The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL & SPCA) – the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona – is seeking a full-time Community Clinic Veterinarian. The MD PetCare Animal Clinic’s mission is to provide low-cost veterinary services to provide pet guardians the opportunity to seek high quality care for their pets no matter their financial circumstances. The Clinic Veterinarian will work closely and collaboratively with the medical department consisting of the Medical Director, Clinic Administrator, Clinic and Outreach Manager, Shelter veterinarian(s), community clinic veterinarians, and veterinary technicians.
The clinic veterinarian should have knowledge and experience with private practice standard procedures including, but not limited to: physical exams, treatment procedures, dental extractions, mass removals, and spay/neuter. The clinic is equipped with in-house CBC/Chemistry analyzers, SediVue urinalysis equipment, digital dental radiology, digital standard radiology, ultrasound and state of the art anesthetic monitoring machines.
This is a full-time, exempt position based in Phoenix and presents an exciting opportunity for a professional who has a passion for quality medical care and a desire to build the clientele base at our community clinic. The Clinic Veterinarian will be expected to work a 5 day schedule, with alternating Saturdays required. The clinic’s operating hours are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Saturday.
Practice in accordance with state practice act and principles of veterinary medical ethics.
Deliver medical and surgical treatments in accordance with AAWL’s medical standards.
Foster an effective veterinary support team by communicating medical standards, ethical practices, and your veterinary knowledge and experience
Promote a caring attitude toward all animals and to always treat animals humanely and with compassion, regardless of circumstances including those that are sick, injured, feral, or aggressive.
Ensure accurate recordkeeping in the computerized medical records system
Treat people (staff, volunteers, and the public) with respect and courtesy, foster a spirit of teamwork, and perform duties in a manner that assists MD Pet Care and Arizona Animal Welfare League in the achievement of its goals while encouraging community support of its work.
Work cooperatively with other veterinarians, the CEO, and medical staff and department managers.
DVM or VMD degree from an accredited university
Veterinary license in good standing or eligibility for licensure in the state of Arizona
At least one year of clinical experience in small animal medicine and surgery practice.
Ability to work with diverse individuals within the broader community and within our organization, including volunteers.
Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving conflicts.
Additional Salary Information: AAWL offers compensation that is commensurate with experience and competitive with other veterinary salaries. This position pays $90,000-$110,000, based on experience. Benefits include employer-paid medical insurance, paid vacation/sick time off, and seven paid holidays. Additionally, there is a continuing education allowance, paid VIN membership, and coverage of license costs. This is a full-time, exempt position.
About Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
The mission of AAWL/SPCA is to provide excellent care, protection and loving compassion for the life of the animals entrusted to us and to take a leadership role in promoting humane values for the benefit of all animals and people.
To be the community's leading source for pet adoptions, affordable veterinary services, volunteer opportunities, humane education and expertise in animal welfare.
The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL & SPCA) is the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona. A "no-kill" shelter is an animal shelter that does not kill healthy or treatable animals even when the shelter is full, reserving euthanasia for terminally ill animals or those considered dangerous to public safety. AAWL is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization, tax ID 23-7149453.
AAWL rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes more than 4,000 dogs and cats that are abandoned or that have been surrendered by their owners. We do this primarily by rescuing them from other shelters in Arizona where they are likely to be euthanized due to the lack of time and resources to care for them. At any one time our shelter will hold 140 cats and 190 dogs. We also have a foster ...parent network of approximately 90 families who provide care and shelter in their homes for puppies and kittens that are too young to be adopted, and those animals that are recovering from medical procedures or that need socialization before adoption.
All pets offered for adoption have been spayed or neutered; micro-chipped and are current on all vaccinations. Any medical treatments needed, including surgeries, are provided by our medical team and all animals are evaluated by our behavior department.
The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) was founded in 1971 by a group of concerned animal lovers. This group was led by Amanda Blake, best known as "Miss Kitty" on the television program, Gunsmoke. Starting out on a small scale, concerned volunteers adopted rescued cats and dogs fromamanda_blake_w_cat_dog.jpg foster homes. In the late 1970s, the organization built its first shelter. By the mid 1990s, the AAWL & SPCA began rescuing animals scheduled to be euthanized by the County, and, after rehabilitation, made them available for adoption to the community. Over the past 44 years the organization has grown from adopting a handful of animals each year to a full service animal welfare organization and leader in innovative behavior training, medical care, adoption, education and community outreach programs. Today our shelter has an onsite veterinary clinic, kennels with a separate cattery, a training center and a freestanding infirmary.