What are the benefits?
Your well-being matters to the City of Austin so we offer a wide array of benefits and programs, empowering you to focus on yourself and your family, as you care for our clients. We offer outstanding benefits including several health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities, and more. Please click HERE for more information.
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: COA087472
What's the job? The veterinarian has a passion for our mission and is firmly committed to the No Kill philosophy of saving lives through positive outcomes: open adoption, fostering, behavior management, and enrichment for all sheltered animals. You are currently licensed as a Texas Veterinarian and have experience providing veterinary services in an open-access, fast-paced shelter environment or working in a high-volume rescue organization.
This person will work with our team of veterinarians, technicians, and support staff/volunteers in providing the most effective medical care to our shelter animals by ensuring that they receive prompt and proper medical care and continued monitoring for individual health and welfare. H/She will participate in all aspects of healthcare for shelter animals, including evaluation, diagnosis, disease
What are the requirements?
Graduation from a college or university accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Medical Doctor degree.
Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas.
Who would be the ideal employee?
Additionally, our preferred candidate will have demonstrated ability to foster and encourage positive, productive and collaborative relationships with staff, veterinarians, volunteers, citizens, and stakeholder groups, including professional organizations, rescues, and community advocates. This candidate will have demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to consult, negotiate, and liaise effectively with a diverse range of people both verbally and in writing.
Austin Animal Center‘s mission is to enhance the lives of pets and people by preventing animal homelessness, to help lost pets find their way home or find new homes, to provide education and resources to preserve the human-animal bond, and to administer animal-related ordinances to ensure public and animal safety, all while achieving a 95% live outcome rate for sheltered pets.