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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 11,000 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 complete our employment application form if you are interested in any of the jobs listed below. Email the application and a resume to [email protected] or mail or hand-deliver it to:

c/o Idaho Humane Society
1300 S Bird Street
Boise, ID 83709

Job openings as of October 13, 2021

Adoption Center Front Desk Supervisor (Full-time)

The Adoption Center Front Desk Supervisor is responsible for assisting the public in our adoption center located at 1300 S. Bird Street. This includes helping the public, processing adoptions, assisting with the store and other supervisory duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Greet customers upon arrival with a friendly and welcoming attitude
  • Answer customer questions
  • Process adoptions, both on and offsite
  • Process licensing paperwork
  • Accept public donations and provide receipt

Read the full job description here.

Development Associate (Full-time)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Development Associate is responsible for entering data from various sources into the company computer system for processing and management. The Development Associate provides a broad range of administrative support to the development department in all fundraising activities including, but not limited to, donor/sponsor relations, CRM and account management, direct mail appeals, record keeping, and coordinating and assisting with events. This role will support the administrative needs of the development department.

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Animal Care & Control Clerk (Full-time or Part-time)

The Animal Care & Control Clerk is responsible for assisting the public at our Dorman Street facility. This includes answering phones, processing animal intake and redemptions, and assisting in lost animal searches.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Greet customers upon arrival with a friendly and welcoming attitude
  • Process animal intakes, which includes: strays, owner surrenders, transfers, seized/protective custody, return adopts, and wildlife
  • Process redemptions and serve citations, if applicable

Read the full job description here.

Vet Assistant or CVT (Full-time or 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. 

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Animal Care & Control Officer (Full-Time)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Dispatch/Client Service
  • Has a general knowledge, or is able to quickly learn, all City, County and State animal control related ordinances and laws
  • Answer public queries regarding animal control related matters both over the phone and in person
  • Represents the Society in a professional and courteous manner at all times.

Read the full job description here.

Animal Care Attendant (Part-time)

The Animal Care Attendant is responsible for the overall daily care of animals within the shelter. This includes maintaining clean and orderly animal housing and work areas, daily feeding and wellbeing of animals, and assisting the public.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect all areas of the shelter, following a daily schedule and on an as-needed basis throughout the day.
  • Observe animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease and discontent. Report signs of illness, disease, injury or unusual activity to supervisor and veterinarians.

Read the full job description here. 

Veterinary Clinic Receptionist (Full-Time & Part-Time)

Successful candidates for a front desk receptionist at the Idaho Humane Society Veterinary Clinic must possess an enthusiastic approach to their 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.

Currently hiring for both full-time and part-time. Must be available to work at least 1 weekend day.


  • You must possess basic computer skills and 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 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.

Community Medicine and Surgery Veterinarian (Part-time or Full-time)

Idaho Humane Society is seeking a full time Veterinarian for our public veterinary medical center, a full service, affordable veterinary hospital that is open to the public 7 days a week. Located in beautiful Boise, Idaho, our brand new, 12,000 square foot state of the art hospital is well equipped and provides a wide range of services with a large and diverse caseload ranging from basic wellness care to advanced internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, as well as orthopedic surgery.

Working at our practice might look a little different than your typical private practice, but that’s what helps us make a difference in the community we serve. We are a high volume clinic that sees both appointments and walk-in urgent care cases. We do not have night call or overnight shifts and our veterinary wages are not commission-based. We primarily serve people and their pets that would otherwise be unable to receive care elsewhere through various programs like low-cost spay and neuter, household income-based sliding scale fees, payment plans, and financial assistance grants.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer health benefits, retirement plan with employer match, eight paid holidays, continuing education and license reimbursement, and paid time off to enjoy all that Idaho has to offer. Since IHS is a non-profit 501(c)(3), you may be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).

  • Position is full-time (four 10 hour shifts), with benefits, and requires working a weekend day.
  • Education: Must possess a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • Requirements: Currently licensed in Idaho to practice veterinary medicine or ability to obtain license upon hire; must be qualified and eligible to obtain Idaho state pharmacy license and DEA license

Read the full job description here

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