Join the Shelter Medicine Team


Position Title: Full-time Mobile Clinical Manager and Lead Shelter CVT 

Apply online: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/42778

Position Description:

  • The shelter medicine team is seeking an applicant who takes initiative, is adaptable to changing contexts and situations, learns new skills quickly, and can remain calm in stressful situations.
  • This individual will manage, schedule, stock, and perform veterinary technical work on the mobile unit project.
  • They will be directly involved in anesthesia, monitoring, prep, recovery, and controlled substance management in a new state of the art mobile clinic.
  • They will also take a lead role in teaching veterinary students in clinical settings and students involved in outreach activities.
  • They will have management responsibilities including developing and maintaining SOPs, EMR management, program planning, varied computer work, and teaching.
  • They must be able to work independently, identify and solve problems, and have excellent technological skills. They will be in charge of scheduling the location, students, and staff for the unit.
  • They will have a large role in managing program daily operations and will function as a clinic manager including executing budgeting and ordering.
  • This individual will be expected to have respectful and professional interactions with others at Penn Vet and with partners and participate in data collection, research, grant reporting, outreach, and other responsibilities as designated by shelter medicine.
  • The individual will need to be able to lift patients, including large breed dogs and cats in humane traps, load supplies on and off the unit including into a high storage area, stand for ten hour shifts, and sit for periods of time to do project work when appropriate.
  • They will be expected to create projects such as informational brochures, orientation materials, SOPs, and training programs.
  • This individual will be a vital member of the shelter medicine team taking on organizational workload independently and regularly reviewing project progress with the team.
  • Weekly schedules can vary based on clinical workload and task priorities. Work schedule will include varied 8-10 hour shifts with events on weekends and weekdays.

Questions: Please contact Dr. Brittany Watson at brittawa@vet.upenn.edu

Apply: Interested CVTs should apply through https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/42778.


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The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Position Title: Part-time (temp) veterinary technician 

Position Description:

  • The Penn Vet Shelter Medicine Program is seeking a certified veterinary technician interested in part-time clinical work in a mobile high-quality/high-volume spay neuter surgery clinic setting.  The Penn Vet Shelter Medicine Program’s new mobile unit clinic will be utilized to support animal shelters and underserved communities in the Philadelphia area, and the CVT will assist with this mobile clinic outreach programming. They will be directly involved in anesthesia, monitoring, prep, recovery, and controlled substance management in a new state of the art unit. 
  • A focus of the mobile unit outreach is the teaching of veterinary students.  Previous experience teaching veterinary students in a clinical setting is desirable, with interest and enthusiasm for student teaching required.  Interest in shelter medicine and program development is also encouraged. 
  • Roles would include but are not limited to maintaining controlled drug logs, helping oversee the execution of a spay-neuter clinics, supporting and teaching veterinary students’ clinical skills development, completion of paperwork during clinics, and routine maintenance of surgical clinic supplies and mobile clinic. Dependent on experience and interest, there may also be additional opportunities to engage with other aspects of the Shelter Medicine Program including humane education and medical clinic outreach for limited hours. 
  • Applicants must be certified veterinary technicians. Hours available would involve full-work days (8-10 hours). Approximately six to eight days are available per month, but the program is willing to work with technicians interested in splitting the time with others and working fewer shifts per month. Days available for part-time work may vary by month.

Questions: Please contact Dr. Brittany Watson at brittawa@vet.upenn.edu

Apply: Interested CVTs should send their CV to Dr. Brittany Watson


AA/EOE.The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University administrated programs or in its employment practices. The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Position Title: Part-time (Temp) Teaching Veterinarian 

Position Description:

  • The Penn Vet Shelter Medicine Program is seeking a veterinarian interested in part-time clinical work teaching veterinary students in high-quality/high-volume spay neuter surgery in a mobile clinic setting.
  • Hours available would involve full-work days (8-10 hours) approximately three to four days per month, but the program is willing to work with veterinarians interested in working fewer shifts per month. Shifts available for part-time work may be vary by month. 
  • The Penn Vet Shelter Medicine Program’s new mobile unit clinic will be utilized to support animal shelters and underserved communities in the Philadelphia area, and the part-time veterinarian will assist this mobile clinic outreach programming through the practice of protocol-driven and evidence-based medicine. 
  • Previous experience teaching veterinary students in spay-neuter surgery and shelter medicine is desirable, with interest and enthusiasm for student teaching required. Interest in program development is also encouraged.
  • Primary roles would be to oversee execution of spay-neuter clinic and support and teach veterinary students in this clinical setting.  Depending on experience and interest, additional opportunities for engaging in other Shelter Medicine Programming may be available for limited hours.
  • Veterinarian must be licensed in the state of Pennsylvania and carry their own liability insurance.

Questions: Please contact Dr. Brittany Watson at brittawa@vet.upenn.edu

Apply: Interested veterinarians should send their CV to Dr. Brittany Watson


AA/EOE.The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University administrated programs or in its employment practices. The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.