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Employment Opportunities

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  • Animal Care Technician (Full Time)


    REPORTS TO: Operations Supervisor

    SUMMARY
    Responsible for the safe, sanitary, and humane operation of the animal care facilities, the health and welfare of the animals in the care of the shelter, and the other operational needs of the shelter.

    GENERAL DUTIES

    • Upholds the Base Code of Conduct of the Aggieland Humane Society and state laws at all times.
    • Participate in humane care and treatment of animals, monitors shelter for signs of disease, and reports problems to the operations supervisor
    • Participate in euthanasia
    • Unpack/stock supplies as needed
    • Customer service
    • Assist citizens with animals
    • Monitor shelter and shelter vehicles for regular repair and maintenance
    • Transport animals to Texas Veterinary Diagnostic Lab for Rabies testing submission both in and out of town
    • Transport animals to veterinary clinics in the Bryan/College Station area
    • Supervise community service workers and volunteers
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

    Required

    • High school diploma or GED
    • Must be able to read and write the English Language

    Preferred

    • Building maintenance/repair skills
    • Animal technician experience or related college courses

    SKILLS/ABILITIES/OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    • Ability to handle the stress associated with euthanasia of animals, loud noises, and strong odors
    • Ability to give generic and specific direction to volunteers and community service workers
    • Ability to work as a member of a team to ensure smooth functioning and a positive public image of the Aggieland Humane Society with a heavy emphasis on customer service
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Must gain proficiency in PetPoint Software
    • Basic Animal Control and Texas Euthanasia Certification required within 12 months of hire

    All applications must be brought or mailed to:

    Aggieland Humane Society
    5359 Leonard Road
    Bryan, TX 77807

  • Communications Specialist (30 hrs/wk)

    EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-exempt

    REPORTS TO: Executive Director

    SALARY: $12.50/hr

    SUMMARY

    Writes edits and assists in the production and design of informational and promotional materials, presentations, and special events. Maintain smooth functioning of basic office duties.

    SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

    • 1 year or more of communications or marketing experience
    • Graphic design capabilities (Photoshop and Adobe CS preferred).
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to use word processing, website content management systems (Word Press), spreadsheet and database programs.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    • Requires ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
    • Supervise and coordinate communication volunteers and interns.
    • Collaborate with the Operations Supervisor, Development Director and the Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator.
    • Must be able to work with: animals, loud noises, smells, in a fast paced environment.

    DUTIES

    • Update website, create/maintain pages as needed, send e-news communications and press releases and other print and electronic communications.
    • Use and update data bases of donors, media, and veterinarians.
    • Implement marketing and branding suggestions.
    • Writes, edits, designs, and produces brochures, invitations, advertisements, flyers, newsletters and reports.
    • Assists in promoting special events and programs.
    • Assists in preparing presentations, and displays.
    • Carry out office duties as assigned and various basic use of data bases of agency.
    • Performs other duties as assigned, including cross training in animal care.

  • Veterinary Surgical Technician

    EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-exempt

    REPORTS TO: Operations Supervisor

    SUMMARY

    The Veterinary Surgical Technician is responsible for providing surgical support to the Clinic Surgical Veterinarian in a manner that allows for the highest level of customer service and exceptional practice of medicine to each visitor and patient of the clinic. In addition, the Veterinary Surgical Technician, under the direction of the Clinic Veterinarian, will determine the pace of work and surgeries to be performed by the supporting medical staff.

    GENERAL DUTIES

    • Provide a compassionate environment for animals and pet owners living in poverty.
    • Triage all patients at check-in and report health concerns to the Clinic Veterinarian for determination on a patient’s ability to withstand surgery.
    • Assist the Clinic Veterinarian in all surgeries as needed, including calculating, administering, and monitoring anesthesia and medications in accordance with approved Aggieland Humane Society protocol.
    • Administer vaccinations, medications, and treatments as directed by and under the supervision of the Clinic Veterinarian.
    • Collect specimens and perform laboratory procedures.
    • Perform humane euthanasia.
    • Document all drug logs and patient activity and information in accurate records in accordance with Aggieland Humane Society protocol.
    • Discharge patients at check-out, including explaining discharge instructions, health exams, any surgical findings and/or test results, vaccine booster schedule, and take home pain medication instructions.
    •  Determine and maintain appropriate level of medical inventory and supplies and coordinate supply orders with the Clinic Veterinarian.
    • Respond to client service concerns and questions in a timely and respectable fashion.
    • Set up the operating suite and surgery preparation area.
    • Prep animals, including general public and shelter pets and feral cats, for surgery.
    •  Recover animals from surgery, including monitoring all recovering patients for complications of surgery or anesthesia and alerting the surgeon if complications arise.
    • Assess post-operative complications and report findings to the Clinic Veterinarian.
    • Clean and break down the operating suite and surgery preparation area after surgery.
    • Clean instruments, sterilize surgery packs, and do laundry.
    • Enter patient charges into the computer.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

