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Veterinary Assistant (Part-time)

Salary:  $17.91 - $24.44 Hourly

Application Deadline:  April 13, 2020

 

The mission of the Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau is to provide public safety and the humane treatment of animals to nearly 600,000 residents in five cities. Through a unique private/public partnership, the Bureau operates one of the finest shelters in the State of California, promoting best practices in herd health management. With a staff of over 50 employees and an annual operating budget of over $4.8 million, the Bureau will care for more than 6,000 live animals in 2020.

 

The Animal Care Services Bureau is seeking qualified candidates interested in applying for a part-time Veterinary Assistant (Animal Control Officer I-NC) position.  There is currently one (1) part-time opening.  Scheduled hours may vary by week on an as-needed basis, but these positions typically work up to 28 hours per week, including weekends and holidays.  Day shifts are typically assigned, but occasional evenings are required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Communicate and document animal medical-related issues with a veterinarian and/or the registered veterinarian technician on duty;

  • Administer medications and other treatments under the direction of the veterinarian;

  • Administer vaccines and microchips;

  • Assist with preparation and monitoring of patients during surgery;

  • Wash, feed, and care for impounded animals;

  • Assist euthanasia and the disposal of animals;

  • Clean kennels, cages, and buildings;

  • Perform other related duties as required.

For requirements and to apply, please visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/longbeach.  For questions, please contact Jessica.Martinez@longbeach.gov. (Posted 3/30/20)

Animal Care Associate

We love pets, but they aren’t the best arbiters for their own cause.  Don’t worry, they’re not offended by that.  They give us endless love, compassion, loyalty and cuddles.  It’s our end of the bargain to give them food, shelter, protection and endless tummy rubs.  That’s why it’s our mission to put pets in homes and keep them there - because all pets are meant to be with good people.

We are not your ordinary non-profit. We prefer to think of ourselves as an innovative and mission-driven social enterprise. If you can’t tell by now - we like to think outside of the box. And if you do too, we’ll probably be a great match. We are just regular people that have an extreme passion for pets and an idea to change the world for them. As an Animal Care Associate, you'll be responsible for the highest quality of care possible for patients pre and post spay/neuter surgery and for the wellness of all the animals in our care. 

(Posted 3/12/20)

Doggy Day Care Attendant, part-time

Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop is a unique store with a mission – Saving Pets. Enriching Lives. We offer pet adoptions, pet supplies, grooming and dog daycare, all in one location. All of our pets come from local shelters and as a nonprofit, all of the sales go back into programs to save more pets. Join us in making a difference for pets and pet owners!

In this role you’ll get to interact with a lot of people, pets, and personalities. But that’s okay, because that’s what makes you thrive. You can handle a lot of things coming at you at once. You’re probably really good at whack-a-mole. We expect you will work hard and play hard. Collaboration is the way we work best. We believe that a multitude of creative minds working together makes all the difference.

(Posted 3/12/20)

Groomer, part-time

Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop is a unique store with a mission – Saving Pets. Enriching Lives. We offer pet adoptions, pet supplies, grooming and dog daycare, all in one location. All of our pets come from local shelters and as a nonprofit, all of the sales go back into programs to save more pets. Join us in making a difference for pets and pet owners! 

We are not your ordinary non-profit. We prefer to think of ourselves as an innovative and mission-driven social enterprise. If you can’t tell by now - we like to think outside of the box. And if you do too, we’ll probably be a great match. We are just regular people that have an extreme passion for pets and an idea to change the world for them. In this position, you’ll get to work with a lot of people, pets, and personalities. That means bringing your A-game to work - because there probably won’t be a dull moment. You’ll get to make sure that all client pets return home feeling pampered and looking fabulous.

(Posted 3/12/20)

Vet Tech

We love pets, but they aren’t the best arbiters for their own cause.  Don’t worry, they’re not offended by that.  They give us endless love, compassion, loyalty and cuddles.  It’s our end of the bargain to give them food, shelter, protection and endless tummy rubs.  That’s why it’s our mission to put pets in homes and keep them there - because all pets are meant to be with good people.

We are not your ordinary non-profit. We prefer to think of ourselves as an innovative and mission-driven social enterprise. If you can’t tell by now - we like to think outside of the box. And if you do too, we’ll probably be a great match. We are just regular people that have an extreme passion for pets and an idea to change the world for them. As a Vet Tech, you'll be responsible for the highest quality of care possible for patients pre and post spay/neuter surgery and for the wellness of all the animals in our care.

