Do you crave a collaborative workplace that provides ample room for career development? If so, joining the veterinary team at the Houston SPCA could be your best career move yet. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment for triaging injured animals who are rescued from the eight counties that make up the Greater Houston area. We have digital radiography, ultrasound, and in-house laboratory equipment.
Our new, 12-acre Campus For All Animals opened in Fall 2018 and includes an Adoption Center, Wildlife Center, one of the largest wildlife hospital and rehabilitation centers in the nation, a 14,000 square foot Education Center, and a 25-stall Equine Care Center and Rescue Arena. Our brand new Animal Medical Center will open to the public in Spring 2021, and will allow us to grow our program even more.
This is a great opportunity to work with mission-driven staff who provide excellent care to animals in need. We treat companion pets, native wildlife, horses and farm animals, and the occasional exotic. Houston SPCA Veterinarians also participate as clinicians for fourth year students at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences during their Animal Welfare and Shelter Medicine rotation. Finally, our veterinarians play a vital role in our ongoing mission to eliminate animal cruelty. They ensure rescued animals are cared for medically and rehabilitated, and provide expert witness testimony to bring justice for the innocent victims of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect.
Our compensation and benefits package is extremely competitive with a base salary range between $115k - $130k depending on experience, exceeding the top 75% percentile* in Houston. We offer Continuing Professional Education, 403(b) retirement plan, professional dues and license fees paid, and an outstanding work environment supported by a leadership team that genuinely cares about its people. Additionally, the Houston SPCA is a 501(c)(3) and an eligible organization for the federal student loan forgiveness.
Essential Functions of the position:
Provide compassionate care to all animals in need.
Triage and stabilizing emergency patients
General supervision of Veterinary Technicians
Responsible for the instruction of TAMU fourth year veterinary students during rotation
Diagnose and manage animal health problems.
Manage direct preventative care for all animals in the population.
Perform surgery as needed.
Educate clients, coworkers and volunteers on needed topics.
Build relationships with clients, co-workers, volunteers and public.
Follow protocols and standards of care set forth by Houston SPCA.
Be an ambassador for the Houston SPCA at all times.
Perform additional tasks as assigned.
Knowledge, skill and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DMV or VMD) required.
Eligible to be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Texas.
Current DEA license for controlled substances.
Valid Texas Driver’s License and insurable under the Houston SPCA auto policy.
Ability to work hours necessary for the successful operation of the Houston SPCA and the animals in its care.
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Additional Salary Information: up to $20,000 sign on bonus
About Houston SPCA
The Houston SPCA, founded in 1924, is Houston's first and largest animal protection organization and shelter. Our mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation. The Houston SPCA is a private, non-profit charity, funded entirely by donations, which receives no funding from the Government, United Way or national animal groups.