PETA’s Mobile Clinic Division is seeking a veterinarian to join a close-knit crew in their life-saving work. With almost 150,000 spay and neuter surgeries performed since its inception in 2001, our Mobile Clinics fight the animal overpopulation crisis on the frontlines. You can be proud of your work, knowing that PETA will never turn an animal away because of their guardian’s inability to pay. You’d be working alongside compassionate and dedicated staff, with benefits such as flexible hours, vacation and sick time, and zero on-call hours! You will also work closely with PETA’s Community Animal Project (CAP), PETA’s fieldwork and sheltering division dedicated to assisting animals and citizens in and around Hampton Roads and southeastern Virginia. We’re looking for someone with at least one year of high volume surgery experience in animal shelters; basically, we’re looking for someone who cares about animals as much as we do and who’s willing to work hard to ensure their humane treatment. If you meet the qualifications, we cannot wait to hear from you!
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
Promote the humane care and treatment of animals
Perform surgical sterilizations
Oversee and perform surgical monitoring, the administration of pre-anesthetic and anesthetic drugs, and post-surgical monitoring through discharge
Administer vaccines to clinic patients
Comply with the applicable state and federal laws established by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
• Degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited university of veterinary medicine
• Current Virginia veterinary license
• One year of experience practicing veterinary medicine, preferably in a high-volume spay and neuter clinic or animal shelter
• Experience in animal shelter medicine, supervision, and program responsibility
• Experience with high-volume spay-and-neuter surgeries
• Possession of or ability to obtain a DEA controlled-substance registration
• Proven effective organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
• Willingness and ability to travel to various clinic stops throughout Hampton Roads
• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We ...also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs.
PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.