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SHELTER VETERINARIAN & FORENSICS SPECIALIST – ANIMAL FRIENDS, INC.
Animal Friends Inc, is looking for a full or part-time Shelter Veterinarian who is interested in providing much needed support to criminal investigations conducted by our Humane Investigations team. We offer a competitive compensation package including generous PTO and a healthy work-life balance. This position will not only help drive our progressive standard of care that sets the bar for no-kill shelter medicine, but will also provide the medical expertise needed to help identify, collect and assess evidence from animals and their environment in order to aid in the ultimate goal of putting an end to animal cruelty and abuse. Animal Friends’ Humane Investigations Team handles over 1,000 calls each year from individuals reporting suspected animal neglect and cruelty. Over the years Animal Friends has garnered national attention for handling large scale rescues in our region. Yet our work goes beyond the initial rescue. With each new case comes a different set of unique challenges – ranging from medical and behavior, to court holds, managing population health and everything in between. Please visit our website thinkingoutsidethecage.org/careers or contact Stacey End at 412-847-7055/ email@example.com for more information.
SHELTER VETERINARIAN – ANIMAL FRIENDS, INC.
Build your veterinary career with Animal Friends Inc while helping us create a more humane and compassionate world for every animal friend. Our Shelter Medicine team provides advocacy and lifesaving care for our homeless animal residents. Whether they are with us for days, weeks, months or even years, our level of commitment to the dogs, cats and rabbits in our care is unwavering. Veterinarians are key in driving our progressive standard of care that sets the bar for no-kill shelter medicine. In return we offer a competitive compensation package including generous PTO and a healthy work-life balance. Please visit our website thinkingoutsidethecage.org/careers or contact Stacey End at 412-847-7055/ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ANIMAL AND CUSTOMER CARE TECHNICIAN – BUCKS COUNTY SPCA
Location: Lahaska and Quakertown, PA
The Bucks County SPCA is looking for a part time Animal and Customer Care Technician at the Quakertown shelter. Primary job responsibilities include animal care, customer service, general housekeeping, and basic office functions. They will ensure that animals are fed and exercised daily according to shelter procedures and veterinarian’s instructions. They will also need to provide excellent customer service and assist in adoptions and intakes. Includes holiday hours.
STAFF VETERINARIAN – BUCKS COUNTY SPCA
Location: Split time between Lahaska and Quakertown, PA
The Shelter Medicine program is a key component in the BCSPCA’s lifesaving efforts. The Staff Veterinarian is an integral member of the Shelter Medicine department, bringing his/her knowledge of shelter animal care, shelter animal health management and surgical expertise to the team. The Staff Veterinarian will be responsible for performing surgical procedures (primarily spay/neuter of cats, dogs and rabbits) and physical examinations on healthy and sick shelter animals. This position requires knowledge of and an interest in Shelter Medicine.
The Staff Veterinarian position is an exempt, full time, 40 hours per week position, which includes one day on the weekend. This position is split between our Lahaska and Quakertown shelters.
CLINIC TECHNICIAN – BUCKS COUNTY SPCA
Location: Lahaska, PA
The Clinic Technician is responsible for assisting the Veterinarian in surgery and with medical examinations. This person will function as the primary technician at our Lahaska facility, leading the tech team on surgery and on non-surgery days. The Clinic Technician is responsible for performing daily medical rounds and weekly shelter rounds with a member of the Operations team. They will assist with
the public clinic, particularly in the absence of the Clinic Manager, and serve as a back-up for appointment making, reminder phone calls, and triaging post-operative concerns. The Clinic Technician will also be assigned to perform basic animal care and husbandry, initial physical examinations for incoming animals, vaccinate and medicate shelter animals and schedule animals for examinations as needed.
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ASSISTANT – BUCKS COUNTY SPCA
Location: Split time between Lahaska and Quakertown, PA
Bucks County SPCA is hiring for a full-time team member on our Animal Behavior team. This person will split their time between our shelters in Lahaska and Quakertown. The essential functions of this job will require the applicant to be comfortable with shelter animals with an unknown history, including some who may be aggressive. Animal evaluations, training to help with adoption placement, behavior modification and environmental enrichment are all crucial functions. The applicant should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with cats and dogs in a shelter environment. They should also have skills in clicker training and a working knowledge of positive reinforcement, both in use and instructing other people. The applicant will need to be professional, respectful, and positive when dealing with all team members, volunteers, and members of the public.
OUTREACH COORDINATOR – BUCKS COUNTY SPCA
Location: Lahaska, PA
The Outreach Coordinator is a key part of the small but mighty Bucks County SPCA Outreach team. Our programs support our in-shelter services and extend the reach of the BCSPCA far beyond the walls of our facilities. We have the privilege of working with pet lovers who need our help as well as those who want to help us serve pets and people in Bucks County. Outreach programs include volunteering, fostering, community events, offsite adoptions, educational opportunities, as well as surrender prevention and pet assistance. The position is based at our Lahaska animal care facility and will primarily focus on efforts in the Central and Lower Bucks areas. Support may be needed for efforts in Upper Bucks occasionally. The Outreach Coordinator reports to the Volunteer Manager and will also work closely with the Director of Community Outreach and Foster and Offsite Manager.
