Work here

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 life insurance
  • 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.080918.

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

Public Clinic Veterinary Technicians

Clare Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital located on the Santa Fe Animal Shelter campus is accepting resumes to join our Veterinary Technician team. Rewarding career and great environment! All proceeds of the hospital go back to the Shelter to help save a homeless animal. Santa Fe Animal Shelter is a no-kill facility.  Consider assisting us with this wonderful cause! We are seeking team members that have veterinary hospital and animal handling experience.  Must be willing to learn and work as a progressive team. We are seeking candidates that are self motivated, who will administer vaccinations and medication, draw blood, assist the doctors with running diagnostics, assist in surgery, iv catheter placement etc.  Candidates must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.  Bilingual (Spanish) speakers a plus.  Full-time benefits include Continuing Education, Health insurance, Hospital discount, Vacation time.  Compensation commensurate with experience. RVT or CVT preferred, but not required. Please email résumés to or fax to 505-216-0018 attn: Michelle  No phone calls please.

Animal Care Technician

The Santa Fe Animal shelter, one of the most progressive open-admission shelters in the country, seeks full time Animal Care Technicians. This position requires working directly with but not limited to cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals, birds and exotics. Requirements include a flexible schedule with the ability to regularly, bend over, crouch, lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds and remain on foot for hours at a time. Candidates must be able to effectively communicate with staff, volunteers and the public. Bilingual (Spanish) speakers a plus. Primary responsibilities include cleaning and monitoring of animal holding areas, kennels, animal transport vehicles, buildings and grounds throughout the day and feeding and watering the animals. Full-time positions include benefits such as continuing education, health insurance and vacation time.  Apply in person: Robin Sommers Animal Care Center, SFAS Main Campus, 100 Caja del Rio Road, Santa Fe NM 87507 or submit your resume to  No phone calls please.