Extraordinary Veterinarians Help Animals All Summer

For Immediate Release:
June 20, 2018

Contact:
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – With summer upon us, I thought you might be interested in a story on the work that our extraordinary veterinarians do for animals in rural Virginia and North Carolina—especially during the hot weather. Every month, PETA’s mobile, high-volume spay/neuter veterinary clinics provide hundreds of cats and dogs with free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, among other vital services—including everything from flea treatment and ear cleaning to vaccinations—regardless of clients’ ability to pay.

The extremely fast-paced clinic helps animals who otherwise might never receive any veterinary care, even when they’re suffering from serious illnesses or injuries, such as prolapsed organs; tumors; infected wounds; dangerous ear, skin, and upper respiratory infections; and more.

The following are just a few of the animals—all of whom were subsequently adopted into loving homes—who have been helped by PETA’s veterinarians:

  • Ariel—who was running loose in a trailer park, where she was attacked by other dogs—received veterinary care for deformed front legs that were likely caused by severe malnutrition.
  • Keane—who was kept chained outside in the yard of a breeder—received treatment for the severe and painful mange that had turned his whole body pink.
  • Sarah—who was kept chained to a broken wooden box—received treatment for dry eye, which had been left untreated and was causing her slowly to go blind, as well as a severe ear infection that had rendered her almost deaf.

PETA currently has openings for two seasonal veterinarians, with benefits including competitive salary, reimbursement for Virginia veterinary licenses, and free housing in a seaside community.

More details about the open positions can be found below.


Job Listing: Vets Needed—Live by the Beach, Help End Animal Homelessness This Summer

If you enjoy sunshine, sea breezes, and spending quality time with “man’s best friend,” have we got the summer job for you! And who knows—you may wish to stay forever. PETA is seeking veterinarians for a temporary summer position with our Mobile Clinic Division in Norfolk, Virginia. We’re also seeking veterinarians for longer-term employment.

PETA’s fleet of state-of-the-art mobile clinics sterilizes hundreds of cats and dogs, along with the occasional rabbit, every month. The work is highly rewarding, since the low- to no-cost clinics treat underserved clients who might not otherwise have access to vital veterinary services, including spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, flea and heartworm prevention, and emergency care.

Benefits include the following:

  • Competitive salary
  • Free housing
  • Flexible hours (with limited weekend shifts)
  • Reimbursement for Virginia veterinary license
  • Nearby resort beaches

If you want to do meaningful work that makes a real difference in combating the homeless-animal crisis and enjoy working with a close-knit, motivated team, we’d love to hear from you! Please e-mail us at [email protected] or call 757-622-7382 for more information about the summer job of your dreams.

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