About HHS

Employment

The Houston Humane Society is searching for energetic, compassionate and dedicated people to join our efforts in ending the cruelty, abuse and overpopulation of animals.  We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive package of benefits to full time employees.

 

Current Job Openings


Assistant Medical Director
The purpose of this position is to serve as Assistant Medical Director at Houston Humane Society and to set standards of care and medical protocol for activities specific to the clinic. The Assistant Medical Director will assist the Medical Director with coordinating roles of the doctors within the clinic and work with them to develop new services and modify or create SOP’s to improve customer service patient’s care.
 
Assistant Medical Director works under the direction of the Medical Director.  Works in conjunction with the Clinic Operations Manager and Veterinary Technician Supervisor.  Medical Directors will recognize non-routine or unusual situations and refer them to the clinic operations manager with recommended solutions.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Promote the humane care and treatment of animals at all times, both general public and HHS residents.
  • All duties of a DVM as sanctioned by Texas state law.
  • Assist the Medical Director with assisting the associate veterinarians with completing exams, surgeries, and recommend treatment protocol for patients of HHS according to the guidelines for standards of care in animal shelters. Directs associate veterinarians in roles to best handle clinic daily work flow.
  • Assists with supervising, evaluating and instructing Veterinarians and Veterinary Technician in field diagnosis and treatment for diseases and injuries to animals. 
  • Assist the Medical Director with planning, designing, and implementing animal health quality improvement activities.
  • Assist the Medical Director with developing, reviewing, and/or updating standing orders, animal health care protocols and division policies and procedures as required.
  • Set SOPs for the clinic when multiple methods are available for performing one activity.
  • Enforce safety practices and OSHA standards and reports violations to Clinical Operations Manager when infractions occur.
  • Receive and evaluate requests from associate veterinarians for new pharmaceuticals and equipment and submit such requests to the Medical Director and Clinic Ops Manager.
  • Provide guidance on methods and procedures for reducing the incidence of animal diseases and public health concerns.
  • Plan and conduct continuing animal health education.
  • Assist the Medical Director with overall strategic plan for the clinic operations and profitability with input from veterinarians, staff and management
All other duties that arise in the course of daily operations
 
Qualifications & Skills:
  • Requires a Doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine.  Must be licensed by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medicine.  License must also include DPS and FDA controlled substance licensure.
  • Maintains current DVM license in good standing.
  • Knowledge of Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters.
  • Strong client service skills.
  • Strong leadership, communication and motivations skills. Has the ability to direct, guide and assist a group of individuals. Bilingual Spanish language skills both written and spoken preferred, but not necessary.
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl more than 2/3 of the day.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs more than 2/3 of the day, sometimes up to 100 lbs with assistance.                        
  • Ability to effectively use all available resources to provide the best patient care as well as ensure the profitability of the practice
  • Ability to communicate well, provide strong leadership and motivation to direct, guide and assist a group of individuals including effectively solving problems, setting performance standards and monitoring performance
  • Strong communication and client service skills. Considerable tact and diplomacy is required. Ability to greet clients in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner
  • Regular attendance and timeliness are essential
  • Ability to plan and organize all veterinary administration and personnel activities
  • Oversee the preparation, maintenance and disposition of required veterinary records and other correspondence
  • Market the practice as necessary to initiate new programs and educate clients of services available
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to kgordon@houstonhumane.org

Staff Veterinarian
The Houston Humane Society is looking for an experienced DVM to join our team. Work in a well-equipped spay/neuter clinic with highly skilled staff.  Must be available for high-volume spay/neuter work and capable of performing surgeries daily. Assisting with exams, diagnostics, lab work, administering vaccines, and medical treatments for general public and sheltered animals will be included.  Exotic and large animal experience preferred but not required.
 
Must be a positive, energetic team player capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment. Strong work ethic and commitment to our mission to end pet overpopulation is paramount. Candidate must possess a DVM/VMD degree and be licensed to practice in Texas and also procure DEA license. Candidate must be able to work weekends. We offer excellent support staff, clean, well equipped facilities and competitive wages. Become part of our highly successful spay/neuter team!
 
