Career Opportunities

The Humane Society of Greater Miami cares for hundreds of homeless dogs, cats, puppies and kittens each day. We depend on our team of staff and volunteers to help us help the animals! By joining the Humane Society of Greater Miami, you become part of a wonderful cause and of a great team. Only qualified applicants will be considered based on the position requirements. The positions listed below may not be available but they are our most sought after positions. If you are interested in any one of these positions, please check on Indeed.com for availability and apply via Indeed.  Thank you for your interest in joining the Humane Society of Greater Miami team!

FINANCIAL AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
VETERINARY SURGICAL TECHNICIAN
SHELTER VETERINARY SUPPORT
CLINIC SERVICES ASSISTANT (NORTH CLINIC)
HIGH VOLUME SPAY NEUTER VETERINARIAN (PART-TIME)
PET ADOPTION COUNSELOR
KENNEL CLEANER
SHELTER VETERINARY TECHNICIAN


FINANCIAL AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Under the supervision of the Director of Finance and highest level development personnel, this person is responsible for helping with the following financial and development tasks: data entry, record keeping maintaining files, to name a few. This person will also assist with vendor accounts, preparing Excel spreadsheets and various financial assistance as needed and requested. Additional responsibilities in the development area include, but are not limited to, communication with donors, preparing acknowledgement letters, emails, postcards and any other task requested to support the development team.

GENERAL FINANCIAL DUTIES

  • Reconcile vendor statements with invoices
  • Prepares daily batches of donations
  • Records DSRs (Daily Sales Reports) in QuickBooks
  • Maintain batch/DSR files
  • Assist with Accounts Payable data entry in QuickBooks
  • Prepare spreadsheets
  • Generate various reports in QuickBooks and Excel as needed
  • Process credit card donations and website transactions
  • Complete all other tasks as assigned

DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT DUTIES

  • Enter all donations into donor database
  • Update all donor records with address changes, life changes (name changes, divorce, etc.)
  • Change all donor records if donor requests not to be solicited
  • Work with development department for fiscal year updates
  • Generates all acknowledgement letters/emails/postcards
  • Work with marketing department for update of letters and postcards

QUALIFICATIONS

  • College degree preferred (no degree required if at least two years’ relevant work experience)
  • Math and/or Accounting background preferred
  • Non-Profit Experience a plus
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks and Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Computer literate in Microsoft
  • Attention to detail and accuracy a must
  • Able to multi-task
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude
  • Must have excellent verbal, telephone, written and oral communication skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and bend; to speak and hear clearly; use hands to fingers. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds.

Qualified applicants please send resume to [email protected].


VETERINARY SURGICAL TECHNICIAN

Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients, assisting doctors and other veterinary staff members with pre-, peri- and post-operative care of surgical patients. Must be able to effectively communicate care of pre and post-surgery to pet owners. This technician will also assist in the pre and post-surgery check-in procedures. The Veterinary Surgical Technician will perform duties independently with minimal supervision, operating from specific and defined directions and instructions. Maintain all medical equipment and surgical supplies, and assist with maintaining medical records. The ideal candidate should feel comfortable being able to multi-task on a daily basis, deal with very high volume and possible stressful situations.

GENERAL DUTIES:

  • Prepares animals for surgery
  • Assembles surgical supplies and equipment needed for surgical procedures
  • Prepares surgical instrument table
  • Maintains prep area and keeps surgical suite sterile and organized
  • Monitors anesthesia levels
  • Packages and wraps instruments in accordance with standard protocol
  • Performs related duties as required
  • Administer medications and treatments to animals as directed by the Veterinarian- antibiotics, IV Fluid Therapy, etc., and follow through diligently.
  • Observe animals for signs of distress during pre-op and post-op.
  • Properly prepare and administer FELV, FVRCP, DA2PP, and Bordetella vaccine
  • Taking blood draws
    • Feline: femoral, cephalic and jugular veins
    • Canine: cephalic, jugular and saphenous veins

PROFICIENCIES

Must be proficient at:

