Job Openings


Full-Time or Part-Time Veterinary Technician

HSHA is in need of a highly motivated, skilled and enthusiastic Veterinary Technician to join their committed team! 

Veterinary Technicians assist the Veterinarian in all aspects of veterinary care including:

  • Examinations and surgical procedures
  • Provide patient restraint during procedures and examinations
  • Assist the Veterinarian with routine patient appointments and surgical procedures
  • Administer anesthesia including induction, intubation, maintenance and recovery
  • Administer medication to animal residents
  • Collaborate with Veterinarians to develop directions for Veterinary Assistants
  • Ensure all surgical equipment is properly sterilized and stored
  • Prepare surgery rooms and stock supplies
  • Prepare appointment rooms prior to scheduled patient visits
  • Update patient files
  • Educate clients about prescribed dosage and directions

Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience as a veterinary assistant, one year as a veterinary technician, or combination of equivalent experience and education
  • CVT or LVT Required
  • Experience working in an animal shelter preferred
  • Drivers license required
  • Must have excellent customer service skills and computer skills
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Applicants should be able to both take direction with attention to detail, and be self-motivated to take on any necessary tasks to completion

Rotating shifts Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm and 10:30am to 7:00pm. Rotating weekends from 8am to 4pm required.


Full-Time or Part-Time Veterinary Assistant

The Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area is in need of highly motivated, skilled, and enthusiastic Veterinary Assistants to join our Med Team!

Duties:

Veterinary Assistants assist the Veterinarian in all aspects of veterinary care including:

  • Provide assistance to Veterinary Technicians and Veterinarians
  • Greet patients and their owners as they arrive and show them to an examining room
  • Take pet's weight and other vital signs upon arrival
  • Provide patient restraint during procedures and examinations
  • Administer medication to animal residents
  • Provide assistance during surgery
  • Clean and maintain the surgical room in preparation for procedures
  • Prepare instruments and medications as directed by veterinary personnel
  • Calm and soothe anxious patients
  • Educate clients about prescribed dosage and directions

Veterinary technicians also communicate with pet owners and update patient files.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as a veterinary assistant required
  • Formal training in a certified veterinary assistant program preferred
  • Experience working in an animal shelter preferred
  • Drivers license required
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Must have excellent customer service skills and computer skills
  • Applicants should be able to both take direction with attention to detail, and be self-motivated to take on any necessary tasks to completion

Rotating shifts Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm and 10:30am to 7:00pm. Rotating weekends from 8am to 4pm required.


Veterinarian

HSHA is hiring full or part-time Veterinarians to join our dedicated team! We are a progressive animal shelter offering competitive compensation, flexible scheduling, and opportunities to expand your Veterinary experience.  Our highly qualified and dedicated staff are devoted to improving the quality of life of our shelter residents and all pets of the Harrisburg Area. If you are looking for a fulfilling opportunity to make a difference in your community while continuing to practice the Veterinary work you love, then read on and consider becoming a part of the growing HSHA family!

HSHA has a strong foundation in the local community, providing a variety of services including low-cost spay/neuter clinics, low cost vaccine clinics, examinations, and affordable medication. We have recently added 4,000 square feet to our facility for the expansion of our medical operations to include additional surgeries, x-rays, and other advanced veterinary services affordable to low income pet owners. Our objective is to provide necessary veterinary services to all animals in our community regardless of income.


Part-Time or Full-Time Clinic Veterinarian

HSHA needs a licensed veterinarian to assist at our low-cost vaccine clinics. Location of the clinics change seasonally. Position is challenging, fast-paced, but never boring. Dedication to herd-health and disease control is a must. Qualified candidates must be a graduate of accredited school of veterinary medicine and currently licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. Interpersonal communication skills essential as qualified veterinarian will be working closely with other staff, volunteers, and community members. This is position could accommodate part-time or full-time hours based on applicant's request.


To be a considered applicant for any of these positions, please submit your resume and the following two forms to LukeG@humanesocietyhbg.org

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Pet of the Week

Benaiah (Rooney)

https://www.petfinder.com/dog/benaiah-rooney-44180536/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Handsome, handsome, handsome. That's all anyone says about me. I'm Benaiah, named after a character in the bible who bravely killed a lion. But everyone here just calls me Benny! I was born in 2017 and was first at the shelter in the spring of 2018. My ears had just been (badly) cropped and they needed care, then my rear leg was severely injured and my owners neglected to get treatment soon enough. My friends at the shelter took me back in July 2018, but it was too late for my leg -- it had to be amputated. So I became a tripod dog! Of course it did not slow me down one bit. I was adopted in March of 2019 after HSHA won ownership of me in the cruelty case against my neglectful owner. I got a new name, Rooney...but I was returned in August 2019. My first two years of life have been difficult, and I'm really in need of a stable, permanent home. I'm very much a dog who lives in the present, and no tough past is going to hang on my shoulders. I'm looking for a special family who can give me the life I deserve after spending so many months recuperating in the shelter, only to be adopted and returned. I love to play fetch and I've even learned the command "drop it," which I'm very proud of, I know "sit" too, and I love to get rewarded with treats and affection. I've very strong, so no kids under 12 in my new home, please.

Chantey 

https://www.petfinder.com/cat/chantey-45192764/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Hold me! I'm Chantey, a small black cat who was a stray. I love to be held, and if you could walk me over to a window and let me watch the birds, that would be perfect. I'm slightly fearful and still trying to figure everything out. My life on the streets may have been tough, and I'm not sure who to trust yet. However, I'm trying hard. I know black cats gets overlooked, so I'm hoping my huge golden eyes will make people stop and say "Wow, I need to adopt that black cat!"

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