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Network Partner Job Openings

Want to get involved in your community? We Check out the following job openings with our Network partners as well as helpful resources for those looking for a job in animal welfare.

Network Partner Job Openings

Professional Development Resources


Network Partner Job Openings

Please note, the job postings are courtesy listings for our Network partners. For more information on any of the opportunities listed, please contact the organization directly.

If you are a Network partner and have a job opportunity that you would like us to post, please submit a request here. If you are not a Network partner, please click here to learn more about our program and how to apply.

We currently have opportunities listed in: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.


Arizona

Humane Society of Wickenburg - Wickenburg

  • Adoption Coordinator- Facilitating adoptions of shelter cats and dogs. Answers emails and phone calls from the public regarding pets for adoption in a prompt, professional and informative manner. Review adoption applications. Contact potential adopter references. Arrange appointments. Observe interactions between animals and potential adopters. Assess personalities and needs of animals and determine whether a potential adopter, family/home is a good match. Educate owners about proper pet care. Process and file paperwork. Subsequent to adoption, assess and address and/or facilitate any needs/resources an adopter or animal may have or need. Assist with special events and participate as necessary. Participate in off-site adoption events. Post animals for adoption on social media sites. Safely transport animals to and from adoption events. Network with other agencies for alternative animal placement. Maintains cleanliness and organization of adoption areas and materials. Lead others by example by providing exemplary service. Dependable and TEAM minded. Other duties as assigned. You can learn morea about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here
  • Animal Care Specialist- Provide food and water to shelter animals according to feeding protocols. Clean, disinfect, and wash cages, kennel areas, exercise/outdoor runs and other animal care related areas of including but not limited, to feces and urine. Bathe, groom, and exercise animals as needed or as directed. Perform shelter animal wellness exams and maintain weight, temperature, and body condition records. Manage animal diets appropriately. Drive shelter vehicle to pick up or deliver shelter animals or as directed, always keeping the vehicle clean. Assist potential adopters with tours and adoption processes. Answering telephones. Provide excellent customer service. Assist citizens surrendering and adopting animals and provide animal care information. Maintain all areas in a neat, clean, and organized fashion. Perform various custodial duties as required or directed. Be familiar with animals available for adoption. Handle animals humanely, safely, and effectively. Administer medications and treatments as directed. Administer vaccinations. Implantation of microchips. To provide leadership for fellow co-workers and volunteers. Support the Team Coordinator by monitoring performance ensuring adherence to company policies of co-workers and volunteers. To aid as needed with hiring, onboarding, and training of new staff members. Assist with training of volunteers. Lead others by example by providing exemplary service. Act as first line of defense for customer issues and employee disagreements. Dependable and TEAM minded. Other duties as assigned. You can learn more about this opportunity by clicking here

California

Priceless Pet Rescue - Chino Hills 

  • Veterinarian- We are looking for a part time veterinarian at our new Chino Hills location to see our animals from our three adoption center locations and occasionally assist with surgery. We are a non-corporate hospital where our doctors practice shelter level medicine with a huge heart for the animals! We truly save lives here. Our doctors work with excellent team members, volunteers who help with a number of tasks, and we have the most fun, energetic, outgoing team around! We have a very competitive pay schedule depending on experience. The ideal candidate will understand shelter medicine, have worked or volunteered in a shelter environment or be willing to learn. A great attitude and the ability to maintain good relationships with other veterinarians in our community is a must. We are looking for someone who wants to give back in the field, and be part of our live saving team! You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here.

Fresno Humane Animal Services - Fresno

  • Animal Services Officer- Fresno Humane Animal Services serves the County of Fresno and is seeking Animal Services Officers to perform a wide range of field services. This team is responsible for responding to reports of pets, livestock and wildlife in need, investigating reports of potential rabies exposures and dangerous animals, seeking compliance of animal related ordinances, codes and laws, promoting pet retention and empowering community members around animal-related issues. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to effectively communicate and maintain relationships with the public and co-workers. 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. If you want more information about this opportunity and how to apply, please email trockhold@fresnohumane.org

