Anderson Humane

Shelter Veterinarian
We are seeking a shelter veterinarian to join our mission-driven clinic team. The ideal candidate will be proficient in the medical care of dogs and cats and will also have proficiency in the care of wildlife and non-dog/cat pet species. Candidates who lack experience with non-dog/cat species but who are interested in pursuing these competencies are also encouraged to apply. Typical duties, daily and weekly schedule are determined by current organizational and business needs, urgent medical cases, and veterinarian experience. This role supports our Director of Veterinary Medicine in a collaborative environment providing high quality healthcare to our companion animals and exceptional service to our clients.

​Responsibilities include:

  • Provides safe, compassionate care and medical treatment to all animals in the shelter population
  • Administers diagnostic and preventative care to all animals in the Anderson population. Medical care of recently adopted animals is occasionally required
  • Triages and stabilizes urgent medical patients
  • Promotes and demonstrates safe practices in the workplace
  • Remains current on shelter industry animal care and medical developments to advance clinic efficiency and support exemplary animal care
  • Enhances the medical skills training of the Veterinary Assistants and Veterinary Technicians
  • Builds constructive and respectful relationships with staff, volunteers, adopters, fosters and community
  • Ensures full compliance with all municipality, county, state laws as well as policies established by Anderson’s Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors
  • Is able and willing to work hours necessary for the successful operation of Anderson’s veterinary clinic and to advance its developing programs
  • Performs additional tasks as assigned


  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) required
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Illinois required
  • Current DEA license for controlled substances required
  • Previous surgical experience, knowledge of R+ handling, and Fear Free certification is a plus
  • High proficiency in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of illnesses and injuries
  • Experience and/or interest in treatment of other species (wildlife, aviary, equine, small mammals) a plus
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License


Work Environment:
Exposure to animals; potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, animal bites and scratches; exposure to high noise levels when in kennels; work may be performed outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions.

Physical Activities:
Able to drive, stand, bend, squat, walk, and talk for up to eight hours a day; Able to lift up to 50 pounds with assistance; Able to work a flexible schedule with regular weekend and evening shifts. Must have the ability to input data, read computer screens and printed material, communicate effectively in-person, via phone, video conferencing and e-mail, and operate office equipment. Physical presence in the office is required for this position.

All volunteers and staff of Anderson Humane must understand and accept that, even though all reasonable accommodations are made to support our shelter animals’ physical and emotional health, there are situations in which animals must be euthanized.

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Job Category: Veterinarian
Job Type: Full Time Part Time
Job Location: S. Elgin

Bloomingdale Center
412 W Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(847) 697-2880 ext 90

North Aurora Center
180 N Randall Road
North Aurora, IL 60542
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South Elgin
1000 S La Fox Street
South Elgin, IL 60177
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Veterinary Clinic
309 S Randall Rd
South Elgin, IL 60177
(847) 697-2880 ext 49

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Anderson Humane (formerly Anderson Animal Shelter and Fox Valley Wildlife Center) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS. FE #: 36-6164626 Copyright © 2021 by Anderson Humane.

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