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 have performed over 98,000 surgeries since opening in 2013, but we are so much more than just a spay/neuter clinic.
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 and join our team. Email a resume to, or call to chat at (319) 363-1225. 

Click here to learn more about Cedar Rapids and the surrounding communities
  • Awesome things about Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor and Iowa:
  • Three State Universities
  • Fantastic medical care with the University of Iowa Hospital and Stead Family Children’s Hospital
  • Large college sport following, especially football and basketball
    • Go Caitlin Clark!
  • Awesome bike trails and Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI)
  • Iowa Nice is a real thing!
  • Cedar Rapids (CR) is the City of Five Seasons with the 5 th season being time to enjoy life and find the beauty in every day
    • CR is the 2nd largest city in Iowa with 140,000 people
    • Cedar River runs through the downtown district
    • Reasonable cost of living – 9% lower than the national average
    • Affordable property costs – 28% lower than the national average
  • CR and surrounding communities (the corridor) are the fastest growing area in Iowa
  • Commuting is a breeze – no stop and go traffic
  • Iowa City is a 15-minute drive and offers diversity and night life
    • Arts festival
    • Jazz festival
    • Numerous other family-oriented activities
  • Outdoor activities
    • Boating/canoeing/kayaking
    • Camping/Glamping
    • Hiking/cross country skiing
    • Wildlife is plentiful/birdwatching
    • Dog parks and animal friendly events
  • Rescue/Shelter friendly with more than 20 animal welfare organizations in the corridor.
  • A day trip to Des Moines, the State’s Capitol or to Prairie City which is home to the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge (rated #1 in the United States)
  • Just a four-hour drive to Chicago and St Louis

Awesome things about Iowa Humane Alliance:

  • First HVHQLC Spay/Neuter Clinic in Iowa
  • Mission oriented: To promote and provide affordable, high quality spay and neuter services to end companion animal overpopulation in Eastern Iowa.
  • Nonprofit organization that utilizes grants to subsidize the cost of surgery for 35% of their clients.
  • Excellent reputation with a 4.8 star google rating with over 400 reviews.
  • Tremendous community support and donor base including an endowment fund.
  • Expanded our clinic and remodeled existing areas in 2020. The clinic is 4,800 square foot with 3 surgery tables in the surgical suite, 3 prep tables, separate dog and cat holding areas, large main lobby, and a breakroom.

Available position:
            Spay/Neuter Surgical Veterinarian with advancement opportunities

Spay Neuter Surgical Veterinarian

IHA would prefer a candidate wanting a full-time position with surgical experience, but this is not a requirement. Graduates preferring on-site mentoring and training or individuals seeking a flexible part-time position are encouraged to apply.

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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 medical standard is 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

A full-time position pays a salary range of $105,000-$145,000, compensating for relevant experience and 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 of paid vacation which increases with longevity
  • membership to a national organization
  • access to Veterinary Information Network (VIN)
  • reimbursement for costs incurred relating to CE hours ($500/year)
  • at-cost pet care/prescriptions
  • paid licensing fees/liability insurance
  • stipend for health insurance
  • training through ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance Program in Asheville, NC.

We are an open-minded organization, all benefits are negotiable.

A typical day is 8 hours (between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm), Monday – Friday, although we would consider a 4-day week. Responsibilities would include:

  • Become proficient (within 3-6 months of hire) at performing 30 – 40 spay/neuter surgeries during a normal workday.
    • 8-10 canine surgeries of varying ages and weights of either sex
    • 25-30 feline surgeries with approximately 40% being community cats during peak season
    • rabbit surgeries are optional – training would be provided if you were interested in learning
  • Pre-surgical and post-surgical exams.
  • Surgical recheck appointments.

IHA believes that individuals will act in the best interest of animals when given the necessary resources and demonstrates care and compassion to all.

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