Job Openings

Part-Time Kennel Staff

The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) is looking for enthusiastic, highly-motivated, animal loving professionals who share in our mission of building a better community for pets and people. This position will require attention to detail, dependability, excellent teamwork & communication skills, and a working knowledge of cat/dog interactions & language to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for our furry residents. Experience preferred, but will train the right candidate.

This is a part-time position with shifts 3-4 days per week from 7:00AM until approximately 3:30PM.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and be on your feet for extended periods of time.
  • Able to lift at least 40lbs.
  • Comfortable working with a variety of animals.
  • At least 18 years of age.

*Starting pay is $9.00/hour.


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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