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.

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 including weekends, 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, daily walking of the dogs in the afternoon, feeding and watering the animals. Full-time positions include benefits such as continuing education, health insurance and vacation time. Submit resumes to No phone calls please.

Vet Tech/Assistant at South Side Clinic

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter Wellness Clinic has an immediate opening for a Veterinary Technician/Assistant. The Clinic is open Tuesday-Saturday. Join our great cause of helping animals and the community. 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 assist in surgery, iv catheter placement etc. We do several surgeries and vaccine clinics each week. 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 and CVT preferred, but not required.