  • Administer the proper dosage of anesthesia by injection or inhalation.
  • Ability to perform drug calculations and data entry.
  • Correctly calculate required medications to go home with patient, prepare medication and properly print prescription label
  • Performing a basic physical exam including taking body temperature, heart and respiration rate
  • Performing proper and humane restraint on a dog or cat
  • Properly calculating and administering sub-cutaneous fluids
  • Properly collecting fecal material for flotation and direct smears, creating appropriate slides and accurately reading and interpreting slides
  • Properly perform a skin scraping and interpret results
  • Properly performing an ear cleaning (both simple and deep)
  • Properly trimming nails

Administrative:

  • Properly enters medical notes in respective medical software in a timely fashion.
  • Ensures and maintains appropriate inventory of all necessary supplies, drugs and equipment needed.
  • Stocks supplies as needed.
  • Follows the policies and protocols set forth by the Humane Society of Greater Miami and the Medical Protocol Manual. If a discrepancy is noticed or it is felt that an update in needed, the employee is expected to bring it to the attention of their supervisor.

Other:

  • Work cooperatively and professionally with all staff members
  • Assists the general public with routine health care information. Is able to explain when necessary treatment/procedures to owners or potential adopters.
  • Represents the Humane Society of Greater Miami to the highest standard by providing excellent customer service.
  • Immediately reports any safety hazards or unsafe usage of Humane Society of Greater Miami equipment and supplies to supervisor.
  • Fills in other areas and performs other tasks/functions as needed (i.e. helping out at the front desk with phone calls, working at special events).
  • Treats all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Due to the nature of the position must not be allergic to domestic animals and cleaning products.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum one year experience working in surgery, preferably in a high volume, spay/neuter clinic.
  • Experience in caring for and handling animals in a safe, effective, and humane manner, handling cats as well as large and possibly untrained dogs.
  • Must be independent, able to multi-task with excellent communication skills and have exceptional interpersonal skills, being able to interface with clients and their families in a tactful, sympathetic and diplomatic manner.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license and clean driving record preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows (Word and Excel) and the ability to learn new computer programs preferred.
  • Due to the nature our organization (animal welfare) and the safety of our employees and animals, English language proficiency is a plus. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The employee must regularly lift, move, and restrain animals weighing up to 40 pounds and must occasionally lift, move and restrain animals weighing up to 100 pounds (with assistance).
  • Persons performing this job must not be allergic to animals, cleaning agents, or medications.
  • Other possible job hazards include exposure to corrosive chemicals and cleaning agents, exposure to feral and vicious animals, to animals with an unknown health history and therefore, exposure to zoonotic diseases through the use of hypodermic needles, animal bites and scratches, airborne transmission, and physical contact.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Position involves long periods of standing, reaching above the head with hands and arms; and lifting items/objects from floor to above the waist; walking, talking, and hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls.
  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualified applicants please send resume to [email protected].


SHELTER VETERINARY SUPPORT

Under the supervision of the Medical Director and Staff Veterinarian(s), the person who fills this role assists in providing support for the Shelter Veterinary Technicians on a daily basis. This will include, but is not limited to, manual restraint of patients for various procedures, routine and medicated baths, preparing laboratory equipment to receive samples for testing, preparing for intake of animals, etc.  This individual must have basic computer skills and data entry skills.

PROFICIENCIES

Must be proficient at:

  • Manual restraint of dogs and cats for various procedures eg. for venipuncture, for examination
  • Basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of PetPoint preferred
  • Performing routine ear cleaning after assessment by the DVM
  • Preparing diagnostic equipment for testing
  • Performing a Wood’s light exam on dermatology cases
  • Preparing tools for diagnostic test, eg. prepping for fungal cultures, using the Dermatophyte Testing Medium (DTM), prepping for fecal analyses, etc.
  • General basic care of patient in the Medical Processing area, eg. ensure food and water are available for patients upon request, supplying fresh litter, nutritional support for neonates, etc.

