"Quote will go right here and can be a full sentence if you like." Dr. Elaine Jordan

“Each day I wake up knowing I’ll be saving animal lives and treating conditions that are beyond what most shelters can consider. There’s nothing more rewarding.” Dr. Elaine Jordan

Sun, sand, surf and saving lives! We’re looking for registered veterinary technicians who have a call to help homeless animals for our Oceanside Campus location. We offer a competitive compensation package and a relaxed and friendly work-place in the beautiful coastal city of Oceanside.

Our Veterinary Medical team offers full medical examinations, vaccinations and microchipping, diagnostic testing and dental procedures, and is equipped to treat animals with allergies, orthopedic conditions and life-threatening injuries.

Join our dedicated veterinary medical team at San Diego Humane Society where you’ll receive:

  • Generous paid time off and your birthday as a holiday
  • Continuing education and professional development
  • Fully paid benefits and a generous retirement savings plan
  • 70 degree weather all year round with easy access to several beaches

RECENT cases treated by our veterinary Medical team

At 3-months old, Princess received lifesaving heart surgery, thanks to San Diego Humane Society’s medical team.

Rico & Queen
These puppies were treated for parvo and given a second chance at San Diego Humane Society.

After being shot with a BB gun, San Diego Humane Society’s veterinarians removed the pellet from Scooter’s spine, giving him a chance to walk once again.

Elf arrived with trauma to his abdomen and a fractured pelvis – we believe from being dropped by a bird of prey. The medical team mended this sweet bunny’s injuries and now he has a “job” bringing joy to people in need through our Pet-Assisted Therapy program.

Western Gull
This Western Gull received lifesaving medical care after a fishing hook became lodged in his eye. Once fully recovered, he was released back into his natural habitat.

The Pilar & Chuck Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine

  • More than shelter medicine, you will be a part of a larger mission to save the life of every healthy and treatable animal in San Diego County.
  • Five medical centers comprise The Pilar & Chuck Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine.
  • Teaching Hospital: Our Medical team is committed to providing fourth year veterinary students of UC Davis or Western University with a comprehensive rotation further refining clinical skills and competencies. For those seeking more of a mentorship position, we are proud to offer internship opportunities, as well.

Our Medical teams are lead by

dr-cynthia-mitchell-1Cynthia Mitchell, DVM
Medical Director

As Medical Director of San Diego Humane Society, Dr. Cynthia Mitchell overseas the team of veterinarians who provide lifesaving specialized surgeries, progressive treatments and long-term care and rehabilitation for animal patients in the care of San Diego Humane Society.

Dr. Mitchell received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of California-Davis, and completed an internship at the Animal Specialty Group in San Diego.  She also has advanced training and experience in Emergency and Critical Care as well as gaining experience in teaching and management of veterinary interns.

Dr. Mitchell joined San Diego Humane Society in 2010. With her extensive background and passion, she has made it her mission to further enhance the medical offerings of San Diego Humane Society and support vital education programs related to shelter medicine in the veterinary field.


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