Cat Depot, voted Best Veterinarian and Favorite Least Known Tourist Destination in Sarasota, is looking for a veterinarian who wants to make a difference to hurt and homeless cats, and cats and clients who can't afford traditional veterinary care. Located in culturally rich, outdoor sports-oriented Sarasota, Florida, minutes from the sparkling beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Cat Depot was established in 2004 because 262 cats needed help, and has since adopted out more than 14,000 cats...and counting.
Do you have heart, enthusiasm and compassion? Is it time to stop wrestling big dogs and love what you do, all over again?
This is what one of our veterinarians says about Cat Depot.
"One of the most meaningful aspects of Cat Depot for me (besides the cats) has been the people. I've been a veterinarian for over 40 years and worked with some outstanding individuals, but at Cat Depot, it's not just one or two outstanding people but the whole team. These people truly believe that they are going to work for the sake of the cats, not just a paycheck, and they love their job. That kind attitude is refreshing, contagious and inspiring. Additionally, the medical staff that I work with are highly skilled and competent. I look forward to going to work each day and at the end of the day, we might be tired, but we're satisfied with work that means something to the cats and their families, and the knowledge that we are appreciated for that work by the clients and the organization's leadership... This place is not an ordinary shelter operation - it is an outstanding model of what a shelter can and should be..... " Don Kalt, DVM
From one of our relief veterinarians,
"I’ve encountered several different hospital/shelter experiences throughout my career, but this has by far been one of the best. The staff was wonderful, the technicians are knowledgeable and extremely helpful, and the facility is beautiful, well kept, and modernized. It’s hard to find a shelter/rescue that not only offers full blood work, medical treatments, and dental procedures to their patients, but also has an ultrasound and can provide complicated surgeries and more advanced work-ups for their senior cats as well. (It) did not feel like a shelter, but rather a warm and welcoming space (where) cats are so loved and well cared for. I would have loved to stay, but we moved out of state - I will miss working here dearly! ... Julia Campbell, DVM
Make a difference!! Our ideal candidate has a passion for cats and the Cat Depot mission, and desires ownership in creating and evolving wonderful medical and rescue programs.
Affiliation with AAHA, AAFP, and/or Fear Free Certification, and knowledge of paperless AVImark or ShelterLuv a plus.
You went into veterinary medicine to save cats. Enjoy patient visits by appointment, occasional rescue work, and TNVR. You will handle a large volume of cases in a fast-paced and fun environment. Work-life, quality-of-life balance. No overnight emergencies.
To apply, send resume’ and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include subject Veterinarian in subject line. Feel free to call 904-728-3675 to discuss.
Additional Salary Information: We will work to come up with the compensation package that is agreeable to both parties.
About Cat Depot
11,000 square foot facility features a free-roaming, environmentally enriched adoption center, gift store, education center, an affordable care full service veterinary clinic open to the public, and a separate shelter medical facility.
Veterinary services offered to the public at our Cat Care Clinic include wellness care, surgery, dentistry, radiology, in-house and out-sourced lab, laser treatment, ultrasound, pharmacy, behavioral consulting and more. We are strong advocates of trap/neuter/vaccinate/release, and offer a food bank and medical assist to low-income cat owners.
Our Shelter Medical, a quality of life, limited access facility, offers all of these services to rescued and relinquished adoptable cats, and operates as a hybrid model of private practice and shelter medicine.