Humane Society Naples (HSN), Southwest Florida's state-of-the-art premier no-kill shelter, has immediate openings for the position of Veterinarian. HSN operates a full-service small animal practice that is open to the public, an intake clinic that serves our shelter residents, as well as an additional retail-oriented adoption center location and a boarding facility. Veterinarians at HSN experience the best of both worlds: providing high-quality veterinary care to client companion animals as well as improving the health and well-being of dogs, cats, and other small animals in need. HSN is committed to a positive experience for our staff, clients, and patients. We seek caring, enthusiastic, skilled Veterinarians to join our team and make a difference in the lives of companion animals.
HSN Veterinarians are provided with all resources needed to provide the best medical care possible to clinic and shelter patients. HSN’s clinic operates 6 days per week and contains in-house blood analyzers, DR radiography, DR dental radiography, ultrasound, surgical laser, TonoVet, oxygen generators, separate dental suite, and a fully stocked pharmacy, with additional modern equipment added regularly. Additionally, plans are in progress for a mobile clinic to better serve our intake shelter as well as provide expanded services to the public.
Under the direction and guidance of the HSN Medical Director, and in cooperation with the Clinic Manager and other staff/consulting Veterinarians, Veterinarians are responsible for:
General provision of prompt, thorough, and humane veterinary care to clinic and shelter patients
Routine and emergency examinations of client companion animals, and/or newly arrived and current shelter residents
Recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of small animal diseases, disorders, and injuries
Ordering and interpreting suitable diagnostic tests, including laboratory diagnostics and imaging
Performing or assisting with general surgery as needed
Providing clear and concise direction to veterinary assistants and technicians, and verifying accurate completion of assistant/technician tasks
Clear, concise, and compassionate communication with public clients regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and care of their companion animals
Maintaining a positive relationship with HSN staff, volunteers, and clients
Education, skills, and abilities:
DVM/VMD degree from a recognized accredited school of veterinary medicine
Licensed or able to be quickly licensed to practice in the State of Florida
Independently able to lift up to 40lbs
Work well within a team
Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Maintain a positive demeanor in a fast-paced environment
A strong interest in shelter medicine as well as clinic practice
Prior experience in a small animal clinic and/or shelter environment preferred, but not required
Experience with Avimark practice management software and Petpoint Health shelter management software preferred but not required.
Full-time, 40 hours per week. The successful candidate will be available to work on Weekends.
After 90 days of employment:
Individual medical, vision and dental insurance, with 75% of premiums (up to $400 per month) covered by HSN
Paid vacation and sick time
$10,000 life insurance policy
Optional enrollment in 403(b) retirement plan and supplemental insurance plans (e.g. short term disability, accident, etc.)
Please note: HSN’s benefits package is currently being updated. This information reflects the current package, but is subject to change. Future benefits will not be less than what is described above.
$80,000 - $100,000 per year, depending on experience
Negotiable moving allowance is available to defray relocation expenses
The Humane Society Naples is southwest Florida’s premiere no-kill, cage free, shelter. We operate on a limited admission basis within a recently renovated facility that shelters and adopts 3-4000 dogs, cats, and small mammals per year. We enjoy enormous support from our community that allows for yearly growth and expansion. Furthermore, we are 5-star rated charity organization and second in the US in animal welfare from Charity Navigator.