Winnebago County Animal Services is seeking a veterinarian with shelter medicine and spay/neuter experience to join our team as Chief Veterinarian. There is no on-call, no nights or weekends and you get to be a part of saving lives every day! Our veterinarian works with our kennel team to provide high-quality medical care to shelter animals, including dogs, cats and other domestic animals. Our veterinarian provides spay/neuter, and necessary surgical treatment of various medical conditions, herd health oversight, and healthcare maintenance on shelter pets. Our veterinarian provides humane medical treatment of all animals seen in the shelter and will play a role in the maintenance of shelter protocols. Veterinarian splits time evenly between surgical and wellness/medical with surgery in the morning and other duties in the afternoon. Knowledge of and training in shelter medicine preferred.
Winnebago County offers an excellent work schedule and manageable caseload, a competitive starting salary along with a generous comprehensive benefit package which includes outstanding medical, dental and prescription insurance plans, 457 investment plan, an excellent pension plan, 13 paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick days, and life insurance. Winnebago County, IL is located just over an hour from both Chicago, IL and Madison, WI. Work for this government employer may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
With an annual animal intake of approximately 4,500, WCAS is a department of Winnebago County government, located in Rockford, IL. The department provides a range of services in Winnebago County, IL and boasts high reclaim and adoption rates. Thanks to the efforts of many, including our veterinary team, WCAS euthanasia is low and reserved only for cases of public safety or where injury or illness make euthanasia the humane option.
Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a cover letter and resume.
Qualifications include Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree, Illinois license to practice veterinary medicine (or ability to acquire), DEA controlled substance license, and an interest in serving people and making a difference in the lives of animals.