Duties include but not limited to
  • All duties of a DVM as sanctioned by Texas state law.
  • Promotes health of animals by advising animal owners about sanitation measures, feeding and general care.
  • Determines nature of disease or injury by examining pets; examining small, large animals.
  • Perform surgical procedures and provides anesthesia services.
  • Orders and evaluates laboratory tests.
  • Provides training of personnel and volunteers in areas such as animal care and nutrition, breeding, and housing and environment; teaches techniques for handling animals with a broad range of temperaments and about restraint requirements.
  • Conducts necropsy to determine cause of animal death. Analyzes findings and formulates recommendations to prevent future disease or injury. 
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate records.
  • Plans and conducts continuing animal health education.
  • Oversee intake, ACU (Animal Crimes Unit), animal seizures, and shelter animal husbandry needs/surgery
  • Coordinate with rescue groups, Task Force, partners and Foster Coordinator
  • All other duties that arise in the course of daily operations.
     
Qualifications:
  • Requires a Doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine. Must be licensed by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medicine.  License must also include DPS and FDA controlled substance licensure.
  • Maintain current DVM license in good standing.
  • Knowledge of Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
  • Strong client service skills.
  • Strong leadership, communication and motivations skills. Has the ability to direct, guide and assist a group of individuals. Bilingual Spanish language skills both written and spoken preferred, but not necessary.
 
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

Mobile Adoption Coordinator
It is the responsibility of the Mobile Adoptions Coordinator to; coordinate, organize, prepare and operate Houston Humane Society’s Mobile Adoption Program; to adopt animals and bring public awareness about the Houston Humane Society, its programs and services.
 
Daily duties include, but are not limited to, screening potential pet adopters, reviewing applications, filing paperwork, educating adopters about their pet’s needs, and driving to events.  A valid driver’s license, animal experience, organizational and computer skills and strong customer service is required. Bilingual is a plus. Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work weekends.
 
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

Full Time Animal Caretakers - Cleaning
The Houston Humane Society is seeking individuals to work in the inside animal clinic areas. Applicants must be willing to perform daily cleaning of the animal housing areas. This includes, but is not limited to; moving animals so that rooms and kennels can be cleaned, removing waste, cleaning, disinfecting, and drying each room and kennel, providing food and water, replacing bedding, and moving animals back into their room or kennel. Applicants must also perform janitorial duties, removing trash, laundry, sweeping, and moping. Applicants must be able to handle and restrain dogs, cats, and small mammals so previous experience working with animals is preferred but not required.
 
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

Veterinary Technician

Full-time Veterinary Technician needed for a fast paced wellness clinic. Duties include, but are not limited to helping provide medical services to community animals; assist with examinations, vaccinations, testing and other preventative medical care to patients; to assist the veterinarian examine and provide treatment for animals that have been scheduled for health issues of injuries; assist the surgery technicians when needed; medicate and provide prescribed treatments for shelter animals.

 
All applicants must be dependable and hardworking. Clinic and Shelter experience will be a plus. Will need to have computer skills and able to handle customer service for this busy clinic. Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, and work weekends and holidays.
 

To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.


Education Associate

The Houston Humane Society is seeking an individual to develop and utilize opportunities to provide educational presentations for youth and adults to promote responsible pet care and motivate humane behavior to reduce the number of homeless, abused, and neglected animals in the community. The Education Associate will facilitate all aspects of ongoing humane education programs, including school and shelter programs, monitor and assess the success of the programs, and make changes as necessary. This person will develop written materials/curriculum that may be used by teachers and students to reinforce humane education, as well as organize and implement Camp Pawsome.

 

The ideal candidate will have teaching experience, be motivated toward promoting animal welfare and protection, have organizational skills, and the ability to supervise and motivate volunteers. Previous teaching experience is preferred.

 

To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

 


The Houston Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.