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Posted: 04/23/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: R 20438718 Pay Rate: $150000 / year

Job Description

Position Summary:Part-time or full-time opportunity for a Veterinarian to perform and oversee all veterinary services for shelter animals and maximize clinical resources to ensure animals heath. Provides humane medical care and treatment to all animals in accordance with policies and procedures established by organization and the state of Illinois.
Essential Functions:
  • Diagnoses and treats medical conditions of all shelter animals. Follow progress of animals placed on treatment and documents findings and outcomes in the animal’s medical record.
  • Direct, conduct and evaluate treatment plans, disease control measures, hands-on medical treatment and progress of animals housed at the shelter.
  • Creates, implements and measures compliance procedures and protocols, to ensure continued health.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining a cost contained sterilization program, including performance of ovariohysterectomies and castrations of domestic animals. Supervise all aspects of the procedures including anesthesia and post-operative care of the animals.
  • Perform non-sterilization surgical procedures as needed for the adoptability of shelter animals.
  • Assist in scheduling of outside veterinary resources for procedures not available at Animal Services. This would include after-hours emergency care and orthopedic surgery.
  • Assist with internal and public relations consultations and education services as they pertain to veterinary medical issues.

Education and Experience
  • Graduation from an accredited veterinarian medical institution and currently licensed to practice veterinarian medicine in the State of Illinois
  • Five years’ experience as a licensed veterinarian; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in training of Shelter Medicine.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must possess or have ability to obtain DEA license.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding and dedication to the philosophies of animal welfare and shelter medicine.
Please apply directly to the Veterinarian opportunity or contact Rachel with any questions at 815-997-1417 or

Meet Your Recruiter

Rachel Thomann
VP, FurstProfessionals

Year Started: 2011

I wanted to be a physical therapist when I grew up.


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