Do you want to change the world one pet at a time? If so, Animal Friends, Inc. is looking for you! We are a fully equipped, progressive shelter providing for the care of more than 2500 adoptable animals every year. Come spread your wings on our 75-acre campus right outside of Pittsburgh, PA which is repeatedly honored as one of America’s Most Livable Cities.
We are seeking a full-time veterinarian who is experienced in practicing high quality medicine using digital radiography, digital dental radiography, Dentalaire dental machine, ultrasound, cold laser therapy, fully-equipped surgery suite and a highly qualified staff of technicians and volunteers to support you daily. There is also an emergency and specialty practice less than a mile away that we enjoy a close working relationship with when necessary.
Along with the medical team, our veterinarian works closely with the behavior department, an enrichment team, the humane investigations officers and a large and dedicated group of volunteers and fosters to enhance and cultivate a positive experience while the animal is residing at the shelter. Through collaborative efforts and enrichment across all departments we strive to reduce stress and promote effective strategies to move animals from admission to adoption.
If you are a licensed veterinarian, consider coming to Animal Friends and learn of our life-saving mission and of the exceptional work the medical team does. We are by far one of the oldest and most respected humane organizations in Western Pennsylvania. Come work in a supportive environment that clearly delivers on its mission of improving the lives of homeless animals each and every day.
Hospital responsibilities include:
Orchestrating medical care of cats, dogs, and rabbits in our care in-house and in foster care
Surgery including but not limited to spay/neuter (including pediatric)
Other surgeries including but not limited to amputations, enucleations, mass removals, cystotomies, etc.
Working collaboratively with other departments for the best outcome of each animal
Supporting humane investigations cases
Development of SOPs
Disease outbreak management
Education of staff and volunteers
Continuing Education Expenses
Professional organizations memberships (AVMA, PVMA, WPVMA)
Paid Time Off—holidays, sick time, vacation, and your birthday!
Free and confidential employee assistance program
One “priceless” animal adoption per year
Location: suburban 75-acre campus, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, United States
Position Title: Shelter Hospital Veterinarian
Company Name: Animal Friends, Inc.
Job Function: Veterinarian
Entry Level: No
Job Type: Full-Time
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD)
Eligible to be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Pennsylvania. (We will pay fees.)
Current DEA license for controlled substances. (We will pay for renewal fees.)
Willingness and ability to work hours necessary for successful organizational operations and care of the 250+ animals on site, including coverage on some weekends, holidays, evenings and also on-call.
About Animal Friends
For 75 years, Animal Friends has continually set – and raised – the bar for humane programming in the Pittsburgh region. Our 75-acre campus serves as a center of compassion and hope for more than 2,600 homeless pets annually.Our full-service companion animal resource community serves our region by providing approximately 15,000 spay/neuter surgeries annually, and impacting more than 120,000 lives through humane education, pet behavior classes, pet therapy and our pet food bank each year. Animal Friends is proud to continue to save lives … simply put, because it’s what we do.In 1943, at the height of World War II, a small group of Pittsburgh citizens came together to find homes for soldiers’ pets who had nowhere else to go when they left for war. They took a name that clearly articulated their mission to serve as friends to unwanted animals – becoming Animal Friends.When the war concluded, our region was still faced with the need for an ongoing and compassionate solution to the growing pet overpopulation and placement problem. This founding group opened a shelter and the organization continued to grow and evolve to meet the increased demand for our services – staying true to our fou...nders’ vision that no animal should ever be unnecessarily euthanized.Our Present and FutureToday, more than three quarters of a century since it all began, we are continually setting the bar for humane programming in our region.In 2006, we were able to better serve our community’s pet-owning families by opening the Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center – a 30,000 square-foot companion animal resource center complete with creative kenneling for homeless pets, classroom, resource library, more than a mile of wooded walking trails and more.