SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals

Turn your love and passion for animals into a rewarding career. Join the SAVE team!

If you are committed to protecting the health and welfare of homeless companion animals and strengthening the human-animal bond, please fill out an employment application.

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Veterinary Technician

Performs duties which may include preparation of animals for surgery, assisting veterinarian with procedures and surgery and maintaining the medical and isolation areas in a clean and orderly manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the veterinarian by setting up procedures, helping maintain the flow of patients, adhering to standards that keep animals safe, and keeping treatment areas and labs clean and organized.
Ability to efficiently pre-medicate and induce patients, intubate animals and prepare all patients for surgery.
Administer medications and vaccinations, and help maintain clinical records in shelter database.
Assist in the provision of medical and surgical care of animals in the shelter.
Knowledge and ability to intake and release patients, including delivering post-operative instructions in a competent and friendly manner.
Take inventory and prepare clinic supply order on a weekly basis.
Assist with cleaning clinic and surgical pack preparation as assigned.
This position is based mostly within the medical department but will also include assisting in care of some shelter animals.
Candidate must work independently and also as part of a team to perform responsibilities listed.
You must be able to recognize, or learn to recognize, characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior).

Minimum of one year experience as a veterinary technician in a veterinary clinic environment (shelter
experience a plus) (Certified Veterinary Technician a bonus!).
Experience with animal handling and restraint, animal health, behavior assessments.
Experience with giving intravenous injections and assisting with intubating animals for surgery.
Some experience in anesthesia and surgery is required and a willingness to learn the abilities not yet experienced.
A strong commitment to the welfare and proper treatment of animals.
Positive attitude and professional demeanor.
Comfortable within a team environment.
Ability to work on weekends.

Kennel Attendant/ Adoption Counselors (Full-time & Part-time)

Full and part time positions available. Duties include cleaning, feeding, walking, and bathing of the animals in our care. Animal care staff assists customers looking to adopt as well as volunteers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Kennel Attendant
Clean dog kennels and perform related housekeeping duties.
Maintain proper inventory levels of cleaning and other supplies. Informs manager when reordering is necessary.
Speak with potential adopters about available and suitable pets.
Perform daily dog walking, training and enrichment to resident dogs as instructed by kennel manager.
Bathe dogs.
Assist other staff with laundry duties.
Perform other related work as required.
Pet Adoption Counseling Activities
Meet with potential adopters, observe interactions between pets and potential adopters, educates owners about proper pet care.

Assist with a variety of other duties at the shelter such as updating records, filling out cage cards, walking dogs or cleaning cat cages when required.
Other duties as assigned.

High School Diploma or GED.
Experience preferred, but willing to train qualified candidate.
A strong commitment to the welfare and proper treatment of animals.
Positive attitude and professional demeanor.
Comfortable within a team environment.
Ability to work on weekends and holidays.


Equal Employment Opportunity

SAVE is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in all aspects of the employer-employee/applicant relationship including, but not limited to, advertising, recruiting, testing, interviewing, hiring, training, education, assistance, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, layoff, return from layoff, social and recreational programs, and all privileges and conditions of employment. SAVE seeks to employ the best qualified people in all positions and to provide equal opportunity for advancement to all employees. SAVE will not discriminate against or give preference to any person for any unlawful reason. SAVE complies with all local, state and federal laws and will not unlawfully discriminate because of sex, sexual or affectional orientation, color, race, religion/creed, national origin, nationality, ancestry, gender identity and expression, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, liability for service in the armed forces of the United States, genetic information, possession of atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait (AHCBT) , or any other characteristic protected under law.