Heaven on Earth - North Hollywood

  • SpayShip Transport Coordinator (Full-time)- SpayShip is Heaven on Earth’s transport and trap, neuter, release (TNR) program designed to help facilitate the spaying and neutering of cats – strays, ferals, community, and companion cats. Our services are provided free of charge. The focus of this program is assisting with transportation, TNR, outreach, and community education: We transport stray cats and kittens to the clinic (FixNation) for spay & neuter, vaccinations, and medical care and return them to their caretakers; we help the community care for their stray cats by educating them on humane trapping techniques and basic colony care; we loan humane traps and offer trap training; we offer trapping services and also participate in trapping projects; we provide resources to assist in fostering and adoption of tame kittens and cats. Heaven on Earth is looking for a Transport Coordinator for the afternoon/evening shift that focuses on transporting and trapping for our SpayShip Transport Program! This life-saving program provides free transport, TNR, and trapping assistance to communities in the San Fernando Valley. Be a part of the solution. TNR saves lives! You can learn more about this opportunity by clicking here.
  • SpayShip Transport Coordinator (Part-time)- SpayShip is Heaven on Earth’s transport and trap, neuter, release (TNR) program designed to help facilitate the spaying and neutering of cats – strays, ferals, community, and companion cats. Our services are provided free of charge. The focus of this program is assisting with transportation, TNR, outreach, and community education: We transport stray cats and kittens to the clinic (FixNation) for spay & neuter, vaccinations, and medical care and return them to their caretakers; we help the community care for their stray cats by educating them on humane trapping techniques and basic colony care; we loan humane traps and offer trap training; we offer trapping services and also participate in trapping projects; we provide resources to assist in fostering and adoption of tame kittens and cats. Heaven on Earth is looking for a Morning Transporter for our SpayShip Program! This life-saving program provides free transport and trapping assistance to communities in the San Fernando Valley. Be a part of the solution. TNR saves lives! You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here.

Pets In Need - Palo Alto

  • Shelter Veterinarian- In concert with the Medical Director, manage all medical care and health management programs for Pets In Need’s shelter guests, 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 Pets In Need 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 Palo Alto shelter, including the preparation of the annual department budget and management of department staff (RVTs, VAs, etc). Collaborate with the shelter manager regarding the composition and quantity of all animals brought to the shelter. Arrange for relief veterinarian to fill in during vacations to ensure that there is always suitable medical coverage for Pets In Need animals. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here

Florida

City of Jacksonville Animal Care & Protective Services - Jacksonville

  • Animal Code Enforcement Officer- The City of Jacksonville, FL, is seeking an Animal Code Enforcement Officer.  This is technical work in enforcing animal care and control laws, involving the apprehending of stray, free-roaming, injured, and diseased animals; investigation of animal cruelty complaints; issuing of warning notices and citations; educating the public; and performance of clerical related duties. In order to be considered for this position you MUST apply online at www.coj.net/jobs.  

Osceola County Animal Services - St. Cloud

  • Shelter Veterinarian- We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking veterinarian who wants to be an integral part of a wonderful team.  Veterinarian will be responsible for spay/neuter of adopted pets, return to field cats, and limited treatments and surgeries for owned pets as part of our pet retention program. Veterinarian plays a key role in evaluation and treatment of animals seized in cruelty cases as well as provides expert courtroom testimony in these cases. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here

YOUR Humane Society SPCA - Lake Panasoffkee

  • Executive Director- YOUR Humane Society SPCA is seeking an Executive Director to lead the oldest and largest no-kill shelter in Sumter County, Florida. The Executive Director will provide leadership across all operations and programs. For the full description of qualification requirements, compensation, benefits and to apply, visit hsspca.org/employment and email a resume to chairman@hsspca.org. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center - Tampa

  • Shelter Manager- Position manages the direct supervisors and operations of the kennel section of the agency.  Provides for animal care, maintenance, disease control, animal handling & assessment, and responds to urgent operational needs impacting staff, volunteers, the public and animals in the shelter.  Position strategically manages population movement and necessary euthanasia performed with state laws and local ordinance.  Operates independently with broad discretion/decision making authority w/o prior approval required.  Works closely with the veterinary and enforcement sections with regard to animal population. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here


Hawaii

Kauai Humane Society - Lihue

  • Animal Program Coordinator- The Kauai Humane Society (KHS), the island’s only open intake animal shelter, seeks an Animal Program Coordinator to assist with four critical animal welfare programs at the Kauai Humane Society: adoptions, transfers, fostering, and animal wellness. This position is responsible for working closely with the Animal Programs Manager to increase the quantity and quality of adoptions, transfers, and fosters in order to save more lives while also improving the quality of life the animals experience at KHS. This position works closely with the Animal Programs Manager to ensure that animals are being placed into foster homes in a timely and efficient manner, that animals are prepared and properly transported to the airport for transfer opportunities, and that animals in the shelter are well cared for mentally and physically.  This person plays a critical role in ensuring the KHS staff understands the needs of specific animals so that they can carry out effective adoption counseling and help to establish long lasting relationships between animals and people. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here

