressed with reasonable resources with a high likelihood of a positive outcome. The Community Medicine Veterinarian will also provide preventive and basic veterinary care in support of other ASPCA Departments including Safety Net, Relocation and the Foster Care Program.
The Community Medicine Veterinarian may be scheduled to perform spay/neuter surgeries in one of our high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter settings (a mobile surgical unit or in our stationary facility). Therefore, the Community Medicine Veterinarian must possess or be willing to acquire the skills and abilities of a high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgeon. These include performing 25-40 surgeries per day and all aspects of care associated with surgery such as examinations and post-operative treatment. These duties are to be performed in accordance with ASPCA standardized surgical techniques and other standard operating procedures.
This is a full-time position, approximately 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Saturdays are required. The position requires flexibility and willingness to occasionally work beyond the scheduled end of the work day. Candidates must be willing to report to a variety of work locations, including but not limited to South Los Angeles, Downey and/or Baldwin Park.
- Provide compassionate high quality preventive and basic medical care to patients in underserved areas of Los Angeles overseeing all aspects of veterinary care during a clinic day including physical examination, diagnostics, treatment recommendations and delivery, prescriptions and discharge information.
- Perform pre-surgery physical examinations on all surgical candidates. Perform 25 – 40 high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgical procedures per spay/neuter clinic day either on board a mobile surgical unit or at a stationary clinic.
- Diagnose and treat post-surgical complications of outpatient animals.
- Refer and triage cases that do not fall within the Community Medicine parameters of care as appropriate.
- Provide support and medical services for clients of Safety Net, Relocation and the Foster Program and other ASPCA departments.
Customer Service (15%)
- Communicate respectfully with clients and be able to relay important medical information about patients. Discuss examination and medical test results with owners in order to allow owners to make informed choices about the medical care of their pets.
- Counsel owners about end of life and other sensitive medical care decisions.
- Provide discharge instructions for patients and oversee the dispensing of medications.
- Document all exam findings, test results and treatment recommendations on medical record form.
- Communicate effectively with Community Advocates and other ASPCA staff.
- Assist in writing, editing and updating protocols for Community Medicine.
- Follow written and verbally communicated ASPCA Standard Operating Procedures.
- Attend staff meetings, doctor meeting and other requested meetings.
- Provide medical information and representation to other departments of the ASPCA, to the public and to the media.
- Other duties as assigned.
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