The ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH) provides expert, urgent medical care to some of NYC’s most vulnerable animals. As a component of the NYC safety net system, we provide subsidized care for animals whose owners are experiencing financial challenges and could not otherwise afford medical care for their pet. We also provide medical care for animals who come to us through our internal partners, including victims of cruelty and neglect as part of our partnership with the NYPD.
The AAH Internship Program provides excellent practical experience with a high caseload and strong mentorship. AAH interns participate in core rotations in the hospital, such as internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Interns have a designated treatment rotation, where they have a hands-on opportunity to perform procedures, such as stabilizing and unblocking cats with urinary obstructions, wound treatments, splint changes, aural hematoma repair, and esophagostomy tube placement. Additionally, our interns train in our Community Medicine high volume/ high quality spay and neuter clinic, and master techniques developed by the ASPCA Spay/ Neuter Alliance (formerly known as Humane Alliance). Additional opportunities include also learning dental techniques.
In addition to training in emergency, internal medicine, and surgery, the AAH Internship Program offers unique and specialized rotations in medical care of animal cruelty victims (anti-cruelty rotation), veterinary forensic medicine, and shelter medicine. The ASPCA anti-cruelty veterinary medical team provides daily care for all animal cruelty patients in a special shelter facility. The ASPCA NYC forensic veterinarians have a combined total of 55 years of veterinary practice and 29 years of work in veterinary forensic medicine. The forensic veterinary and anti-cruelty veterinary medical teams work together to gather evidence for criminal prosecution of animal cruelty cases and to provide necessary medical care for health rehabilitation.
This position has a competitive salary, $60K, medical and dental insurance, 40 hours paid vacation time and 56 hours paid sick time. Additional benefits include: $1200 in debt relief, and NY State and DEA license reimbursement, VIN membership and scrubs.
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.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provide high-quality, practical veterinary care to a wide range of outpatients and inpatients; skilled and efficient diagnosis and treatment of outpatients and hospitalized animals within hospital medical parameters and budgetary guidelines
- Perform general procedures and treatments
- Assist staff doctors and surgeons with surgery and dentals
- Perform high quality/ high volume spay neuter through Community Medicine
- Provide a high level of customer service to external and internal clients
- Practice in compliance with Fear Free guidelines
- While seeing appointments: Fulfill 45-minute appointment turnaround time
Adoption Center (15%):
- Oversee admission of new patients from the ASPCA Adoption Center, kitten nursery, and CARE
- Recommend treatment plans, provide inpatient care, and oversee drop offs for procedures and diagnostics
ARC/ Forensics (15%):
- Primary case responsibility for animals involved in cruelty and neglect cases
- Perform medical intake exams and initial diagnostics for ARC NYPD and Community Engagement cases
- Attend daily rounds and make treatment plans for short and long-term care as well as euthanasia decisions
- Foster rechecks 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
Education and Work Experience:
- Must be able to obtain a New York State veterinarian license within 60 days of hire date
- Only applicants from AVMA accredited veterinary schools will be considered. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor VISAs.
- Non-United States citizens or if you are not an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States, must contact the NYS Department of Education (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/vetmed/vetlic.htm#gen) to verify your eligibility for receiving a NYS license in time for the start of internship. You must have confirmed verification before applying for internship.
Ability to successfully work in a high-volume, fast-paced emergency practice and effectively multi-task without loss of attention to detail, Ability to work well within a team and communicate effectively and courteously with all levels of staff including Veterinary Technicians and Client Service Representatives
English (Required), Spanish
Our EEO Policy:
The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA. Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.
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ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).