A career at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter is challenging but rewarding. Our work to make the community a better place for animals and people never ends. We take our mission to “Support Animals, Save Lives and Spread Compassion” seriously.

Santa Fe Animal Shelter employees are committed to animal welfare, and we are always looking to add talented individuals to our team. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time staff members. Our benefits are designed to help our staff lead healthy, productive and rewarding lifestyles. They include:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Basic and voluntary supplemental life insurance
  • Flex spending accounts
  • Personal time off
  • Discounts on supplies, vaccinations and medications for your pets

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter is committed to providing a safe and drug-free work environment. All offers will be made contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. Please feel free to review the SFAS Personnel Manual.121217

If you are interested in joining our team, please follow the instructions on individual job listings:

Clinic Receptionist

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s Clare Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital seeks a full-time receptionist with experience in customer service, computers, record-keeping and basic animal-welfare knowledge. Bilingual (English/Spanish) and experience in an animal hospital preferred, but not necessary. The successful applicant must be a fast learner with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Send résumé to: sdelarco@sfhumanesociety.org.

Public Animal Hospital Veterinary Technicians

Looking to help animals in a meaningful way? Consider joining our veterinary technician team. The Santa Fe Animal shelter, one of the most progressive open-admission shelters in the country, seeks experienced veterinary technicians to work in our full service veterinary hospital, the Clare Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital on our shelter campus. We seek experienced, self-motivated candidates who will administer vaccinations and medication, draw blood, run diagnostics and assist the vet with any and all aspects of the job. Surgical assistance skills including intubation, IV catheter placement and monitoring anesthesia is needed. Bilingual (Spanish) speakers a plus. Full-time positions include benefits such as continuing education, health insurance and vacation time. Compensation dependent upon experience. If you are looking for a fulfilling position that will enable you to work hands-on with a variety of animals, this will be a perfect fit. Send résumés to: sdelarco@sfhumanesociety.org. No phone calls, please.