HUMANE SOCIETY POLICE OFFICER – PENNSYLVANIA SPCA
Implemented 10/09, FLSA Status: Non Exempt
SUMMARY: Primarily responsible for the investigation of alleged instances of cruelty and/or neglect of animals by owners, commercial establishments or other persons relative to the care, use, and treatment of animals under Title 18 Section 5511.
- Respond to dispatched calls in priority order and determines appropriate action by conducting an investigation including but not limited to locating and questioning witnesses, complainants and suspects obtaining detailed information concerning the nature of the offense and the identification and apprehension of the offender(s).
- Educate the public while in the field regarding responsible pet ownership and animal laws and ordinances.
- Obtain search warrants in order to search for, locate, photograph, preserve and transport evidence for examination and analysis by veterinary specialists arranging for technical assistance by specialists including but not limited to ballistics, laboratory analysis or toxicology.
- Prepare, maintain and submit all investigatory reports, case summaries, animal intake forms, inventory lists, daily logs and monthly summary reports in accordance with PSPCA and PA Rules of Criminal Procedures.
- Maintain sources of information and community partnerships to assist in investigations.
- Assists prosecuting authorities in the preparation of court cases including the issuance of witness subpoenas and testifies in all judicial hearings and trials when required.
- Informs and advises his/her immediate supervisor of any significant or unusual conditions within the department.
- Work courteously and cooperatively with staff and volunteers to ensure that all established procedures and policies of the Pennsylvania SPCA are followed; follow established procedures governing safe work practices including, but not limited to, wearing protective clothing and/or equipment when necessary; perform duties in a manner which encourages attainment of goals, contributions and business for the Pennsylvania SPCA and its programs.
- Treat people and animals with respect; contribute to effective teamwork; and foster public relations beneficial to the Pennsylvania SPCA and its programs; promote humane and caring attitude toward all animals and treat all animals humanely, properly and with compassion at all times, regardless of circumstances including those that are sick, injured, feral or aggressive.
- Perform other related duties as directed by departmental supervisor and/or COO.
- The intent of the job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com
SHELTER VETERINARIAN – SPCA OF LUZERNE COUNTY
- In concert with the management team, manage all medical care and health management programs for the shelter animals, including those temporarily in foster care, focusing on identification, treatment and prevention of health problems thereby increasing adoptions and decreasing adoption returns.
- Perform surgical procedures on shelter animals, as needed, (spay/neuter, hernia repair, growth removals, dental extractions).
- Maintain all established shelter medical standards, such as drug log/security, cleaning protocols, surgical procedures, medical protocols, etc.
- Ensure that LCSPCA is in compliance with all state and federal laws regarding the practice of shelter veterinary medicine on site.
- Maintain accurate and complete medical records, including those recorded in the shelter database (including treatments, examinations, test results, surgeries and outcomes) and other records required by local and state laws.
- Manage medical department operations at LCSPCA, including the preparation of the annual department budget and management of department staff (VTs, VAs, etc).
- Collaborate with the Executive Director regarding the composition and quantity of all animals brought to the shelter.
- Ensure all clinic areas are clean and suitable to perform sterile procedures/surgeries.
- Providing time management for surgeries and post surgical processes.
- Aid in the decisions of euthanasia for an animal, including performing euthanasia.
- Ordering and overseeing the accurate and effective ordering of clinic and shelter medical needs such as medication, equipment, medical tests and food.
- Cooperating collectively with the Education Department to produce educational videos for staff and the community via Facebook, “Shelter House Rocks.”
- Working collectively with the HSPOs to perform necropsies for cruelty investigation in addition to testifying in court.
- Working with the Education Department to administer vaccination and microchips at off-site clinics (up to 6 a year)
- Rotating responsibility in taking the On-call emergency phone; after hours contact with emergency personnel and NVRH to tend to any stray or injured animals.
- Working with the internal medical team in addition to staff
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
HUMANE SOCIEY POLICE OFFICER – HUMANE ANIMAL RESCUE (PITTSBURGH)
Summary: The Humane Officer is responsible for investigating animal cruelty complaints involving the neglect and abuse of animals and, when necessary, prosecuting those offenders as denoted in the PA Crimes Code – Title 18 Section 5511.
- Investigate and, when necessary, prosecute those that neglect or abuse animals according to Pennsylvania state law.
- Rescue/confiscate injured and abused animals.
- Prepare reports and testify as necessary in cruelty cases.
- Be willing to rescue animals that have been injured, abandoned, etc.
- Patrol pet shops and inspect circuses and other animal-related exhibitions.
- Maintain equipment; i.e., animal transport vehicle.
- Act as an expert within the community, educating on animal welfare issues.
- Ensure confidentiality of information concerning investigations.
- Attend staff meetings.
- Maintain positive relationships with co-workers, managers, directors, clients, and stakeholders.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
To Apply: Visit Humane Animal Rescue website to apply