The Humane Society of the United States
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Director, Veterinary Medicine

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, is seeking a Director, Veterinary Medicine for its Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch (CABBR). The position is responsible for providing daily, routine and emergency veterinary care, as needed, to all onsite residents, along with the management of the veterinary department.

This position will be responsible for

  • Providing day-to-day medical leadership and veterinary care for all species at CABBR;
  • Creating and implementing written species-specific medical care programs, operational standards, procedures, and protocols and to ensure they align with the overall strategy and priorities of The Fund for Animals’ (FFA);
  • Conducting required/effective management responsibilities are performed in compliance with FFA values, its budget/fiscal responsibility expectations, and, other established organizational policies, standards, and procedures;
  • Reviewing and insuring appropriate licenses and inspections are up to date and in compliance;
  • Keeping abreast of trends relevant to CABBR’s operations and strategies and integrates appropriate measures to address these issues;
  • Developing and maintaining an intelligence and communication network with external parties/partners involved in species specific animal medical care as well as communicating with CABBR’s director to identify and recommend potential actions to support overall strategic objectives;
  • Developing and implement CABBR’s externship/internship;
  • Representing The HSUS at various forums regarding equine welfare, exotics, and captive animals as requested to support the animal care centers;
  • Serving as a spokesperson/presenter delivering expert testimony; participating in media interviews and debates; networking with other animal protection and environmental professionals; and, writing articles and editorials that reach the general public;
  • Supporting the sanctuary with donor networking and grant writing as well as networking with local and university veterinarians to ensure the animals are receiving the best possible care.


  • D.V.M. or V.M.D. degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine or related science required; equivalent knowledge/experience in wildlife rehabilitation and captive wildlife preferred;
  • Experience in managing a diversity of species and a commitment to establishing the highest standards of care and welfare and a thorough knowledge of and commitment to animal protection;
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in routine veterinary surgery and medicine;
  • Experience in equine management including hoof, dental, and geriatric care is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing/implementing workflow and operational processes; facilitating and driving innovation; executing problem resolution; and, achieving results through mentoring, coaching, cross-functional coordination, and team development/management;
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a Texas state veterinary license;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of staff management practices and processes and the ability to establish accountabilities and expectations as well as knowledge of effective budget development;
  • A high level of confidence, integrity, interpersonal skills, and a professional executive presence for effectively interacting with and influencing others;
  • The ability to build and foster relationships;
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical skills, sound judgment and problem-solving;
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and issues, while meeting time sensitive deadlines and deliverables;
  • Demonstrated propensity to be creative, proactive, and self-motivated in the execution and completion of assigned accountabilities;
  • Business acumen, negotiation and mediation skills, and a demonstrated attention to detail and quality-focused outcomes;
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to translate information into a meaningful, understandable context and message;
  • Technical proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (i.e., WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Ability to work flexible schedule for monitoring recovery as needed and be on call for center emergencies.

Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is located in Murchison, TX.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or parental status or protected veteran status. EOE

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