The Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) is an open-admissions, full service shelter located in Oshkosh, WI that strives to enhance the quality of lives of animals in need through compassionate sheltering and responsible adoptions. OAHS is seeking a full-time Veterinarian to act as the Medical Director and provide veterinary care to all shelter animals including routine preventative care, diagnosis of disease or injury, and medical or surgical treatment. This is a new position for the organization that was created to better serve the expanding scope of animal care that OAHS provides to shelter animals and the community.
The right candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced atmosphere, possess a positive and upbeat attitude and maintain a sense of flexibility in the face of continuously shifting priorities. This is a leadership position within the organization and will provide challenging but immensely rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Dedication to the Lifesaving Mission of our organization and to inter-departmental collaboration to achieve live outcomes for animals with special medical and behavioral concerns is of the upmost importance for success in this position. OAHS is a leader in progressive sheltering in the state of Wisconsin, using creativity and resourcefulness paired with modern shelter practices to save animals – even those with special needs and circumstances. In 2017 the live release rate of OAHS was 95% with an annual intake of approximately 2,300 animals per year.
This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position that includes benefits such as health insurance, paid holidays, and paid vacation. Salary is negotiable based on the candidate’s experience level.
Must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited college or university.
Ability to obtain and maintain DEA license.
Must hold a Wisconsin veterinary license in good standing; up-to-date with continuing education requirements.
Professional certification/knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to perform essential job duties.
Demonstration of OAHS core values on and off duty.
Ability to perform high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries.
Demonstrated knowledge of shelter medicine.
Supervisory knowledge to include training methods, motivation and decision-making techniques. Skill in mediating disputes, conflicts and grievances. Ability to train and effectively direct shelter medical staff and overall organizational medical activities.
Ability to build alliances with community organizations and agencies. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with local, state and national animal welfare organizations.
Demonstrate personal communication skills to include knowledge of interviewing techniques, public speaking, skill in writing and editing, and ability to express thought orally in a clear manner.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position that includes benefits such as health insurance, paid holidays, and paid vacation. Salary is negotiable based on the candidate’s experience level.
About Oshkosh Area Humane Society
The Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) is a life saving animal shelter in Oshkosh, WI. Each year OAHS serves an average of 2,300 animals and touches the lives of more than 180,000 people. From animal adoption, lost and found, and assisting families in crisis to pet therapy, OAHS provides essential and valuable community services. With progressive practices, high ethical standards and a live release rate at 95%, OAHS is a well-respected organization both locally and nationally.
The Mission of the Oshkosh Area Humane Society is to promote the bond between animals and people, to provide community outreach and education, and to enhance the quality of lives of animals in need through compassionate sheltering, responsible adoptions, programs and services.
Statement of Purpose:
The Oshkosh Area Humane Society’s purpose is to provide shelter and care to lost, homeless, unwanted, abandoned and abused animals. In accordance with our Life Saving Mission, we pledge every healthy and treatable animal will receive the opportunity to find a loving home.