The Animal Defense League of Texas (ADL) is San Antonio’s oldest nonprofit companion animal shelter. We are seeking an energetic, Texas-licensed DVM to join our team as a third full time shelter veterinarian. ADL is a busy shelter with a diverse surgical caseload, high volume spay/neuter clinic, and shelter medicine/herd health evaluation and treatment. This position provides leadership and direction to shelter staff; coordinates and implements the shelter medical operations and 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 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, particularly orthopedic cases
Efficiently stabilizes and manages a variety of trauma cases
Directs veterinary technicians and assistants in the daily performance of their duties
Makes recommendations and assists the Shelter Veterinarians and the Hospital Manager in the formulation of shelter medical objectives, practices and decisions that influence medical operations to ensure optimal health of sheltered and recently adopted animals
Supervises the investigation and timely response to medical concerns related to adopted animals
Assists in responding to adoption surveys with medical related concerns
Completes daily rounds through shelter and hospital to evaluate animals
Monitors humane housing of all animals in shelter and hospital
Coordinates with the medical staff for updated medical treatment protocols
Assists with pre-surgical exams and directs vet techs on proper procedures
Periodic surveillance of shelter disease organisms (testing)
Participates in a weekly ADL wellness clinic for owned animals
Participates in staff training on animal/shelter care, disease control, and sanitation issues
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 with a current DEA license. New graduates will be considered and are encouraged to apply.
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.
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 veterinarians 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.