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
1300 S. Bird Street
Boise, ID 83709

Job openings as of February 24, 2020

Veterinary Clinic Customer Service Receptionist (Part-time)

Successful candidates for a front desk receptionist at the Idaho Humane Society Veterinary Clinic must possess an enthusiastic approach to his or her job as an employee of the Idaho Humane Society. The clinic is a fast-paced and highly productive entity that serves the public as well as the animals in the shelter. Employees must be team players and must promote the mission of the entire organization. Along with the welfare of the patient, customer service and client management are priorities in the business. Excellent communication skills including education and compassion for the client and patient must be implemented on a regular basis. An energetic, positive, and outgoing personality best suits the needs of our clinic front desk format.

  • Position is part-time, 3 days/ week. Must be available at least 1 weekend day.
  • Qualifications: You must possess basic computer skills and the ability to perform data entry, and have recent experience in an office or medical environment. High school diploma or GED is required. Knowledge of veterinary medical terminology, experience with veterinary practice software (such as Cornerstone and PetPoint), and recent veterinary facility experience are preferred.
  • Abilities, Skills, & Knowledge: Must be an advocate for the welfare and responsible care of animals. Must be able to utilize proper grammar, spelling and legible penmanship. Must have clerical skills such as filing, entering data, scheduling appointments, managing phones and working with monetary transactions. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and be comfortable around all species of animals.

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 a 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.

Vet Tech / CVT

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.

  • Communicate with clients regarding the medical status of their pet. Provide accurate information to clients concerning fees, hospital policies, etc. to clients concerning fees, hospital policies, etc.
  • Education of clients and proper care for their pets, including basic health care, products and service they or their pets could benefit from.
  • Read the full job description here.

Veterinarian (Part-time or 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, and more…