Golden Valley, MN 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description

Come be a part of Animal Humane Society - a Star Tribune 2018, 2019 Top Workplace and a 2021 National Nonprofit Top Workplace!

AHS adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy in December 2021 effective January 4, 2022. All employment with AHS is conditioned on candidates being fully vaccinated within 45 days of employment. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs, or practices, that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from our vaccine requirement.

Job Purpose: You are a curious and communicative team member. You provide professional recommendations, medical treatment, and surgical procedures to ensure the health of shelter and external customer animals.

Pay: $95,000.00-$110,000.00

Location: Primarily Golden Valley, but may need to work at other sites - St. Paul, Woodbury, and Coon Rapids

Schedule: Available during Operating Hours

What you will be doing:

Animal Care - Perform physical examinations and surgeries. Provide treatments and recommend diagnostics adhering to protocols and policies.

Communication - Listen, pay attention, and be a responsible steward of information.

Record Keeping - Maintain records appropriate for your role, meeting all requirements of the Practice Act when treating customer animals.

Support - Investigate diseases and implement appropriate isolation procedures as necessary. Evaluate animal containment areas and recommend improvements related to proper health management, disease prevention, and sanitation/disinfection. Ensure all controlled substances are stored and used in accordance with DEA regulations.

Culture - Foster an open and inclusive work environment by modeling AHS's behaviors and values, consistent with the vision and mission of the organization. Champion a culture of safety and promote meaningful volunteer engagement.

Other duties as assigned

What we are looking for:

Experience - Must hold a valid Minnesota license to practice veterinary medicine.

Schedule - Availability to work during operational hours as defined by leadership with the expectation to work varied hours including evening and weekend shifts.

Adaptability - Ability to work in a professional and positive manner with high attention to detail in a variety of situations and the willingness to assist at all sites.

Communication - Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, must have ability to work as a team member and partner collaboratively with external and internal customers and departments.

Physical Capabilities - Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Must have a high level of resiliency.

This position description is intended to describe the general content and/or requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

**Note: A cover letter is requested when applying for this position. Please include it within the online application.

About AHS

One of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, Animal Humane Society helps more than 23,000 animals every year. We're transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities, advancing animal welfare and creating a more humane world for animals everywhere.

Open Admissions Philosophy

Animal Humane Society accepts every animal that comes to us, and there is no time limit placed on the animals in our adoption centers. As long as an animal remains in good health and temperament, it is available until it is adopted. However, we also have a commitment to placing only healthy, treatable, and safe animals in the community. When the difficult decision is made to end an animal's life for untreatable aggression or unmanageable illness, we provide them with a dignified end to life with humane euthanasia by compassion injection.

Why Work Here

  • Make a difference in the lives of animals and people
  • Join a team of coworkers who love animals as much as you do
  • Work-life balance
  • Health, dental, vision, and coverage
  • 401K with up to 4% match
  • Paid time off, nine paid holidays, plus four floating holidays
  • Paid parental leave


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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