The Veterinary Services Department at the Animal Care Centers of NYC, strives to provide the highest level of care for all animals that come through our shelter doors. Whether it is a dog and her puppies, gentle geriatric kitty, mischievous goat (yes, we’ve seen them in Manhattan), slithery snake, purr-machine adult cat, or shy old lap dog – we treat them all with love, kindness, and respect.
Veterinarians at ACC are responsible for maintaining the healthiest possible population within the shelter. They are experts at disease recognition and stand by their judgement when developing treatment plans for the animals. They will identify and advocate against animal cruelty, perform surgery, monitor patients and multi-task veterinary requests made by other departments. Through a team-first approach, the Veterinarians make ethical decisions and delegate tasks to support staff accordingly. Don’t you want to be one of us??
This is a full-time, salary, position based out of a specific Animal Care Center location. Veterinarians will be on-call as needed. As our patients do not leave the shelters to celebrate holidays or weekends, schedule flexibility is expected!
The ideal Veterinarian candidate will provide leadership and direction for the medical and surgical care of animals in the shelter. They acknowledge that they are responsible for the day to day health of animals in the shelter and accept that they are expected to triage and stabilize ill and injured animals, diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions, and perform surgery. The best candidate understands that medicine is constantly evolving and is always willing to learn new things. When needed and with a heart full of compassion, they will empathize with our animals but push through emotions, see the big picture, and make the difficult decision to delegate and/or execute end of life care.
Is It You?
There’s a chance you might make a great Veterinarian if the above description sounds interesting and:
You are sick of hearing "you just play with puppies and kittens all day"
When you go out to a nightclub and the black light comes on, you check yourself for ringworm.
You want to take your work home with you, literally. And that something is the cute puppy who came in with demodex.
Thanksgiving dinner involves you diagnosing your family’s pets through blurry cell phone pictures
You can diagnose parvo and diabetes by smell the second you walk into the room.
Please submit your resume and cover letter through our career center
Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
About Animal Care Centers of NYC
Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) is one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the country, taking in approximately 30,000 animals each year. We are different from other rescue organizations because we never turn away any homeless, abandoned, injured or sick animal in need, including cats, dogs, rabbits, small mammals, reptiles, birds, farm animals and wildlife. ACC is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit in NYC with this unique responsibility.