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To apply for any of current job opportunities below, please download and complete an employment application and submit with your cover letter and resume via the link provided at the bottom of the page.
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Animal & Customer Care Representative - SLO

How many people get to say they love going to work? Do you enjoy working in an rapidly-changing environment and have an affinity for animals? We are looking for someone like you to join our Animal and Customer Care team at Woods Humane Society.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Animal and Customer Care Representative is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the shelter and a safe and disease free environment for all animals; provide exceptional customer service to all potential adopters and other clients; assess and communicate animal behavior and assist with providing basic medical care when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least one year previous customer service experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Excellent telecommunication and interpersonal skills
  • Exhibit professional representation of the organization
  • Ensure policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, maintaining energy and enthusiasm through repetitive tasks
  • Contribute to a positive atmosphere and working environment at WHS

 SCHEDULE (subject to change):

Depending on season and existing staffing needs, may work between 20 and 29 hours per week, weekends required. Schedules vary depending on availability of hours and organizational need. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Regularly required to use hands, fingers, voice and hearing
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel or crouch
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds for fifty feet

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Animal Care: You will be part of a team who performs the daily cleaning routines of the animal living quarters and assists in basic medical care

Customer Relations: You will be part of a team that ensures that the general public, in person, via telephone and e-mail is assisted in a helpful, professional, and timely manner, providing a high level of personalized customer service. You will provide specific information to potential adopters regarding temperament, behavior, age and breed type characteristics of adoptable animals and facilitate meetings between potential adopters and the animals with which they have interest. 

Adoptions / Returns: You will be trained to review adoption applications, counsel adopters on expectations and pet ownership responsibilities and perform the adoption process ensuring that all information is up to date and records are accurate

Our facilities are staffed seven days a week. Please indicate your schedule availability when you submit application along with cover letter and resume using our form below.

Interested applicants should complete the employment application on our website, submit a cover letter and resume for further consideration.

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Registered Veterinary Technician

STATUS: Full-time or part-time, regular, non-exempt

Location: San Luis Obispo and Atascadero as per scheduling needs

 Woods Humane Society is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated RVT professional who shares our desire to give back to our community. The Daphne Fahsing Spay/Neuter Clinic Team of Atascadero is committed to providing accessible and affordable spay/neuter and basic health services to those most in need. With a focus on individual patient care, performed with efficiency, we provide a high-quality service in a high-volume setting. We pride ourselves in being a resource for all things “community cat” and are advocates for the well-being of feral cats who share our environment. We are a Team who values learning from each other and who strives to make every day a good one.

 PURPOSE OF POSITION

The person holding this position is responsible for assisting veterinarians perform medical and surgical procedures in our clinic. The scope of the surgical services is primarily high-quality high-volume (HQHV) spay and neuter services. Assistance in managing the health of our feline shelter residents is also a priority.  The RVT will be responsible for patient comfort and safety, accurate medical records, maintenance of medical and surgical equipment and supplies, and leading the team of veterinary assistants and volunteers in daily tasks.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered in the state of California as a Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with others, handle challenges with diplomacy, and integrate into a high-functioning team
  • Clear oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate positively, respectfully, and professionally with staff, volunteers, and members of the public
  • Personal commitment to animal welfare
  • Proficiency with computers and ability to learn new electronic medical records with ease

 DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous work in an animal shelter setting or high volume veterinary clinic
  • Familiarity with Clinic HQ or Shelterbuddy software systems
  • Demonstrable ability to utilize Fear-Free techniques when handling animals

 PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: You will work in all aspects of our HQHV spay/neuter clinic, accurately calculate drug dosages for a range of patients and display exceptional venipuncture skills and confidence to induce and maintain anesthesia in a range of patients. 

You will be responsible for ensuring all incoming patients, their records, and recovery kennels/cages are labeled in accordance with Woods Humane Society’s policies. You must be able to safely and properly operate anesthetic machines, monitors, heating devices, and other surgical equipment. You will be responsible for aiding veterinarians as needed for patient exams, treatments, and during surgery as required. 

You shall provide all aspects of critical post-operative care for animals and be adept at responding to medical emergencies calmly, quickly and efficiently. 

Perform general nursing tasks, including but not limited to: administering medications and/or supportive fluids, performing basic exams, collecting blood and urine, cleaning ears and wounds, applying external parasite control, clipping nails, microchipping, and vaccinating. Your responsibilities will include collecting specimens and perform routine in-house laboratory procedures, providing supervision and guidance to surgical assistants and volunteers, performing inventory of equipment and supplies for the clinic and oversee the maintenance of equipment. 

You will perform dental evaluations, cleaning and extractions and accurately maintain all drug logs in accordance with DEA standards. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift and carry fifty pounds for 100 feet; withstand long periods on your feet; bend, reach, stoop, lift and other moderately strenuous activities; control dogs on a leash; appropriately and humanely restrain cats and dogs; work with a variety of animals and cleaning agents

No Phone Calls Please

Interested applications should download and complete Employment Application above and submit with cover letter and resume using the form below.

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Staff Veterinarian

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The primary responsibility of the DVM holding this position is to provide surgical services for the patrons of our high-quality high-volume (HQHV) spay and neuter clinic. The DVM is responsible for ensuring the health, safety and appropriate medical and surgical treatment of patients in our clinic. Some support for the health management of our shelter population may also be required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed and able to practice in the state of California as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Demonstrated proficiency in HQHVSN techniques or desire and ability to learn
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with others, handle challenges with diplomacy, and integrate into a high-functioning team
  • Clear oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate positively, respectfully, and professionally with staff, volunteers, and members of the public
  • Personal commitment to animal welfare and understanding of shelter medicine
  • Proficiency with computers and ability to learn new electronic medical records with ease

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATOINS:

  • Previous experience in a HQHVSN clinic or animal shelter
  • Familiarity with Clinic HQ or Shelterbuddy software systems
  • Demonstrable ability to utilize Fear-Free techniques when handling animals

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to lift and carry fifty pounds for 100 feet; withstand long periods on your feet; bend, reach, stoop, lift and other moderately strenuous activities; control dogs on a leash; appropriately and humanely restrain cats and dogs; work with a variety of animals and cleaning agents

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proficiently perform high-quality/high-volume spay neuter surgeries and other surgeries/procedures as requested by the Director of Veterinary Services
  • Address any post-operative complications or concerns
  • Have deep understanding of anesthetic protocols, common side effects and potential complications
  • Accurately evaluate animals’ health and perform veterinary medical procedures as needed
  • Perform dental surgery
  • Demonstrate the mission and vision of the organization on and off the job
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards and provision of veterinary care in a safe, competent, professional, and humane manner.
  • Available by phone after hours for post-surgical complications and/ or emergencies
  • Maintain complete surgical and health records

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