Shelter Veterinarian – 115-155k/year – West Palm Beach, FL
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Type: Full Time
Salary: $115,000 - $155,000/Year
DVM or equivalent
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (PAARL) (Humane Society of the Palm Beaches) is eagerly seeking a full-time veterinarian. We are located in sunny West Palm Beach in South Florida and are only 6 miles from the nearest beach.
Your focus will be on providing excellent medical, surgical, and dental care for your patients, not the need to make a profit.
Surgery is modeled after ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance recommendations.
Ability to perform spay/neuter and any other surgeries veterinarian is comfortable performing.
New dedicated dental suite.
Work alongside 6 other veterinarians and 35 medical support staff.
No overnight on call responsibilities.
Leave on time every day.
Have the ability to practice beyond standard of care in a shelter environment.
New equipment includes digital radiology, digital dental radiology, VetPro 1000 dental machines, cold laser, in-house IDEXX CBC, chemistry, urinalysis and coagulation machines, butterfly IQ ultrasound, tonometry, and Cardell monitoring.
Make a difference in your community – provide lifesaving medical and surgical care to those most in need. We do not believe in judging pet parents and are committed to keeping pets in their loving homes through our Safety Net program whenever possible.
Training is available in HQHVSN or dentistry.
What does a typical day consist of?
Rotations through medicine, surgery, dentistry, and wellness clinic depending on veterinarian’s preferences.
Who are we?
We are a limited admission, non-profit animal shelter in a county of 1.5 million people.
We have an annual intake of 7,400 dogs and cats with an overall LRR of 92%.
We performed over 12,000 spay/neuter surgeries in 2021, of which over 5,000 were at no cost to the community through grant funding.
We helped over 12,000 pets through our Pet Safety Net Program in 2021.
Brand new adoption center opened in March 2021. Medical building currently undergoing construction. Expected completion November 2022.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience: range $115,000 - $155,000
PTO and paid holidays
Health, dental, and vision insurance
$2,500 annual continuing education allowance – no limit on days off for CE
Reimbursement for licensing, liability insurance, and professional organization memberships
Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility
Education and Experience:
Must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
New graduates considered.
Must have current Florida State License or ability to obtain Florida State License before start date.
USDA Accredited Veterinarian or ability to obtain.
Provide proof of professional liability insurance.
Preferred experiences include:
Shelter medicine experience or education (e.g., Maddie’s certificate program, master’s, internship, fellowship) OR
Experience in dentistry OR
Experience in HQHVSN
Knowledge and Skills:
Must be personable, able to communicate with and direct staff, and work as a member of a team.
Effective decision making, diagnostic skills, and interest in pursuing treatment options.
Must have strong computer and data entry skills. Ability to remain composed under stress.
Potential for exposure to zoonotic diseases, dangerous and fractious animals, high noise levels, hazardous chemicals, anesthetics, and sharp objects.
Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds, potential for standing on feet for 8 hours a day, animal handling and restraint in a veterinary setting.
About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Incorporated is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals.
Our Vision is to create a community where 100% of the adoptable animals find loving homes and no animals will be euthanized because of pet overpopulation.
Are you ready to work in a state of the art facility, help thousands of animals, and know that you are making a difference every day? Our growing team is passionate about animals and we embrace our mission. We look forward to learning more about your talents and skills.