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Veterinarian FT or PT - Nonprofit Clinic

Stray Cat Alliance
Los Angeles, CA 90018
From $150,000 a year - Part-time, Full-time


Los Angeles, CA 90018

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Paid time off

Full job description

Are you a veterinarian who wants to focus on the animals? Tired of seeing companion animals leave your clinic/hospital without receiving the care that they need? Join Stray Cat Alliance, where we make all the decisions about the care for our cats and kittens. By joining Stray Cat Alliance, a community-based cat rescue, you will be making a difference for cats and kittens who otherwise have limited to no options for care. In 2023, we directly served 3,603 cats and kittens, and provided resources and support to another 25,347 cats and kittens through our hotline.

In addition to our mission-driven operations and robust benefits package, veterinarians employed by us could be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF), a government program that forgives the remaining debt on eligible loans for borrowers who have worked at least 10 years in public service or the nonprofit sector. (Learn more at

Please find more information about our organization and the position below. We look forward to hearing from you!


Stray Cat Alliance is a non-profit organization focused on educating and empowering communities to advocate for every cat’s right to be safe, healthy, and valued. Every day, our team works to save the lives of kittens and cats by providing: spay/neuter, trap-neuter-return (TNR), adoptions, wellness care, medical care, and community shelter support. Our goals are to:

  • Eradicate cruelty toward cats through advocacy, rescue, and education.
  • Find loving forever homes for cats and kittens taken in through all of our programs.
  • Help shelters transform into safe havens for cats by implementing our life-saving policies and procedures.

Stray Cat Alliance envisions a time when all cats are valued and safe, whether in homes or communities, and when shelters serve as temporary safe havens.

We are seeking a veterinarian, full- or part-time, to join our team! We offer a competitive salary and benefits, in addition to a unique work environment. As a foster-based rescue organization, we make all the decisions about the treatment plans for cats/kittens in our custody. You will not have to interact with clients who question the treatment plan or the cost or who can't afford to provide the care their companion animal needs. We are a no-kill organization and euthanasia is a last resort to relieve irremediable suffering.

Join Stray Cat Alliance to promote access to care, save lives and practice the way you were meant to!


  • Provide medical services to all cats and kittens in custody, including physical examinations, diagnostics, medical rounds, and treatments
  • Ensure appropriate medication is administered by shelter veterinary staff as directed
  • Continually improve the medical management program and ensure high-quality medical care and services for shelter guests including those temporarily in foster care, focusing on identification, treatment and prevention of health concerns
  • Provide timely medical care to all shelter animals
  • Make recommendations and collaborate with others in the formulation of shelter medical objectives, practices, plans and decisions that influence operations to ensure optimal health of sheltered animals
  • Oversee the maintenance of shelter drug and supply inventory while meeting and maintaining DEA requirements
  • Provide guidance and training to staff for situations requiring immediate medical problem solving
  • Treat people and animals with respect; contribute to effective teamwork; promote intra- and inter-departmental cooperation; and foster public relations beneficial to Stray Cat Alliance
  • Maintain appropriate licensing and complete required continuing education courses. Adhere to state regulations and organizational protocols regarding animal care, treatment, advocacy, and the mission of Stray Cat Alliance
  • Take immediate action to address any safety concern or noncompliance of safety rules that could put an employee, volunteer, client, animal, or the organization at risk


  • Current license in the State of California to practice veterinary medicine
  • Current DEA license
  • Maintenance of malpractice insurance
  • Ability to work well within shelter environment
  • Proven organizational, time management, and planning skills required
  • Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a culturally diverse staff, volunteers, and community in a professional, pleasant, and respectful manner at all times
  • Maturity and ability to use good judgment and display a professional manner

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Veterinary: 2 years (Required)


  • veterinary license (Required)

Work Location: In person