Shelter Veterinarian - save lives and have work/life balance!
Winnebago County Animal Services
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: DVM or equivalent
Generous benefits package in addition to salary.
Four day work week! No on-call! Have work/life balance! Save lives! Winnebago County Animal Services is looking for a veterinarian to join our team!
This position is one of two veterinarian positions within the department. Our veterinarians provide high-quality medical care to shelter animals, including dogs, cats and other domestic animals. Our veterinarians provide spay/neuter, and necessary surgical treatment of various medical conditions, herd health oversight, and healthcare maintenance on shelter pets. Our veterinarians provide humane medical treatment of all animals seen in the shelter and will play a part in the maintenance of shelter protocols. Veterinarians split time evenly between surgical and wellness/medical. Veterinarians are supported directly by two Certified Veterinary Technicians. Knowledge of and training in shelter medicine preferred.
Winnebago County offers an excellent work schedule and manageable caseload, a starting salary of $85,000 along with a generous comprehensive benefit package which includes outstanding medical, dental and prescription insurance plans, 457 investment plan, an excellent pension plan, 12 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.