Jan 18, 2023

Vet for Animal Rescue Org; FT or PT; humane hours; $5k signing bonus

$80,000 yearly
  • Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation (AARF) of Winston-Salem Inc.
  • 302 Thurston Street, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Full time, Part time Veterinarian

Job Description


  • No weekend or nighttime hours
  • Part-time or full-time (32 hours/week) employment possible
  • Grateful, compliant clients
  • Manageable caseload; averaging about 5 cases/day
  • Brand new, 6000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility
  • Dedicated space and funding in place for a full surgical suite
  • Well funded, debt free, not-for-profit, no-kill animal rescue organization
  • Focused on providing rescue, foster, veterinary and adoption services
  • Most animals live in fosters' homes
  • Tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3)
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness program eligibility for full-time employment (32/hrs week)
  • Truly make a difference in the community
  • Additional stipend available to offset benefits costs and/or continuing education

Are you frustrated with difficult clients and/or demanding corporate veterinary practices? Come join the Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation (AARF) of Winston-Salem to make a life-changing difference for homeless animals every day. This is your dream job. You will have grateful and compliant clients, a manageable caseload, no weekends or nights and meaningful work.

AARF of Winston-Salem is seeking an experienced (2-3 years) veterinarian ready to make a difference in the world of animal welfare. AARF is an independent, not-for-profit, no-kill animal rescue organization located in beautiful Winston-Salem, NC. The successful candidate will help AARF write an exciting new chapter in its history as you help it settle into its brand new, 6000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art building. The special purpose built facility provides a professional, yet comfortable, working environment that encourages collaboration with staff and volunteers. A full surgical suite is planned, with dedicated space and funding in place.

AARF offers family friendly, flexible working hours. No weekends; no nighttime hours. You will have a manageable caseload; currently averaging about 5 cases/day. You will work with a team of dedicated and appreciative staff and volunteers. The position can be either full-time or part-time. AARF is tax exempt under Section 501(c), which means you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for full-time employment (32 hours/week).

This is an opportunity to get back to your dream of helping animals, without all the headache and hassle. Please submit your CV, cover letter (optional), and salary requirements today.

Reports to the Executive Director

Additional stipend available to offset benefits costs and/or continuing education.

Our MissionAARF is a not-for-profit organization serving the Winston-Salem area dedicated to finding loving homes for dogs and cats through rescue, foster care, veterinary services, adoption, and education.

Responsibilities and Duties

Manage medical care of AARF animals, both in-shelter and in foster care including but not limited to spay and neuter surgeries, diagnostic evaluations and treatment prescriptions, and other minor surgical procedures.

Supervision of animal care staff and volunteers.

Develop and annually evaluate policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of all animals in AARF care.

Regularly evaluate and implement thorough, accurate, and consistent record keeping for all medical care using the Shelterluv database.

Ensure that all veterinarians volunteering for “Vet Night” or other clinics are equipped with the supplies, medications, and volunteer assistance needed to provide care.

Develop and provide training materials and programs to improve the quality of care offered by AARF foster volunteers to animals in their homes.

Collaborate with the Executive Director and other relevant staff members to make decisions concerning animal care.

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a track record of meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and supervisory ability.
  • Comfortable with handling cats and dogs to provide basic medical care.
  • Ability to delegate tasks and follow-up with direct reports upon completion.
  • Ability to manage a fast-paced and stressful environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn Shelterluv database software.


  • Must possess North Carolina Veterinary License or be qualified and eligible to obtain one
  • Graduate degree from an accredited college (DVM or VMD) required
  • Must possess a DEA license or be qualified and eligible to obtain one
  • Prior experience working or volunteering with a rescue group, foster care organization, or other animal welfare agency preferred

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