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Thank you for your interest in employment at Heartland Animal Shelter! When we have job openings they are listed below. If no employment opportunities are listed, we can always use dedicated volunteers!

Veterinary Assistants and Technicians:

Heartland Animal Shelter is seeking veterinary assistants and technicians to join our medical team! Both full-time and part-time roles are available.

Duties include evaluating the medical conditions of our resident dogs and cats and prescribing appropriate medication and treatment plans, administering medications and vaccinations, obtaining samples and running diagnostic tests, and responding to medical emergencies.

While experienced veterinary assistants and technicians are preferred for these roles, we are willing to train the right candidate. Some professional experience working with both dogs and cats is required. Applicants must be comfortable handling both species, of all sizes and temperaments. The ideal candidates will be highly motivated, exceptionally organized, able to work independently. Experience volunteering or working for an animal shelter is a plus!

To be considered for these roles, please email résumé and cover letter to: stephanie@heartlandanimalshelter.org. Applications submitted without both of these items will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Spay / Neuter Veterinarian:

Heartland Animal Shelter is seeking a part-time veterinarian to add to our surgical team! Schedule is flexible and 4-8 hours per week are available.

We are seeking a spay/neuter veterinarian to perform surgeries on our resident cats and dogs once per week. The option to perform specialty surgeries is available as well, but is not essential. Applicants must be comfortable handling both species, of all sizes and temperaments.

A high-volume, Humane Alliance / ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance trained veterinarian is preferred but not required.

To be considered for these roles, please email résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to: stephanie@heartlandanimalshelter.org. No phone calls, please.

Canine Engagement and Community Education Specialist:

Heartland Animal Shelter is seeking to fill a part-time, temporary role to educate the public on large and bully-breed dogs and help them get adopted! We are looking for an outgoing, energetic person who is passionate about our mission and loves talking to new people. This is a short-term position for the period of 10 months.

This person will be responsible for bringing adoptable, big dogs to different communities as part of a targeted program to find more suburban homes for large dogs and bully breeds (60% of the role). This person will also be assisting with research, scheduling appearances and building partnerships (40% of the role).

Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable and able to handle large dogs of all sizes and strengths.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have availability on Saturdays and Sundays. This position will require just one, 3-5 hour shift per weekend. The day of the week and timing will vary week-to-week but there will be plenty of advance notice.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and record-keeping ability.
  • Must be willing to educate the public against breed misconceptions in a positive, kind manner that is supportive and beneficial for all.
  • Must be enthusiastic about Heartland and a true people-person who is excited to talk to various communities and demographics of people about our dogs and adoption!

Current dog walking volunteers are strongly preferred but not required. We will train the right person for this role.

To be considered for this role, please email résumé and cover letter to: stephanie@heartlandanimalshelter.org. Applications submitted without both of these items will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Other Positions

No other positions are open at this time. To inquire about other positions not listed above, please contact: allyson@heartlandanimalshelter.org

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