Become an invaluable partner to inspire, empower, and educate others to change our society! Experience rare surgical opportunities, participate in clinical trials, try new procedures, and help give second chances to animals in need. At Alaqua Animal Refuge, your clients are the animals! Your focus will be on saving lives without the financial constraints of pet owners.
To be a leading advocate for all animals, To maximize the healing power animals have on the human spirit, and To provide shelter, safety, and second chances to animals in need.
80K-160K Based on education and experience
Dental, Vision, Health Care Reimbursement, 20K Life Insurance, Long- and Short-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Veterinarian Mentorship Program, Work life balance with Flexible Work Schedule, PTO, Travel Discounts and Assistance, EAP, Onsite Health and Wellness Activities, AFLAC Accident Advantage Plan, Discounted Pet Insurance, Life Services Toolkit, and More!
Alaqua’s Medical Clinic includes fully equipped exam rooms, X-ray equipment, surgical suite, ICU, veterinary office, and animal recovery areas. Additional equipment includes a dental machine, digital radiography, in-house bloodwork and urinalysis machines, isolation ward, and basic tools for orthopedic surgeries.
We are a recognized leader in animal rescue, welfare, cruelty prevention, and advocacy to help animals of all kinds including domestic, exotic, farm, equine, and native wildlife. Our facility is a one-of-a-kind facility and sanctuary —the first in the United States- that empowers us to rescue, treat, and rehabilitate animals, in addition to offering education and a training center for animal welfare advocates.
The role of the Veterinarian is to ensure the wellness of all animals by providing high-quality medical care to animals in need of treatment, rehabilitation, and loving touch.
Promote a caring attitude toward animals and people with respect and kindness to achieve the same goal—to give every animal that comes to us in need a second chance—regardless of circumstances, including those that are sick, injured, feral or frightened
Ensure effective communication in day-to-day operations of a comprehensive shelter medicine program to include ongoing health necessities, medical functions, and recovery protocols of all refuge animals
Stay current on new trends and opportunities to improve animal care, surgical protocols and techniques, sanitation, and disease control
Manage the Veterinarian Technicians and Volunteers
Provide medical services to all animal species, including animal disposition at intake, physical examinations, diagnostics, treatments, and follow-ups
Perform high-volume spay and neuter surgeries along with other elective or emergency procedures.
Maintain meticulous record keeping of all controlled drugs and medical treatments of refuge animals to include.
Assist in cruelty cases when required
Present medical information in a court setting and be considered an expert witness for trials when necessary
Hold training courses as needed (e.g. FACA euthanasia course)
DVM degree from an accredited university is required
Must have or maintain a DEA license
Must have or obtain USDA APHIS Category II license
Must have or obtain Florida State Veterinary license
Experience with HQHV spays and neuters
Experience handling large animals
Shelter Medicine certification or experience in a shelter environment preferred
Experience using the ShelterLuv program is preferred
Must have or have the ability to be up to date on rabies series vaccination
Alaqua Animal Refuge is a recognized leader in animal rescue, welfare, cruelty prevention, and advocacy. Alaqua has become the “go-to” organization to help animals of all kinds including domestic, exotic, farm, equine, and native wildlife. Committed to providing protection, shelter, and care to animals in need, this private, non-profit Refuge also offers an adoption center, educational outreach, and community programs that extend far beyond their geographic location. Alaqua is currently amid a relocation and expansion campaign to continue the build of this one-of-a-kind facility—the first in the United States—on 100 acres. The new facility and sanctuary enable Alaqua to rescue and rehabilitate even more animals, as well as be an education and training center for animal welfare advocates.