Idaho

MCPAWS - McCall

  • Director of Veterinary Services- MCPAWS Veterinary Hospital is a key part of the MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter organization. We are looking for an experienced veterinarian to oversee our Veterinary Medicine Program. The goal of this program is to maximize the positive impact our organization has on pets and the people who love them through compassionate and comprehensive veterinary services. The Position: Utilize a full service hospital to meet the unique veterinary needs of our community. The MCPAWS Veterinary Medicine Program is a unique blend of shelter medicine and full-service, private practice veterinary work. Administrative duties are covered and veterinary support staff is ready to help you focus your unique talents where they are needed most – with our two and four-legged clients! Position acts as mentor to Associate Veterinarian(s) and serves a key role in high level, organizational leadership and initiatives. A balance of 70% practice work to 30% shelter work can be expected. Professional development, including formal training in specialized fields, like orthopedics (TPLO, TTA, etc), is available and encouraged

Benefits package, paid time off, flexible schedule (4/10 work week available). Assistance with relocation expenses available. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here.


Illinois

DuPage County Animal Services - Wheaton

  • Animal Control Officer- DuPage County Animal Services is hiring for a full-time Animal Control Officer. This role is responsible for processing bite reports, dangerous dog investigations, field services such as stray pick up, the rescue of sick/injured animals, and other animal concerns. The role also provides resources that help with pet retention and education to help people live harmoniously with animals in our community. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here.

Nevada

Pet Network Humane Society - Incline Village

  • Veterinarian/Medical Director- Located in Incline Village, Nevada, on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, Pet Network Humane Society is a growing organization focused on reducing euthanasia in shelters. In addition to providing day to day medical care and surgical procedures for our shelter animals, our Medical Director will join our management team, helping to guide our organization's growing life saving initiatives. Competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance, vacation time, relocation stipend, reimbursement for professional licensing, membership to two veterinary associations, and continuing education allowance. Convenient commute from Reno or Carson City, and no Nevada state income tax. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here

Oregon

Saving Grace, Inc - Roseburg

  • Executive Director- Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center is in search of a new Executive Director capable of growing the organization to its next level of success! The Executive Director is responsible for managing the shelter’s growth and realizing its vision, as well as supervising operations. Responsibilities include fundraising and marketing, strategic planning, financial planning/oversight, program development and assessment. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in growing a fundraising program, Board development, and the ability to cultivate leadership skills in others. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here

South Carolina

Greenville County Animal Care - Greenville

  • Spay/Neuter Veterinarian- Come join our awesome shelter medicine team in Greenville, South Carolina! We are looking for a high quality, high volume spay/neuter veterinarian who is passionate about animal welfare and helping to create a no kill community. Greenville County Animal Care is an open intake municipal county shelter with an annual intake of about 9000 animals with 90% save rate. On staff are 68 people, including 2 full time veterinarians, 5 part time veterinarians and 16 veterinarian assistants. The shelter is located just 10 minutes from downtown Greenville and Reedy Falls Park. It is also situated just 10 minutes from downtown Traveler’s Rest and an hour drive to Asheville, NC. We are a progressive shelter that has implemented many new programs in the last 3 years to help create a no kill community. We have started a surrender veterinarian program and now have a CPDT-KA behavior trainer on staff.  We have a community cat diversion program; free spay/neuter for any large breed dog and free TNR programs. Our spay/neuter clinic runs a wellness clinic designated for those on government assistance. The veterinarian will work part time; spend most of his/her time in the clinic, performing surgeries. The spay/neuter clinic provides services to shelter pets, rescues and the general public. Most surgeries are spay/neuter; however other soft tissue surgeries are done, such as but not limited to:  mass removals, laceration repairs, amputations, cystotomies and exploratory surgeries. The veterinarian will also help with vaccine clinics and will assist the Medical Director and Head Shelter Veterinarian when needed.  New graduates and experienced veterinarians are encouraged to apply. Shelter medicine experience is desired but not required. To apply for this position, you must complete an application here. Please feel free to email Dr. Kehir at skehir@greenvillecounty.org with any questions.

Virginia

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria - Alexandria

  • Chief of Animal Services- Works in collaboration with the Sergeant of Animal Service to ensure Animal Welfare League of Alexandria’s (AWLA) Animal Services Department provides modern, humane and professional animal services to the 150,000 residents of the City of Alexandria as outlined in AWLA’s contract with the City. The AWLA’s Animal Services Team responds to more than 18,000 calls for service annually. The Chief of Animal Services is responsible for specific areas of Animal Services including overseeing criminal investigations, building AWLA’s relationship with Alexandria Police Department and Department of Emergency Communications, running AWLA’s Danger Reduction task force and assisting with the AWLA’s Disaster Preparedness Programs, all with the goal of making the AWLA’s Animal Services Team a regional and national leader in this field. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here.

