The San Francisco SPCA is searching for a Director of Shelter Medicine to join our team. Since 1868, the San Francisco SPCA has worked to make San Francisco one of the most humane cities in the world. It’s through the dedication and collaboration of our employees that we are at the forefront of animal welfare. We’re looking for a bright, passionate individual who embraces our mission and has a welfare-centric and data-driven approach to shelter management. This position is full time and will be based on the Mission Campus.
The SF SPCA is proud to be a progressive shelter whose success is a result of our innovation, science, and teamwork. With over 4,500 companion animals passing through the facility each year, the Director of Shelter Medicine will be working closely with our Adoption, Behavior, and Spay/Neuter departments. This position will also be a member of the SF SPCA leadership team, contributing to the organization’s strategic vision.
The Director of Shelter Medicine will provide the organization with strong leadership and excellent veterinary skills. The position will be involved in all aspects of staff development including management, supervision, and coaching for the Shelter Medicine team. Department administration, volunteer guidance, customer service, and safety oversight are key elements of the position as well.
The SF SPCA’s values are be connected, be fearless, and be generous. This position will provide leadership to the Shelter Medicine team, ensuring that these ideals are a critical component of every aspect of shelter medicine.
Diversity and inclusiveness are crucial to the success of the SF SPCA. We strive to recruit individuals from diverse communities and cultures, and we appreciate the positive impact differing work styles can have on the organization.
The starting salary for this position depends upon the length and breadth of experience. It is eligible for a full benefits package including PTO and holiday pay; medical, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; long-term disability; a tax-deferred retirement plan; pre-tax commute expense deductions; discounted veterinary care; and a discount on retail, pet supplies, and dog training classes. The SF SPCA also provides financial support and time off for continuing education.
A DVM or VMD degree from an accredited veterinary medical college is required for the position. The Director of Shelter Medicine will need to be licensed to practice in the State of California and must be able to obtain a DEA license. Additionally, the position requires a minimum of five years’ experience as a practicing veterinarian and experience in a leadership role.