ACCT Philly is the open admissions, animal care and control organization serving the City of Philadelphia. ACCT Philly provides intake, adoption, return to owner, and surrender prevention services to the community, as well as triage, spay/neuter, rescue transfer, foster placement, and quality care for the 15,000 animals we see each year. With a focus on lifesaving, ACCT Philly has expanded its capacity and provided a higher level of service to our animals, year over year, with an overall live release rate of 89% in 2020.
Who We Need:
A Veterinarian who thrives in a fast paced environment where no two days are the same; someone who appreciates that the animals entering our shelter need varying levels of care from basic vaccination to palliative care to emergency interventions and more - and believes there is tremendous value in each. Someone interested in a wide variety of experiences and in coordinating and collaborating with many other stakeholders to facilitate great care.
ACCT Philly Veterinarians are key members of the ACCT Philly medical and management teams and are responsible for helping support and cultivate the growth of the medical team overall. The ideal fit is someone who enjoys teaching others, who has a compassionate and positive attitude with animals and people, and who’s excited to be part of a growing, developing organization.
Working at ACCT provides the opportunity to learn HQHVSN surgery and anesthesia skills with mentorship. We also perform other soft tissue and generalized surgery, giving the opportunity for growth. Our partnerships with rescues and veterinary partners allows us to treat cases of many different levels of difficulty. We work with contract veterinarians to provide support, relief for time off, and fresh insight.
Why Should You Apply?
Veterinary positions at ACCT Philly come with these amazing benefits:
Flexible 40 hour work week
Additional compensation for on-call support (by phone!)
Ongoing professional relationships with University of Pennsylvania and University of Wisconsin Schools of Veterinary Medicine
Multiple special treatment funds available to facilitate advanced care for pets
Annual stipend for continuing education
Membership in ASV or AVMA paid for by ACCT Philly
Annual compassion fatigue training for all ACCT Philly employees
Certifications paid for by ACCT Philly
$10,000 sign on bonus*
$110,000 starting salary for full-time
401k, competitive benefits (health, dental, long/short term disability) and paid time off packages
Must have or be eligible to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in Pennsylvania
Must have or be eligible to obtain DEA certification for management of controlled substances utilized for patient care
Must have or be eligible to obtain USDA I and II certification to facilitate placement of animals out of state
Must have ability to provide some on call support
About ACCT Philly
ACCT Philly is the only organization providing animal control and sheltering services to the City of Philadelphia; no two days at ACCT Philly are the same. An open admissions shelter and founding member of the Philadelphia No Kill Coalition, ACCT works with a wide network of stakeholders to support people and pets in Philadelphia.
By both providing and overseeing the provision of veterinary care, the Veterinarian ensures the animals at ACCT are supported via management of population health, emergency triage, spay/neuter, TNR, and foster clinic, with a priority on saving lives through creative approaches and maximizing resources. Our Vets are key leaders in a small but mighty team Veterinary Assistants, a committed cohort of contract veterinarians and veterinary volunteers.
Considered part of the broader Management team, ACCT veterinarians have ongoing opportunities to shape programs and policies.