Veterinarian, Queens Spay/Neuter Clinic

November 28, 2022

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Who we are:

Have you ever wondered what happens to cats and dogs whose owners are unable to afford vet care? We did. The ASPCA’s Community Medicine (CM) team provides expert veterinary care to support the welfare of animals and their people through our stationary and mobile clinics serving New York’s most underserved communities. We help pet owners overcome barriers to care, bringing quality services directly to the communities that need us most and partially or fully subsidizing the cost of basic and preventive care. CM treats people and pets with dignity and respect, assisting pet owners in making informed decisions about their pets’ health and wellbeing regardless of their financial circumstances. When you come to work at the ASPCA, you join a team of over 1,000 dedicated colleagues with deep knowledge, skills and passion for the animals we serve.

What you’ll do: 

Help animals in need! Our highly skilled veterinarians, along with support from licensed technicians and assistants, provide essential services to the pets and rescue animals that need us the most. CM’s team of medical professionals sees over 100,000 animals every year—and there are many more that need our help. No worrying about the cost of services to your clients, minimal paperwork, no on-call or overnight shifts, and no after-hours emergencies. You get to focus on your patients – and have a life! The ASPCA will support you professionally through mentorship and training in high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter. If you have limited experience with HQHVSN and have always wanted to become a better, more efficient surgeon, this is your opportunity to learn from the pros. 

What you’ll get:

  • Work/life balance:
    • 40-hour work week – regular day shifts with no on-call or after-hours
    • paid vacation to relax
    • paid sick time to heal
    • three paid continuing education days to keep your skills sharp
    • ten paid holidays to observe
    • plus – paid personal time to celebrate what and when you like
    • Terrific benefits package: 
      • medical, dental, and vision insurance
      • 401(k) with employer-funded contributions after one year of service
      • pre-tax dependent care and health flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
      • employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance
      • veterinary state license fee reimbursement
      • continuing education expense allowance
      • and more – note the ASPCA’s benefits are reviewed annually and are subject to change
  • Room to grow: the ASPCA has robust professional development programs to help you grow as a veterinarian and a person
  • Support: structured mentorship from experienced veterinarians – we are one of the largest and most impactful animal welfare organizations in the world, so you will always have a strong team to lean on and cheer you on

This position is located in Queens, NY at the Community Medicine, Glendale Spay/Neuter Clinic


Medical (60%)

  • Provide compassionate, quality preventive and basic care to patients in underserved areas of New York, overseeing all aspects of veterinary care during a clinic day including physical examination, diagnostics, treatment recommendations and delivery, prescribing of medications 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 (individualized training provided by the ASPCA)
  • Diagnose and treat post-surgical medical complications
  • Perform and oversee all aspects of minor dentistry procedures
  • Perform and oversee all aspects of minor outpatient surgical procedures
  • Practice Fear Free animal handling to minimize fear, anxiety and stress for patients in care
  • Triage and refer cases that do not fall within CM’s parameters of care as appropriate
  • Perform humane euthanasia in accordance with ASPCA policy and protocols
  • Provide support and medical services for clients of other ASPCA departments as needed, including evaluation and treatment of victims of hoarding situations

Client Service (30%)

  • Communicate with clients in a respectful, nonjudgmental way; discuss physical examination and test results to allow pet owners to make informed decisions about their pet’s care
  • Counsel owners about end of life and other sensitive medical concerns
  • Provide discharge instructions for patients and oversee the dispensing of medications
  • Occasionally support the ASPCA’s Community Engagement team by providing medical care for pets at a client’s residence/in the field when transporting to the CVC is not practical

Administrative/Teamwork (10%)

  • Document exam findings, test results and treatment recommendations according to ASPCA guidelines
  • Communicate effectively with Community Medicine, Client Services and other ASPCA staff
  • Support the training & development of ASPCA staff, interns, externs and residents
  • Assist in determining the needed scope of services provided by Community Medicine based on experience with patients and clients and provide input into medical protocols
  • Support the ASPCA’s commitment to research and development to benefit animals across the country by participating in studies designed to improve access to care
  • Participate in CM’s monthly virtual medical rounds, attend workshops or staff meetings as requested
  • For those willing/interested in travel, occasional opportunities to deploy with the ASPCA’s National Field Response team to assist with large-scale disaster or cruelty cases

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

Additional Information:

This is a full-time position, approximately 8 hours a day, 5 days a week Tuesday through Saturday – surgery shifts start at 7:30AM, primary pet care shifts start at 8:45AM

Compensation and Benefits:

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 benefits offerings, can be found here.

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Current New York State veterinary license – new graduates welcome!, Fluency in English required, proficiency in Spanish or other language is appreciated, Must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent


Veterinarian License – Other


English (Required), Spanish

Education and Work Experience:

Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)


Experience in general small animal practice or shelter medicine preferred, Experience in high quality, high volume spay/neuter preferred, We love new graduates and provide structured mentorship while you hone your skills

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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