The LCHS is looking another experienced veterinarian to our growing team of veterinary professionals. We are a Lifesaving Animal Shelter that features an affordable Community Veterinary Clinic. One of our missions is to ensure ALL pets receive the veterinary care they deserve no matter the socioeconomic status of their owner. Our hard work and tremendous support of our donors has allowed us to expand our Community Clinic and animal shelter which will help us meet the demand for our services.
We are seeking a passionate, compassionate and skilled licensed veterinarian. The position is a part time position that will undoubtedly turn into a full time position over time. We offer a very competitive salary.
The primary duties of this position include performing TNR, spaying and neutering of owned and shelter cats, dogs and rabbits, exam owned and shelter animals in need of diagnosis and treatment, perform dental exams, cleaning and extractions and perform various lifesaving procedures from time to time. Some of the secondary duties include, but are not limited to providing humane care and disposition of sheltered and quarantined animals, assisting in the development and implementation of strategies to increase the lives improved and saved at the LCHS. This position works closely with our Director of Operations, CEO and other key shelter staff.
DVM/VMD or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited School of Veterinary Medicine.
Will graduate from an AVMA accredited school of Veterinary Medicine with a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) by hire date.
A valid license to practice veterinary medicine issued by the Pennsylvania Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
the ability to obtain a valid veterinary license issued by the Pennsylvania Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners by hire date.
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About The Lehigh County Humane Society
As a private independent charity, LCHS has always been mindful of the imprint our organization has had in the local community. Since 1906 we have been serving the needs of the people and the animals in Allentown and the Lehigh Valley. In 1966, a new shelter was built next to the existing house on Dixon St., and in 1999, a shelter expansion and improvement project made the building that exists today. Over the past 60 years, upgrades and improvements to the shelter have been consistent. However, the needs of the community for programs and services that LCHS singularly provides have grown faster than its facilities have the ability to sustain. This is why this expansion and renovation project is so important.
Our Community Veterinary Clinic launched in 2018 has been so innovative and successful, that we are growing out of our two table, one veterinary exam room set up. The new expansion will provide a full complement of state of the art veterinary medicine to the Lehigh County area at affordable prices. Our “new” full service vet clinic will provide three wellness exam rooms, a surgery center, and radiology. Investing in a full service Clinic will allow LCHS to provide the most imp...ortant things that keep animals safely at home: access to quality care and targeted support programs, preventing illness before it starts. We will continue to be the leading entity in the TNR efforts in Lehigh County, an effort that has resulted in an all-time low in the number of stray cats observed in the Allentown area.
Through this clinic, LCHS will expand financial medical assistance, which currently awards over $200,000.00 to the community every year by presenting them with options, and empowering them to make choices on how to best provide and afford medical care for their family pet. Healthy, well-behaved pets are less likely to enter shelters. Patients will be able to receive complete veterinary care right here at the Lehigh County Humane Society.