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Veterinarian – Mobile Clinics

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PETA
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Norfolk, VA
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Published 29 days ago

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns. PETA’s global headquarters is in Norfolk, Virginia, where it has local programs including mobile spay/neuter clinics that provide low- to no-cost surgeries to address the needs of nearby communities. With nearly 200,000 surgeries performed since 2001, we help reduce the dog and cat overpopulation and homelessness crisis in and around southeastern Virginia. Benefits of this position include competitive salary, flexible hours, vacation and sick time, and limited weekends. Experience in high-volume surgery preferred, caring about animal welfare a must.

A little more about our mobile clinics division:

• We have a fleet of three state-of-the-art mobile clinics.

• Each clinic can sterilize up to 28 animals per day.

• Staff consists of you (the veterinarian), a licensed veterinary technician, a veterinary assistant, and an assistant who checks in each animal.

• The clinics operate an average of 6 days per week, traveling across the region to underserved communities. 

• Your typical schedule would be a 4-day work week, with one or two Saturdays per month. 

• The average work day lasts about 5-6 hours, not including the drive to that day’s location.


Wait, where’s Norfolk?

• Really close to Virginia Beach, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay!

• The city of Norfolk is an important 400-year-old port city and home to the largest naval base in the world.

• It’s also in a great location to help animals in surrounding areas who otherwise may never see a veterinarian.  

What this job entails:

• Perform surgical sterilizations and other surgeries as required

• Oversee and perform surgical monitoring, the administration of pre-anesthetic and anesthetic drugs, and post-surgical monitoring through discharge

• Promote the humane care and treatment of animals 

• 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)

What we need from you:

• Degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited university of veterinary medicine 

• Current Virginia veterinary license or ability to obtain one

• One year of experience practicing veterinary medicine preferred 

• Experience with high-volume spay-and-neuter surgeries desired 

• 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 

• A valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record 

• This position requires proof of the COVID-19 full vaccination

• Commitment to the objectives of the mobile clinic division and its mission


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
USD $80,000 - USD $85,000
/ year

Benefits

·        Paid vacation time and sick leave

·        Holidays: 11 days per year, including one for your birthday

·        Comprehensive health insurance: medical including mental health, dental, vision

·        Life insurance, disability insurance, accident and critical illness coverage available

·        Pet insurance: 15% discount on Petplan insurance

·        401(k) plan available

·        Professional development opportunities available

·        Eat well: 3 subsidized vegan lunches per week at the office

·        Be kind: animal products may not be consumed or worn in the office

·        Breathe easy: no-smoking policy at the office 

·        Paid vacation time and sick leave

·        Holidays: 11 days per year, including one for your birthday

·        Comprehensive health insurance: medical including mental health, dental, vision

·        Life…

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

On-site
501 Front Street, Norfolk, VA 23510, United States

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