Career Opportunities

Careers with Iowa Humane Alliance

Iowa Humane Alliance is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that focuses on high-volume, affordable, best practice spay and neuter surgeries at our Cedar Rapids regional clinic located in Iowa. America’s Heartland. We demonstrate a nonjudgmental approach when networking with our 25+ shelter and rescue partners, community cat caretakers, and pet parents. This, along with practicing our core values every day, has made Iowa Humane Alliance a successful organization that our community supports and relies on.

IHA’s clinic is a unique entity that introduced animal caretakers to new opportunities by providing high-quality care at an affordable price. Our rescue and shelter partners now have a consistent and reliable spay/neuter provider. Colony overseers now have an affordable solution to humanely controlling community cat populations. Pet owners living in under-resourced neighborhoods now have access to provide the basic care that all pets deserve.

As Iowa’s first high-volume clinic, we routinely accomplish our goal of performing 35 – 50 surgeries per day and since opening in 2013, we have spayed or neutered over 93,000 animals. We are so much more than just a spay/neuter clinic though.
We are an ambitious team that prides ourselves on providing stellar customer service and superb patient care, going above and beyond for those that need us. If you aspire to be part of something bigger and want to make a difference every day, then please consider  a rewarding career with advancement opportunities as described below.

Spay Neuter Surgical Veterinarian


  • Become proficient at performing 35 spay neuter surgeries during a normal workday
    • 10 canine surgeries of varying ages and weights of either sex
    • 25 feline surgeries with approximately 40% being community cats during peak seasons
    • 4 rabbit surgeries per week (optional – training would be provided if you were interested in learning)
  • Pre-surgical and post-surgical exams.

IHA provides you with our protocols and a trained medical team to support you.
Our drug protocol charts are easy to interpret and have proven to be effective and safe.
Our surgical protocol will provide guidelines regarding approach and technique based on the patient’s weight and age.
We are safety-minded and train our team with the necessary equipment to keep humans and animals safe.
IHA’s standard of care believes that all patients should be treated as individuals and receive quality care. Our team evaluates each situation on a case-by-case basis and considers these variables when determining a surgical candidate.

  • Ability to control stress level and manage pain
  • Anesthetic risk
  • Post-surgical concerns/follow-up
  • Caretaker’s abilities and resources
  • Quality of life

This position pays a salary range of $105,000-$145,000, compensating for relevant experience. Benefits may include;

  • sign-on bonus and/or relocation costs of $5,000
  • repayment of student loans (eligible for over $10,000 during initial 18 month period)
  • 6 paid holidays
  • 3 weeks paid vacation which increases with longevity
  • membership to a national organization
  • reimbursement for costs incurred relating to CE hours
  • at-cost pet care/prescriptions
  • stipend for health insurance

A typical day is 8 hours (8 am – 4 pm) Monday – Friday, although we would consider a 4-day week. We would prefer a candidate wanting a full-time position with surgical experience, but this is not a requirement. Graduates or individuals seeking a part-time position are encouraged to apply.  We are open-minded, flexible, and willing to train on-site at our clinic and negotiate benefits.

IHA believes that individuals will act in the best interest of animals when given the necessary resources and demonstrates care and compassion to all. If you’re interested in a rewarding position, helping our team address the pet overpopulation crisis at the root cause, please email a cover letter and resume to

Advancement opportunities:

Assistant Medical Director position with responsibilities including:

  • Evaluating drug, surgical, and safety protocols
  • Hiring and training new veterinarians
  • Offer medical support team advanced training sessions
  • Evaluate surgical flow and efficiency

Wellness Program position with responsibilities including:

  • Collaborate with shelter/rescue partners to identify their wellness needs
  • Develop wellness protocol
  • Administer services to shelter/rescue partners

If you feel that you would be a good fit for our medical support or administrative team for a future date and believe in our mission, please send a cover letter and resume to