The Animal Defense League of Texas (ADL) is San Antonio’s oldest and largest progressive, no-kill companion animal shelter. Under new leadership, our medical program has expanded its lifesaving services portfolio to include a medical foster program, expanded parvo treatment capacity and FIV/FELV adoption program. In 2020, the ADL hospital underwent a major retooling initiative to leverage the most up-to-date sheltering best practices and has now grown to provide care for 6,500 pets annually!
ADL is seeking a compassionate and energetic licensed HQHVSN, DVM to join our team as a full-time sterilization veterinarian. This position will report to and is supported by the ADL Lead Shelter DVM. ADL has a diverse surgical caseload and operates a high volume, high efficiency spay/neuter clinic. This position ensures sound and humane veterinary medical practices in accordance with the Texas Veterinary Board. This position is supported by a robust team of dedicated Surgery Techs along with a team of Vet. Techs proficient in the use of in-house Idexx diagnostic and digital X-ray equipment.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Examine patients pre-op to approve for surgery
Perform surgical sterilizations - 25 to 35 per shift
Oversee post-op recovery measures to ensure the quality of patient care
Perform other surgeries (primarily soft tissue, and dental) on an as needed basis
Stabilize and manages an infrequent variety of trauma cases
Supervise sanitation practices within the surgery area to prevent the spread of disease
Communicate successes and issues concerning patient and staff with the Hospital Manager
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - graduate from a college or university accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association,
Licensed or the ability to procure a license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas.
All applicants will be considered.
Additional Salary Information: Retention bonus,
$1,000 annual stipend to cover C.E. certifications and licensing,
retirement plan with 4% company match,
comprehensive benefits package including Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical, Vision and Dental,
phone allowance of $50.00 payable monthly,
ADL also offers a monthly stipend specific to offsetting student loan repayment
About Animal Defense League of Texas
Chartered in 1934, the Animal Defense League (ADL) is a non-profit organization that is a true no-kill shelter for abandoned, abused or neglected dogs and cats. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for these animals by providing needed medical care, including spaying and neutering. Food, shelter, and safety are also provided – along with compassion and attention. While maintaining a healthy and loving facility, ADL consistently works to find the best possible home for each resident animal.
Supported by contributions and directed by a volunteer board, ADL provides programs and services which strengthen the bond between animals and people. Through grassroots advocacy, education and rescue, the organization is the leading voice for dogs and cats in crisis.
The Animal Defense League provides a variety of services and resources including:
Sheltering of animals, regardless of their conditions when they arrive.
Complete medical treatment provided to animals under the care of the shelter.
Spay/neuter program for pets of low-income families.
Humane education programs in schools and the broader community.
Active adoption services to find homes for all the animals taken in by the Animal Defense League.