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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.

Veterinary Receptionist

We are expanding our team!!!  Clare Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital, located on the Santa Fe Animal Shelter campus, is accepting resumes to join our Veterinary Front Desk team.  A rewarding career and a great environment to be a part of!  All proceeds of the hospital go back to the Shelter to help save homeless animals.  We are seeking team members that have veterinary hospital and reception experience.  Veterinary Reception experience preferred.  Duties include but not limited to: greeting clients, providing excellent friendly customer service, daily transactions, typing, answering multi line phone, faxing, scanning, copy making, running credit card machine, basic math functions with calculator, ability to function well in a fast paced environment.  Must be willing to learn and work as a progressive team.  We are seeking candidates that are self-motivated, energetic, love working with the public, and have exceptional people and phone skills and thrive on a fast paced environment.  Candidates must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.  Bilingual (Spanish) speakers a plus.  Full-time benefits include health insurance, dental and vision, hospital discount, and vacation time.  Compensation commensurate with experience.  No phone calls please. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. Please email resumes to maceves@sfhumanesociety.org.

Veterinary Technician

Clare Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital located on the Santa Fe Animal Shelter campus is accepting resumes for an experienced full time Veterinary Assistant/Technician.  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..  Must love working with the public, have compassion for animals in need, and possess a strong work ethic.  Candidates must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and must be available to work weekends. Bilingual (Spanish) speakers are a plus.  Full-time benefits include: Health insurance, Hospital discount, Vacation time. Compensation commensurate with experience.  RVT and CVT preferred, but not required.  Email resume maceves@sfhumanesociety.org.  Serious applicants only.

Shelter Veterinary Technician

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter is seeking an experienced veterinary technician to work at our shelter veterinary clinic. This self-motivated candidate will be able to administer vaccinations and medication, draw blood, maintain accurate clinic records in a computer system, run diagnostics, and perform general physical examinations while using safe and humane handling methods on all animals entering the facility. Strong communication skills, reliability, and attention to detail are crucial. Surgical assistance skills including intubation, IV catheter placement, and monitoring anesthesia are a plus. Must be able to work a flexible schedule that will include weekends and some holidays. Full-time position includes benefits such as 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 homeless animals in need then this might be a perfect fit for you. We are willing to train someone if the right candidate comes along. Email resume and cover letter to Lead Veterinary Technician Jesse McCarrick at jmccarrick@sfhumanesociety.org.

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 mgonzalez@sfhumanesociety.org. No phone calls please.