Staff Veterinarian

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc

Other | Full Time | Onsite | Des Moines

Posted: 6/26/24

Job Description

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) strives to protect the welfare of animals, preserve the human-animal bond, and prevent the overpopulation of companion animals. As Iowa’s largest nonprofit animal shelter, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment. If you are passionate about our mission, looking for purpose within an organization, and want to find meaning in your work, we would love for you to bring your talents to our team and make a difference for the animals.

Are you a skilled veterinary surgeon with a passion for precision and care? We're looking for an exceptional veterinary surgeon to bring their expertise to our shelter. Work in a cutting-edge facility, performing life-saving surgeries and advanced procedures that make a real impact on the lives of our animals. Join a supportive team of professionals dedicated to the highest standards of veterinary care. If you have a keen eye for detail and a heart for animals, we want you on our team!

Deadline to Apply 7/31/24


5452 NE 22nd Street

Essential Job Functions

This position will be doing spay/neuter surgeries and other needed veterinary work on various species (primarily dogs and cats), as well as medical treatments for the general population. This position also provides support for enforcement efforts in cases of neglect.


Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Iowa


Experience practicing in a shelter, private practice, or equivalent.
A high level of skill, with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
Experience with community cats and TNR (preferred)
Experience doing dentals (preferred)


Flexible schedule - let’s talk and see what works for you!
Cooperative goal-oriented working environment that provides help to animals
Ability to work with top-of-the-line equipment
Competitive pay
Eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
Student loan repayment assistance for veterinary school
Competitive benefits
Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
Short and long-term disability
401(k) plan & employer match
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Veterinary Assistance Program
Animal House Discount

If that’s not enough – we offer lots of dog kisses and kitty purrs – and horse whinnies to boot!

Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Shelby Spiker

Deadline to Apply 7/31/24

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