(Posted 3/12/20)

Development Coordinator

The Santa Barbara Humane Society has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Development Coordinator.
Located along the gorgeous central California coast and just 95 miles from Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara
Humane Society (SBHS) is currently in an exciting phase of growth having recently merged with the Santa Maria
Valley Humane Society and now operating two campuses to serve Santa Barbara County. Programs include
animal adoption services, veterinary clinics, humane education and outreach, dog training classes, and boarding
services.
The Development Coordinator provides administrative and organizational fundraising support and is responsible
for the accuracy and integrity of the Humane Society’s fundraising database (Donor Perfect).
The ideal candidate has experience with Q-Give, Donor Perfect, Slack, & Asana; is proficient in Microsoft Office
and CRM software; has strong critical thinking, planning, execution and multitasking skills and demonstrated
ability to reprioritize duties and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• A sincere interest in supporting and advocating for the philosophies, policies, and mission of the Santa
Barbara Humane Society, a Socially Conscious Shelter.
• Bachelors’ Degree, preferably in Public Relations or Communication Science, and minimum 3 years of
experience in a related field
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and CRM software (e.g. Donor Perfect)
• Strong critical thinking, planning, execution and multitasking skills and demonstrated ability to reprioritize
duties and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills, extreme attention to detail and ability to work both
independently and as part of a team.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Available to work evening and weekends as needed.
• Valid CA. Driver’s License and insurable driving record.
Apply:
Cover letter and resume to HR@sbhumanesociety.org. No phone calls please. (Posted 3/12/20)

Communications Coordinator

RedRover, Sacramento

Full-time, Non-Exempt (35 Hours per Week)

Starting Annual Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

 

The Communications Coordinator will implement communication strategies, track and analyze communication and marketing data and assist in the creation and coordination of social media content and graphic design. A bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications or other relevant area with two years of communications experience is preferred. Knowledge and experience with graphic design, photography and video software preferred, such as: InDesign, Canva, Photoshop and other Adobe Suite software.

 

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, Vacation, Holiday, Sick time, eligible for 7% employer-paid Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) after one year and annual Companion Animal Allowance to help pay for family vet emergencies.

 

Email a cover letter and resume to employment@RedRover.org with “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. (Posted 3/12/20)

Animal Care Assistant

ANIMAL CARE ASSISTANT

Annual Salary $34,546 - $46,308 + excellent benefits

 

The City of Elk Grove is looking for enthusiastic individuals who are driven and responsible, to join our team of talented employees at our state-of-the-art Animal Shelter. Animal Care Assistants are an integral part of the team who help maintain the standards of care for our shelter animals and work in the receiving, care, and disposition of animals.

 

The incumbents will perform duties in support of the City’s Animal Shelter including the care and socialization of housed animals; maintains records regarding animal well-being; assists the public with claiming lost animals and adoptions; and performs related duties as assigned.

 

The ideal candidates will have a minimum six months of experience involving the handling and care of a large number of animals in an animal care/protection agency, humane society, veterinarian office, or law enforcement agency.

The purpose of this recruitment is to fill two (2) vacancies and to establish an eligibility list for future vacancies.

The City offers a competitive salary and generous benefit package including CalPERS retirement benefits, a deferred compensation match and more.

Filing Deadline: March 20, 2020 5:00 PM (Posted 3/12/20)

Associate Veterinarian

We are a high-volume, low-cost veterinary clinic providing care to the shelter animals of Butte Humane Society as well as services to the public including: spay and neuter, preventative and wellness care, diagnostics, dental cleanings, and minor surgical procedures. We are currently seeking a positive, confident, compassionate, and dedicated full-time veterinarian to join our team. 

The Associate Veterinarian will work under the Chief Medical Director and Clinic Manager to meet/exceed our clinic goals. Must be a skilled team player able to thrive in a fast paced environment. Duties include high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgery, patient exams, overseeing medical care/needs of shelter animals, overseeing medical/sanitation protocols and assisting with team training and support.

BHS is breaking ground in June 2020 on a 25,000 square foot facility that will include an adoption/rescue center, humane education center as well as a state-of-the art veterinary clinic to provide affordable veterinary care to Butte County and beyond. Join us as we grow into our new home, making a positive impact on animal welfare in northern California.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform all preoperative exams determine patient’s ability to withstand surgery.

  • Perform all surgical procedures or other medical procedures as required in a competent, safe and efficient manner.

  • Supervise surgical veterinary technicians, surgical veterinary assistants and ROP and other applicable volunteers to maximize the quantity and quality of services provided.

  • Examine animals post-op as necessary to ensure appropriate healing.

  • Inoculate animals and provide recommendations for follow up care.

  • Carry out the shelter medicine program as set by our Veterinary Director for care and treatment of shelter animals.

  • Oversight of veterinary technicians and assistants for medical protocol including, but not limited to disease control program for prevention of infectious/zoonotic disease and treatment of animals in Butte Humane Society’s care.

