Job Purpose: Be a medical provider for SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Services.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Support all veterinary services including: emergency care, medical care and treatment, infectious disease prevention and control, necropsy and disposition of animals, volunteer foster care, employee pet care, and veterinarian externship and internships.
Perform and direct euthanasia, in accordance with AVMA and ASV standards.
Perform high volume, high quality spay and neuter surgeries.
Perform other soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries as resources and training permit.
Support efforts, as needed, by evaluating and providing documentation of the medical condition (including necropsies) of all animals involved in cruelty and neglect investigations.
Mentor veterinary students in the externship program and veterinarians completing a shelter internship.
Oversee record keeping of controlled drugs and supplies.
Oversee ordering and inventory of medications and medical supplies.
Act as spokesperson for animal cases, media opportunities and medical education or provide expert witness testimony as needed.
Provide animal stories for SPCA media staff.
Establish, monitor and update as necessary the standards and protocols of animal care, handling and sanitation.
Assist in the recruitment, selection, supervision, evaluation and training of direct reports.
Provide direction and assist in the recruitment, selection and evaluation of other department staff.
Participate in the collection of, and evaluate pertinent data, for monthly/annual dashboard data and trend reports for either the shelter, or spay/neuter clinic
Serve as a member of the leadership team.
Provide friendly, responsive and personalized customer service.
Keep, and ensure department staff maintain, accurate and updated records in appropriate medical record software.
Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
Participate in required meetings and trainings, special events and fund raising functions.
Professionally represent SPCA Tampa Bay at all times.
All other duties as assigned.
About SPCA Tampa Bay
SPCA Tampa Bay is the only non-profit, animal welfare agency that runs an open-admission animal shelter, pet training facility and public veterinary center in Pinellas County. Our shelter in Largo cares for more than 8,000 animals annually that have been surrendered by their owners, along with injured wildlife.
SPCA Tampa Bay cares for dogs, cats, pocket pets, exotic animals, and livestock like goats and pigs. Animals receive immunizations, medical care, behavior training, enrichment and loving care while they live at our shelter. Our adoptions volunteers work to match families with animals that are a good fit with the family’s home, lifestyle and personalities. There is no time limit for an animal’s stay at our shelter, and every animal receives compassionate care, regardless of its breed or size.
Create a community where every animal matters.
Through passionate collaboration with our community, we transform the lives of animals.