Anderson Animal Shelter is a progressive, limited admission humane society with an annual intake of approximately 4,000 animals per year and a 95% live release rate. We are a fast-paced organization dedicated to the animals in our care and the people we impact. We emphasize the importance of work-life balance for our staff and volunteers and we work hard to create a positive and fun work environment.
We are seeking experienced shelter veterinarian(s) to join our mission-driven clinic team in either one full-time role or two or more part-time roles. A five day work week is anticipated for the full-time role, with flexibility depending on work load. Part-time shelter veterinarian duties are assigned according to shelter needs and veterinarian experience. This organizational role works the hours/schedule necessary reflective of the current needs of the organization and/or business and urgent medical cases. Our Shelter Veterinarian role supports our Veterinary Clinic Director in a collaborative, flexible environment providing high quality healthcare to our companion animals and exceptional service to our clients.
Job Type: Part-time, Hourly; Full-time, Salaried with benefits
Reports to: Veterinary Clinic Director
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide safe, compassionate care and medical treatment to all animals in the shelter population. Fear-free handling and training a plus.
Diagnostic care to ensure the health of all animals at the main shelter and our two adoption centers as well as foster homes. Medical care of recently adopted animals may be occasionally required.
Manage direct preventative care for all animals in the population.
Perform surgery as needed. A minimum of 20 spay/neuter surgeries are needed on designated surgery days.
Triage and stabilizing emergency patients.
Promote and demonstrate safe practices in the workplace.
Consistently keep current on shelter industry animal care and medical developments in efforts to advance clinic efficiency and continue exemplary animal care.
Supervision of Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Clinic volunteers.
Build constructive, supportive relationships with Anderson staff, volunteers, adopters, fosters and community.
Ensure full compliance with all municipality, county, state laws as well as policies established by Anderson’s Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors.
Be an ambassador for Anderson Animal Shelter and its organizational mission at all times.
Ability to work hours necessary for the successful operation of Anderson’s veterinary clinic and in support of its current programs.
Perform additional tasks as assigned.
Full-Time Compensation Package:
Salary range: $80,000-$95,000 or higher, commensurate with experience
Paid time off
4 options of BCBS medical insurance plans including dental
401(k) retirement plan
Continuing professional education
Support by a shelter leadership team that genuinely cares about its staff!
All volunteers and staff of Anderson Animal Shelter must understand and accept that, even though all reasonable accommodations are made to support the physical and emotional health of our shelter animals, there are situations in which animals must be euthanized.
Qualified candidate requirements:
High proficiency in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of illnesses and injuries.
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) required.
License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Illinois.
Current DEA license for controlled substances.
Valid Illinois Driver’s License.
Ability to bend, stoop and push repetitively; lift a minimum of 50 pounds and heavier with assistance
Additional Salary Information: PT pay rate is negotiable
About Anderson Animal Shelter - South Elgin, IL
Anderson Animal Shelter has been saving lives and serving the Fox Valley region for more than 50 years. Anderson receives no federal and state funding. We rely on and appreciate the generosity of our adopters, staff, volunteers, foster caregivers, community members and businesses to support our life-saving mission.Our Vision - A humane world for animals.Our mission - Improving the lives of animals and people through service and education.Our Principles - POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT We practice positive reinforcement training exclusively and provide enrichment programs for the animals under our care, thus reducing stress and increasing adoptions.ANIMAL WELFARE PARTNERSHIPS We partner with animal welfare organizations in our community and other states to save thousands of companion animals every year.WELCOMING FACILITIES We have three adoption centers – South Elgin, Bloomingdale and North Aurora. Each location offers animal and people-friendly spaces, making adoptions easy and accessible."NO-KILL" PHILOSOPHY We operate under a 'no-kill' philosophy, which means that we do not euthanize adoptable animals, and we never euthanize one animal to make room for another.