November 28, 2022

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The ARC (Animal Recovery Center) and CARE (Canine Annex for Recovery and Enrichment) facilities are dedicated to the recovery and rehabilitation of victims of cruelty and neglect admitted through NYPD and the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) and Community Engagement (CE) programs.

Our dedicated team of more than 45 sheltering, medical, and animal behavior professionals work closely with the ASPCA Animal Hospital, Forensics, Legal Advocacy and Investigations, Behavioral Sciences, Shelter Medicine Services, Community Engagement, Placement, and the Adoption Center teams to ensure coordinated response and operations, and holistic, balanced, high quality care for the animals we serve.

The Veterinarian, ARC and CARE will perform all the duties of a licensed veterinarian, including providing compassionate, high-quality, practical veterinary care to a wide range of cruelty, neglect, and at-risk animals.

*This is a 4 day schedule/10 hour days and includes one weekend day


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Managing Medical Cases (80%):

  • Provide high-quality, practical veterinary care to a wide range of cruelty, neglect, and at-risk patients.
  • Perform medical intakes on all new NYPD and CE cases admitted to AAH/ARC/CARE and in collaboration with partner departments for animals admitted to veterinary partner hospitals and the Adoption Center.  
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Ensure LVTs and daily care teams are practicing Fear Free handing.
  • Work with partner hospitals as needed, including referral for advanced care, and assessing medical stability of new cases at partner hospitals
  • Guide rotating veterinary interns and fellows through diagnosis and treatment plans for individual patients, as well as provide medical context for departmental protocols.
  • Maintain ARC and CARE census daily.
  • Ensure effective use of quarantine and isolation spaces to manage herd health; ensure appropriate use of PPE, dog walk orders, and cleaning orders.
  • 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 the Director of Veterinary Services and ARC and CARE Medical Supervisors apprised of patient medical progress and flow of cases.

Teach/Coach/Team Support (20%)

  • Collaborate and support the work of partner departments, particularly the Humane Law Enforcement, Community Engagement, and the Adoption Center departments.
  • Provide a high level of customer service to external and internal clients.
  • Attend daily rounds; ensure individual patients and the population are assessed daily and treatment/intervention recommendations are implemented in a timely fashion considering medical, behavior, and sheltering perspectives.
  • With the ARC and CARE Management team, contribute to a culture of learning at ARC and CARE, including ensuring a respectful and welcoming environment, active participation in goal setting and monitoring, clear expectations, and regular practice of feedback and after-actions.
  • Model a standard of continual commitment to improvement in all aspects of ARC and CARE’s care and handling of dogs and cats.
  • Assist in teaching veterinary interns and fellows rotating through ARC and CARE.
  • Follow written and verbally communicated ASPCA and ARC Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Attend staff meetings, doctor meetings and other requested meetings.
  • Cover the ARC/CARE Medical Supervisors in their absence.
  • Assist the VP, Director of Veterinary Services, and Medical Supervisors with special projects, presentations and data collection as requested.

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

Qualification Requirements:

  • Obtain continuing education as required by ASPCA and state licensing board
  • Deploy locally or nationally at least one time per year.
  • May be required to work or provide medical support for disasters/weather coverage.
  • Willing to accept rotating on call responsibility.

Education and Work Experience:

  • DVM degree (or equivalent) with NY State veterinary license.
  • Veterinary internship or minimum 2 years’ small animal medicine experience without internship.  Previous experience in shelters preferred but not required.
  • Fear Free Shelter certification within 6 months of hire date.
  • USDA certification within 1 year of hire.

Additional Information:

  • 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.

Starting pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of factors, including but not limited to education, training, experience, location, business needs, internal equity, market demands or budgeted amount for the role. The target hiring range is for new hire offers only, and staff compensation may increase beyond the maximum hiring range based on performance over time. The maximum of the hiring range is reserved for candidates with the highest qualifications and relevant experience. The expected hiring salary range for this role is set forth below and may be modified in the future. 

The target hiring range for this role is $148,000 – $156,000

For more information on our Benefit offerings, click here.

In addition to our competitive compensation and robust benefits, this position offers a signing bonus and relocation assistance.

If you are interested in joining our team but do not see a position listed that fits your experience or interests, please click this link and join our Talent Community to stay connected to future opportunities with the ASPCA.


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 including licensed veterinary technicians, hospital veterinary assistants, customer service representatives and managers


Veterinarian License – Other


English (Required), Spanish

Education and Work Experience:

Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)


Veterinary Internship Preferred

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA.  Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status,  or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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Employment Type
Full Time

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