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Shelter Veterinarian

Company: SPCA Florida
Location: Lakeland
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

SPCA Florida, is seeking an experienced shelter veterinarian who wants to make a difference in a positive environment. Join our dynamic Shelter Vet and her loyal team of dedicated technicians who are changing the lives of homeless animals in Polk County.Our tight knit community is a great place to call home with lots of sunshine! We are less than an hour away from beaches, Tampa International Airport, and Orlando's activities, parks, lakes, and trails to explore. Florida does not have a state income tax and Lakeland, one of the fastest growing cities in the US, still maintains beautiful yet affordable housing. National Geographic named Lakeland, the most dog-friendly small city in America with several dog parks, dog friendly restaurants, and pet stores.We are a teaching campus having been approved as an education center for graduating CVT students and senior veterinarian students from Lincoln Memorial University. As such, there are always eager hands-for willingness to help anywhere that is needed.Along with a competitive compensation package comes a complete program of benefits which begins after 30 days. Some of the benefits are paid time off, continuing education allowance and paid education days, 403B retirement plan, employer sponsored of 60-75% health plans including Medical, Dental, Vision, personal liability insurance coverage, national, state, and local association dues, a non-profit loan forgiveness program, and $30,000 free life insurance. Choose from a 5- or 4-day work week, to accommodate your work life balance.We process approx. 4,500 dogs and cats each year, have a significant foster and adoption program, and FL SARC, a FEMA approved emergency response program that covers Florida and the US natural and man made disasters.We pride ourselves on a friendly, welcoming culture and we consider ourselves part of a big and dedicated family. We are 43 years old and still learning, growing, and caring about your community, our animals, and each other.Qualifications

  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school in general practice
  • Active, non-restricted state veterinary license
    • Current DEA license or ability to obtain
    • Experience with high volume spay/neuter
    • Experience with shelter medicine practices
    • Positive leadership
      • Invested in building trusting relationships with volunteers, colleagues, and the community
      • Mindset and desire to grow skills, and mentor staff to do the sameExperience
        • 3-5 years experience with canine and feline medicine.SPCA Florida is a smoke free, drug free, equal opportunity employer. We believe in balancing professional expertise with a positive work environment.

Keywords: SPCA Florida, Lakeland , Shelter Veterinarian, Healthcare , Lakeland, Florida

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