The Animal Protective League (APL) is an established animal welfare organization that operates an HVHQ spay/neuter clinic and a limited admission animal shelter, which prioritizes admitting sick and injured animals. 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.
Every year, our three full-time staff veterinarians perform 13,000 spay/neuter surgeries and oversee the medical care and treatment of 2,200 shelter pets. The veterinarian is responsible for performing spay/neuter surgeries for the public and shelter animals, and a variety of other surgeries for shelter animals. The veterinarian works closely with a dedicated staff to provide compassionate and humane medical care to 300-400 animals on-site and in foster homes, performs wellness appointments for the public, and participates in new initiatives to benefit the community.
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.
Perform a daily average of 25+ HQHV spays and neuters.
Maintain a professional and positive working relationship with staff, clients, community and volunteers.
Conduct shelter rounds in rotation with fellow veterinary staff members.
Report to a manager who supervises staff and volunteers and manages administrative and logistical matters including scheduling, work flow, etc.
Must hold or obtain a valid Illinois DVM license and be eligible to hold a DEA license.
Must have a valid drivers license.
New graduates will be considered.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance, vacation time, and CEUs.
About Animal Protective League of Springfield and Sangamon County
The Animal Protective League (APL) is a private non-profit 501(c)3 animal welfare organization that operates an HVHQ spay/neuter clinic and a limited admission animal shelter, which prioritizes admitting sick and injured animals. APL is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation through spay/neuter, adoption, and various community programs, including a low-cost wellness clinic. APL is the area's largest and most recognized animal welfare organization in central Illinois.
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