Employment

Do you love animals? Help us help them! The Idaho Humane Society, an equal opportunity employer, is looking for dedicated professionals who have a desire to make our community a better place for the animals.

The Idaho Humane Society is a community supported open-door facility that provides shelter, medical care, adoption services and much more to nearly 13,000 animals annually. Since its inception in 1945, the Idaho Humane Society has become one of the most recognized nonprofit organizations in the community and boasts some of the best adoption rates nationally.

The mission of the Idaho Humane Society is to advocate for the welfare and responsible care of animals, protect them from neglect and cruelty, and promote humane awareness of, and compassion for, all living creatures. Become a member of the team providing love, care and protection for the animals of our community.

Unless specified otherwise, please download an employment application form if you are interested in any of the jobs listed below. Email the application and a resume to jobs@idahohumanesociety.org or mail or hand deliver it to:

Jobs
c/o Idaho Humane Society
4775 Dorman St.
Boise, ID 83705

Job openings as of September 21, 2019

 

Student Program Vet Assistant (Full-time)

The Student Program Veterinary Assistant is responsible for the daily coordination of third and fourth-year veterinary students participating in the hospital preceptorship program from Washington State University. Works directly with the student program veterinarian to provide assistance in surgeries as well as provide post-op surgical care for shelter animals. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide orientation to new student rotations, which includes explaining two-week rotation schedule and a tour of the facility
  • Coordinate shelter surgeries with the shelter staff and organizing daily student surgery schedule
  • Transport scheduled surgeries to the clinic, ensuring all paperwork and medications are ready for the animal
  • Assist with post-op care
  • Read the full job description here.

Veterinary Assistant or Certified Veterinary Technician (Part-time)

The purpose of this position is to assist veterinarians with patient care and treatment, monitor hospitalized pets, maintain inventory, prepare prescriptions, perform routine in-house lab work, educate clients regarding veterinary care and procedures and assist with surgical procedures. Our veterinary medical center is a fast-paced and highly productive entity that serves the public as well as the animals in the attached shelter. Employees must be team players and promote the mission of the entire organization. Weekend availability is required. Read the full job description here.

Veterinarian (Full-time)

The hospital is a full-service facility that serves both a public clientele as well as shelter owned pets. Daily care of hospitalized patients, wide variety of surgical procedures including trauma cases, gastrointestinal surgery, orthopedics, dentistry and high volume spay and neuter. Ability to see regular, urgent and emergency appointments using multiple exam rooms, client education on preventative health protocols, build client relationships and the ability to work well in a high-intensity practice. Ability to supervise assistants and technicians, as well as mentor and participate in training of senior veterinary students participating in hospital preceptorship program. Read the full job description here.

Required Qualifications 
o Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited veterinary college
o Currently licensed in Idaho to practice veterinary medicine or ability to obtain license upon hire
o Qualified and eligible to obtain Idaho state pharmacy license and DEA license
o Position requires excellent surgical skills
o Ability to communicate orally and in writing with pet owners, staff, volunteers, the general

Animal Care Attendant (Part-time)

The Idaho Humane Society currently has a part-time opening for an Animal Care Attendant. Animal Care Attendants have the primary responsibility for the daily care of all animals housed at the Idaho Humane Society, maintaining clean and orderly animal housing and employee work areas, maintaining the health and welfare of all animals in the care of the Society and proactively assisting the public.

Preferred candidates will have knowledge of health care, behavior, breeds, control and handling of dogs, cats, and other small animals. Candidates will also possess an understanding and recognition of common illnesses, diseases and injuries of animals, and knowledge of safe procedures for handling animals, or ability to quickly learn. Must have a positive attitude and be empathetic in difficult situations. Must be a high school graduate or educational equivalent. Must maintain a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record. Should possess strong interest in the mission of the Idaho Humane Society.

Work performed both in and out of shelter requires lifting, bending, stooping, pushing and other strenuous activities. Must have the ability to perform prolonged strenuous physical activity, including lifting and carrying a minimum of 50 pounds without assistance or up to 100 pounds with the help of fellow employees for short distances. Any allergic condition that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities or equipment is a disqualification.

This position is part-time (weekends included), approximately 20-28 hours/week. All employees are expected to work days, evenings and weekends as assigned.