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Humane Society of Harrisburg Area

Job Description

HSHA has a position available for a full or part-time staff veterinarian. The staff veterinarian provides high-quality medical care to shelter animals and client owned animals, including spay/neuter, treatment of various medical conditions, and herd health maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and directs shelter medical operations and ensures sound veterinary medical practices
  • Makes recommendations and collaborates with the management and other staff in the formulation of shelter medical objectives, practices, plans and decisions that influence operations to ensure optimal health of sheltered animals
  • Oversees the maintenance of shelter and clinic drug and supply inventory while meeting and maintaining DEA requirements
  • Actively participates as a member of the management team; attends applicable meetings
  • Provide leadership to HSHA personnel

Performs the duties of a staff veterinarian, including but not limited to:

  • Provides medical services to all shelter and clinic animals, including physical examinations, diagnostics, medical rounds, and treatments
  • Performs sterilization surgeries and other surgical procedures for shelter and client owned animals.
  • Ensures appropriate medication is administered by shelter veterinary staff as directed
  • Advises, performs or oversees euthanasia performed within the shelter
  • Provides on-call services for shelter animal emergencies
  • Provides professional credibility to HSHA’s endeavor to help all domestic pets
  • Maintains appropriate licensing and completes required continuing education courses. Adheres to state regulations and organizational protocol regarding animal care, treatment, advocacy, and the mission of HSHA


  • Current license in the State of Pennsylvania to practice veterinary medicine
  • Current DEA license • Maintenance of malpractice/professional liability insurance
  • Minimum of two years experience as a veterinarian. Preference given to those with experience in shelter medicine and those with high volume spay neuter experience
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven organizational, time management, and planning skills required
  • Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with staff, volunteers, and community
  • Maturity with ability to use good judgment and display a professional manner
  • Track record of fostering a positive work environment. Experience in molding and developing staff into a cohesive team while holding individuals and work units accountable for their results

Physical Requirements

  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Exposure to high noise levels
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties required by their supervisor.

This is a part time job.

Contact Information

Luke Grumbine
Humane Society of Harrisburg Area
Harrisburg, PA
717-564-3320 xtn 120

Closing Date: May 7, 2019