Medical:

  • Able to set up fecal exams, skin scrapes, etc.
  • Prepares medication, oral or otherwise, for animals in shelter under the direction of the shelter technicians and ensures medication administered to patients was actually ingested. Follow up and communication is essential to this responsibility.
  • Gives medicated baths on designated days.
  • Prepares diagnostic equipment for various procedures, eg. preparing IDEXX lab machine for the next patient, preparing the fecal test for analysis, etc.
  • Restrains patients for various procedures eg. venipuncture, checking temperature, examination, collecting fecal samples, etc.

Administrative:

  • Become familiar with The Policies and Protocols set forth in the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s Policy Manual and the Medical Protocol Manual.
  • Enters data into PetPoint when tasks are completed
  • Works closely with the kennel team and veterinary technicians to communicate the movement of animals within the shelter, as they pass through different medical stages.
  • Assists shelter technician in keeping a daily log of medical treatment for each animal receiving treatment using the current Shelter Management System.
  • Assists shelter technician in ensuring and maintaining appropriate inventory of all necessary supplies, drugs and equipment throughout the shelter and the Isolation area.
  • Stocks supplies and orders as needed.

Other:

  • Works cooperatively and professionally with all staff, including the clinic, kennel and customer service.
  • Represents the Humane Society of Greater Miami to the highest degree by providing good customer service.
  • Reports any safety hazards or unsafe usage of Humane Society of Greater Miami equipment and supplies.
  • Fills in other areas and performs other tasks/functions as needed and determined by The Medical Director, which may not be listed here.
  • Treats all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in caring for/handling cats and possibly untrained dogs, in a safe, effective and humane manner, is essential to this position
  • Must be independent, able to multi-task and possess excellent communication skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record preferred.
  • Must be proficient in basic computer skills.
  • PetPoint proficiency, after training

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to hold and restrain animals.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit; to speak and hear clearly; and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must regularly lift, move, and restrain animals weighing up to 40 pounds and must occasionally lift, move and restrain animals weighing up to 100 pounds (with assistance).
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 
  • Persons performing this job must not be allergic to animals, cleaning agents, or medications.
  • Other possible job hazards include exposure to corrosive chemicals and cleaning agents, exposure to feral and vicious animals, to animals with an unknown health history and therefore, exposure to zoonotic diseases through the use of hypodermic needles, animal bites and scratches, airborne transmission, and physical contact.

Qualified applicants please send resume to [email protected].


CLINIC SERVICES ASSISTANT (NORTH CLINIC)

The Client Services Assistant will assist the clinic’s customer service team and vet tech team with various tasks that will enable the clinic to run more efficiently and smoothly. This person will provide excellent customer service and be a liaison between the client and staff.

GENERAL DUTIES

  • Provide excellent customer service while upholding all current policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Assist with the check-in and discharge of surgical clients.
  • Call clients when their pets are ready for pickup post-surgery.
  • Assist vet techs with retrieving animals from the client during special times when clients are not coming into the clinic.
  • Assist customers with any help needed that will ensure a good customer experience and expedite services when possible.
  • Assist with flow of customers to ensure that new, arriving customers are following proper clinic check-in procedures and outgoing guests have all proper paperwork, receipts, products, etc.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to prioritize, organize and coordinate activities in a timely manner.
  • Must be computer literate and comfortable using a smart phone/tablet.
  • Comfortable in a very fast paced environment and can move easily from one task to another.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend; to speak and hear clearly; use hands to fingers, handle, feel; and to reach with hands and arms above or below waist. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 50 pounds.
  • The employee must be able to withstand Miami weather as they may be asked to meet with clients outside.

Qualified applicants please send resume to [email protected].


