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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:

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

Job openings as of April 25, 2022

Non-Medical department positions

Animal Control Dispatcher

Full Time

Dispatch / Client Service Duties and Responsibilities

  • Has a general knowledge, or is able to quickly learn, all City, County and State animal control related ordinances and laws.
  • Advise citizens by explaining the laws and regulations relating to animal control, licensing, animal bites and vaccinations.
  • Utilize tact, self-restraint judgement and strategy in dealing with a wide variety of people both friendly and hostile.
  • Redeem animals back to owners, process adoptions, sell licenses and collect various fees and enter information into computer. Prepare correspondence, maintain records, prepare reports and perform a variety of other support functions.

Read the full job description here.

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Veterinary assistant and veterinary technician positions

Veterinary Technician: Shelter Medicine

FULL TIME

SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE!
$2,500 for CVT
Up to $1,500 for non-certified, depending on experience

The Shelter Technician is responsible for the daily care of all hospitalized shelter animals and injury/ isolation animals. This includes medical treatment and maintaining a clean, healthy environment for the animals. The Shelter Technician will work closely with the Shelter Veterinarian.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for complete care of any and all shelter animals hospitalized in treatment area.
  • Perform medical care as requested by Shelter Veterinarian in a timely manner.
  • Administer anesthesia and monitor animals undergoing surgery
  • Complete bloodwork, radiographs, and other lab work as requested by a Shelter Veterinarian in a timely manner.
  • Maintain open communication with animal care staff regarding the health of all shelter animals.

Read the full job description here.

Veterinary Assistant or CVT

PART TIME & FULL TIME

SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE!
$2,500 for CVT
Up to $1,500 for non-certified, depending on experience

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Client Communication:

  • 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.
  • Instruct clients as to what they should do prior to bringing their pets in for procedures, how to care for their pets after discharge from the hospital, how to administer medications, etc.
  • Demonstrate warmth, courtesy and professionalism in all interactions with clients.

Read the full job description here.

Veterinarian positions

Community Medicine and Surgery Veterinarian

FULL TIME

$5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS or RELOCATION ASSISTANCE

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. Our 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. As a 501(c)(3), this position would also make you eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

  • 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

If you ready to make a difference and join our IHS family, please visit our website at idahohumanesociety.org and send your resume to [email protected].

Shelter Veterinarian

FULL TIME

$5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS or RELOCATION ASSISTANCE

Idaho Humane Society is seeking a full time Shelter Veterinarian for our shelter medicine program. The Shelter Veterinarian is responsible for the daily care and treatment of all hospitalized shelter animals, injury/ isolation animals, foster animals, and any other shelter animals. This includes but is not limited to; conducting rounds on shelter animals, completing vet checks for new animals to the shelter, completing surgeries for shelter animals, and seeing post adopt clientele.

The Shelter Veterinarian will be part of a dynamic and motivated team of veterinarians and support staff providing excellent quality medical and surgical care for shelter animals. We see a wide range of interesting medical and surgical cases as well as the standard routine and elective spay/neuter. This position does not see regular outside clients. This role would be an excellent growth opportunity for veterinarians looking to expand their surgical skills and shelter medicine experience. Veterinarians can expect to make a real difference in the lives of people and animals in the Treasure Valley and beyond with our shelter programs. The shelter veterinarian will assist our Washington State University Veterinary students up to one day per week. Our shelter serves as an off-site clinical rotation for students in shelter medicine where they learn spay/neuter skills and practice physical examinations. The program has a full-time veterinarian overseeing them, but coverage for 1-2/days per clinical rotation is typically required.

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. As a 501(c)(3), this position would also make you eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

  • 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

If you are ready to make a difference and join our IHS family, please visit our website at idahohumanesociety.org and send your resume to [email protected].

Per Diem 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.

Required:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited veterinary college
  • Currently licensed in Idaho to practice veterinary medicine or ability to obtain license upon hire
  • Qualified and eligible to obtain Idaho state pharmacy license and DEA license
  • Position requires excellent surgical skills

Read the Full Job Description Here

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