Staff Veterinarian

Staff Veterinarian2018-03-14T11:53:06+00:00

North Shore Animal League America is currently seeking a full-time Staff Veterinarian to join our team of professionals providing high quality care for all NSALA pets in our shelter and in our Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, which also services the surrounding community, while following all League procedures and protocols. This includes general practice, pediatrics, surgeries, hospital rounds and spay/neuter procedures. Our state-of-the-art Medical Center is fully equipped with x-ray, pulse ox, tonopen, 4 oxygen cages, ultra sound machines, IV fluid pumps and full dental & some in-house orthopedic capabilities.

At the Alex Lewyt Medical Center you’ll find a team of highly skilled Veterinarians, Technicians, Assistants, and Client Service Representatives. We are an AAHA accredited practice. As a forward thinking facility, we keep up with the newest technology to meet the ever changing needs of our clients. To learn more about our facility, please visit


  • Participate in Shelter and Medical Center rounds: perform physical examinations, and institute appropriate treatment for a high volume patient caseload with emphasis on pediatrics and infectious diseases.
  • Interpret diagnostic tests including blood work and radiographs.
  • Complete Shelter Medical worksheet while doing Shelter Medical and Daily Status Sheet for client updating during rounds in the Medical Center
  • Schedule preemie and adult pre-adoption spay/neuter surgeries as well as other appropriate surgical procedures.
  • Complete all appropriate medical records and supporting documentation.  Correctly fill out all necessary prescription and request forms.
  • Prepare special Discharge Notes for animals being discharged from the Shelter or Medical Center.
  • Discharge Shelter Medical animals when a pre-existing medical condition requires that an owner receive detailed medical information prior to adoption.
  • Participate in spay/neuter clinic and perform other surgical procedures as appropriate for patient care and in line with veterinary skills.
  • Participate in outpatient clinic.
  • Conduct telephone conversations with adopters re: hospitalized patients, test results and general medical information.
  • Guide veterinary technicians in performing treatments.
  • Participate in continuing education conferences and lectures and remain current on veterinary literature.
  • Interact effectively with veterinary specialists and referral institutions as necessary to provide care for patients.
  • Participate in DVM Meetings and discussions of current disease trends, perceptions of efficacy of treatments and protocols. Contribute to discussions on the disposition of difficult and complex cases.
  • Perform necropsy examinations to determine etiology of disease when necessary.


  • A New York State Veterinary License in good standing.
  • Strong skills in conventional medicine and diagnostic.
  • Good interpersonal skills, be team-oriented and committed to promoting animal welfare.
  • Experience is preferred, but we may consider an exceptional new graduate.
  • Dental experience is a plus.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and much more. For consideration, interested candidates can forward their resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements to [email protected].