Animal Welfare League of Arlington- Arlington

  • Community Programs Coordinator- The Community Programs Coordinator oversees the day to day operations of the community assistance programs of the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, focusing on keeping people with their pets via low cost and free spay/neuter programs, vet assistance grants, safekeeping program, community vaccination clinics and researching resources and outreach for pet owners in need. In addition, the Community Programs Coordinator oversees the national spay day event programing, including content, publication and electronic/online distribution. The Community Programs Coordinator also coordinates program billing and follow up on all community assistance programs as needed. The Community Programs Coordinator is also expected to represent the League at various community events throughout Arlington and the local region. This position is based in Arlington, Virginia. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here.

Washington

Seattle Humane - Bellevue

  • Community Outreach Veterinarian- Seattle Humane is a private, not-for-profit, managed admission shelter committed to saving animal lives and improving the human-animal bond. Seattle Humane promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need, regardless of age, ability, circumstance and geography. Seattle Humane has a 98.6% Live Release Rate. Last year we placed over 7,000 pets into loving homes and provided income-qualified households with access to affordable spay/neuter services through our public surgery clinic. We are searching for a veterinarian who can join us in our mission and help launch our Community Medicine and Wellness Program. Lack of access to affordable veterinary care has created a human and animal welfare crisis. At Seattle Humane, we are committed to reducing the numbers of animals entering shelters and to keeping pets in their loving homes by increasing access to veterinary care. The ideal candidate for this position should be passionate about preserving and strengthening the human-animal bond. They should be humble and kind, with a good sense of humor and deep desire to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets. This is a FT position. DVM will provide medical care for community and client-owned pets, including evaluation, case management, treatment decisions and direction of support staff. Provide vaccinations and basic wellness care on site and in the community at subsidized free or low-cost clinics. Veterinary care may be provided through SH clinic or at offsite locations better situated to meet community needs. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here
  • Licensed Veterinary Technician (Full-time)- We are seeking excellent Licensed Veterinary Technicians to work in the Seattle Humane Veterinary Clinic. Seattle Humane promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need, regardless of age, ability, circumstance or geography.  We are searching for Licensed Veterinary Technicians who can join us in our mission and continue to grow and improve our excellent programs. Seattle Humane Licensed Veterinary Technicians are responsible for: Daily nursing care of all shelter animals and surgical patients; Surgical preparation, anesthesia and recovery of surgery patients; Diagnostic testing including phlebotomy and digital radiography; Assisting DVMs with dental procedures including dental radiography, anesthesia and scaling/polishing teeth; General cleaning and equipment maintenance in clinic; Following patient care and shelter protocols; Providing positive guidance to other veterinary services team members as well as to other shelter teams; Providing compassionate customer service. Candidates must be open to Fear Free handling and to learning new and advanced shelter/clinic care techniques. In order to be hired as an LVT, you must be currently licensed in the state of WA. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here

Pasado's Safe Haven - Monroe

  • Lead HVHQSN Veterinarian- Pasado’s Safe Haven is currently hiring for an experienced high-volume Spay/Neuter Veterinarian for our mobile clinics, which operate at various locations in Pierce, South King and Snohomish counties. The Spay/Neuter Veterinarian is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the mobile unit staff and overseeing all medical care and surgeries for the animals receiving services. This position will also be responsible for oversight of the controlled drugs for the entire Spay/Neuter Program and will work closely with the Homelessness Prevention Manager to ensure the programs are operated efficiently and to their fullest potential, guaranteeing the safe sterilization of as many animals as possible in the community. The successful candidate will have experience in performing high-volume, high quality spays/neuters and be willing to work in a mobile surgery unit. This position requires local travel within Pierce and South King Counties on a regular basis and 2 Saturdays per month. You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here.  

Wisconsin

Clark County Humane Society - Neillsville

  • Lead Veterinarian- Join the FixaPet Team!  We are in search of a Lead Veterinarian for our FixaPet Program, providing high-quality low-cost spay/neuter services in Wisconsin.  This position will guide FixaPet into the future as we expand the program to provide more services and will also manage the Shelter Medicine program for the Clark County Humane Society.  Flexible scheduling in a beautiful location ensures an excellent work-life balance! You can learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by clicking here.

​​​Professional Development Resources

While you’re looking for a job in animal welfare, check out these professional development resources curated by the HR Team at Best Friends:

University of Florida Veterinary Shelter Medicine Online supported by PetSmart Charities
University of the Pacific, Animal Management Certificate Program Online
Animal Sheltering, Trainings & Events
ASPCA Pro, Online Courses
ASPCA Pro, Webinars
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