Anderson Humane is a fast-paced, growing organization that focuses on creating and supporting mutually beneficial connections between people and animals. We provide care for 4,000 homeless dogs and cats each year and offer a variety of community programs including adoptions, humane education and a military veterans’ program. Recently, Anderson merged with Fox Valley Wildlife Center, expanding our programming to include wildlife education and the rehabilitation of 3,000+ orphaned and injured wild animals. In the near future, animal care programs will be expanded to include a wide variety of pet species including “little critters” (hamsters, mice, gerbils, ferrets, etc.), pet birds (especially parrots) and horses, in partnership with local equine organizations. Our newly expanded veterinary clinic oversees the veterinary care of the dogs and cats in our adoption program, and provides low-cost spay/neuter, vaccination and routine vet care clinics that are open to the public.
Reports to: Chief Operations Officer Full-time, Exempt; annual compensation ($85,000 - $125,000) commensurate with applicable experience and negotiable for the ideal candidate.
We are seeking an experienced veterinarian who is deeply passionate about the welfare of animals, who is competent in and enjoys high volume spay/neuter surgeries, and who is looking for an opportunity to be part of a new kind of humane organization. This position will supplement our current veterinary care and will be primarily surgical in focus. Experience with the care of non-dog/cat species is desirable but not required. Active DEA and DVM licensure in Illinois required, endorsement of Fear Free methodology required, Fear Free certification preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits offered: medical, dental & supplemental insurance plans, matching 401(k) plan, Paid Time Off program
About Anderson Humane (Anderson Animal Shelter)
Bringing People And Animals Together, For Good.
For over 50 years, Anderson Animal Shelter has been a pillar of the Fox Valley community, providing care for animals in need. Combining resources with the Fox Valley Wildlife Center, we formed a new kind of organization with a fresh approach to animal welfare. Our journey began in 2017, when Anderson asked:
“What are the current and future animal-related needs that we can help our community achieve with excellence?”
The journey led to an idea.
It developed into a plan. A dream was born:
Together we can change lives.
We are proud of our lifesaving legacy. For more than 50 years, Anderson has been the leading animal welfare organization in our community, saving the lives of nearly 100,000 homeless dogs and cats through adoption. Now, as we envision our future, it’s time for us to reimagine animal welfare and to expand our role within our community. It’s time for us to recognize the value of all animals and to embrace the knowledge that animals and people together, are better.
A one-of-a-kind animal welfare organization. Anderson Humane will focus on creating and supporting mutually beneficial re...lationships between people and animals. Current programming such as our Adoption Program, Military Veterans’ Program and Healing Paws Pet Therapy Program create positive, impactful connections between people and animals, improving the lives of both. Future programs will be offered in partnership with human-service organizations throughout our community, maximizing impact and changing lives for the better. Anderson Humane will be a resource for pet owners, providing information and services that allow them to provide better care for their pets. Services such as our Low-Cost Vaccination, Dental and Spay/Neuter Clinics provide affordable veterinary care options, preventing owners from having to give up their pet simply because they can’t afford care. On the horizon are additional programs aimed at keeping pets in homes, such as a pet food pantry, affordable pet training options and temporary housing for pets when families are in crisis.
Our expanded mission includes all animals. We will continue to provide care to homeless dogs and cats, and we will also begin offering care and adoption programs that focus on parrots and other pet birds as well as “little critters” such as hamsters, mice, ferrets and rabbits.
Through a partnership with Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption program , we will promote the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of homeless horses.
A partnership with HorsePower Therapeutic Riding program “harnesses the healing power of the horse”
And, through our merger between Anderson Animal Shelter and Fox Valley Wildlife Center in March of 2020, Anderson Humane now provides care for 3,000+ injured and orphaned wild animals each year.