HIGH VOLUME SPAY NEUTER VETERINARIAN (PART-TIME)

PURPOSE & SCOPE OF POSITION

The high volume spay/neuter staff veterinarian is a trained and licensed veterinarian with excellent surgical skills who is able to perform approximately 25 surgeries a day.  Must have strong leadership skills and the ability to manage and communicate with staff, volunteers and clients. This is a fast-paced and challenging position.  The veterinarian works an approximately eight-hour day (Saturday required) with a small medical team of veterinary technicians, performing spay/neuter surgeries on public animals. Responsibilities may also include providing specific, non spay/neuter surgeries on Humane Society shelter animals such as minor lacerations, mass removals and procedures which don’t mandate using any equipment that is not onsite (x-rays, for example).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform an average of 25 high quality spay/neuter surgical procedures daily on cats and dogs using techniques as defined in the standard operating procedures (SOPs) put forth by the Humane Society of Greater Miami.
    • A percentage of cat surgeries may be part of the Humane Society’s TNR (Trap Neuter and Release) program. Support of this program is a must.
  • Communicate effectively with staff including veterinary technicians, clinic staff and management especially as it pertains to medical decisions and recommendations.
  • Offer feedback on anesthesia protocols and other SOPs to the Director of Clinic Services for discussion at medical and/or all-staff meetings.
  • Obtain continuing education as required by the state of Florida and the Humane Society of Greater Miami.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with clients. In cases of post-surgical emergencies or complications, the surgeon must be willing to speak with the client.
  • Document exam findings, test results and treatment recommendations.
  • Attend staff meetings, doctor meetings and other requested meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to solve problems and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain good working relationship with clients and staff
  • Ability to provide leadership and direction to employees and volunteers
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interest in animal welfare and population control
  • Must have excellent work attendance record
  • Must possess ability to work independently as well as part of team
  • Must possess ability to work in high-volume, fast-paced clinic environment

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • Doctorate: Veterinary Medicine (Required)
  • Minimum one year of experience working in a shelter, veterinary clinic, TNR program or similar environment is required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Due to the nature of the position, must be able to converse, read and write English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The employee must regularly lift, move, and restrain animals weighing up to 40 pounds and must occasionally lift, move and restrain animals weighing up to 100 pounds (with assistance).
  • Persons performing this job must not be allergic to animals, cleaning agents, or medications.
  • Other possible job hazards include exposure to corrosive chemicals and cleaning agents, exposure to feral and vicious animals, to animals with an unknown health history and therefore, exposure to zoonotic diseases through the use of hypodermic needles, animal bites and scratches, airborne transmission, and physical contact.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Position involves long periods of standing, reaching above the head with hands and arms; and lifting items/objects from floor to above the waist; walking, talking, and hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls.
  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualified applicants please send resume to [email protected].


PET ADOPTION COUNSELOR

PURPOSE & SCOPE OF POSITION

The Humane Society of Greater Miami is looking for an Adoption Counselor responsible for delivering outstanding customer service in relation to pet adoptions.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Is responsible for interviewing prospective parents, introducing them to the pet, and completing all adequate paperwork.
  • Other responsibilities include office operations, scheduling appointments, ordering merchandise, general clerical and operating the cash register as necessary.
  • Works directly with clients, guests, staff, and volunteers, providing courteous, friendly and professional assistance.
  • Manages the first point of contact between a customer and the Humane Society of Greater Miami and thus, is responsible for ensuring that this first encounter is positive for the customer.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong customer relations skills and leadership capability.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, problem solve, and coordinate daily activities.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Possesses interpersonal skills, ability to interface with customers and their families.
  • Computer literate and skilled in Word and Excel required.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High School or equivalent education.
  • Experience in planning, judgment, implementation, communication, staff development, interpersonal skills and cost containment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to hold and restrain animals.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit; to speak and hear clearly; and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must regularly lift, move, and restrain animals weighing up to 50 pounds and must occasionally lift, move and restrain animals weighing up to 100 pounds (with assistance).
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Persons performing this job must not be allergic to animals, cleaning agents, or medications.
  • Other possible job hazards include exposure to corrosive chemicals and cleaning agents, exposure to feral and vicious animals, to animals with an unknown health history and therefore, exposure to zoonotic diseases through animal bites and scratches, airborne transmission, and physical contact.

Some experience needed but will train, needs to be self motivated and compassionate towards animals. Pay depending on experience. Hours vary as shelter is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year including holidays. Hours can vary from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Looking for Part-time and Full-time. EOE + benefits package. If interested in the position please stop by the shelter to fill out an application at 16101 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL 33160 attention to “HR”.

Qualified applicants please send resume to [email protected].


