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Name: Tulip
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Sex: Female
Color: Grey Tiger
Age: 3 years
Size: Medium
ID: A11832108

Open Positions

Spay/Neuter and Clinic Veterinarian
Kennel Aide

Spay/Neuter and Clinic Veterinarian

Reports to:Executive Director

Hours:Part-time, Full-time potential for the right candidate

Job Description
The Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic is seeking a veterinarian to join our growing spay/neuter and wellness clinic.
The Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic (EMAC) is a non-profit high-quality, high-volume, low-cost, spay/neuter and wellness clinic located at the Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) in Munster, IN (approximately 25 miles South of Chicago, IL).
The veterinarian is responsible for performing 25-35 surgeries per day on public and shelter animals, performing preventative health and wellness programs, ensuring all clinic staff members are adhering to proper peri-operative care of patients, medical protocol, and daily record keeping.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Examine animals pre-op to determine their ability to undergo surgery
  2. Perform surgical sterilizations
  3. Supervise post-op rechecks, and oversee order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery
  4. Perform wellness services and provide recommendations for follow up and preventive care
  5. Supervise cleaning program for prevention of infectious/zoonotic diseases
  6. Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery
  7. Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians
  8. Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership
  9. Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission
  10. Supervise veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and veterinary interns
  11. Represent the EMAC and HSCA in a professional and courteous manner at all times
  12. Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization
  13. Develop medical programs and community outreach along with the Clinic Director and Executive Director

A DVM degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine, a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Indiana and DEA license eligibility are required. High-quality, high-volume spay/neuter experience is preferred.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Rachel Delaney, Executive Director at rdelaney@hscalumet.org or mail/drop off resumes to 421 45th Street, Munster, IN 46321.

Kennel Aide

Reports to: Head Kennel Aide

Kennel aides work directly with the animals and the public. He/she must have an understanding of good customer service and the ability to communicate with members of the public and volunteers. Kennel aides must be able to do a difficult job with diplomacy, maturity, flexibility, and good judgment. He/she is responsible for making sure that all the animals and customers are well taken care of.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Willing to take on other duties and projects as assigned
  • Ensures that the public receives accurate information and friendly service
  • Is responsible for making sure each and every animal has food and water with a clean cage and has the proper bedding
  • Performs the duties of an animal care worker as needed. Works collaboratively with workers to achieve shelter goals
  • Will require to work well with the public to adopt shelter animals
  • May be required to finish multiple tasks in a work day

Skills and requirements

  • Education: High school diploma required
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Strong organizational, planning and critical thinking skills
  • Licensing: A valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance
  • Must be able to lift at least 80 lbs
  • Must have excellent customer service skills

Physical Requirements

  • Kennel aides are frequently exposed to odors or airborne particles including animal fur and toxic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment can be extremely loud and fast-paced
  • Must be able to lift at least 80 lbs

    Please email your cover letter and resume to Karen at kgrenda@hscalumet.org or mail/drop off resumes to 421 45th Street, Munster, IN 46321.

    Please contact the shelter at 219-922-3811 or email us atinfo@hscalumet.org with any questions concerning shelter employment.