Shelter Veterinarian

Job Posting: Shelter Veterinarian

(Full-time, Part-Time and Relief/Fill-In Available)

Want to work for one of the most progressive, effective, and innovative animal shelters in the country? Do YOU believe in “Solutions, Not Excuses” when it comes to lifesaving? Kansas City Pet Project is looking for Full Time, Part Time and/or Relief Veterinarians to help care for the more than 10,000 animals entering the shelter each year. Who is Kansas City Pet Project?

  • Winner of the Petco Foundation’s national 2018 Unsung Hero Award for our Director of Shelter Operation’s lifesaving work in our shelter’s parvo ward.
  • Winner of a 2018 Maddie’s Hero Award from Maddies’ Fund for our CEO & Chief Lifesaving Officer, Teresa Johnson.
  • Winner of the first ever Paul Jolly Compassion Award in 2014 from the Petco Foundation for our compassion for animals that made a lifesaving difference in our community.
  • Winner of the ASPCA’s Community Engagement Award for 2014 as the shelter who best engaged their community in saving lives.
  • Named in 2015 as Kansas City’s Best Nonprofit by KC Magazine and Best Place to Adopt a Pet by 435 Magazine.
  • Made history in Kansas City by officially achieving “No-Kill” status within 6 months of taking over operations of the city’s municipal shelter in 2012 – becoming the 3rd largest open admission, No-Kill animal shelter in the United States, and creating the largest (and only open admission) No-Kill municipal animal shelter in the State of Missouri.

And we’re just getting started! Our new state-of-the-art 54,000 sq. ft. Kansas City Campus for Animal Care – home to KC Pet Project – is currently under construction in Kansas City (scheduled to open in late 2019) and will include a Fear Free shelter veterinary hospital design located on 17 acres in a beautiful park setting adjacent to the Kansas City Zoo, Starlight Amphitheater, and Lakeside Nature Center. Come join our shelter’s lifesaving medical team.

Job Type:

Full-time, Part-Time, Relief


  • $80,000.00 to $100,000.00/year for Full-time;
  • $45/hr – $55/hr for Part-time and Relief

Please send resumes and/or letter of inquiry to Gail Longstaff at