    Required

    • High school diploma

    SKILLS/ABILITIES/OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    • Applicant must be interested in the animal welfare population and serving low-income and underserved communities.
    • To best serve the needs of our community and clients, the individual performing this job may be required to work more than 8 hours in a day. Shift times may vary and may include weekend hours.
    • Applicant must acquire Certified Euthanasia Training within 3 months of hire.
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery Veterinarian

    JOB TYPE: Per Diem plus per procedure over 25 surgeries

    JOB DURATION: Indefinite

    REQUIRED TRAVEL: Local and occasional in-region

    REPORTS TO: Executive Director

    SUMMARY

    the Spay/Neuter Surgery Veterinarian is a trained and licensed veterinarian responsible for performing mainly spay/neuter surgeries in high-quality, high volume spay/neuter mobile surgical unit and shelter settings.

    GENERAL DUTIES

    • Perform all work in accordance with Aggieland Humane protocol based on Humane Alliance model;
    • Perform an average of 25 spay/neuter surgeries on both animal shelter adoption dogs and cats and privately-owned dogs and cats per scheduled day;
    • Oversee all aspects of veterinary care during the shift, including pre- and post-operative care, anesthetic administration and monitoring, emergency care, restraint, and treatment.
    • Perform pre-surgery physical examinations (or visual assessment of free-roaming cats in humane traps) on all surgical candidates to determine if they are acceptable for surgery.
    • Document physical examination findings and any adverse events on appropriate medical records.
    • Perform high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgeries in a mobile clinic on a daily basis.
    • Maintain open communication with the Veterinary Technicians to determine the pace of work to be performed.
    • Have respect for and willingness to work with shelter and clinic staff and all types of animals and a commitment to practicing the highest standard of ethics.
    • Have respect and supportive behavior for all the teaching programs partnerships with TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine and Aggieland Humane Society.
    • Examine, diagnose, and treat post-surgical medical complications of animals spayed/neutered at the Aggieland Humane Society.
    • Provide compassionate and patient customer service to clients, when needed.
    • Maintain medical standards of care as set forth by the Aggieland Humane Society based on the Humane Alliance model.
    • Direct and evaluate performance of Spay Neuter Veterinary Technicians as pertains to medical protocol and patient care, as requested.

    EDUCATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    • Applicant must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent.
    • Applicant must have current Texas State Veterinary License and DEA license or the ability to obtain both at the time of employment.
    • Must be willing to obtain temp DVM license for NC and travel for one week with team to Humane Alliance in Asheville, North Carolina for training and team building.
    • Applicant must provide proof of and maintain personal liability insurance.
    • Background in shelter medicine and/or HQHVSN surgery preferred.
    • Applicant must be interested in animal welfare population and serving low-income communities.

Internship Opportunities

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  • Animal Care Internship

    For individuals that have graduated from high school and are considering a career path in animal care.  Each internship session runs in conjunction with the school semester. Spring, Summer, Fall. The Internship will begin the same week, classes begin. Internships will end the first day of finals. Animal Care Interns will professionally represent Aggieland Humane Society. This is an unpaid internship.

    Some of the skills Animal Care Interns learn are listed below

    • Animal Handling and Husbandry in a kennel/shelter setting
    • Dog and Cat breed identification and colors
    • Vaccination Protocol, administering vaccines
    • Basic diagnostic tests
    • Adoption Counseling
    • Dog and cat behavior
    • Record keeping

    Apply Online

    download an application (PDF).

  • Animal Placement Coordinator Intern

    For individuals that have graduated from high school and are considering a career path in animal welfare. Each internship session runs in conjunction with the school semester. Spring, Summer, Fall. The Internship will begin the same week classes begin. Internships will end the first day of finals. Animal Placement Coordinator Interns will professionally represent Aggieland Humane Society. This is an unpaid internship.

    APC Interns will assist the Animal Placement Coordinator in saving lives via the programs listed below:

    • Foster and Adoption Ambassador programs
    • Transfer program
    • Medical rescue
    • Lost and found
    • Breed waiting
    • Owner surrender
    • Pets of the Week

    APC Interns will gain experience and build a resume while saving lives:

    • Building animal transfer partner relationships with other animal welfare organizations
    • Supervisory experience
    • Photography experience
    • Transferring animals in or out of AgHS
    • Approving and Processing adoptions

    Apply Online

    download an application (PDF).