Job Description

At Nevada Humane Society our mission is to care for pets, find them homes, and save lives because we believe that all pets deserve a happy, healthy life. If you, too, have a passion for lifesaving and high-volume spay/neuter, we invite you to apply for the role of Shelter Veterinarian with Nevada Humane Society.

A veterinarian for Nevada Humane Society (“NHS”) works with a team of veterinarians to continually develop and maintain operations of comprehensive shelter medicine and public spay/neuter programs, including: (1) diagnosis and treatment of animals; (2) caring for sick and injured animals; (3) surgically sterilizing shelter animals and animals owned by the public; (4) working with adopters to ensure that pets stay healthy and in their homes; (5) performing emergency surgical procedures; (6) providing leadership, direction, guidance and training for veterinary other shelter staff.

Essential Job Functions:
• Monitor condition of animals in shelter and address any conditions which would warrant care
• Perform physical exams on animals upon intake and diagnose and prescribe treatment for sick and injured animals in shelter
• Perform high-volume spay/neuter and additional surgery as necessary on shelter animals, including but not limited to dentistry, enucleations, exploratory laparotomies, orthopedics, tumor removal, amputations
• Provide emergency medical care, including but not limited to IV catheter placement, emergency surgery, etc.
• Provide leadership, direction, guidance and training for veterinary technicians
and other staff
• Maintain comprehensive computerized medical records
• Assist with coordination and supervision of NHS-sponsored veterinary clinics
• Adhere to a comprehensive program—environmental sanitation, record-keeping, disease surveillance, physical examinations, vaccination, parasite control, disease testing, disease treatment, surgery, nutrition, outbreak response, and environmental enrichment—for animals in shelter and foster homes
• Educate staff and volunteers
• Treat people with respect and courtesy
• Assist NHS in the achievement of its goals by encouraging community support
• Work cooperatively with managers and other staff
• Be available for rotating on-call schedule for emergencies as needed
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities; duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Minimum Qualifications:
• DVM degree from an accredited university required
• Experience with high-volume spay/neuter and dentistry preferred
• Experience working in an animal shelter or TNR program preferred
• Nevada veterinary license or ability to obtain a Nevada license within 30 days
• Valid CA or NV Driver’s license and ability to pass Nevada Humane Society Motor Vehicle Report criteria and current auto insurance

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Excellent veterinary and supervisory skills
• Ability to help build and work within a positive, customer-service and animal-oriented environment
• Self-starter who is organized, innovative, flexible and professionally motivated to develop and implement the goals, objectives and policies of NHS
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to speak to a variety of audiences
• Maturity, good judgment and a professional appearance
• Ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations
• Ability to feel and show empathy for others

If you are interested, please apply at

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Megan Barrenchea
HR Director

Closing Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022

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