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Full Job Description

We are currently seeking a positive, confident, compassionate, and dedicated full-time veterinarian to join our team. Our clinic is comprised of team members who work hard, have fun, and are passionate about helping animals while enjoying a 4/10’s schedule, Tuesday-Friday. We are a high-volume, low-cost veterinary clinic providing care to the shelter animals of Butte Humane Society as well as services to the public including: spay and neuter, preventative and wellness care, diagnostics, dental cleanings, and minor surgical procedures. The Associate Veterinarian will work under the Chief Medical Director and Operations Manager to meet/exceed our clinic goals. Must be a skilled team player able to thrive in a fast paced environment. Duties include high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgery, patient exams, overseeing medical care/needs of shelter animals, overseeing medical/sanitation protocols and assisting with team training and support. Room to grow for motivated individuals. If this seems like the place for you, please check out the job specifics below and apply!


  • Perform all preoperative exams determine patient’s ability to withstand surgery.
  • Perform all surgical procedures or other medical procedures as required in a competent, safe and efficient manner.
  • Supervise surgical veterinary technicians, surgical veterinary assistants and ROP and other applicable volunteers to maximize the quantity and quality of services provided.
  • Examine animals post-op as necessary to ensure appropriate healing.
  • Inoculate animals and provide recommendations for follow up care.
  • Carry out the shelter medicine program as set by our Veterinary Director for care and treatment of shelter animals.
  • Oversight of veterinary technicians and assistants for medical protocol including, but not limited to disease control program for prevention of infectious/zoonotic disease and treatment of animals in Butte Humane Society’s care.


  • Maintain our medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery.
  • Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians.
  • Supervise post-op rechecks and order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery.
  • Perform euthanasia of animals as required.
  • Provide Euthanasia training and certificate program as required.
  • Adhere to applicable state and federal laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine.
  • Adhere to OSHA compliance policies & procedures.
  • Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership.
  • Actively support BHS staff and volunteers, and promote professional development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
  • Represent Butte Humane Society Veterinary Clinic in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization.
  • Participate in and provide proof of continuing education requirements.
  • Participate in continuing education programs for subordinate staff.
  • Participate on committees and special projects as assigned.
  • Participate in special events and perform other duties as required.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality on client, patient and donor information.
  • Maintain a clean, neat and orderly work area at all times.
  • Available by telephone or cellular phone after hours for post-surgical complications or emergencies.

CONTACTS WITH OTHERS: Will have contact with the general public, outside vendors, employees, volunteers, donors, supporters, board members, veterinarians, other animal agencies, and animal care professionals. Excellent customer service and relationship building skills are essential to success.

WORK SCHEDULE: Veterinary clinic is open Tuesday through Friday, however candidate must be willing to work on weekends, evenings, and holidays on occasion.


  • DVM/VMD from an accredited school of Veterinary Medicine and possess all licenses by California law.
  • Required to have professional liability insurance.
  • Exemplary writing skills; tailoring style to match the situation.
  • Excellent customer service skills; both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel).

BENEFITS: We offer a competitive salary DOE, health insurance, reimbursement for license fees, reimbursement for CE courses, paid time off, and an employee discount on clinic products/services. Relocation stipend available.

This position description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

How to Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to with “Associate Veterinarian” as the subject.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None