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 and demonstrates a nonjudgmental approach when networking with animal welfare organizations, municipal shelters, rescues, community cat caretakers, and pet parents. This, along with practicing our core values every day, has made Iowa Humane Alliance a successful and quickly growing organization.


Our regional clinic, located in Cedar Rapids, is the first of its kind in Iowa and we routinely accomplish our goal of performing 55-60 surgeries per day. Since opening in 2013, we have spayed or neutered over 80,000 animals, addressing the pet overpopulation crisis.

We are an ambitious team that prides ourselves in providing stellar customer service and superb patient care in an efficient manner throughout a bustling workday. If you aspire to be part of something bigger and want to feel like you make a difference everyday, then please consider a rewarding career with advancement opportunities described below.

Spay Neuter Surgical Veterinarian

Iowa Humane Alliance (IHA) is a mission driven, non-profit organization that focuses on high-volume, low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries. IHA’s regional clinic is in Cedar Rapids Iowa and offers services to pet owners, 30+ shelter/rescue partners, and community cat caretakers. Communication and consistency create an efficient workflow enabling our team to routinely perform 50-60 surgeries per day. 


  • Perform 35 spay neuter surgeries in a normal workday
    • 10 canine surgeries of varying sexes and weights
    • 25 feline surgeries with approximately 40% being community cats
  • Pre-surgical exams, recheck appointments, and post-surgical exams.
  • Perform all surgical duties adhering to IHA’s standardized techniques and protocols
    • Standard of care – all patients are treated as individuals and should receive the highest quality of care. Considerations when evaluating for surgery
      • Stress and pain levels
      • Anesthetic risk
      • Post-surgical complication concerns
      • Quality of life
    • Drug protocol
    • Surgical guidelines
      • Right flank spay technique for all female felines
      • Canine castration is scrotal, closed cord technique with deep SQ closure only
      • All patients receive a tattoo
      • Community cats receive an ear tip
    • Safety protocol

This position pays a salary range of $95,000-$105,000, compensating for relevant experience. Benefits include: 6 paid holidays, paid vacation which increases with longevity, membership to a national organization, reimbursement for costs incurred relating to CE hours, at-cost pet care/prescriptions, and a stipend for health insurance. A typical day is 8-8 ½ hours (between 8 am-5 pm) Monday – Friday. We would prefer a candidate with relevant experience, but it is not a requirement. We are open-minded, flexible, and willing to train on-site at our clinic.

Iowa Humane Alliance has a nonjudgmental approach when interacting with our clientele 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 stacy@iowahumanealliance.org.

Iowa Humane Alliance offers a competitive wage that compensates for experience. Our full-time benefits include: 6 paid holidays, 1 week of paid vacation, and a week of paid time off which increases with longevity. Health and dental insurance is also available with Iowa Humane Alliance contributing a monthly stipend. We encourage our staff members to attend training for individual growth and development as well as team building opportunities. Other benefits may include tuition reimbursement and contributions to a simple IRA.