Employment Opportunities

The ABC Clinic is currently accepting applications for the following positions…

Please e-mail cover letters and resumes to prabcclinic@gmail.com (Attn: Dr. Kristin Tvrdik, Medical Director)

ASSOCIATE SPAY/NEUTER AND SHELTER VETERINARIAN, Full Time (*see also available part-time position*)

The Animal Birth Control Clinic of Pet Refuge, located in South Bend, Indiana is seeking an associate veterinarian to operate in their high quality, high volume, spay neuter clinic and our adjacent no-kill animal shelter, Pet Refuge. The ABC Clinic is dedicated to providing affordable services to dogs and cats of the Michiana area, serving individually-owned animals as well as nearly all locally-recognized rescue organizations, feral cat groups, and shelters for their spay/neuter needs. We operate under a strict set of surgical guidelines for spay and neuter surgery designated by ASPCA’s Humane Alliance.

Daily assignments will be split between the spay/neuter clinic and the adjacent shelter, providing medical care for adoptable dogs and cats. Ultimately, after training and mentorship, we expect our doctors to be able to comfortably perform 30-35 surgeries per day when at the spay/neuter clinic. Duties at the shelter will include basic medical examinations, creating therapeutic plans, imaging and dentistry. We see a wide variety of concerns at the shelter ranging from acute injuries or illnesses to complex internal medicine cases and have a large amount of resources dedicated to providing the animals with the gold standard medical care. The clinic is open Monday through Friday only and the applicant will be expected to work an average of 4-5 days per week full-time

South Bend, located on the northern border of Indiana, is home to the beautiful University of Notre Dame and is only a short distance away from the beaches of Lake Michigan and a quick drive or train ride from Chicago. It is a progressive city with a great deal of positive animal welfare momentum. ABC Clinic is proud to be part of the solution in South Bend and we would love for you to join us!

Benefits:
Salary is dependent upon experience and highly competitive!
Medical and dental insurance
Continuing Education stipend
Uniform stipend
Licensing fees

Applicant must hold a doctorate of veterinary medicine from an accredited university of school of veterinary medicine. Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Indiana. Must have or be able to obtain a DEA license to purchase controlled drugs. An appreciation for the mission of population management is a MUST. Individuals with experience in a shelter or fast-paced clinic setting are encouraged to apply. New graduates welcome to apply. Come meet our staff and complete our 3-doctor team!

Any questions can be directed to Dr. Kristin Tvrdik, Medical Director

Job Type: Full-time (4 days per week)

 


 

ASSOCIATE SPAY/NEUTER SURGEON, Part Time (1-2 days/week)

The Animal Birth Control Clinic of Pet Refuge, located in South Bend, Indiana is seeking a part-time surgeon to operate in their high quality, high volume, spay neuter clinic. The ABC Clinic is dedicated to providing affordable services to dogs and cats of the Michiana area, serving individually-owned animals as well as nearly all locally-recognized rescue organizations, feral cat groups, and shelters for their spay/neuter needs. We operate under a strict set of surgical guidelines for spay and neuter surgery designated by ASPCA’s Humane Alliance.

Daily surgeries will be shared with a second surgeon on site at our facility. Ultimately, after training and mentorship, we expect our doctors to be able to safely and comfortably perform 30-35 spay and neuter surgeries per day. The clinic is open Monday through Friday only and the applicant will be expected to work 1 or 2 days per week, absolutely no weekend hours.

Applicant must hold a doctorate of veterinary medicine from an accredited university of school of veterinary medicine. Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Indiana. An appreciation for the mission of population management is a MUST. Individuals with experience in a shelter or fast-paced clinic setting are encouraged to apply. New graduates welcome to apply. Come meet our staff and complete our 3-doctor team!

Any questions can be directed to Dr. Kristin Tvrdik, Medical Director

Job Type: Part-Time (1-2 days/week)

 


 

VETERINARY ASSISTANT or REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN (RVT), Full-Time

The ABC Clinic of Pet Refuge is seeking a full-time Veterinary Assistant or Registered Veterinary Technician to join our team. We are a non-profit organization focused on High-Volume, High-Quality Spay/Neuter surgery in the Michiana area. We typically see around 60-70 patients each day. The ABC Clinic staff prides itself on maintaining high standard of care for our surgical patients. We also work closely with Pet Refuge, a no-kill animal shelter, for the ongoing care of the adoptable animals.

The candidate should be a highly motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter with a professional attitude. Strong teamwork and positive attitude is a must with our close-knit team. During regular clinic hours, a potential candidate would be responsible for daily care and oversight of all surgical patients, assisting doctors and veterinary assistants with intraoperative care of patients, and general cleaning. Previous veterinary experience will be required for consideration.

This position requires a candidate be available to work Monday through Friday with varying hours. We do NOT have weekend hours!

Required Skills:

  • Have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds consistently
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must know veterinary medical concepts including but not limited to vaccine & surgical protocols and anesthetic procedures
  • Must be able to sit or stand for eight or more hours a day
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Must have effective communication skills

***Registered Veterinary Technician Requirements

  • This job requires that the applicant be licensed in Indiana
  • Must have knowledge of controlled substance regulations
  • Must be skillful in IV catheter placement, IV access, and drug calculation

Job Type: Full-time

 


 

KENNEL ATTENDANT, Part-time:

The kennel attendant is responsible for assisting doctors and technicians with maintaining patient and kennel cleanliness and performing general housekeeping throughout the clinic. Duties also include cleaning, preparing, and sterilizing surgical instrument packs. Candidate should be a highly motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter with a professional attitude. Must be able to effectively communicate with clients/owners. Our technicians, assistants, and doctors work closely together throughout our surgery day and a good attitude and ability to work as a positive member of a team is a must.

Hours for this position are 12pm-5:30pm Monday through Friday. We are closed on weekends.

Required Skills:

  • Be able to lift 50 lbs consistently
  • Have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to sit or stand for eight or more hours a day
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Must have effective communication skills
  • Previous animal handling experience preferred
  • Knowledge of cleaning and surgical pack preparation preferred

Job Type: Part-Time