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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
  • Vision 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.

Front Desk Manager – Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter is accepting resumes for a Front Desk Manager at our Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic. The Spay/Neuter Clinic is an off-campus location that assists Santa Fe and surrounding areas with the sterilization and vaccinations of their pets. We are looking for an upbeat leader who has excellent customer service skills and a can-do attitude. Candidate must be professional, courteous, sensitive to client income challenges, and must be familiar with Excel and some accounting operations. Veterinary reception skills and ability to multitask important. Previous experience as a Veterinary Office Manager or Veterinary Receptionist preferred. Computer skills a must. Bilingual a plus! Must be able to lift and carry fifty pounds. Health and Dental insurance, veterinary discount, paid time off, and the opportunity to work for a wonderful organization that makes a real difference.  Email resume to  $17.00+/hr, Full time

Behavior Team Member, Level One

The Santa Fe Animal shelter seeks a full-time individual with experience in animal handling and training to join its Behavior Team. We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal and communication skills. This position requires a flexible schedule and good physical condition, with the ability to, bend over, crouch, lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds and remain on foot, walking for hours at a time in the elements. While the majority of the work is with dogs, the position requires a willingness and some basic skill in working with a variety of other species, including cats. Responsibilities include behavior modification and training work, daily playgroups, assessing animals for adopt-ability and safety, effectively communicating with staff, volunteers, and the public, and otherwise maintaining a positive shelter environment. Full-time benefits include Health insurance, Hospital discount, and Vacation time. Email resume to to apply.   $15.00/hr, Full time

Receptionist – Animal Hospital

The receptionist for the Clare Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital is responsible for scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, scanning of medical documents, checking in new and existing clients and patients, financial transactions, reception and lobby area maintenance, and other duties as assigned. Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers. Computer proficiency necessary. Must be able to work under pressure handling busy phone volumes while maintaining a positive attitude.  Excellent customer services skills required. Experience in an animal hospital setting preferred but is not required. High school diploma or GED.  Full-time benefits include: Health insurance, Hospital discount, Vacation time.  Email resume to  $15.00/hr, Full time

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  $15.00 – $20.00/hr, Full-time

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. $15.00/hr, Full-time

Chief Executive Officer

Our Executive Director, Dr. Jennifer Steketee, will be retiring in the fall of 2021. We have begun the search for her replacement.  A full description of the position and its requirements can be found here.