The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL & SPCA) – the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona – is seeking a full-time Community Clinic Veterinarian at AAWL’s low-cost MD PetCare Clinic. MD PetCare provides low-cost veterinary services to ensure pet guardians have the opportunity to seek high quality care for their pets no matter their financial circumstances. We are looking for a Community Clinic Veterinarian who support AAWL’s shelter intervention efforts to keep pets in their homes, including grant programs to subsidize vet care for needy families and collaborative efforts such as the Phoenix-based Pet Housing Help AZ Coalition to respond to the COVID-19 challenges that have placed people and their pets in danger of being displaced from their homes. The Clinic Veterinarian will work closely and collaboratively with the medical department consisting of the Medical Director, Clinic Administrator, Clinic and Outreach Manager, Shelter veterinarian(s), community clinic veterinarians, and veterinary technicians.

The clinic veterinarian should have knowledge and experience with private practice standard procedures including, but not limited to: physical exams, treatment procedures, dental extractions, mass removals, and spay/neuter. The clinic is equipped with in-house CBC/Chemistry analyzers, SediVue urinalysis equipment, digital dental radiology, digital standard radiology, ultrasound and state of the art anesthetic monitoring machines.

This is a full-time, exempt position based in Phoenix and presents an exciting opportunity for a professional who has a passion for quality medical care and a desire to build a diverse clientele base at our community clinic. The Clinic Veterinarian will be expected to work 32 hours per a week with a flexible schedule. The clinic’s operating hours are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Saturday.


  • Practice in accordance with state practice act and principles of veterinary medical ethics.
  • Deliver medical and surgical treatments in accordance with AAWL’s medical standards.
  • Foster an effective veterinary support team by communicating medical standards, ethical practices, and your veterinary knowledge and experience.
  • Promote a caring attitude toward all animals and to always treat animals humanely and with compassion, regardless of circumstances including those that are sick, injured, feral, or aggressive.
  • Ensure accurate recordkeeping in the computerized medical records system.
  • Treat people (staff, volunteers, and the public) with respect and courtesy, foster a spirit of teamwork, and perform duties in a manner that assists MD Pet Care and Arizona Animal Welfare League in the achievement of its goals while encouraging community support of its work.
  • Work cooperatively with other veterinarians, the CEO, and medical staff and department managers.


  • DVM or VMD degree from an accredited university
  • Veterinary license in good standing or eligibility for licensure in the state of Arizona
  • At least one year of clinical experience in small animal medicine and surgery practice.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals within the broader community and within our organization, including volunteers.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving conflicts.

To Apply for This Position

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references including their email, phone and relationship to and in your subject line please reference “Community Clinic Veterinarian” in your email. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Employment Details

AAWL offers compensation that is commensurate with experience and competitive with other veterinary salaries. Starting salary is $120k depending on experience.


  • The opportunity to save lives and help shape and grow an innovative, exciting shelter medical program.
  • The opportunity to embrace and support a culturally competent access to care program that is more patient- and client- centered and addresses the diverse needs of residents from historically marginalized communities.
  • The opportunity to work at an organization that values work-life balance. (Full-time schedule is 32 hours per week with very limited weekend/on-call work. Staff veterinarians are expected to only work one Saturday per month at our low-cost community vaccine clinic from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
  • The opportunity to receive formal training opportunities on how to incorporate an equity lens when delegating and “managing up,” while also learning how to nurture relationships on your team, how to take/receive feedback, resolve conflicts and implement new ideas.
  • Arizona Veterinary Medical and DEA license fees paid.
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Shelter Veterinarians, Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and Veterinary Information Network membership fees paid.
  • Liability and malpractice insurance paid.
  • Medical insurance provided at no cost.
  • Paid time off (negotiable).
  • C.E. allowance.
  • Qualified Employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program