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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

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Job openings as of November 30, 2022

Animal Care & Control Director

Full Time

The Director of Animal Care & Control is responsible for supervising Animal Care & Control staff and overseeing day-to-day activities associated with the enforcement of animal ordinances, public relations and care of animals. Performs supervisory field and office work in the enforcement of state and local animal control laws and ordinances. Work involves investigating animal cruelty and neglect, animal bites, capturing and quarantining animals, issuing legal notices for violations, and providing public education regarding responsible pet ownership and rabies control.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Animal Care & Control department
  • Supervises Animal Care & Control employees, including assigning and reviewing work, scheduling and approving time off, training, evaluating performance, taking necessary

Read the full job description here.

Animal Care & Control Dispatcher

Full Time

Dispatch/Client Service

  • 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.

Customer Service Manager

Full Time

The Customer Service Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the front desk at our Dorman Street facility. Ensuring operations at the highest standard possible, this position will include staff management and working the front desk to assist the public.

The Customer Service Manager will promote positive client service with internal and external clients. Duties include working with clients regarding surrendering pets, reclaiming pets, selling dog licenses, and handling paperwork and protocols for stray pets. This position works closely with the Animal Control department as well as the Shelter Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for performance management of staff. Includes: performance appraisals, disciplinary action, recognition, orientation, training, guidance and overall performance.
  • Maintains scheduling for assigned staff to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Completes time sheet review and submission to payroll for all assigned staff

Read the full job description here.

Animal Care Attendant

Part Time or Full 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 well-being of animals, and assisting the public.

  • 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.
  • Provide proper feeding and care to animals, including administering medications, if required, and animal enrichment, including walks, play time, etc.

Read the full job description here.

Animal Care and Control Officer

Full Time

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
  • General knowledge of breeds of species found in the Treasure Valley
  • General animal handling knowledge
  • Ability to relate well with the public under adverse conditions and stressful situations

Read the full job description here.

Foster Coordinator

Full Time

The Foster Program Coordinator is responsible for daily functions of the foster care program including but not limited to the following:

  • Assisting foster parents by responding to their needs and questions regarding foster care, providing them with tools and materials to perform this service and acting as a liaison between staff and foster parents when needed.
  • Updating and maintaining computer database with information regarding current foster parents and the animals they foster.
  • Providing accurate and current reports on animals in Foster program for various departments.

Read the full job description here.

Animal Care & Control Clerk

Part Time or Full Time

The Animal Care & Control Clerk (customer service) 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.

Shelter Vet Tech

FULL TIME

SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE!
Up to $2,500 for CVT

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

Read the full job description here.

Vet Assistant or CVT

PART TIME & FULL TIME

SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE!
Up to $2,500 for 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.

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.

Read the full job description here.

Veterinarian positions

Community Medicine and Surgery Veterinarian

FULL TIME

$7,500 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

$7,500 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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