Pittsburgh, PA

Veterinarian – Community Services

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Position: Veterinarian for Community Services Programs


Prestigious Animal Care of Pittsburgh (PAC), a leading animal welfare organization in Pennsylvania, is searching for a skilled and motivated veterinarian to join our expanding team! This role involves practicing shelter medicine, clinical medicine, and surgery. The ideal candidate will share our vision and dedication to providing ethical and compassionate care to animals in the community. Our veterinarians offer top-notch medical and surgical services to both shelter animals and clients at our public clinics.

Our medical team is passionate about our community-focused programs, including the Pet Retention Program, Pet Food Pantry, Community and Working Cat Programs, Humane Health Coalition, and Street Medicine and Outreach. Additionally, we provide medical and surgical care for a wide range of wildlife at our Wildlife Center.


PAC operates three state-of-the-art facilities: two large shelters with fully equipped Veterinary Medical Centers open to the public, and a Wildlife Center managed by licensed wildlife rehabilitation specialists. Our shelters provide high-quality, affordable wellness care and veterinary services to animals and people in the community. Our East End location recently moved into a modern facility that features comfortable housing for shelter animals, a complete surgical suite, advanced medical imaging equipment, and a comprehensive in-house diagnostic lab (Idexx Procyte, Catalyst and Sedivue). Our North Side facility also offers a full surgical suite, digital radiography, ultrasound, and in-house diagnostics capabilities.

PAC's mobile clinic unit currently conducts two free outside clinics per month, and we are looking to expand this important service. The mobile clinic provides veterinary care to individuals in need of housing and low-income individuals in permanent housing.

We place a strong emphasis on mentorship, offering a veterinary student extern program, in-house and off-site continuing education opportunities for our veterinary staff. This is an exceptional chance for a veterinarian seeking a rewarding career in a progressive and forward-thinking shelter and clinical environment.

PAC provides competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and generous paid time off. Signing and relocation bonuses are available for qualified applicants. Our Veterinary positions are eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.


Provide medical care to owned animals and shelter animals as needed. Our veterinarians typically work at either the East End or North Side location, but may also provide services on our mobile unit. The schedule includes varying shifts and weekend rotations.

Stay updated on shelter animal health protocols, surgical procedures, and companion animal health issues. Ensure compliance with PAC's approved standards and national guidelines. Adhere to all state and federal laws, state regulations, and accepted veterinary standards regarding clinic operations, veterinary medicine, drug control, and animal care and handling.

Assist with medical care for shelter animals as required. May be called upon to conduct examinations or provide treatments in routine or urgent situations.

Collaborate in the development and implementation of protocols for superior veterinary care and disease control.

Perform veterinary medical procedures suitable for the care of shelter and owned animals; administer treatments and vaccinations when necessary to ensure the well-being of shelter animals; prescribe and provide medications and anti-parasite treatments; conduct diagnostic procedures.

Conduct all necessary euthanasia procedures as per established protocols.

Coordinate with local veterinarians and clinic/shelter staff to foster positive and productive relationships.

Maintain accurate medical records and drug use logs in accordance with veterinary and sheltering practices; ensure that records are complete and well-organized.

Provide scheduling flexibility to cover emergencies such as when a staff veterinarian is unavailable on a fully scheduled clinic day.

Act as a positive mentor to veterinary technicians, veterinary technician students, pre-vet student volunteers, and veterinary student externs.

Participate in a weekly on-call rotation with other staff veterinarians. On-call duties are limited to shelter and foster animals.


Required Education and Experience:

Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (required)

Current Veterinary License to practice in Pennsylvania (or ability to obtain)

USDA APHIS Certified (or willingness to obtain certification)

Valid driver’s license

DEA license (or willingness to apply)

Experience and/or interest in shelter medicine preferred.

Ability to effectively manage 15-minute wellness appointments and 30-minute sick appointments.

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