Careers

At North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Health Centers, we are always looking for talented individuals to join our team.

If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career that helps provide a higher quality of life for dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens – then come join us on our mission.

Our Medical Services team consists of Veterinarians, Licensed Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants and Medical Administrators who are dedicated to providing a caring, healing environment for all of our animals, as well as those who visit our Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center.

Current Openings

Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon

North Shore Animal League America is currently seeking a full-time Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon to join our AAHA accredited facility team. Our Medical Services team are dedicated to providing a caring, healing environment for all our animals, as well as those who visit our Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center.

This position is a senior position primarily focused on the surgical needs of the feline population in our new feline rescue and adoption facility, Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center (BFF), and advanced canine surgeries in our Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Medical Center. The facility has dedicated examination rooms, medical treatment wards, as well as a feline surgical suite. The variety and volume of our caseload offers applicants the opportunity to work in a medically progressive practice.

Our ideal candidate is board certified with a primary interest in a balance of soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery. We would welcome an enthusiastic and team-focused veterinarian with a desire to provide compassionate care to our homeless rescued animals in a well-equipped hospital.

Requirements:

  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited university
  • Board certification in Surgery
  • Licensure must be in good standing to practice in the state of New York
  • Interest in feline shelter medicine required

When you join our team, you’ll receive:

  • Generous PTO
  • $1200/year CE allowance (plus paid time off)
  • Reimbursement for AVMA Dues, NYS License and DEA License
  • Robust health benefits plan – including medical, dental and vision
  • 401-K available
  • As a 501-C-3 Non-profit, employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Comprehensive pet care for staff pets
  • Work-life balance (no overnights, limited emergency, 4-day work weeks)

Want to find out if we are a good fit?  Please submit your cover letter and resume along with salary requirements to hr@animalleague.org.

Client Services Representative

North Shore Animal League America is currently seeking a Client Services Representative to provide excellent customer service to current, and potential clients of the Medical Center. Client Services Representatives act as first contact for all potential and current clients, and a liaison between our Veterinarians and their patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Handle all incoming Medical Center phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties
  • Assess emergency calls received and direct them accordingly
  • Check in/Check out clients
  • Schedule wellness, sick, and surgery appointments, as well as visiting appointments for owners visiting their hospitalized pets
  • Provide routine information i.e.: Clinic hours, verify vaccine information, spay/neuter information etc
  • Create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all that enter our Medical Center
  • Process daily paperwork, logs and records for Spay/Neuter Surgeries, including Pet Health Center
  • Create, and maintain medical records, cash register and credit/check machine
  • Process spay/neuter refunds
  • Receive payments for surgeries, Pet Health Center, Wellness Center, and Outpatient appointments
  • Copy, Fax/Mail medical records upon request
  • Process care credit applications
  • Call clients to confirm appointments and remind them of missed appointments
  • Data entry into computer, i.e.: vaccination records, import medical records from private vets, update client information, etc.
  • Assist with purging of records that will be sent to storage room; Scanning paper files into Impromed database
  • Check messages daily
  • Keep front office and both waiting rooms cleaned and organized; including magazine racks, pamphlets and television
  • Order and stock office supplies for Pet Health and Wellness Centers. i.e.: heartworm/flea and tick preventatives
  • Clean exam rooms
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Preferred 2+ years Customer Service experience in a small to mid-sized call center environment or Veterinary/Medical practice
  • Exceptional Customer Service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Outlook, Word and Excel
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume, and demanding work environment
  • Maintaining confidentiality to sensitive client information
  • Desire to make a positive difference in the lives of animals and their owners

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and much more. 

Experienced Veterinary Assistants

North Shore Animal League America is currently seeking Experienced Veterinary Assistants to play a crucial role in our everyday mission to provide quality care to our patients, both within our shelter and at our Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center. We provide ongoing training that enhances your professional growth and a learning environment with state of the art medical equipment. The perfect candidate for this position must be detailed oriented with the ability to work in a fast pace environment and provide exceptional customer service to our clients and medical staff

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with medical examinations. Restrain and handle patients as needed.
  • Administer oral topical, eye and ear medications, and bandage changes.
  • Know vaccine and testing protocols. Prepare outside lab tests.
  • Fecal and urine sample collection and run/read fecal tests.
  • Prepare surgical packs using autoclave.
  • Identify animals in need of medical attention.
  • Document treatments in treatment record.
  • Clean and maintain holding areas, exam rooms and equipment, clean cages, water bowls, litter pans and do laundry.
  • Feed, exercise, groom and weigh patients. Perform special diet feeding.
  • Collar, process and transport animals to other areas of facility when necessary.
  • Stock medical and non-medical supplies.
  • Monitor animals in oxygen cages.

