Pittsburgh, PA

Veterinarian – Community Services

Exciting Opportunity...

Join our Team as a Community Veterinarian!


We are seeking a skilled and passionate shelter veterinarian to join our team at Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh (HARP). As a combined position in shelter medicine, clinical medicine, and surgery, the ideal candidate will be committed to providing high-quality medical care to shelter animals and public clinic patients. Join us in our vision to promote the humane and ethical treatment of animals in our community.

Our medical team is dedicated to various community programs, including Pet Retention, Pet Food Pantry, Working Cat Programs, Humane Health Coalition, and Street Medicine and Outreach. In addition, we also provide medical and surgical care for a wide range of wildlife at our Wildlife Center.


HARP operates two full-service Veterinary Medical Centers and a Wildlife Center to provide high-quality, low-cost wellness care and veterinary services to the community. Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including surgical suites, digital radiography, ultrasound, lab facilities, and more. Additionally, we have a mobile clinic that offers veterinary care to individuals facing housing challenges and low-income individuals.

In addition to providing exceptional veterinary care, we value mentorship and offer externship programs, continuing education opportunities, and a positive work environment for our staff veterinarians. This unique position allows you to practice shelter and clinical medicine at the highest standards. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and signing and relocation bonuses.

We are looking for a motivated and self-driven individual who can handle the demands of a busy veterinary practice. This role requires flexibility in schedule, including weekend rotations.

Job Responsibilities

Provide medical care for shelter animals and owned animals as needed. Veterinarians may work at different locations, including on our mobile unit. Schedule may include weekends.

Stay up-to-date with shelter animal health protocols, surgical procedures, and companion animal health issues. Ensure compliance with national guidelines and HARP standards. Adhere to all relevant laws and regulations pertaining to clinic operations and veterinary medicine.

Assist in shelter animal medical care as required, including performing exams and prescribing treatments in routine or emergency situations.

Develop and implement protocols for quality veterinary care and disease control.

Perform veterinary procedures, administer treatments and vaccinations, prescribe medications, perform diagnostics, and handle euthanasia requests following established protocols.

Collaborate with local veterinarians and shelter professionals to foster positive relationships.

Maintain accurate medical records and drug use logs. Ensure confidentiality of information.

Provide mentorship to veterinary technicians and students, and participate in on-call rotations.

Assist with staff training and maintain positive relationships with co-workers, clients, and stakeholders.


Education and Experience:

Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (Required)

Active Veterinary License in Pennsylvania (or ability to obtain)

USDA APHIS Certification (or willingness to enroll in certification)

Valid driver's license

DEA license (or willingness to apply)

Experience in shelter medicine (preferred) and ability to handle basic appointments.

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