Humane Animal Rescue (HAR), one of the largest animal welfare organizations in Pennsylvania, is seeking committed and passionate full-time veterinarians. This position will provide high-quality medical and surgical veterinary care to both shelter animals and public clinic patients.
HAR operates three locations: two large shelters with outpatient clinics, and a Wildlife Center run by licensed wildlife rehabilitation specialists. The shelters are both open door, committed to providing the animals and people in the community with high quality, low cost wellness care and veterinary services. The East End location recently moved into a state-of-the-art facility that includes modern, low-stress housing for shelter animals, a full surgical suite, digital radiography, and an array of in-house diagnostics. We also provide medical and surgical care as needed to wildlife brought in to the Wildlife Center. Providing excellent medical and surgical care for the roughly 11,000 animals who come through our shelter annually is essential to HAR’s mission.
Our HAR medical team is committed to mentorship, which includes a student extern program, as well as in-house and off-site CE opportunities for our veterinary staff. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a veterinarian who is interested in working in an environment that offers the opportunity to pursue high quality shelter and clinical practice.
This is a combined position in shelter medicine, clinical medicine, and surgery. Responsible for surgical and medical care for shelter and owned animals, as well as wildlife through the Wildlife Center as needed. Veterinarians are primarily scheduled at the East End or Northside. Variable work schedule, including weekend rotation. Breakdown is approximately 30% surgical, 30% clinical, 30% shelter, and 10% administrative.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be exposed to hazards associated with aggressive animals; hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches, and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases. The employee will primarily be working in the shelter environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, listen, hear; use hands to finger, manipulate, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to a minimum of 50 pounds.
Safety & Health Program:
This position is expected to cooperate in all aspects of the shelter’s Safety & Health program. This requires that all employees must:
Required Education and Experience:
Preferred Education and Experience: