Associate Veterinarian

Website Potter League for Animals

We are seeking a veterinarian for our Pets in Need low-cost veterinary clinic who wants to make a difference for under-resourced pets and the people who love them.

When you join the Potter League team you are able to focus on care, not production, and will be a hero to those who need you by making a life-changing, and often lifesaving, difference for pets and the people who love them.

Keeping pets happy, healthy, and at home with the people who love them is central to our work. For many Rhode Islanders, the cost of quality veterinary care for their beloved pets is out of reach. Elderly, disabled, or disadvantaged pet owners are often left with nowhere to turn when their pet needs care. To help ensure that our community’s pets have access to quality veterinary care, and to keep pets with their loving families despite financial difficulty, the Potter League’s Pets in Need (PIN) Veterinary Clinic, located in Riverside, RI, provides compassionate, high-quality veterinary care to the pets of Rhode Islanders receiving public assistance.

Rhode Island’s largest and most innovative animal welfare organization, the Potter League for Animals, has three locations throughout the state. Our animal care and adoption center receives more than 2,000 dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small animals at our center annually and consistently maintains a Live Release Rate of 90% or higher. Our commitment to all animals means we are willing to pursue all reasonable efforts in order to provide for their well-being.

Position Description:

Classification: Full-time, salaried, exempt

Reports To: Chief Mission Officer

Supervises: Vet Techs in conjunction with Practice Manager

Job Purpose

The Associate Veterinarian is responsible for daily care of all patients, including assessing overall health and formulating treatment plans, performing dental procedures, sterilization, and other surgical procedures. The Associate Veterinarian works closely with internal and external stakeholders to accomplish our mission of providing high-quality veterinary care to the pets of RI residents.


  • Examine animals for overall health and formulate appropriate treatment plans
  • Perform surgical sterilizations
  • Inoculate animals and provide recommendations for follow-up care
  • Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians
  • Supervise post-operative rechecks and order of medical treatments to ensure complete surgical recovery
  • Access individual patient issues and provide appropriate solutions
  • Communicates patient medical care issues and needs to customers as required
  • Creatively problem-solve on a daily basis
  • Make reasonable and sensible medical decisions
  • Follow and support all organizational and medical protocols
  • Communicate effectively with clinic leadership to keep apprised of all out-of-the-ordinary situations
  • Provide medical oversight of the clinic program, including evaluation of medical, surgical, and disease control procedures. Communicate any issues to clinic leadership and/or the chief mission officer.
  • Evaluate and develop medical staff training
  • Give input on medical staff performance reviews on an annual basis or more frequently as needed
  • Behave in a manner that upholds both personal and professional standards as an ambassador of the Potter League for Animals at all times
  • Adhere to DEA requirements for controlled drugs. Responsible stewardship of drug and supply inventory
  • Maintains appropriate licensing, and insurance and completes required continuing education courses
  • Follows all safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment. Monitors program to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations
  • Adheres to all Code of Conduct standards
  • Other duties, as requested


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Veterinarian License and Veterinary Association Membership Dues expenses, annual allowance for continued education, and PLIT insurance.
  • Generous vacation and sick time, as well as seven paid holidays per year
  • Simple IRA plan with a match up to 3% of gross
  • Health and Dental insurance
  • A fun, friendly, and supportive team
  • Flexible leadership that values your input


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in Rhode Island, or ability to become licensed
  • Current DEA License, or ability to obtain
  • Knowledge of the Humane Alliance spay and neuter model is preferred, but we will train.

Why Choose Rhode Island?

It’s said good things come in small packages, and this cannot be truer when describing Rhode Island. Covering an area of 1,214 square miles, Rhode Island offers 400 miles of beautiful coastline with some of the finest beaches one could hope to experience and, of course, fresh seafood. Northern Rhode Island offers hiking trails and a variety of lakes for fishing, kayaking, ice skating, and more! Rhode Island has historic architecture and mansions, the arts, and charming villages, and Providence offers an urban experience that rivals that of other noteworthy cities around the country. Centrally located, Rhode Island is the gateway to Southern New England – a hub of culture, scenic beauty, history, and entertainment that can be found throughout Rhode Island, nearby Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The best part? You’ll have your evenings and weekends free to enjoy it all!

How to Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to: Todd Cramer, Chief Mission Officer at Phone calls are welcomed at 401.846.0592 ext. 126.

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