Do you have a deep desire to impact the world? Do you dream of helping under-served pets and their owners alongside a team dedicated to patient care and reducing overpopulation? Do you want to build surgical skill and become a leader in the spay/neuter movement?
SNAP is a high volume spay/neuter and wellness clinic that has been serving the Houston area for almost 25 years. We focus on spay/neuter, preventative care, and community education. Our goal is to reduce overpopulation and burden on shelters in order to reduce shelter euthanasia rates. We see an integral part of that to be strengthening the human/animal bond by providing quality care and compassion to our clients, allowing them to have a positive view of pet ownership that includes feeling proud of what they can offer their pets. We aim to provide the highest possible level of care within the financial constraints of our clinic and our clients.
We are proud to serve the general public as well as various municipal shelters and private rescue groups. We coordinate with other area programs to provide our clients with additional funding sources when possible, and we utilize grant funding to subsidize services for income-qualifying clients. SNAP is proud to be a part of two community-collaborative teams, as we believe that no group can successfully combat overpopulation alone. We operate two stationary clinics in the Houston area, one inside the 610 loop near the Heights, and another in Pasadena. We also have a stationary clinic and several mobile clinics in the San Antonio area.
Our internal working focus is on a positive workplace, collaboration, and veterinarian-driven medicine. We consider our veterinarians to be leaders of our team, sharing their knowledge and expertise both with our support staff and our clients. We have established protocols to ensure the safety of our patients which are always open to review by the veterinary team as a whole, and we strive to keep up to date with current literature and guidelines.
Houston is a vibrant city: the fourth largest as well as the most diverse in the country. If overpopulation and shelter medicine is your interest then Houston is the place to be. A sprawling metropolitan area with even more sprawling suburbs, nestled deep in the south, Houston unfortunately hosts year-round favorable breeding conditions. We are fortunate to be on the cusp of city and county-wide collaborative efforts to unite the community in service of this goal. There is much to be done, but with so much potential for change due to increased awareness and cooperation. Houston is also home to rich culture, world-class museums and theater, award winning food, and an active music scene. It has maintained an affordable cost of living, and it continues to grow in size daily.
SNAP is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Our externship program focuses on all aspects of the high volume setting, from surgical pack preparation to anesthesia monitoring, to client communication/education and the development of surgical skill. Our goals are to both educate veterinary students about the HQHVSN setting and its role in the community, as well as to seek out potential team members pending graduation. Employment-wise a good fit for us is someone whose mission and vision matches our own; we offer competitive compensation packages for employment, but we are looking for team members who want not just a paycheck but a sense of fulfillment as well.
Interested externship applicants can submit a resume or request more information by emailing Dr. Chaya Hirsch at email@example.com.
About Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc. (SNAP)
SNAP is a high volume spay/neuter and wellness clinic that has been serving the Houston area community for 25 years. Our goals are:
1. To reduce overpopulation by providing low cost spays and neuters to the general public as well as subsidized spays and neuters to those on income qualifying government assistance.
2. To prevent preventable diseases by providing low cost vaccinations and wellness services to the general public.
We place emphasis on veterinary leadership, team work, and compassion for those we serve.
We have clinics in Houston, Pasadena, and San Antonio, Texas as well as a number of mobile units servicing the surrounding areas.
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