Do you crave a collaborative workplace that provides ample room for career development? If so, joining the veterinary team at the Houston SPCA could be your best career move yet.
Our hospital is equipped with modern diagnostic equipment for triaging injured animals from the eight counties that make up the Greater Houston area. We have digital radiography, ultrasound, and in-house laboratory equipment. Our campus now has a brand new Adoption Center, Wildlife Center, Education building, and a new barn and arena. The next phase of our construction project will include renovations and expansion to our current veterinary hospital and rehabilitation center, allowing us to grow our program even more.
This is a great opportunity to work with mission-driven staff providing excellent care to animals in need. We treat companion pets, wildlife, farm animals, and the occasional exotic. Veterinarians at the Houston SPCA also participate as clinicians for the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in their Animal Welfare and Shelter Medicine rotation.
Finally, the veterinarians at the Houston SPCA play a vital role in our ongoing mission to eliminate animal cruelty. They ensure that animals are cared for medically and rehabilitated, and their expert witness testimony can bring justice for the innocent victims of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect.
Our compensation package is extremely competitive exceeding the top 75% percentile* (*per USAwage.com) in Houston for base salary - $115k, paid time off, Continuing Professional Education, 403(b) retirement plan, professional dues and license fees paid, a 4 day work week, and an outstanding work environment supported by a leadership team that genuinely cares about its people. Additionally, the Houston SPCA is a 501(c)(3) and an eligible organization for the federal student loan forgiveness program.
Essential Functions of the position:
Provide compassionate care to all animals in need.
Triage and stabilizing emergency patients
General supervision of Veterinary Technicians
Responsible for the instruction of Texas A&M University fourth-year veterinary students during rotation
Diagnose and manage animal health problems.
Manage direct preventative care for all animals in the population.
Perform surgery as needed.
Educate clients, coworkers and volunteers on needed topics.
Build relationships with clients, co-workers, volunteers and public.
Follow protocols and standards of care set forth by Houston SPCA.
Be an ambassador for the Houston SPCA at all times.
Perform additional tasks as assigned.
Knowledge, skill and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DMV or VMD) required.
Eligible to be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Texas.
Current DEA license for controlled substances.
Valid Texas Driver’s License and insurable under the Houston SPCA auto policy.
Ability to work hours necessary for the successful operation of the Houston SPCA and the animals in its care.
About Houston SPCA
The Houston SPCA, founded in 1924, is Houston's first and largest animal protection organization and shelter. Our mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation. The Houston SPCA is a private, non-profit charity, funded entirely by donations, which receives no funding from the Government, United Way or national animal groups.