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Relief Vet for Spay/Neuter - Part-time (6-12 hours/week)

Providence Animal Rescue League is seeking a part-time veterinarian to join our spay/neuter team, supporting our efforts to reduce pet overpopulation in Rhode Island through high quality spay/neuter surgery! The position includes a set schedule of one or two days per week (9am-3pm) performing spay/neuter surgeries on shelter and public animals. Our trained support staff is in place to assist with all aspects of patient care, including two surgery techs for each shift. We have an experienced Medical Services Manager that will manage the day-to-day tasks, scheduling patients, DVM scheduling, staff supervision, and inventory.

Veterinarian responsibilities include:

  • Perform canine and feline spay and neuter surgeries
  • Perform and maintain sterile techniques for all surgeries
  • Perform pre and post-operative examinations on all patients each day
  • Monitor all patient’s health and wellbeing throughout your shift
  • Communicate with clients as needed
  • Provide strong and compassionate leadership
  • Perform surgical recheck exams as needed
  • Work in conjunction with PARL’s Shelter Veterinarian to maintain compliance with PARL’s policies and protocols
  • Occasionally provide exams and consultations for shelter animals if PARL's Shelter Veterinarian is away


  • Must be a licensed veterinarian in the state of Rhode Island
  • Able to skillfully perform multiple surgeries in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to our mission and purpose to support pets in our community

Fear Free Certification and experience in high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgery is welcomed. Option to perform rabbit spay and neuters. We are open for surgery Monday – Friday. No weekends or major holidays! We offer a competitive relief vet rate based on surgical experience.

To apply, please send resume to:


Program Internships 

The Program Intern is an unpaid position offering job experience and hands-on learning opportunities through Providence Animal Rescue League’s (PARL) operations and community outreach programs and fundraising events. This intern position provides room for creativity and initiative in the planning, facilitation, and promotion of community events and organization of several programs. The role includes some administrative tasks and the chance to work closely with employees at all levels of the organization. We’re open to customizing an opportunity to fit your unique school requirements!

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To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to with subject line: Programs Internship Application 

**Please note! We have recently been made aware of various scam/phishing accounts posing as PARL and interviewing people for fake internship positions. PARL is not currently using any outside internship recruitment platforms (such as Handshake). Our internship interview process follows the application guidelines above and we will never ask you for personal information such as social security number, passwords, etc. over the phone. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us directly at 401-421-1399 or Thank you!**