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San Francisco SPCA
San Francisco, CA, United States (on-site)
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San Francisco SPCA
San Francisco, California, United States (on-site)
13 days ago


The San Francisco SPCA believes that every animal deserves quality care. One of the key members of the team leading that charge is our Director of Shelter Medicine. This individual leads a dynamic and passionate staff of veterinarians and technicians to provide excellent medical care to the thousands of homeless animals that enter the SF SPCA shelter and assists our partner shelters to maintain good welfare and outcomes in their facilities. 

The SF SPCA is a progressive organization that thrives on innovation, science, data, collaboration, and a sense of urgency to increase lifesaving capacity. To provide the highest standard of shelter management practices with high levels of accountability for results this Director position will have a mix of approximately (40%) clinical/surgery, (15%) training and development of DVMs, and (45%) administrative functions to include budget management, strategic planning, departmental collaboration, and partnering with leaders of the Adoption, Volunteer, Behavior, Community Medicine, and Hospital departments. The Director oversees the coordination of all controlled substance processes, including ensuring compliance with medical staff activity related to ethical and legal compliance, SF SPCA rules and regulations, and all external regulatory agencies including but not limited to CVMB, DEA, DHHS, federal and state mandates. 


- Big picture thinker who can gather and process information from all available sources

- Refined medical expertise with a quest for continuous learning

- Ability to assess the SF SPCA and its operations objectively 

- Ability to create, communicate and implement protocols and procedures quickly and effectively 

- Experience skillfully delegating and holding self and others accountable for deliverables 

- Demonstrated success leading change and transition in an operational environment 

- Excellent communication skills and ability to derive and disseminate ideas and concepts across teams and organizations

- Proven ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced high-workload environment of everchanging priorities 

- Experienced people manager who can elicit followership and teamwork to further the SF SPCA mission 

- Appetite to exceed departmental and organizational goals and stakeholder expectations 

- Understanding and appreciation of the value of volunteer engagement in daily operations 

- Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals 


- On-site gated parking with security

- Eligibility to participate in our new student debt benefit program

- Competitive PTO

- CE funds + paid CE time

- Low-cost medical, vision, and dental insurance plans 

- 401K with matching funds

- Generous discounts on veterinary care and supplies

- Bring your dog to work! 

About Us:

Here for animals since 1868, the San Francisco SPCA is one of the Bay Area’s most respected nonprofit organizations. Iconic and innovative, the SF SPCA offers you the opportunity to join a team committed not only to veterinary excellence, but to a balanced work environment. The San Francisco SPCA welcomes everyone! We know diversity drives innovation and brings new perspectives. We consider our differences valuable assets that help us continually strive to be better at what we do.

The San Francisco SPCA welcomes everyone! We welcome all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, political persuasions, languages, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socioeconomic statuses, and national origins. Diversity brings innovative ideas, perspectives, and opinions. We consider our differences to be valuable assets that will help us continually strive to be better at what we do and to advance our mission. 


- DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school in general practice 

- Active, non-restricted CA state veterinary license or ability to obtain one 

- 5+ years of shelter medicine experience, preferably in a leadership role 

- Experience with HQHV Spay/Neuter surgery, able to train and mentor staff in efficient technique 

- Deep understanding of the value and implementation of active population management, capacity for care, herd health, and data-driven decision making 

- Experience developing & monitoring departmental budgets, payroll, and vendor relationships 

- 5+ years of experience leading and mentoring veterinarians and a successful record in team development 

- Ideal candidate will have an investment in shelter medicine as a career; preference given to candidates who have achieved Board Certification and/or advanced education opportunities in the field 

- Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office and patient records/management systems; knowledge of PetPoint a plus  

- Valid driver's license 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68904987
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: San Francisco SPCA
  • Position Title: Veterinary Medical Director - Shelter Medicine
  • Industry: Healthcare / Health Services
  • Job Function: Medical
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: DVM/ VMD
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $225,000.00 - $270,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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