Position: Full-time

The Director of Veterinary Medicine oversees the APA’s wellness clinic, shelter medicine, and spay/neuter surgeries. This position provides leadership to the clinic manager and veterinary team and is part of the organization’s senior leadership team. The APA has been serving pets for 100 years and our veterinary team has a rewarding impact on furthering our life-saving work. The APA Adoption Center cares for over 5,000 pets each year with industry best practices. This position provides treatment plans for sick and injured animals, performs spay and neuter surgeries, dentals, and other procedures. The director also oversees the APA’s wellness clinic which provides affordable access to wellness care for thousands of pets each year through the on-site wellness clinic and community vaccine clinics. The APA is expanding the surgery and clinic spaces and this position will influence the new space and equipment and has the exciting opportunity to help expand shelter medicine capabilities.

  • No overnights, holidays, or on-call
  • Flexible schedule options
  • Fulfilling, mission-based work
  • Starts at $100,000 annual salary
  • Simple IRA with match
  • EAP Program
  • Annual CE, membership, and licensure stipend
  • Eligible for non-profit student loan forgiveness programs
  • Comprehensive benefits package with generous paid time off

Must be licensed in the State of Missouri to practice veterinary medicine or ability to obtain MO license. Must have, or be qualified and eligible to obtain, a DEA license and MO BNDD license. Experience in the field of veterinary medicine required. Shelter medicine, high-quality high-volume surgical sterilization, and leadership experience preferred.

The Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) is an innovative and progressive leader in animal welfare, dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education, and creating programs beneficial to the human-animal bond. With a nearly 100-year history in the St. Louis region, the APA helps over 4,000 pets find safe loving homes each year. Thousands more are helped through wellness, outreach, and supportive programs that keep pets healthy and with the people who love them. 

The APA is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunities for employment, growth, and advancement in all areas of the organization.  The culture of the APA is built on trust, compassion, accountability, joy, support, and respect. We continually invest in the personal and professional growth of our team members and value innovation and new ideas that make it possible for us to meet the needs of the community we serve.

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