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

Shelter Director
It is the responsibility of the Shelter Director to; oversee the daily operations of the shelter, including the care of the animals and to ensure that each shelter department operates to its fullest capacity; to work with the President and CEO regarding the enforcement of policies and procedures; to review and recommend policies and procedure updates to the President and CEO and to assist in the future growth and expansion of the organization.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
 
Facility, Property Maintenance and Animal Care:
  • Work with the Facility Manager and the Property Manager to ensure that all alarms are turned on and off at the appropriate times, and that all property gates and facility doors are locked and unlocked accordingly.
  • Work with the Facility Manager to ensure that there is an available contact person and back up persons for the alarm system, including fire and police alarms.
  • Work with the Facility Manager to review and update security systems as needed.
  • Work with the Facility Manager to ensure that maintenance and repair of the shelter facility, additional facilities and, all equipment are well maintained and in good working condition.
  • Work with the Facility Manager to maintain the inventory and purchase of all needed supplies, tools and equipment.
  • Work with the Property Manager to ensure that maintenance of the shelter property, and its surrounding properties are well maintained and the property landscaping is visually clean and presents a professional and pleasant image to the staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Work with the Facility and Property Managers to ensure that the animals being housed at the shelter are cared for in a compassionate, humane and professional manner.
  • Work with the Property Manager to ensure; that HHS livestock animals, hooved and fowl, receive daily food, water and care; appear healthy, are vaccinated regularly, food and supplies are stored properly and the barns and warehouse are cleaned and maintained in an organized manner.
Shelter Operations and Administration:
  • Oversee and work with the Shelter Manager to ensure that employees in the Adoption, Mobile Adoptions, Intake, Foster, and Rescue/Transport programs are adequately trained, scheduled and performing their duties as required by the standards of the organization.
  • Work with the Shelter Manager to hold adoption promotions and special adoption activities.
  • Coordinate with the Events Coordinator, Property and Facility Managers to; prepare for special events; set up and tear down booths, tables etc.; and to assist with any and all duties needed for the event.
  • Work with the Medical Director and Clinic staff to ensure that the animals housed in the shelter facility are checked daily, evaluated and treated when necessary.
  • Work with the Medical Director to ensure that animals seized in cruelty or Taskforce cases are evaluated and processed in a timely manner, receive medical treatment as needed.
  • Work with the HR, various managers and supervisors to hire, counsel and terminate if necessary, any employees that fall under the supervision of the Shelter Director.
  • Discuss promotions, salary increases and possible new positions with the President and CEO.
  • Oversee the HHS Animal Crimes Unit and work with the Harris County Animal Cruelty Task Force.
  • All other duties as required and requested by the President and CEO.
Qualifications & Skills
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in management, animal behavior and shelter operations.
  • Must be able relate to and confer with managers and staff, volunteers, and exercise good judgment when dealing with the public.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Degree in Animal Sciences or Business Degree preferable but not necessary.
  • Bilingual is a plus
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@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.

Adoption Supervisor

Responsibilities of the Adoption Supervisor include, but not limited to; overseeing the daily operations of the Adoption Department, work with the Shelter Manager to hire, train, and schedule Adoption Counselors, ensure that visitors are provided excellent customer service, work to resolve disputes or complaints involving the public, employees or volunteers, oversee the adoption process and ensure that all paperwork is completed, entered into the shelter software and filed accordingly, work with the Mobile Adoption Coordinator to recommend animals for offsite adoption events, work with other departments to recommend animals for transport to partners, ensure that financial transactions balance at the end of the day, and to lead by professional and positive example.

 

Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a supervisory position, managing small and large groups of staff, and preferred, a minimum of 2 years of experience working in the animal care field. Candidate must have a minimum of 1 year of experience with basic animal handling and behavior and be able to lift up to 50lbs. Must be available to work weekends and during special events when scheduled.

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

Position: Full time

Pay rate: From $14 an hour


Rescue Coordinator
It is the responsibility of the Rescue Coordinator to work closely with the Intake, Adoption, Clinic Department, and Behaviorist to locate and coordinate transports for animals to other organizations and to solicit and maintain partnerships with rescue groups who may be able to take animals that cannot be placed at Houston Humane Society. 
 
Duties include but not limited to:
  • Contact new and established Rescue Groups and approve groups for partnership with Houston Humane Society.
  • Work with Intake, Adoptions, Clinic, and Behaviorist Coordinator to ascertain when an animal should be sent to a rescue partner including transportation ( in and out of state).
  • Once the rescue has committed to accepting the animal:
    • Ensure that animals are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered and receive all medical requirements for that rescue.
    • Coordinate transport with the rescue, ensuring that all paperwork is provided with the animal.
    • Solicit volunteers to help with the transfer if needed.
    • Oversee the transfer on our end, ensuring that animals are in clean and comfortable carriers, all animals have been fed, watered and taken out for relief, prior to transfer, all correct paperwork is with the animal.
    • All information on the transfer is entered into databases.
  • Work with volunteers to assist in a rescue transfer when needed.
  • Create and maintain files for the organizations that partner with HHS.
  • Act as liaison to resolve any issues or concerns between HHS and rescue partners.
  • Other duties which may be requested by the Shelter Manager and Shelter Director.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum 2 years of knowledge and experience in animal care preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to handle a variety of animal breeds and species.
  • Be able to read and write English fluently. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
  • Have excellent customer service skills and be able to communicate in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Have the ability to address complaints, disputes or disgruntled persons in a manner that helps address the situation to everyone’s satisfaction.
  • Have good organization skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License with at least 3-years’ experience.
  • Have a minimum 1-year experience with basic computer skills to process emails, create training manuals and post reports.
  • Attend meetings, training, off-site events and networking opportunities, as needed.
  • Be available to work weekends
  • Agree to uphold the mission and policies of the Houston Humane Society.
Job Type: Full-time
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.


