Connecticut Humane Society
  • 16-May-2017 to 15-Jun-2018 (EST)
  • Newington, CT, USA
  • Commensurate with experience; CHS pays competitively to market
  • Full Time

Full benefits package including health, dental, 401(k), Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Sick Time and Holidays.

Throughout our history, the Connecticut Humane Society has remained at the forefront of the animal welfare industry, enriching the lives of the citizens and animals of our great state.  With the powerful human-animal bond at the heart of our work, our organization, envisioned by our founder, Ms. Gertrude O. Lewis, continues to evolve and expand to serve the needs of our society and to plan for the future.

The Connecticut Humane Society is looking for a highly experienced Veterinarian to lead our vision and team of talented and passionate medical staff. This is an outstanding opportunity to continue practicing medicine while helping to establish the direction and growth of the shelter and clinic programs We are looking for someone with experience in shelter medicine, herd health management, and clinic oversight as well as prior experience with high volume spay/neuter.  This position would be responsible for the daily oversight of the clinic and shelter medical components working to enforce current and create new policies and standards of care, as well as managing and mentoring the other veterinarians on staff.  This position will also be part of the surgical, shelter and clinic rotation.

Our well-trained and compassionate staff, as well as our management team and Board of Directors are here to support you in the growth of this program. As a member of our team your passion for Veterinary medicine is matched with a commitment for professional growth. We offer a competitive compensation package with the following: Competitive salary, Medical and Dental insurance, Short Term/Long Term Disability and Life Insurance as well as generous CE allowance, paid time off, sick days and a phenomenal 401(k). Applicants should also possess effective team building and communication skills. The director will be expected to actively engage with staff, clients, donors and stakeholders. This position partners in the hiring, coaching, developing and retaining of associate DVMs and help to develop effective relationships with veterinary schools to meet the long term recruiting needs for the practice

Position Overview
Title: Medical Director


This full-time position with benefits is ideal for someone with at least five to ten years working in a shelter or clinic setting and has a demonstrated record as a surgeon.  Must have at least three years' supervision of other veterinarians.  Licensure as a CT Veterinarian required or ability to obtain CT licensure before starting work. This candidate must also possess strong verbal and written communication skills. We are looking for a client oriented individual who can work well with the public and the other veterinarians.

Connecticut Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Location: UNITED STATES, Newington, CT
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Pay Type: Salaried (Exempt)
Schedule: Monday through Friday with a rotating weekend day.


  • Education: DVM or VMD
  • Experience: Five to ten years experience working in a clinic/shelter setting.  At least 3 years experience with supervision of other veterinarians.  License as a CT veterinarian or ability to obtain CT license prior to start.
  • Skills: Strong surgical, diagnostic and verbal/written communications skills.  Strong knowledge of animal handling and experience preferred.
  • Technology: Proficiency in computers and on-line medical records


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