KENNEL CLEANER

The Humane Society of Greater Miami is looking for someone to work hands on with cats/dogs cleaning cages/kennels where animals reside.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Animal Care

  • Cleans and maintains cages, kennels, lifestyle rooms, quarantine area or isolation unit of the shelter, in such a manner as to provide a germ-free, odorless and low stress environment for the animals. Washes food and water bowls daily.
  • Feeds and provides daily care for all animals in the shelter’s care. Cleans and grooms animals (bathing and brushing).
  • Ensures that animals are walked, and that they receive clean bedding and toys on a daily basis.
  • Reports to the appropriate supervisor any potential health or behavioral problems involving the animals in the organization’s care.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to hold and restrain animals.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit; to speak and hear clearly; and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must regularly lift, move, and restrain animals weighing up to 50 pounds and must occasionally lift, move and restrain animals weighing up to 100 pounds (with assistance).
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Persons performing this job must not be allergic to animals, cleaning agents, or medications.
  • Other possible job hazards include exposure to corrosive chemicals and cleaning agents, exposure to feral and vicious animals, to animals with an unknown health history and therefore, exposure to zoonotic diseases through animal bites and scratches, airborne transmission, and physical contact.

Experience in a shelter or similar environment preferred. Needs to be self motivated and compassionate towards animals. Hours vary as shelter is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays. Hours can vary from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Looking for Part-time and Full-time. If interested in the position please stop by the shelter to fill out an application at 16101 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL 33160 attention to “HR”. EOE + benefits package.

Qualified applicants please send resume to [email protected].


SHELTER VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

PURPOSE & SCOPE OF POSITION

This individual falls under the supervision of the Medical Director, Lead Veterinary Technician and staff veterinarians. They perform routine health examinations and health maintenance for animals sheltered at the Humane Society of Greater Miami.

Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.

GENERAL DUTIES

  • Performs duties independently with minimal supervision
  • Operates from specific/definite directions and instructions
  • Makes decisions of routine medical nature within prescribed operating guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Operates under the guidelines of the Shelter Medical Staff Protocol and Procedures: A copy will be provided that you will be required to memorize and keep handy for daily reference
  • Examines patients and assigns medication according to the examination findings, under the guidance of staff veterinarian(s)
  • Accurately and timely document medical findings via relevant media
  • Efficient, accurate recording of data in current software (currently PetPoint)

Proficiencies:

Must be proficient at:

  • Performing a basic physical exam
    • Venipuncture
      • Feline: femoral, cephalic and jugular veins
      • Canine: cephalic, jugular and saphenous veins
  • Placing an IV catheter (canine & feline)
  • Administering sub-cutaneous and IV fluids
  • Performing a cystocentesis for urine collection and proper urine specimen handling to ensure a valid urine culture result (without ultrasound)
  • Performing a complete urinalysis: dipstick method (specific gravity, dipstick, and sediment stain)
  • Properly collecting fecal material for fecal flotation and fecal direct smears, creating appropriate slides and accurately reading and interpreting slides
  • Properly performing an ear cleaning (both simple and deep)
  • Preparing an ear cytology slide for veterinarian to assess
  • Properly performing a SNAP Parvo, 4DX, and Feline Combo test
  • Properly performing a Symbiotics Parvo – Distemper Titer Test
  • Properly performs a skin scraping (until there is capillary bleeding, if necessary), preparation of skin scrape slide, and properly reading and interpreting the slide
  • Properly perform a Wood’s light exam
  • Properly collects samples for DTM cultures
  • Reads DTM cultures properly
  • Properly collects samples for PCR testing (Respiratory, ringworm etc)
  • Properly handles, stores and processes lab specimens (blood, urine, feces, tissue samples, etc.)
  • Orders lab tests (fills out forms, calls lab for pick-up, etc.), and ensures that as soon as results come back from the lab, that those results are taken to the clinic for the veterinarian to evaluate
  • Basic computer skills: knows how to maneuver Basic Microsoft Word
  • Comfortable with accessing emails
  • Capable of learning new software, currently PetPoint
  • Able to manage time and tasks efficiently

