The Animal Protective League (APL) in Springfield, Illinois is an established animal welfare organization that operates an HVHQ spay/neuter clinic and a limited admission animal shelter. APL is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation through spay/neuter, adoption, and various community programs, including a low-cost wellness clinic, a pet food bank and feral cat TNR and Barn Cat programs. 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 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. We have openings in both our spay/neuter clinic and our shelter.
Our two full-time clinic veterinarians perform 13,000 spay/neuter surgeries and provide wellness care to 1,000 locally owned animals annually. The veterinarian is responsible for performing spay/neuter surgeries for the public and shelter animals, performing wellness appointments at monthly vaccine clinics, participating in occasional community pet wellness initiatives, and treating shelter animals on an as-needed basis.
Our limited admission animal shelter prioritizes intake by sick and injured. We routinely find homes for over 2,300 dogs and cats every year. Our shelter 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, performs spay/neuter and a variety of other surgeries for shelter and public animals, 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.
Competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance, vacation time, and CEUs. Email resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spay/Neuter Veterinarian - perform a daily average of 25+ HQHV spays and neuters.
Shelter Veterinarian- conduct shelter rounds in rotation with fellow veterinary staff members.
Maintain a professional and positive working relationship with staff, clients, community and volunteers.
Report to a manager who supervises staff and volunteers, and who manages administrative and logistical matters including scheduling, work flow, etc.
Must hold or obtain a valid Illinois DVM and controlled substance license and be eligible to hold a DEA license.
Must have a valid driver’s 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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