Requirements:

  • Must have 1+ years’ experience as a Veterinary Assistant, or applicable education experience.
  • Hands on animal experience is required.
  • Must be able to lift 40-50lbs.
  • Ability to handle and control animals.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the exam rooms and assist the Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians when needed.
  • Must be able to multi-task and perform in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Full-time position includes 1 weekend shift.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and much more. 

Overnight Licensed Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant

We currently seeking an Overnight Licensed Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant to oversee and monitor the care of all hospitalized animals and provide special care to critical animals. Must be well-rounded in the areas of Critical Care, Medical Treatments, with strong drug calculation abilities. This is a full time position, 40 hours/5 days including 1 weekend shift.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an accurate log of controlled/emergency drugs used throughout the night.
  • Check overnight file for alert lists from departments to carry out the tasks overnight. (i.e., QID Tx, all types of feeds, controlled drugs, critical cases)
  • Check in with PM techs in all departments.
  • Monitor fluid therapy – IV, SQ, Bolus, Infusion pumps, etc.
  • Accurate recordings of animals’ bowel movement.
  • Dispose of fatalities, including date and time on medical records in owner notification bin (in DVM’s office) and sign into necropsy log.
  • Practice good sense and safe medicine.

Requirements:

  • Active NYS Veterinary Technician License Required/or Licensed Eligible with a minimum of 2 years’ experience or a minimum of 2 years of Veterinary Assistant experience.
  • Previous overnight shift experience, veterinary office and/or shelter experience a plus.
  • Must be flexible to work additional hours when workload requires.
  • Management experience a plus, but not required.
  • Must be able to handle critical situations by using best judgment and providing good medical care to triage the animal and to ensure the health of any critical animals.
  • Keep an open communication with the techs plus the on-call DVMs.

Per Diem Veterinarians

North Shore Animal League America is currently seeking per diem Veterinarians to join our team of medical professionals. As a Per Diem Veterinarian you will be responsible for veterinary coverage for sick leave, vacation, weekends, or continuing education.

At North Shore Animal League America we provide high quality medicine in a shelter environment, managing a large and challenging medical and surgical caseload. This includes general practice, pediatrics, surgeries, hospital rounds, and spay/neuter procedures. Our state-of-the-art Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center is fully equipped with x-ray, pulse ox, tonopen, 4 oxygen cages, ultra sound machines, IV fluid pumps and full dental & some in-house orthopedic capabilities.

Requirements:

  • A New York State DVM license with at least 3+ years of experience preferred.
  • Have the ability to be productive upon arrival.
  • Strong client relation skills.
  • Team-oriented and committed to promoting animal welfare.
  • Must be able to lift 40-50lbs.
  • Ability to handle and control animals.

We offer a competitive per diem rate. 

Staff Veterinarian

Looking for a full or part-time Associate Veterinarian to join our 16 doctor, AAHA accredited medical center. We provide high quality, affordable veterinary care to our shelter residents as well as both adopted and community pets. Fully equipped, state of the art facilities. In house capabilities include wellness center with rehabilitation suite (including underwater treadmill), dental suite, digital full body and dental radiology ( supported with cutting-edge artificial intelligence by SignalPet), endoscopy, class IV therapy laser, 3 GE Versa Active ultrasound machines, fully equipped surgical suite performing both soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery, and isolation facility. We see over 30,000 cases annually, providing an exciting and challenging work environment. The variety and volume of our caseload offers applicants the opportunity to work in a medically progressive practice. We foster a collaborative environment with a shared doctor’s office to discuss challenging cases.

Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • DVMs will rotate through all departments which include clinics (sick and wellness visits) soft tissue +/- orthopedic surgery (based on desire and skillset), management of hospitalized cases and shelter animal exams.

Requirements:

  • Experience preferred, but new graduates welcome to apply. Active mentoring available in our collaborative work environment.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience

Additional compensation includes:

  • Generous PTO policy
  • $1200/yr CE allowance (plus paid time off)
  • Reimbursement for AVMA Dues, NYS License and DEA License
  • Robust health benefits plan – including medical, dental and vision
  • 401-K available
  • As a 501-C-3 Non-profit, employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Comprehensive pet care for staff pets
  • Work-life balance (no overnights, limited emergency, 4-day work weeks)
  • Signing bonus eligible

Veterinary Technicians, Licensed or License Eligible

North Shore Animal League America is currently seeking a full-time and part-time NY State Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT) or license eligible Technicians to join our top notch medical team of 17 Veterinarians and a support staff of over 70 employees.

