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Name: Ellen
Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier mix
Sex: Female
Color: Brown/white
Age: 4 years
Size: Large
ID: A27851334

Open Positions

Spay/Neuter and Clinic Veterinarian
Shelter Staff Veterinarian

Spay/Neuter and Clinic Veterinarian

Reports to: Clinic Director

Hours: Part-time, Full-time potential for the right candidate

Job Description
Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic is seeking a veterinarian to join our fast-paced animal clinic. Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic (EMAC) is located at the Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) in Munster, IN (approximately 25 miles South of Chicago, IL). The veterinarian is responsible for performing preventative health and wellness programs, performing spay/neuter surgeries, ensuring all clinic staff members are adhering to proper peri-operative care of patients, medical protocol, and daily record keeping.

Essential Job Functions

  • Perform wellness services and provide recommendations for follow-up and preventative care
  • Examine animals pre-op to determine their ability to undergo surgery
  • Perform surgical sterilizations
  • Supervise post-op rechecks, and oversee order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery
  • Supervise cleaning program for prevention of infectious/zoonotic diseases
  • Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery
  • Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians
  • Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership
  • Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission
  • Supervise veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and veterinary interns
  • Represent the EMAC and HSCA in a professional and courteous manner at all times
  • Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization
  • Develop medical programs and community outreach along with the Clinic Director and Chief Executive Officer

A DVM degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine, a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Indiana and DEA license eligibility are required. Part-time, full-time potential.  Hourly rate: $40, negotiable.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Rachel Delaney, Executive Director at rdelaney@hscalumet.org.

Staff Veterinarian

Reports to: Shelter Director

Hours: Hourly $32-$40

Job Summary

The HSCA Staff Veterinarian, under the general supervision of the Shelter Director as directed by the Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for the overall health of all shelter animals. Provide best possible care and treatment of animals incoming, housed or exiting the shelter. This position is part-time maximum 32 hours per week.

Essential Job Functions

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee animal health of shelter animals and provide the best possible care to all animals entering and exiting the shelter
  • Adhere to protocol for disinfection and disease control and support maintenance of a clean and sanitary animal shelter at all times
  • Ability to perform surgical sterilizations with pre-op determinations to assess their ability to withstand surgery, and post-op examinations to provide recommendations for follow up care
  • Examine, vaccinate, and oversee treatment of shelter animals, including microchipping, and provide recommendations for follow up care
  • Supervise handling and recording of shelter animal medical records and controlled substances used by HSCA as required by the Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Coordinate with the Shelter Director regarding the selection of animals for medical euthanasia
  • Supervise in collaboration with the Shelter Director disease prevention and disease control practices with regards to shelter animals. Solicit input and communicate any issues regarding HSCA disease control protocols, surgical protocols, or other medical issues
  • In collaboration with Shelter Director, develop and maintain annual budget of medical and surgical supplies as it relates to the care and operation of shelter animals
  • Collaborate with Shelter Director regarding procedures needed for animal transport
  • Submit data based monthly report to Shelter Director and Executive Director on the first day of each month
  • Shelter Veterinarian, in collaboration with Shelter Director, Clinic Manager, and Executive Director will be included in the discussions, hiring, and terminations of assistants, staff, and veterinarians hired by Humane Society Calumet Area to work in the shelter
  • Coordinate supervision and annual review of clinic and lab staff with Shelter Director
  • Testify in court cruelty cases; writes reports for such cases providing professional opinion and diagnosis
  • Provide information to staff and volunteers about the safety and overall wellbeing of HSCA shelter animals

Physical and Emotional Requirements

  • Lead staff by displaying a positive attitude and acting as a motivating force for staff members
  • Provide professional leadership to staff and volunteers working within the area of shelter animals
  • Consult Shelter Manager about staff concerns
  • Cope with frustrating circumstances while remaining positive and calm
  • Work effectively and professionally under stressful conditions
  • Cope with difficult situations, death of animal, euthanasia, or surgical complications
  • Process information rapidly and accurately, delegate tasks, and recognize the need to ask for assistance
  • Maintain accurate planning time, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Perform work operations which require performance of minor and major decision making, in a way in which either would affect shelter operations or public perception
  • Maintain a level of accuracy with regard to shelter medicine, surgical operations, and care for shelter animals
  • Must be highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter with a professional attitude
  • Candidate must promote and support the overall vision and annual plan set forth by the HSCA Board of Directors
  • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 hours
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs., have excellent balance and good hand-eye coordination

Required Certifications, Degrees, Licenses, and Registrations

  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • DEA Certification - HSCA will provide payment for this certification
  • Indiana State License to practice Veterinary Medicine – HSCA will provide payment for license renewal fees.
  • Please note if additional personal liability insurance is desired, the policy and payment for policy must be provided by the Staff Veterinarian
  • Staff Veterinarian may be asked to assist with spay/neuter surgical operations, clinic operations, wellness clinic, and other duties and tasks which may be assigned
  • Two or more years experience in a veterinarian clinic, veterinary hospital, and/or animal shelter or control facility

Please email your cover letter and resume to jwebber@hscalumet.org


Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Humane Society Calumet Area. Humane Society Calumet Area is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.


Please contact the shelter at 219-922-3811 or email us at info@hscalumet.org with any questions concerning shelter employment.