Humane Animal Rescue (HAR) is seeking a committed full-time Medical Director with an interest in both shelter and clinical medicine. We are looking for a high-energy leader who will create an environment of teamwork, while advancing the mission of HAR and its commitment to outstanding and compassionate medical services. The Medical Director is responsible for providing leadership for the veterinary staff and assuring regulatory compliance, with an eye toward advancement and continuous improvement in the delivery of veterinary medical services. The Medical Director will also provide high-quality medical and surgical care to both shelter animals and public clinic patients. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced, passionate veterinarian with exceptional vision and leadership skills.
HAR is a recently merged organization with three locations: two large shelters with outpatient wellness 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 12,000 animals who come through our shelter annually is essential to HAR’s mission.
In addition to caring for animals brought to our shelter by the public, HAR has a full-time humane officer at its East location, as well as a partnership with the City of Pittsburgh Animal Control. 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.
Current Doctor of Veterinary Medicine License to practice in state of Pennsylvania
Five years of shelter veterinary experience including wellness clinics
Five years’ experience supervising veterinary staff
USDA APHIS Certified - ability to complete health certificates for companion animals
Valid driver’s license
Preferred Education and Experience: SAWA Certification
About Humane Animal Rescue
Humane Animal Rescue’s mission is to provide temporary shelter, food, medical attention, and comfort to all abandoned, neglected and injured animals brought to us by the community; to restore lost animals to their owners or seek new homes for them, and to educate the public about the humane care of animals with a goal of reducing overpopulation