At our Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center you’ll work with a team of highly skilled Technicians, Assistants, and Client Service Representatives and highly respected Doctors. We are an AAHA accredited practice. As a forward thinking facility, we keep up with the newest technology to meet the ever changing needs of our clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Veterinarians with medical examinations, dental procedures, surgeries.
  • Administer medications as prescribed by Veterinarians.
  • Monitor post-surgical patients.
  • Per lab tests and scans.
  • Display proficiency in all technical skills.
  • Attend rounds and perform all other related duties as assigned.
  • Communicate with clients, provide support.

Requirements:

  • NYS Veterinary Technician License, limited permit, or are currently enrolled in an AVMA school program.
  • Experience a plus, but will train new graduates.
  • Must be able to lift 40-50 lbs.
  • Ability to handle and control animals.
  • Must be able to multi-task and perform in a fast paced environment.
  • Must love animals and fully support the mission of NSALA.
  • Flexible to work additional hours when workload requires.
  • Full and Part-time shifts must be able to work a combination of days, evenings, and weekend shifts. (Per Diem positions also available.)

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and much more.

Veterinary Student Shelter/Medical Center Externship Program

North Shore Animal League America is pleased to offer an externship opportunity for students currently enrolled in their third and fourth year at a veterinary college. NSALA, the world’s largest no-kill animal adoption and rescue organization, offers students a diverse experience in animal sheltering as well as medical and surgical management of disease.

The Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center was first established in 1992 and is dedicated to the treatment of all dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens that come to our Rescue & Adoption Center each year. We strive to provide the highest quality medicine to both our shelter population and owned pets from our community.

Each week, over 150 animals are hospitalized and over 200 outpatients receive examinations and treatment. Our veterinarians see, on average, over 20,000 pets each year. Our medical staff provides our shelter pets with a full range of medical services including: routine vaccinations, management of complex medical cases, pediatric and neonatal medicine, isolation and management of infectious disease, spay/neuter procedures, soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery. We have a state of the art medical facility with digital full-body and dental radiography, ultrasound, a dental suite, rigid and flexible endoscopy.

We have a two or four week externship program that focuses on sheltering rescued pets as well as treatment and surgical procedure. Students have a variety of opportunities within our facility; working in our shelter, making rounds in our medical wards, seeing patients in our Out-Patients Clinic, and the chance to both observe and participate in surgical procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Externs are expected to work 40-hour weeks, which includes ONE weekend shift.
  • Participate in medical examinations and treatments of our visiting and hospitalized pets.
  • The student will be paired with one of our staff veterinarians while they attend to hospitalized patients.

If you are interested in applying for this externship, please fill out the externship application and email it to marinat@animalleague.org.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Marina Tejada
Supervising Veterinarian
Phone: (516) 373-3572
Fax: (516) 767-3942, attention Dr. Tejada
E-mail: 
marinat@animalleague.org

Petring Grant Veterinarian Internship - 2 positions available

North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption center, seeks a recent graduate of an accredited veterinary college with a passion for shelter medicine, to join the Anita and Catherine Petring Program.

This program provides DVM graduates with a one year hands-on learning experience at AAHA accredited Alex and Elizabeth Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center. We provide high quality, affordable veterinary care to our shelter residents as well as both adopted and community pets in our fully equipped, state of the art facilities. In house capabilities include wellness center with rehabilitation suite (including underwater treadmill), dental suite, digital full body and dental radiology ( supported with cutting-edge artificial intelligence by SignalPet), endoscopy, class IV therapy laser, 3 GE Versa Active ultrasound machines, fully equipped surgical suite performing both soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery, and isolation facility.

The Petring Grant Veterinarian Internship is a 1 year, intensive and immersive position for new veterinary graduates looking for a highly mentored position to develop clinical confidence and decision making skills. It is a rotational internship through the following functional areas:

  • Shelter Medical
  • Isolation/Quarantine
  • Hospital wards
  • Clinic Services
  • Surgery

A special research project may also be part of the program. The perfect candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • A New York State DVM license required
  • Candidates must be a recent Veterinary Medicine graduate (within one year of graduation)
  • Must be able to commit to a full-time 40 hour work week, which includes 1 weekend shift per weekend for one year

The position pays a stipend of $85,000 annually, before taxes.  This is considered a contract position and as such, employee benefits are not provided. Two weeks (80 hours) of scheduled vacation and limited sick time are permitted.

While there is no guarantee of employment at the end of the program, successful candidates would be given priority for open positions.

Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@animalleague.org.

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