Looking for something different? Interested in making a positive impact on the pets of our community? Are you a team member who values collaboration and a supportive learning culture? Do you enjoy hard work, while still appreciating getting home in time for dinner? The APF wants you to join our veterinary team as our Part-Time Veterinarian!
This position will work in coordination with our veterinary team to complete spay/neuter surgeries for shelter and publicly owned pets through our Community Spay/Neuter Clinic, as well as contributing to the exceptional veterinary care our shelter pets receive.
The APF provides a full-spectrum of diagnostics and treatments for in-shelter pets to ensure they are happy and healthy prior to going home with their adoptive families.
Our community services, including low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, are a vital service to meet our vision of a community where all companion animals are loved, respected and receive exceptional care. High-Volume spay/neuter training will be made available to the successful candidate!
This position will average 20-25 hours per week, with a similar amount of time spent in both the Community Clinic and the Shelter.
To review a full position description including minimum hiring requirements and work hours, please visit: http://www.animalprotective.org/dev/employment/
To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and telephone or email contact information for three professional references to email@example.com, or mail them to:
Animal Protective Foundation
Attn: Gina LaViolette
53 Maple Avenue
Glenville, NY 12302
Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and hiring will take place as soon as great candidates have been identified.
The Animal Protective Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, familial status, genetic information, citizenship, domestic violence victim status, prior arrest record, or prior criminal conviction.
Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Two years of experience working in an animal shelter environment is highly desirable but not required. Two years of experience with high volume spay/neuter surgical setting is highly desirable. Fear Free Certified preferred.
Licenses: Possession and maintenance of a license to practice as a Veterinarian issued by the State of New York Education Department, Office of Professions. Must possess and maintain a valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate/license. Must have a valid New York State driver’s license. Knowledge:Current principles, practices, techniques and policies of veterinary medicine, including disease identification, prevention, control and eradication. Utilization and effects of medications for animals. Safety policies, procedures and practices as they relate to veterinary medicine and shelter environments including zoonotic diseases. Local, State and Federal animal health laws and regulations. Understanding of herd health and/or shelter medicine concepts. Preoperative, surgical and postoperative procedures involved in performing spay and neuter surgeries.
Vaccinations: Must be vaccinated against rabies, with proof of current titer test results.
Additional requirements: Must be available by phone to support vet or shelter team as needed, primarily for emergencies.
About Animal Protective Foundation
The Animal Protective Foundation promotes and protects the human-animal bond by providing resources to our community and humane care to companion animals.
Our vision is a community where all companion animals are loved, respected and receive exceptional care.
WHAT WE DO
The Animal Protective Foundation is a humane society providing services to Schenectady County and the greater Capital Region. Since 1931, the APF has held true to the mission of its founders. We have an open admission policy which ensures that animals are not turned away based on their breed, age, condition, or circumstance.
We accept owner relinquished cats, dogs and small animals and stray cats from Schenectady County and greater Capital Region residents. The APF contracts with several area towns to provide stray dog housing as well.