Job Openings at CCHS

Shelter Veterinarian

CCHS seeks an experienced veterinarian with a passion for shelter medicine to join our staff this spring.  The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys a collaborative work environment and being a teacher/mentor to staff and veterinary students.

The CCHS Shelter Veterinarian (SV) is a full-time position.  The SV reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Shelter Manager to maintain the health of the shelter’s animal population through effective protocols of animal husbandry and the diagnosis & treatment of medical conditions.  The SV performs, or supervises the performance of, all surgeries at CCHS, including spay/neuter of shelter animals and animals brought in through our low-cost clinics.  Many other surgical procedures are performed on shelter animals as needed. 

We treat a wide variety of medical conditions and have a robust foster-care program for recovering animals and infants.  In addition to dogs and cats, we house a variety of small companion animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, chinchillas, and more.

Other responsibilities include instructing/supervising UI veterinary students that come to CCHS for Shelter Medicine Rotations; hiring, training, and supervising Medical Staff; departmental budgeting; updating medical protocols and SOPs; and attending staff and board meetings. 

Benefits include:  Paid holidays and vacation time; an employee health insurance plan; and a Simple IRA plan for employees.

To apply, please send resume and letter of interest to Mary Tiefenbrunn, Executive Director, by email to:


Medical Staff

CCHS is now accepting applications for a full-time position on our Medical Care staff. Qualified candidates will have experience handling dogs and cats in a veterinary setting. (Experience with other small animals, a plus, but not required)

This position involves examination and monitoring of animals for health and wellness; administering treatments and medications to shelter animals; animal restraint; and accurate data entry/computer skills.

Applicants should be personable and possess good communication skills (in person and in writing), as this position requires effective communication about animal health with the Shelter Veterinarian, other staff members, volunteers, interns, and members of the public. Reliability, punctuality, and attention to detail are also essential qualities for success on the Medical Staff.

Full time employee benefits include paid vacation, holiday comp time, an employee health insurance plan, and a Simple IRA plan.

Some weekend, evening, and holiday hours will be required.

Send resume and letter-of-interest to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager, at

No phone calls, please.


Adoption Staff

CCHS has an open full-time position on the Adoption staff. Adoption staff members greet the public and assist our patrons in finding their next animal companion. Qualified candidates will be friendly, outgoing, organized, and must have knowledge and/or experience related to pet ownership. Must be comfortable using a computer and performing data-entry tasks.

Adoption staff members are also required to perform "animal care" duties, such as kennel/cage cleaning, dog walking, and general shelter cleaning. This is a physically demanding position and involves exposure to loud noise and strong chemicals/cleaning products. Experience handling animals is required.

Hours will include weekends and some holidays. Starting pay is $9.25/hour. Benefits of full-time employment include eligibility for the CCHS employee health insurance plan, vacation time, paid holidays, and a Simple IRA plan.

To apply, submit resume and letter-of-interest to Shelter Manager, Karen Simmons at

No phone calls, please.