  • To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter. (Posted 3/12/20)

Shelter Manager

The Santa Barbara Humane Society is seeking a Shelter Manager for its North Campus located in Santa Maria, CA. This is a full-time, exempt, position offering generous benefits and a competitive salary. Santa Barbara Humane Society recently merged with the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society and now operates two animal shelters and low-cost veterinary clinics serving all of Santa Barbara County. Constructed in 2013, the Humane Society’s North Campus placed over 1200 cats and dogs into new homes last year.
Responsible for ensuring day-to-day animal and client care standards and supervision of staff and
volunteers assigned to shelter operations, the Shelter Manager will work with an experienced team,
including the VP of Veterinary Medicine, Dog Trainer, and Intake & Transfer Coordinator, to significantly
increase animal intake and adoptions by coordinating flow, adoption-driven capacity, and client care.

● A sincere interest in supporting and advocating for the philosophies, policies, and mission of the Santa Barbara Humane Society, a Socially Conscious Shelter.
● Bachelor's Degree (BA) from four-year accredited college or university, or three to five years of related industry/supervisory experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
● Excellent client service and organizational skills; ability to multi-task and supervise various assignments within a busy work environment
● Able to work weekends, holidays, and early morning shifts
● Knowledge of animal breeds, health, behavior, and safe animal handling, preferably within an animal shelter environment; knowledge of Fear Free handling techniques.
● Knowledge of proper animal shelter sanitation and disease prevention protocols.
● Able to lift 50 lbs.

Resume and cover letter to HR@SBHumaneSociety.org. Complete job description available upon request. (Posted 3/12/20)

Communications & Design Specialist

The Communications & Design Specialist is responsible for developing engaging and innovative on
brand print, video and web collateral for the Humane Society’s adoption, fundraising, and marketing
campaigns and coordinating the organization’s social media strategy.
The ideal candidate is Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud including Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro,
Illustrator, etc. and has excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram,
Google+ and other social media best practices and strong understanding of social media KPIs.
Requirements:
• A sincere interest in supporting and advocating for the philosophies, policies, and mission of the
Santa Barbara Humane Society, a Socially Conscious Shelter.
• Bachelor’s degree or minimum 5 years experience in related field.
• Minimum 2 years graphic design experience; solid knowledge in design and visual principles.
• Experience in web design and publishing.
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects at one time.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills; ability to contribute to communication
elements.
• Position requires ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Apply:
Please submit examples of work (link to a website or attachments are fine), cover letter, and resume to
HR@sbhumanesociety.org. No phone calls please. (Posted3/12/20)

Animal Shelter Supervisor

The Shelter Supervisor assists the Shelter Managers with the overall supervision of the animal care staff and customer care staff at our Oakland and Dublin facilities ensuring excellent animal and client care including, but not limited to general husbandry, enrichment and veterinary or behavior interventions. This position coordinates internal animal transports, manages the cleanliness and orderliness of all animal areas and workspaces, and assists with ordering supplies with the goal of maximizing the use of our space and increasing our processing efficiency. The Shelter Supervisor shares responsibility for the recruitment, scheduling, training, development and coaching of staff at both facilities. This position is a key leadership role and is expected to continuously improve the shelter experience for both our clients and the animals in our care.

(Posted 3/12/20)

Shelter Veterinarian

The Shelter Veterinarian supports East Bay SPCA’s mission to eliminate overpopulation and improve animal welfare. The Shelter Veterinarian is responsible for providing comprehensive care, treatment and surgical services for the animals entering the East Bay SPCA shelters. This position provides guidance to staff and volunteers in relation to shelter medicine. The Shelter Veterinarian works closely with the medical support staff, shelter team, foster parents, volunteers and the clinical veterinary service team.

(Posted 3/12/20)

Animal Services Officer

The Animal Services Officer responds to all animal-related calls, complaints, investigations and other animal-related activities throughout Marin. They are responsible for enforcing local and state laws concerning the care and control of animals both wild and domestic by professionally communicating with the public. They provide humane treatment of animals including euthanasia of wildlife that cannot be rehabilitated, and transportation of a variety of animal species throughout the County of Marin.  He/she is accountable for accomplishing department goals, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and supporting the mission, goals and philosophy of Marin Humane.

 

For more information and to view a complete job description, please visit our website at www.marinhumane.org (Posted 3/12/20)

Animal Care Supervisor – NEW position!!

The primary responsibility of the Animal Care Supervisor is the oversight and supervision of the Placer SPCA animal care staff and operations.  Supervises animal care technicians, ensures a clean, safe, and organized environment for the animals in care, strives to meet all five freedoms for each species of animal in care, and assists with other shelter operations tasks as assigned. 

 

The Placer SPCA is an extremely progressive non-profit animal sheltering/animal welfare organization providing quality care to as many as 4,000 animals every year. 

