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The Animal Foundation
Las Vegas, NV
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $130,000 to $150,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

SIGN-ON Bonus offered: $10,000

The Animal Foundation is seeking a highly motivated Shelter Medicine Veterinarian to help us sustain Mission: Possible 2020. Last year we reached our goal of zero euthanasias of all healthy and treatable animals who enter our care, one of the highest-volume animal shelters in the nation to do so! Would you like to help us continue to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals in the Las Vegas Valley?

You would be joining our team of veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, and veterinary support staff to bring the most effective medical care to the animals in our shelter. While medicine will be the focus of this position, some surgery may also be required on an as-needed basis. We practice the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare and Fear Free Sheltering. We take in any animal that comes through our doors regardless of health, temperament, or species. We value your personal time and provide an environment that encourages you to recharge.

Our clinic has many of the same tools as a full-service veterinary hospital including three surgical suites, ultrasound, digital radiography, in-house blood work, and options for referral of advanced cases.

We are seeking new graduates that would like to expand their knowledge of shelter medicine and seasoned practitioners that would like to share their knowledge.

If you are flexible, compassionate toward both people and animals, and are driven to consistently do your best, you may have what it takes to be a Team Member at The Animal Foundation.

Job Type: Full-time

Sign-on Bonus: $10,000


Benefits: Full-time Team Members (eligible 1st of the month following hire)

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Colonial

Full-time & Part-time Team Members

  • Retirement – 403b
  • PTO
  • Perks for your personal pet


Education and Experience Requirements

  • DVM/VMD degree from an accredited School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Veterinary Experience – 1 year (preferred)

License & Certification Requirements

  • Valid License issued by the Nevada State Board Veterinary Medical Examiners.
  • Valid License issued by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy (preferred)
  • Valid Controlled Substance Registration Certification issued by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (preferred)


  • Focuses on the overall health and welfare of the animals in our care
  • Performs spay/neuter procedures for client-owned and/or shelter animals, when needed
  • Reports the status of overall shelter health to management.
  • Collaborates with management and veterinary staff to create both real-time adjustments to shelter protocols, as well as preemptive planning to mitigate the impact of disease outbreaks.
  • Diagnoses and treats illness and injury in shelter animals and occasionally client-owned companion animals, recommends a course of treatment, diagnostic testing or euthanasia, species include dogs, cats, pocket pets, reptiles, fish, and occasionally farm animals.
  • Administers pre-euthanasia sedation and performs euthanasia when necessary
  • Administers vaccines and preventative medications for shelter animals and for client-owned companion animals during public shot clinics.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed electronic medical records.

Brief Company Description

A nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas, founded in 1978 as a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, is now the highest volume single-site animal shelter in America.

Much like a public hospital, as an open-admission shelter, The Animal Foundation takes in every animal who comes to us in need, no matter how sick or injured. From the expected dogs, cats, and rabbits, to pigs, chickens, and exotic animals, we serve them all. Just like a hospital, we can’t save them all. What we can do, with the support of the community, is save every healthy and treatable animal who comes to us in need.

Consider joining us in our dedication to saving the lives of all healthy and treatable animals in the Las Vegas Valley.

This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected of this position. This description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive listing or description of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of incumbents in the job.

The Animal Foundation


Las Vegas, NV
89101 USA



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