Careers at HAWS

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Applications can be obtained at:

701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188


Send resumes to:

Executive Director, P.O. Box 834, Waukesha, WI 53187-0834


When HAWS has an opening for employment, job descriptions are posted below. We look for individuals who have knowledge and experience with animals, are cooperative team players and interested in helping the shelter grow and develop. Our policy is to accept applications for open positions only. Please check often for new employment opportunities!

HAWS Open Positions:

Posting Date:  November 15, 2016

Veterinarian / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, Wisconsin (HAWS) is seeking a dedicated veterinarian to join their Spay / Neuter Clinic.

Each year HAWS, a non-profit organization established in 1965, assists 8,000 animals and welcomes more than 35,000 human visitors to our shelter. As an open admission shelter, HAWS accept animals regardless of age, health, temperament or breed. Our full service humane society offers programs and services that promote responsible pet ownership, preventing animal abuse and neglect in our community and beyond. HAWS promotes the humane care and treatment of all animals, and is actively working to build a No-Kill Community.

Join HAWS’ team of dedicated veterinarians and technical staff, working in a fast-paced and fun work environment. Enjoy a flexible schedule with no weekends at a collaborative, team-oriented humane society.



  • Provide quality medical care to both individual shelter residents and to pets in foster care, rescue group animals and to the pets of limited-income individuals within HAWS’ community.
  • Work with the team to develop necessary surgical protocols to continue providing quality standards for surgery on both shelter and community animals.
  • Some contact with the public is required, but is minimal compared to that in a private practice setting.

The right candidate will have strong surgical skills and interest in performing in a high volume spay/neuter surgical setting, with the option of having surgical variety by performing procedures based on ability such as orthopedics, dentistry, soft tissue and ophthalmic cases. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills, a positive and compassionate attitude, and be a self-motivated individual to work alongside management, staff, and volunteers.

Several years of surgical experience are preferred. Full and part time candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Requires a valid State License by Veterinary Exam Board / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited university.

Direct any questions to Lynn Olenik, HAWS Executive Director, at [email protected].
Please submit resume via email to [email protected].



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