Career Opportunities

at Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary


We are seeking a compassionate, experienced veterinarian to join our medical team. This position involves providing comprehensive medical care to the ~120 sanctuary residents and the ~400 dogs in our forever foster network.

Ideal candidate will have a passion for senior dogs, a strong skill set, confidence, and be a team player.

This is a full-time position with no after hour emergencies. Weekend hours, and on-call for phone consults after hours required. Benefits include paid vacation/holidays, 401k. medical and dental benefits.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Examine, diagnose, and prescribe treatment of sanctuary dogs and dogs in forever foster network
  • Act as a liaison for visiting doctors (internist, surgeon, acupuncture, chiropractor)
  • Conduct general surgery including spay/neuter, growth removal, enucleation, dental procedures
  • Assist with on-site conferences
  • Interest in physical therapy and rehabilitation a plus
  • Perform euthanasia when appropriate
  • Formulate diet plans
  • Provide training to new employees


  • 4 years of experience
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the state of TN
  • Ability to perform surgery independently and complete full medical work-ups
  • Willingness to work with volunteers


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Applications for this position are being received via Indeed.


Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary offers a competitive compensation package, including comprehensive healthcare benefits starting at full-time employment, 401(k) and matching 401(k) program, and an accrual of PTO.