The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) has full-time openings for Shelter Veterinarians to provide high quality veterinary care to animals at our offsite adoption centers and our Centers for Animal Care in Detroit, Rochester Hills, and Westland under the direction of the Director of Shelter Medicine. This position requires being able to work a flexible schedule.
The Shelter Veterinarian’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: examining, diagnosing, prescribing, and treating shelter animals; performing emergency triage and stabilizing ill and injured animals; administering vaccines and medications; performing sterilizations and other routine soft tissue surgeries; interpreting test results; directing shelter LVT’s and Unlicensed Veterinary Technicians as well as the Evaluators’ medical practices; documenting and treating cruelty cases; performing humane euthanasia; maintaining medical records; educating clientele; and attending special events.
Candidates must have graduated from a school of veterinary medicine with a DVM degree or equivalent as well as must hold a DVM license in the State of Michigan, hold or be eligible for a state controlled license, hold or be eligible to hold a DEA license, and hold or be eligible to hold accreditation from the USDA. They must have a positive work ethic and rapport with staff and clients; a professional appearance at all times; good communication, customer service, and conflict resolution skills; good time management and decision making skills; basic computer skills; be detail-oriented and organized; be able to multitask; work independently and as part of a team; interpret an animal’s behavior and stress level; and lift and restrain animals. Candidates must also have knowledge of shelter facility design and operation; animal husbandry including housing, nutrition, sanitation, and disinfection; preventative medicine including vaccination; and infectious disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Pay is commensurate with experience. Employees receive Paid Time Off, a 403(b) salary deferral plan, and employee discounts. Full-time employees are eligible for health, dental, and prescription coverage as well as life and disability insurance. Veterinarians also receive a continuing education allowance and a uniform allowance.
For best consideration, submit your cover letter and resume. The position will be posted until it is filled. No phone calls, faxes, or third parties will be accepted.
Michigan Humane Society - 19 months ago