Per Diem Veterinarian

Location: Headquarters
Job Code: Vet
# of Openings: 1


Primary Function:

To oversee and monitor the health of shelter animals and provide veterinary expertise in accordance with the organizational policies and procedures.  Perform spay/neuter surgeries. Assist the Director in establishing and maintaining all health related protocols to maximize animal placement and minimize euthanasia of adoptable animals.  Set a professional and positive example for clinic staff.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Performs high volume spay neuter surgeries; other surgeries as needed.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field of veterinary medicine, particularly the most innovative concepts of shelter medicine; consults as needed with other veterinarians in similar practice to network for the best solutions.
  • Performs evaluations to determine the health of individual animals and/or the overall health of the animals at the shelter.
  • Makes recommendations on disease control, sanitation, clinic procedures, and veterinary equipment and supplies.
  • Provides case consultations.
  • Ensures positive public relations and customer service practices.
  • May assist with media or public relations as needed, serving as Lollypop’s medical expert.
  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies and applicable state and federal laws.
  • Observes all safety rules and regulations for self and others.
  • Maintains relationship with veterinary college and oversees existing programs and teaches externs etc.
  • Performs other duties as requested.


  • Must have a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university school of veterinary medicine and be licensed to practice in New York State.
  • DEA and state license required to purchase controlled drugs.
  • Two years working in private practice or animal shelter environment required. Shelter experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills required.
  • Must be able to make sound decisions regarding animal health.
  • Possess the ability to work with people in a variety of high stress situations.
  • Some evening and weekend work required.
  • Computer skills a plus.

Work Environment:

Significant amount of standing and walking during a typical day; exposure to fumes, animal smells or airborne particles.  The noise level is moderate to high.  Must be able to lift 50lbs.


Must exhibit Lollypop Farm’s core values:

  • Compassion – showing empathy and sympathy for what others – both people and animals – are experiencing;
  • Communication – able to convey accurate and timely information both internally and externally;
  • Flexibility – willing and able to adapt to new circumstances and conditions;
  • Commitment – a pledge to the mission, fellow employees, volunteers, animals and the community;
  • Teamwork – willingness to collaborate and communicate to achieve a common goal;
  • Integrity – pursuing our mission with honor, fairness and respect for animals, individuals and the organization;
  • Respect – showing consideration and professional regard for all aspects of the organization .


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