Part Time or Full Time - Any experience level considered
DVM or equivalent
The Animal Protective League (APL) in Springfield, Illinois is an established animal welfare organization that operates an HVHQ spay/neuter clinic and a limited admission animal shelter. APL is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation through spay/neuter, adoption, and various community programs, including a low-cost wellness clinic. Since the clinic opened in 2006 we have performed over 150,000 surgeries, and area euthanasia rates have dropped more than 70%. We are seeking a compassionate, enthusiastic, and like-minded full-time and/or part-time veterinarian(s) to join us in our mission to end the euthanasia of healthy adoptable animals in our community and beyond. Our four staff veterinarians appreciate collaborating on individual cases and provide mentoring as needed. We have open positions for a Shelter Veterinarian and a Spay/Neuter Clinic Veterinarian.
Our Spay/Neuter Clinic Veterinarians perform 13,000 spay/neuter surgeries and provide wellness care to 1,000 locally owned animals annually. Each Clinic Veterinarian is responsible for performing spay/neuter surgeries and rechecks for owned pets, shelter animals, and feral cats, providing medical care to cats in our barn cat program, performing wellness appointments at monthly vaccine clinics, participating in occasional community pet wellness initiatives, and treating shelter animals medically and surgically on an as-needed basis.
The Shelter Veterinarian provides care for over 2,400 shelter animals over the course of a year including animals in the shelter and those in foster homes. Our shelter prioritizes sick and injured animals so this position provides a unique opportunity to combine herd health with individualized medicine and allows for a wide variety of cases. Our Shelter Veterinarian diagnoses and treats shelter animals, maintains disease treatment and prevention protocols for the shelter, takes vaccine and wellness appointments, participates in monthly vaccine clinics and performs a wide variety of surgeries as needed.
Enjoy living in a metropolitan capital city with a small-town feel? Springfield offers a cost of living that is 15% below the national average, great public and parochial schools, and a lively arts community. The Springfield area is best known for its numerous Abraham Lincoln historical sites. Not a Lincoln junkie? Visit the area’s 30 parks, make the easy drive to St. Louis, or take Amtrak to Chicago.
Benefits include: collaborative work environment with 4 other vets, mentoring as needed, new grads welcome, competitive salary and benefits including health insurance, vacation time, licensing fees, and CEUs. Email resume and cover letter to: Deana Corbin, Executive Director, email@example.com.
Degree from an accredited college or university in Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD). Maintain an Illinois Veterinary License in good standing. Complete annual CE as required by law. DEQ registration as requested. Must work well in a team environment and individually, have good communication skills and be passionate about helping the animals and people in our community.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based upon experience.
About Animal Protective League of Springfield and Sangamon County
The Animal Protective League (APL) is a limited-admission animal shelter and spay/neuter clinic with a focus on ending pet overpopulation, adoptions, community pet wellness and humane education. We find adoptive homes for 2,500 cats and dogs per year, and provide services to an additional 15,000 animals per year including spay and neuter, low-cost vaccines, pet supplies and other services. Our shelter prioritizes intake by sick and injured animals and we routinely take those animals who have nowhere else to go. We have dedicated programs in place for FIV and FELV cats, neonatal cats and dogs, and we routinely care for parvo and ringworm animals. We work with area animal control facilities to take animals slated for euthanasia and give them a second chance at our shelter where they can find loving homes. Our spay/neuter clinic works with over 31 shelter partners in a 90 mile radius to provide low-cost spay/neuter services and offers progressive cat programs such as our barn cat and TNR programs. In addition we serve our community by offering a pet food bank, pet therapy, humane education and many volunteer opportunities.