Medical:

  • Observes/examines animals in the shelter for signs of illness or injury, and takes immediate action while following established medical protocols and notifying the Medical. Isolate animals not in good health.
  • Provides routine and minor health care for animals housed at the shelter, under the guidance of the Medical Director/Staff Veterinarian
  • Is able to recognize, properly document and treat, if necessary, common medical conditions, including but not limited to  wounds, dewclaw problems, corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis, Demodectic and Sarcoptic mange, ear mites, ringworm, hair loss etc
  • Performs basic bandaging techniques
  • Performs heartworm tests, FeLV/FIV tests, skin scrapes and fecal checks etc
  • Routinely vaccinates and checks for internal parasites of animals housed in shelter.
  • Assists in the determination of adoptability, recommends animals for care as appropriate, and has input on the selection of animals for euthanasia. Performs the humane euthanasia (once certified) of animals, under the direction of the Medical Director

Surgical:

  • Identifies/Schedules/Prepares animals for spay/neuter or other surgery
  • Communicates with Kennel Associates regarding pre-surgical preparations for animals at the shelter

Administrative:

  • Follows the policies and protocols as set forth in the Humane Society of Greater Miami Policies Manual and the Medical Protocols Manual. If a discrepancy is noticed or it is felt that an update in needed, is expected to bring it to the attention of the Medical Director, as soon as possible
  • Ensures that daily treatments are done as prescribed, monitors the progress of the treatment and brings to the Medical or Shelter Director’s attention any condition in need of rechecking.
  • Communication regarding unfinished tasks is a must
  • Ensures that each animal’s medical record is up-to-date and complete.
  • Properly records and enters all notations in the appropriate medical records (currently PetPoint)
  • Updates medical treatment for each animal
  • Ensures and maintains appropriate inventory of all necessary supplies, drugs and equipment throughout the shelter and the Isolation area. Stocks supplies and informs Lead Veterinary Technician (or responsible party) when stock is low, before we run out

Kennels:

  • Responsible for interacting with a Kennel Supervisors/staff regarding daily, thorough cleaning of cages and equipment in the Isolation area, if a problem is noted (under the direction of the Medical Director)
  • Communicates with a Kennel Supervisor/staff regarding daily health status of shelter animals (under the direction of the Medical Director)
  • Determines ideal animal weight, manages the feeding chart and monitors adequate feeding amount by Kennel Associates (under the direction of the Medical Director)

Other:

  • Works cooperatively and professionally with all staff, including the clinic, kennel, veterinarians and customer service.
  • Assists adopters and the general public with dissemination of routine health care information.
  • Able to explain treatment/procedures to owners or potential adopters.
  • Represents the Humane Society of Greater Miami to the highest degree by providing good customer service.
  • Reports any safety hazards or unsafe usage of Humane Society of Greater Miami equipment and supplies.
  • Fills in other areas and performs other tasks/functions as needed, including helping out at the front desk with phone calls as well as occasionally working at special events (under the direction of the Medical Director)
  • Treats all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least two (2) years’ of experience working in a shelter, veterinary clinic or similar environment.
  • Must be able to perform drug calculations and data entry (currently PetPoint)
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in caring for and handling animals in a safe, effective and humane manner, cats as well as large and possibly untrained dogs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows (Word and Excel) and the ability to learn new computer programs (currently PetPoint)
  • Must be an independent, able to multi-task and possess excellent communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to interface with customers and their families.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to hold and restrain animals
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit; to speak and hear clearly; and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must regularly lift, move, and restrain animals weighing up to 40 pounds and must occasionally lift, move and restrain animals weighing up to 100 pounds (with assistance).
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 
  • Persons performing this job must not be allergic to animals, cleaning agents, or medications.
  • Other possible job hazards include exposure to corrosive chemicals and cleaning agents, exposure to feral and vicious animals, to animals with an unknown health history and therefore, exposure to zoonotic diseases through the use of hypodermic needles, animal bites and scratches, airborne transmission, and physical contact.

Qualified applicants please send resume to [email protected].


 Humane Society of Greater Miami is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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