Would you love to create the perfect shelter? We want YOU, the entrepreneur and the dreamer. The Forsyth Humane Society (FHS), the only open admissions 501(C)(3) in Forsyth County, operates two separate facilities including the animal care and adoptions for the county shelter, affecting the lives of over 7,000 animals. We are searching for a veterinarian to assist us in the medical management of the small animals in our care, refining treatment and infectious disease protocols and helping to steer us towards the ultimate goal of increasing our “save rate” to over 90%. We envision a better future for the animals in our community and we know it can done. If you dream of being part of a changing paradigm, come join us in beautiful Winston-Salem, NC!
Represent FHS program goals and our dedication to the healthcare of the animals we serve to outside veterinarians, agencies (including local Animal Control law enforcement) and interested parties.
Provide leadership by example for medical staff and work collaboratively with all staff as an integral team member, helping to train staff as appropriate.
Practice veterinary medicine from a shelter-centered perspective in accordance with policies and within budget guidelines.
Responsible for medical protocols and ensure compliance with state and federal requirements. Protocols will follow shelter medicine best practices to the best of our ability.
Responsible for daily rounds to assess the health of all shelter animals, provide basic health exams, diagnosis and treatment as necessary.
Provide and implement infectious disease prevention protocols.
Perform humane euthanasia as required.
Ensure medical records are complete and accurate.
Responsible for meeting DEA requirements, Department of Agriculture accreditation and maintaining current state licensure.
Forsyth Humane Society
Our Mission is to promote and provide for the humane treatment of cats and dogs in Forsyth County, North Carolina.
In support of our mission, the Forsyth Humane Society (FHS) is committed to achieving a 90% save rate of shelter dogs and cats in Forsyth County by 2023.
The Forsyth Humane Society will achieve this goal through:
Education – FHS will educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering pets to decrease the number of homeless animals living in Forsyth County.
Outreach – FHS will support people who want to keep their beloved animals in their homes, but need help with food, vet bills, pet supplies, or training and behavioral resources.
Foster – FHS will provide foster care for adoptable animals when shelter space is limited or when animals require specialized care to become adoptable, such as very young puppies and kittens, or animals healing from medical issues.
Adoption – FHS will find safe, loving homes for as many animals as possible.
Care – FHS respects the life of every animal. We will provide physical and emotional care to each animal that comes through our doors.
Animal companionship enr...iches peoples’ lives. Animal companionship builds character and teaches compassion. The overpopulation of cats and dogs will be reduced through awareness, education, and community involvement. The compassionate treatment of animals positively impacts our community’s vitality.
Forsyth Humane Society has grown over the years and now serves as the leading nonprofit organization in the Triad providing animal resource information, humane education, pet food assistance and promotion of responsible pet care. Forsyth Humane Society is also the only open admission animal shelter in Forsyth County.