Adoption Counselor
Full-Time Adoption Counselor needed to help our animals find their perfect home while providing excellent customer service and ensuring that visitors and adopters have a friendly and positive experience. Daily duties include, but are not limited to, screening potential pet adopters, reviewing applications, filing paperwork, introducing pets to potential adopters, and educating adopters about their pet’s needs. Animal experience, organizational and computer skills, and strong customer service is required. Candidates must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work weekdays and weekends. Bilingual is a plus.
 
To be considered, please send your resume to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

Pharmacy Tech
Position Overview
The purpose of this position is to serve as a Pharmacy Technician at Houston Humane Society, to handle the purchasing functions for the Houston Humane Society Animal Wellness Clinic ensuring that stock remains at a functional level while remaining profitable; to improve the quality of patient care by assisting with inventory management.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with clients, doctors and staff to fulfill prescriptions orders and manage deliveries and returns daily to keep a fully stocked and organized inventory throughout the clinic.
  • Perform a variety of patient and client care duties.
  • Directly reports any discrepancies to the Clinic Ops Manager and Medical Director
  • Receive shipments; inspecting deliveries to ensure they match order and invoice criteria
  • Processing returns for incorrect or unsatisfactory items
  • Updating inventory with received items
  • Restock Inventory and organize
  • Online pharmacy orders; contact clients regarding their on-line orders
  • Keep track of the of donations; record expired medications
  • Update on-hand inventory
  • Prepare supplies for clinic offsite events
  • Complies with all state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy
  • Handles and prepares hazardous drugs in accordance with Regulations
  • Transfer inventory to clinic and intake as needed
  • Work closely with purchasing and clinic management
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management
Qualifications & Skills
  • Associate's degree preferred
  • A minimum of one year of data entry, administrative experience, and inventory management.
  • At least one year of experience in veterinary practice
  • At least one year of Pharmacy Technician or equivalent experience
  • Good basic math skills
  • Proficient in excel preferred
  • Fluently speak, read and write English with some basic computer entry skills required.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
 
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

Pet Resources Associate
Position Overview
It is the responsibility of the Pet Resources Associate to provide assistance and administrative support to the Program Directors and Coordinators to operate and meet the goals of Pet Resources department programs. Tasks include data entry, inventory tracking, product sorting, and delivery and pickup of products.
 
Current programming within the Pet Resource Center includes Public Pet Pantry Program, Pet Pantry Monthly Assistance Program, Pet Food Drive Program, Free Medical and Spay/Neuter Program, New Home New Start Program, DoorDash Project DASH, and Greater Good Charities/GOODS Program.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Public Pet Pantry Program
    • Attends all program events and assists with on-site operations.
    • Maintains database by entering new and updated customer and account information.
    • Works with the Property Manager’s staff to organize and maintain the warehouse.
  • Pet Pantry Monthly Assistance Program
    • Keep inventory by intake stocked/ organized.
    • Responsible for scheduling & fulfilling appointment pickups, including walk-ins, and DoorDash deliveries.
  • Pet Food Drive Program
    • Deliver food drive supplies to partners i.e., donation boxes.
    • Manage relationships with each partner, and pick up donations from boxes.
  • GOODS Program
    • Sort, label, and organize pallets from delivery trucks.
    • Enforce FIFO (first in, first out) inventory practices to ensure food quality and minimize waste.
    • Monitor inventory and alert Pet Resources Coordinator when low.
  • New Home New Start
    • Monitor applications and schedule appointments under the direction of the Pet Resources Coordinator.
    • Assist with the pickup or delivery of houses to recipients.
  • Free Medical and Spay/Neuter Program
    • Monitor applications and schedule appointments under the direction of the Pet Resources Coordinator.
    • Follow up with clients regarding program details and qualifications.
  • General Duties
    • Monitor and respond to Pet Resources email account, and phone lines.
    • Maintain pet resource supplies and alert Pet Resources Coordinator when items are low or need to be replaced.
    • Utilize company vehicle for program operations or other items as needed
Qualifications & Skills
  • Friendly, outgoing, but professional demeanor. Ability to build relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work under stress, and interact in a professional manner with a broad spectrum of constituents.
  • Knowledge and ability to effectively make decisions and solve problems.
  • Ability to lift 50lb bags/boxes of pet food.
  • Valid driver’s license with 3-years of experience
  • Ability to work in indoor/outdoor environments
  • Forklift certified and bilingual is a plus
Job Type: Full-time
To be considered, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@houstonhumane.org.

 


The Houston Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.