The Humane Society of Harford County, a progressive open admission shelter with an annual intake of approximately 3,500 animals (including dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, reptiles, birds, farm animals, and wildlife), and a 93% live release rate, is seeking a full-time Shelter Veterinarian, and/or Contract Veterinarians. Our brand new, 19,000 square foot shelter facility boasts a large multi-room veterinary suite with new equipment and a well-stocked pharmacy. Compassionate care of our animals is our top priority and we do our best to provide the resources needed to be successful.
Responsibilities include diagnosing and treating animals, stabilizing ill and injured animals, overseeing day to day herd health, and overseeing our spay/neuter surgery suite and/or performing spay/neuter surgeries for shelter pets. The veterinary department, when fully staffed, includes five full time vet techs. Knowledge of shelter medicine protocols, particularly high quality high volume spay/neuter, is strongly preferred. Humane Alliance training is a huge plus!
Full time employees are offered excellent health/vision/dental benefits, a SIMPLE retirement plan with 3% match after two years of service, employer-paid short/long term disability benefits, employer-paid life and AD&D benefits, paid vacation and 40 hours of sick and safe leave, and seven paid holidays. All employees are eligible for our employee of the month program, quarterly staff appreciation events, and multiple continuing education and professional development opportunities throughout the year. On top of all that, we’re a bunch of fun and dynamic folks who love our jobs and get to help animals and people for a living! What’s better than that!?
Must be licensed to practice in Maryland, or willing to become licensed in the state. Must possess or be willing to obtain a DEA license and MD CDS license (this is a reimbursable expense.)
All candidates must pass a pre-employment drug screening, possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, have an excellent work ethic, be able to work effectively under high stress, and handle an emotionally and physically demanding work environment. Must be computer literate, using Word, Excel, email, internet browsers, and be able to learn and use the PetPoint database program.