(Posted 3/12/20)

Animal Services Officer

Fresno Humane Animal Services serves the County of Fresno and is seeking an Animal Services Officer to perform a wide range of field services. The team is responsible for responding to reports of pets, livestock and wildlife in need, investigating reports of potential rabies exposures and dangerous animals, and seeking compliance of animal-related ordinances, codes, and laws.

This position will investigate complaints, transports animals to a designated shelter; prepare written reports, provide public information and education to citizens and community groups.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to effectively communicate and maintain relationships with the public and coworkers. Fresno Humane is an engagement-based organization that's looking to improve the lives of the humans and their pets residing in and around Fresno County.

The purpose of this recruitment is to fill a current vacancy and to establish an eligibility list for future vacancies.

 

Please visit www.fresnohumane.org to learn more about the organization.

Please contact trockhold@fresnohumane.org for more information and how to apply.

(Posted 2/27/20)

Veterinarian

Manages, organizes, directs, and reviews all aspects of veterinary services for the Department of Animal Care and Regulation. Under general direction, incumbents perform veterinary work involved in inspection, investigation, diagnosis, prevention, control, treatment and eradication of contagious and infectious diseases of animals; oversee the work of staff who assist with animal health or euthanasia procedures; and represent the County on the care and treatment of animals and pets.

$100,766.88 - $122,461.20 Annually

There is an additional 3.35% Management Differential which is added to the posted salary for this class.

Closing date: 4/10/2020 5:00 PM Pacific (Posted 2/14/20)

Director

The Director of OC Animal Care position will be responsible for the strategic development, administrative objectives and operational practices of the Department.  The position will balance the animal-centered programming of the facility with the business development needs of the organization. 

The ideal candidate will possess extensive management experience demonstrating their ability to plan, organize, and direct the overall operations, services and activities of OCAC, including comprehensive knowledge of animal control, sheltering and animal care services (or other similarly complex operation or program).

The most qualified candidates will also demonstrate exceptional leadership and management skills with a thorough understanding of public administration, fiscal management and budgeting practices; the ability to manage complex issues, collaboratively resolve conflict, and improve and implement best management/operations practices.
Candidates should have at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as described above.  A Bachelor's Degree or higher in Public Administration, Business Administration, Animal Care, or related field is preferred for this position. $100,588.80 - $176,633.60 Annually

(Posted 2/13/20)

Senior Animal Control Officer

The Senior Animal Control Officer, reporting to the Animal Services Manager, patrols assigned areas enforcing state and local laws regarding stray, dangerous and nuisance domestic and wild animals, captures animals, investigates complaints, and serves as a quarantine officer, provides lead direction to animal control officers, may feed and monitor domestic and wild animals held at the shelter, and performs related work as assigned. This is an advanced journey-level classification in animal control, responsible for enforcing applicable regulations in a civilian capacity with limited peace officer authorities. 

Closing Date/Time:Mon. 02/24/20 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary:$36.49 - $38.67 hourly

(Posted 2/10/20)
 

Humane Educator

The Santa Barbara Humane Society is seeking a Humane Educator to develop and implement
presentations and activities designed to teach the humane treatment of animals, strengthen
the human-animal bond, and promote Santa Barbara Humane Society county-wide services and
programs. The position is based at our South County campus.
Job Summary:
Develop and present humane-related educational curriculum for adults and children;
coordinate summer and holiday camps; coordinate Pet Therapy visits; and assist with outreach
events. (Posted 2/10/20)

Santa Cruz Co Animal Services

Animal Services Shelter Manager
SALARY: $6,295 - 7,640 / Month

Filing deadline: February 14, 2020

Supervises and coordinates the work of staff engaged in animal care activities and client services in the Authority’s animal shelters; • Interprets and enforces State and County laws pertaining to the care and sheltering of animals; • Possesses a thorough knowledge of the requirements and procedures for the safe and humane keeping of animals and shelter management techniques; • Supervises staff involved in the receiving, assessment, medical treatment, custodial care, adoption, humane euthanasia of unwanted animals and dealing with clients; • Provides assistance to the community in resolving animal problems, including overpopulation of domestic animals; and • Acts for the Animal Services Authority General Manager during periods of absence.

Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement!
The County of Santa Cruz offers a generous benefits package that includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits!

(Posted 2/9/20)

Senior Animal Services Officer

The City of Rancho Cucamonga is hiring for the position of Senior Animal Services Officer.  The position is responsible for overseeing the Field Services Division including selecting, training, scheduling and supervising the work of the Animal Service Officers, Dispatchers and the animal licensing program.  The perfect candidate would have excellent customer service and communication skills, would be great at multitasking, is compassionate and empathetic towards people and their pets, is a problem solver, a natural leader, and has a strong animal control background.  For a detailed job description and to apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofrc.  First review of applications is February 20, 2020. (Posted 2/7/20)

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