Kaua`i Humane Society
Kaua`i Humane Society (KHS) is looking for a self-motivated veterinarian skilled in working with a diverse team of professionals and providing high quality medical care in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must demonstrate an aptitude in shelter medicine and surgical proficiency. The position provides prompt and quality veterinary services to all animals within KHS’s care and at public clinics. This position will work closely and collaborate with the lead shelter veterinarian to provide preventative care at the low-cost Community Care Center (at the shelter and mobile) and medical care to the approximately 2,500 dogs and cats that enter KHS each year. KHS has been saving more that 90% of the population for the past three years and takes pride in putting animal welfare first. This position comes with benefits including health insurance, retention bonus, and a 401K. The schedule is a flexible 4-day, ten-hour shifts, or 5-day, 8-hour shifts depending on the needs of the shelter. KHS respects work-life balance, offering paid mental health leave in addition to standard leave, so you can enjoy the beautiful island of Kaua’i. Kaua’i offers more than beautiful beaches, it has wonderful hiking opportunities, waterfalls, an abundance of local produce, and all the amenities one may require. KHS offers continuing education, support, and believes in investing in its staff. KHS is a “no-kill” shelter and is looking for a veterinarian to join our success and further our growth.
● Examine animals returning from foster care and coordinate with the Foster
Coordinator on medical concerns and treatment plans for foster animals.
● Start and complete medical treatment and prescriptions for shelter animals.
● Perform high volume spay and neuter surgeries on dogs and cats with
varying temperaments, sizes, and ages.
● Perform pre-surgical exams on animals to determine if they are healthy
enough for spay/neuter and determine appropriate plan of action if they are
not approved for surgery.
● Perform additional minor surgeries including, but not limited to: growth
removals, hernia repairs, abscess drainage, enucleations, and medically
● Manage complications and/or emergencies that arise from surgical
● Collaborate with the Community Care Center Manager to assure that public
clinics are scheduled, staffed, and offering low-cost care to pet owners.
● Practice low stress, fear free handling protocols.
● Assist with the review and creation of medical, surgical, pain management,
and anesthetic protocols.
● Mentor vet techs and support a learning environment in order to continue to
advance the medical department.
● Assist with continuing education presentations and trainings for staff to
enhance medical knowledge.
● Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
● Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary
Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine
accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on
● Must have a current, valid license that allows the practice of veterinary
● One year of previous shelter medicine experience is preferred.
● Have a vision for and be passionate about the dual responsibilities of: (1)
caring for the animals in KHS’ care at the shelter, and (2) providing a
successful community clinic to serve the needs of pet owners.
Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.