Arizona Humane Society
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

Every pet deserves a good life. We save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Our mission is made possible with the hard work of our valued employees. Named "Best Nonprofit" and "Best Place to Volunteer" by our community, we offer a friendly, professional work environment with a culture that promotes innovation, compassion and excellence. (Video)

Trauma hospital Staff veterinarian


Join our competitive paying, non-profit shelter hospital to help save the lives of homeless who have nowhere else to turn. We currently have openings in our Trauma Hospital.

As the Southwest's largest shelter-based trauma hospital, your work will give second chances to pets who are routinely euthanized at other shelters across the country. You will be able to save pets Maximus who was hit by a car and rescued by our pet paramedics. It is more than teaching; it's a mission and purpose. Click here to watch our video about our Trauma Hospital.


  • Competitive salary
  • Four day work week
  • Medical & dental
  • 401(k)
  • PTO and paid holidays
  • Generous continued education allowance, including paid Fear Free certification
  • Paid AZ Vet License and DEA License
  • Discount on veterinary services
  • Got student loans? Employment with AHS may qualify you for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!


  • Oversee treatment of homeless animals, often in distress, brought in by our nationally recognized Emergency Animal Medical Technicians and provide accurate care instructions to team of veterinary technicians
  • Evaluate owned pets brought in for appointments as part of AHS' Owned Animal Program
  • Perform physical exams, diagnostics, therapeutics and determine appropriate disposition for incoming animals
  • Provide clear instructions and guidance to AHS Foster Heroes and, at times, adopters
  • Perform various soft tissue surgeries, denal surgery, and spay/neuter.
  • Formulate, oversee, present, implement, review and update a humane euthanasia program
  • Maintain all medical records
  • Monitor, dispense and log controlled substances according to established DEA standards
  • Utilize leadership abilities to formulate and teach medical classes for staff, volunteers and other agencies
  • Assist other departments on situations involving the welfare of the animals, such as testifying in court, appearing in media opportunities, providing necessary documentation and medical expertise regarding the health of the animals in our care
  • Be available and respond quickly to "on-call" emergency situations
  • Attend seminars to satisfy continuing education requirements for Arizona D.V.M. license renewal


  1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine OR Veterinary Medical Doctor Degree and licensed to practice in Arizona.
  2. One year of experience in a veterinary practice with emphasis on surgery skills.
  3. Must possess above average surgery skills and compassion towards pets and people.
  4. Orthopedic surgery experience is a plus.
  5. Must be able to evaluate health status in an objective manner and determine most appropriate disposition of an animal.
  6. Good communications skills are necessary.

Language Skills: Able to speak, read and write English; Spanish language also helpful.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform basic mathematical skills.

Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Explorer; able to learn other software programs as necessary. Proficiency with or able to learn/use Chameleon software (for use with animals in a shelter environment).

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Driver's License.

Other Skills, Abilities and Qualifications: Regular attendance is required. Access to reliable transportation.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: There will be exposure to dust, heat, cold and temperature changes; occasional wet floors, and animal noises, odors and dander. Most time will be spent in a typical air conditioned and heated office environment.

Additional Information

The Arizona Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the E-Verify program. Pre-employment background check.

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