The Animal Defense League of Texas (ADL) is San Antonio’s oldest nonprofit companion animal shelter. We are seeking an energetic, licensed DVM to join our team as a full time shelter veterinarian. By working for ADL, the successful candidate will qualify for the federal government student loan forgiveness program.
** In addition to base compensation, ADL also offers a monthly stipend to assist with student loan repayment.
ADL rescues approximately 6,000 pets a year, has a diverse surgical caseload, and operates a high volume spay/neuter clinic. This position ensures sound and humane veterinary medical practices, in accordance with the Texas Veterinary Board. The ADL hospital is well-equipped with digital x-ray, doeppler, bair huggers, tono pen, fluid pumps and an in- house lab (blood analyzers, centrifuge, and microscopes).
Duties include but are not limited to:
Diagnosis and treatment of disease; disease identification and surveillance with a focus on infectious diseases
Performs heavy spay/neuter surgery schedule
Performs other surgeries on an as needed basis
Efficiently stabilizes and manages a variety of trauma cases
Completes daily rounds through shelter and hospital to evaluate animals
Participates in a weekly ADL wellness clinic for owned animals
Participates in media interviews as needed and is a public face and spokesperson for ADL
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - graduate from a college or university accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, licensed or the ability to procure a license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas. DEA License, or ability to procure a DEA license. All applicants will be considered.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: ADL offers a competitive salary and benefits package including vacation, sick leave, medical, dental, vision, retirement, and more.
Internal Number: 062020
About Animal Defense League of Texas
Chartered in 1934, the Animal Defense League is a non-profit organization that is a true no-kill shelter for abandoned, abused, or neglected dogs and cats. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for these animals by providing needed medical care, including spaying and neutering. Food, shelter, and safety are also provided – along with compassion and attention. While maintaining a healthy and loving facility, ADL consistently works to find the best possible home for each resident animal.
Supported by contributions and directed by a volunteer board, the League provides programs and services which strengthen the bond between animals and people. Through grassroots advocacy, education and rescue, the organization is the leading voice for dogs and cats in crisis.
The Animal Defense League provides a variety of services and resources including:
Sheltering of animals, regardless of their conditions when they arrive.
Complete medical treatment provided to animals under the care of the shelter.
Full-time veterinarian and staff who treat all resident animals.
Spay/neuter program for pets of low-income families.
Humane education programs in schools and the broader community.
Active adoption services to find homes for all the animals taken in by the Animal Defense League.
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