Shelter Medicine and Spay/Neuter Veterinarian Combined Position
A partnership between Spay Today and the Pitt County Animal Shelter (PCAS) has created an exciting new opportunity for the veterinarian who wants to be a leader in effecting change for underserved dogs and cats. If you want to make a profound impact, while enjoying a healthy work/life balance, we invite you to join our mission.
Spay Today is an HQHVSN clinic dedicated to reducing the number of homeless animals in Eastern North Carolina. Spay Today has sterilized over 62,000 animals since opening in 2006. We work to reduce shelter intake and euthanasia by providing services to pet owners, shelters, rescue groups, and community cat caregivers at affordable prices. Staffed by an experienced, enthusiastic and skilled team, we are committed and focused within an upbeat and compassionate environment. Everything is in place and ready to support you.
Pitt County Animal Services (PCAS) is an open admission municipal shelter with an intake of approximately 2200 animals annually. PCAS is committed to paving the way for increasing pet retention, reducing relinquishment, and empowering pet owners with the tools necessary to provide lifelong care for their pets.
We are seeking a candidate that is drawn to career in shelter medicine and surgery because of its dynamic nature and constant evolution. A veterinarian that has special interest in shelter medicine, nonprofit leadership, and teaching/mentorship is of utmost value to Spay Today and PCAS.
Employ preventative medicine and epidemiological concepts as they relate to animal sheltering
Execute clinical knowledge in the form of infectious disease control, internal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, and surgery within the diagnostic capabilities of both organizations
Demonstrate knowledge and skill in areas of our high-quality/high-volume and pediatric spay/neuter programs
Address the psycho-social features of shelter medicine including shelter management and marketing, adoption strategies, and adapting to new technologies for use in shelters
Assist in recognizing and responding to abuse/neglect and cruelty investigation as well as performing necropsies
Freedom to add to the growing body of literature by initiating or supporting new scientific research and scholarly reporting
Provide high quality individual patient and population care in accordance with shelter medicine principles and best practices
Perform 30-35 spay and neuter surgeries per day
Supervise and provide continued education for veterinary surgical assistants
Provide regular review of medical and surgical protocols
A love of and interest in surgery is important in this work. We do not expect you, however, to start out doing 30 surgeries per day if you have not done so in the past. Training will be provided if you are not used to high volume protocols. Our patients are our priority. We provide high quality veterinary services by following current guidelines for anesthesia, surgical techniques and pain control.
Spay Today offers a four-day work week with no emergencies or weekends. Veterinarians in the past averaged five to seven hours each day. Benefits include paid time off and holidays, insurance stipends, CE, malpractice insurance and licensing fees. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. A sign-on bonus and relocation assistance are available.
Spay Today is offering a full time position. PCAS is offering a part time position. These two organizations are next door to each other and work closely together. The two jobs are complimentary and integrate well together. However, please do not hesitate to inquire if you are only interested in one of these openings. Spay Today would also consider two part time veterinarians.
Greenville is the cultural, educational and economic hub of our region. East Carolina University offers football and symphonies, art, theater and dance. The Brody School of Medicine anchors an expansive and cutting-edge medical district. A short drive takes you out of town and into the countryside. With mild winters, outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed all year. Meandering inland waterways, the beautiful Pamlico Sound and many exquisite ocean beaches are all easily accessible.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina Veterinary License or license eligibilty
DEA license or license eligibility
Interest and skills in spay/neuter surgery and/or shelter medicine
Interpersonal skills working with a team
Mission oriented with strong work ethic
Additional Salary Information: Additional salary available with PCAS Shelter Medicine job
About Spay Today Spay/Neuter Clinic
Spay Today opened in May 2006 with a mission to help reduce the number of homeless animals in Pitt County and surrounding areas. We assist the county animal shelter, local rescue groups and the public. To date we have sterilized more than 60,000 dogs and cats. We were trained and mentored by Humane Alliance, now the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance and are a member of the National Spay/Neuter Response Team (NSNRT.)