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.


Approximate start date:  September 1, 2019


To apply, please send resume and letter-of-interest to Mary Tiefenbrunn, Executive Director, Champaign County Humane Society, by email to:

Medical Care 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. Starting pay: $10/hour

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.