Critters Without Litters, Kern County’s only nonprofit spay/neuter clinic, is seeking a capable and compassionate veterinarian to join our team. We offer: anextremelycompetitive salary and benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, and paid time off; a strong, experienced medical support team; top of the line surgical equipment and supplies; a Monday-Friday schedule (approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) with no nights or weekends, and several paid holidays. The organization also offers a generous CE allowance, licenses and dues, and a professional, upbeat environment.
Located in California’s southern Central Valley, the clinic’s location in Bakersfield offers easy access to the beach, mountains, desert, or Los Angeles for your weekend and vacation fun. Additionally, you will be joining a team that has community-wide support and respect for the work we have done to help reduce the euthanasia rates in our municipal shelters by nearly 50 percent in the past four years.
Primary duties include spay/neuter surgery, along with pre- and post-surgery exams, and collaborating with our veterinary technicians/assistants. Sound boring? We can assure you that every day is different and after four-plus years, the staff members who began with us (80 percent of which are still with the organization) haven’t gotten bored yet.
New graduates are welcome to apply. Starting salary of $90K for new grads/veterinarians with limited spay/neuter experience, with additional salary consideration for doctors with previous experience and/or spay/neuter surgical skills.
DVM/VMD degree from an accredited university and license or application for license with the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The ideal person for this job will have a great sense of humor (because we like to enjoy our work environment), enjoy being part of a team that has high medical standards and a strong sense of compassion for the animals in our care, and takes pride in making a positive impact in the lives of animals living in your community. Good communication skills are a plus (because we are a chatty bunch), as is someone who finds value in knowing that every day when you leave the clinic, you helped a number of pet owners who might otherwise not have been able to make the choice to fix their companion animals.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience.
Critters Without Litters is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that provides high-volume, high-quality, subsidized companion animal sterilization. We seek to end the preventable euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets in Kern County through strong alliances with the community, local businesses and nonprofit organizations to increase the number of cats and dogs that are spayed and neutered, while prom...oting animal health and safety within our community.
Spay/neuter is a crucial component to solving the complex problem of pet overpopulation in Kern County. In 2013, over 16,000 cats and dogs were killed in Kern County shelters. We believe directly addressing the issue through high-volume, low-cost spay and neuter services will result in a steep reduction in the number of companion animals entering our shelters. Fewer pets in our shelter system will allow more time and resources towards promoting positive outcomes for each animal in their care.
Our philosophy is rooted in forming alliances with national and local nonprofits, local businesses and the community as a whole. Through collaboration, we seek to create a community where every pet has a home to call their own.