Job Openings at CCHS

Shelter Veterinarian - Full-Time or Part-Time

CCHS seeks an experienced veterinarian with a passion for shelter medicine to join our staff.  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) could be a full-time or part-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 may 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 (dependent on full or part-time status):  Paid holidays and vacation time; an employee health insurance plan; and a Simple IRA plan for employees.


Approximate start date:  As soon as possible


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

Adoption Staff – full time

CCHS has an open position on the Adoption staff. This is a full time position, $10.00 per hour with benefits. Adoption staff members greet the public and assist our patrons in finding their next animal companion. Qualified candidates will be friendly, outgoing, and organized, and must have knowledge and/or experience related to pet ownership. Candidates also should be adept at using a computer and performing accurate data entry.

In addition to facilitating the adoption process, Adoption Staff members may be 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 some exposure to loud noise and strong chemicals/cleaning products. Experience handling animals is required.

Hours will include weekends and some holidays. Benefits of full-time employment include eligibility for the CCHS employee health insurance plan, paid vacation, 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. 

Medical Care Staff

CCHS is now accepting applications for a part-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.

Hours:  20 – 24 per week.  Starting pay:  $10.50/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.

Animal Care Staff

The Champaign County Humane Society seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual to join our animal care staff.  This is a full time position, $10.00 per hour with benefits.  Primary responsibilities include sanitization and maintenance of animal kennels and facilities, daily feeding, animal intakes, and data entry.  Other responsibilities include kennel enrichment and socialization of our animal residents.  This is a physically demanding position that may require heavy lifting, exposure to high noise levels, and exposure to cleaning chemicals.  Those interested in applying must have animal handling experience and be knowledgeable in animal behavior.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager, via email to

No phone calls, please.


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