Veterinarian Needed Amidst National Shortage

Written by Kaitlin Becraft

As SICSA continues our lifesaving efforts through low-cost, accessible veterinary care, we are searching for an additional veterinarian to add to our team. Like many other organizations and private practices across the country, SICSA has found filling this role to be a challenge. Despite the millions of pets and ongoing demand for their care, there is a shortage of veterinarians in the United States, detailed here in an article in The Atlantic. This staffing struggle has implications for SICSA and pets in need throughout the Greater Dayton area. Fewer vets means fewer spays and neuters, which can lead to population increases in an already robust number of homeless animals. It also means less available appointments and a longer wait to be seen, especially for those who cannot afford care outside of services like SICSA’s low-cost clinic. In addition to these issues for pets and pet owners, the shortage also places a strain on veterinarians currently working in the field. High-volume spay and neuter clinics like SICSA’s perform thousands of spay and neuter procedures each year. Without proper staffing, this can be an even more monumental feat to tackle.

Despite the current obstacles in place, SICSA continues to operate at maximum capacity while searching for an additional veterinarian to add to our pack. In order to maintain quality care to the pets and people of the Greater Dayton community and keep up with an increasing need for veterinary care, we urgently want to expand our team and serve those who need us most. If you or someone you know might be interested in joining the SICSA pack as an Associate Veterinarian, please review the open position here. We would love to save lives with you!

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