Job Description

Humane Society of Central Illinois is searching for a highly motivated, experienced part-time Shelter Veterinarian to provide on-site medical care and spay/neuter services to our shelter animals for 8 to 16 hours per week (2 – 4 days per week at 4 hours per day depending on intake).

Humane Society of Central Illinois is a 501(c) 3 organization established in 1984 that provides shelter and medical care for over 1,000 animals each year. Humane Society of Central Illinois intakes animals from local animal control partners, high-kill facilities, and owner relinquishments. It provides low-cost spay/neuter for cats to the public.

We are looking for a skilled veterinarian who is comfortable in a fast-paced environment and is able to perform 10 - 20 surgeries per day. Veterinarian would also help maintain a shelter of 100-150 animals. Candidates must be comfortable with pediatric spay/neuter, in heat spays, pregnant spays, feral cat spay/neuter, large dog surgeries, as well as other medical procedures. Humane Society of Central Illinois houses small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and birds so experience with small animals is preferred.

Responsibilities include: examine and treat animals upon intake, perform spay/neuter surgeries, collect blood/urine for diagnostic testing, communicating with shelter manager on medical plans and follow up for shelter animals; determining contagious diseases protocol; performing occasional euthanasia; keeping thorough medical records; providing input on medical protocols; and keep medical expenses within budgetary guidelines by maintaining effective and efficient medical processes.

Candidates must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and be licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. Candidates must also hold a valid Illinois Controlled Substance and Drug Enforcement Administration license. Candidates must be a team player with extraordinary communication and problem solving skills and have a passion for homeless animals as well as people. Candidates must be open to a flexible schedule. Shelter medicine experience preferred. This position does not involve any supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands:
• Must be able to move, restrain, guide, or manage an animal weighing up to 125 lbs. on a leash and under the effect of anesthesia.
• Must be able to stay standing or active during entire shift (4 – 5 hours) and be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. with assistance.
• Work performed requires lifting, bending, stooping, pushing, and other strenuous activities.
• Exposure to anesthesia, biological hazards, and medication/controlled substances occurs.
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Sherill Reichter

Closing Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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