Job Summary
Years Experience
1 - 3 years
$140,000 - $150,000 Annual
Job Description

The ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires. The ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated.


The salary range for this position is $140,000-$150,000. Starting pay is for new hire offers only, and staff pay can increase beyond the maximum hiring range based on performance over time. The maximum of the hiring range is reserved for candidates with the highest qualifications and relevant experience. This position is entitled to a $20,000 signing bonus. The first $10,000 of this bonus will be paid upon hire, and the second $10,000 is to be paid 6 months after your start date.


Who we are:

Have you ever wondered what happens to cats and dogs whose owners are unable to afford vet care? We did. The ASPCA’s Community Medicine (CM) team provides expert veterinary care to support the welfare of animals and their people through our stationary and mobile clinics serving NYC’s most underserved communities. We help pet owners overcome barriers to care, bringing quality services directly to the communities that need us most and partially or fully subsidizing the cost of basic and preventive care. CM treats people and pets with dignity and respect, assisting pet owners in making informed decisions about their pets’ health and wellbeing regardless of their financial circumstances. When you come to work at the ASPCA, you join a team of over 1,000 dedicated colleagues with deep knowledge, skills and passion for the animals we serve.


What you’ll do:

Support new and experienced veterinarians in reaching their potential at a job they are proud of, where animal well-being, teamwork and serving the community are at the core of our work. As a member of the management team, you will deliver key CM-NYC objectives: lead a happy, high-functioning team, ensure patients receive the highest-quality care with minimal fear and stress, and deliver outstanding client experiences to maximize the ASPCA’s impact in the community. As both a player and a coach, you will work as a CM veterinarian as needed – seeing appointments, treating cats and dogs in our Primary Pet Care (PPC) program or performing high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN) for shelter/rescue animals and beloved pets. 


What you’ll get:

  • Work/life balance:
    • 40-hour work week – no overnights or on-call
    • paid vacation to relax
    • paid sick time to heal
    • three paid continuing education days to keep your skills sharp
    • ten paid holidays to observe
    • Plus- paid personal time to celebrate what and when you like
    • Competitive salary starts at $140,000
    • Terrific benefits package: medical, dental, and vision insurance, pre-tax dependent care and health flexible spending accounts (FSAs), 401(k) with employer-funded contributions after one year of service, employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance, veterinary license fee reimbursement, continuing education allowance, and more
  • Room to grow: the ASPCA has robust professional development programs to help you grow as a veterinarian and a leader
  • Support: we are one of the largest and most impactful animal welfare organizations in the world, so you will always have a strong team to lean on and cheer you on



Reporting Structure:

You will report to the CVC Director (solid line) for all nonmedical job functions and will take direction from the Senior Medical Director (dotted line) for all duties related to veterinary medicine.



Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


People Leadership (35%)

  • Support a culture of respect, belonging and teamwork through regular 1:1s, recognition, supervision, developmental coaching, performance evaluation and feedback; seek counsel with CM’s People Partner as needed 
  • Oversee and monitor medicine and surgery provided at the ASPCA’s Bronx or Brooklyn CVC according to CM’s standard operating procedures and guidelines
  • Coach veterinarians in high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN) techniques and other medical protocols.  
  • Teach and train veterinarians about their role in the ASPCA’s commitment to improving access to care for all animals
  • Coach veterinarians and others to communicate effectively with clients, including difficult end-of-life conversations
  • Be a consistent and visible presence on the floor to answer questions, make timely adjustments, offer support, receive/give feedback, lend a hand, and foster understanding and commitment to ASPCA’s mission
  • In coordination with your management team peers (Medical Staff and Client Operations Managers) and under the guidance of the CVC Director, deliver cohesive messaging and address root causes of location problems and deliver corrective action plans as needed
  • Partner with the ASPCA’s Talent Acquisition Team to recruit and hire staff and per diem veterinarians; onboard and train new staff on CM medical processes and procedures
  • Mentor and train Residents, Fellows and Interns and Externs. Coach your staff to do the same


Medical (50%)

  • Provide compassionate, quality preventive and basic care to patients in underserved areas of New York City overseeing all aspects of veterinary care during a clinic day including physical examination, diagnostics, treatment recommendations and delivery, prescribing of medications and discharge information
  • Work side by side with staff veterinarians as a PPC doctor or HQHVSN surgeon treating cats and dogs
  • Perform pre-surgery physical examinations on all surgical candidates; perform approximately 35-40 high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgical procedures per spay/neuter clinic day 
  • Diagnose and treat post-surgical complications of outpatient animals
  • Triage and refer cases that do not fall within the Community Medicine parameters of care as appropriate
  • Fill in as needed to cover surgery or PPC shifts
  • Support internal ASPCA departments, such as the Adoption Center, Animal Hospital, Kitten Nursery, ARC/CARE, CMS and Community Engagement, with medical consultations and support
  • Practice Fear Free animal handling to minimize fear, anxiety and stress for patients in care


Administrative (15%)

  • Schedule CM staff veterinarians and per diems for optimal coverage to keep the program running smoothly
  • Meet regularly with the Senior Medical Director and Senior Director of Operations; provide open and honest and communication and feedback when things aren’t working as they should
  • Participate in monthly CM Veterinary Medicine Rounds and Morbidity and Mortality Meetings with the Vice President of Medicine; present on interesting cases or current topics in veterinary medicine as needed
  • Support the ASPCA’s commitment to research and development to benefit animals across the country by participating in studies designed to improve access to care
  • Attend workshops or meetings as needed


Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values:

  • Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
  • Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
  • Believes in Team – that we are stronger together
  • Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
  • Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals




Additional Information

  • This is a full-time position, approximately 8 hours a day, 5 days a week Tuesday through Saturday– evening or early morning work is sometimes required
  • This is an on-site position at the CVC (two locations currently available, either in Brooklyn or the Bronx)

Job ID: 323957020

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