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The SPCA of Wake County is doing life-saving work for homeless pets across North Carolina, so a position with the SPCA isn’t just a job. It’s an opportunity to make a difference. You’ll also have support from really cool coworkers (We’re not kidding – you'll be working with an awesome group of folks). Other benefits include reasonably priced health insurance, a retirement plan, and generous paid vacation/sick time. And where else can you cuddle a puppy on your lunch break? Talk about workplace benefits!

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

Employment Opportunities

Veterinarian - High Quality/High Volume Spay/Neuter Surgeon

Location: Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic (300 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC)

Description

  • Completes 25+ sterilization surgeries on dogs and cats per surgical shift.
  • Follows best practices on pre-, peri-, and post-operative care.
  • Provides confident and clear direction to veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants.
  • Oversees all aspects of assigned patients, including but not limited to: physical examination; surgery; pre- and post-operative care; anesthetic protocols; patient monitoring; and emergency response.
  • Supervises handling and recording of controlled substances by Veterinary Technicians.
  • Supervises and documents post-operative rechecks and orders medical treatments, as necessary, to ensure complete surgical recovery.
  • Assesses individual patient issues and provides sensible and compassionate solutions.
  • Maintains open communication with the Medical Director, apprising them of any patient issues and concerns.
  • Communicates issues regarding the clinic’s disease control protocols, surgical protocols, or other medical issues with the Medical Director.
  • Embraces the “Fear Free” model of veterinary medicine.
  • Models a standard of continual commitment to improvement in all aspects of organizational operations and handling of dogs and cats.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and is required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment can be above average.

Other Information

EOE – The SPCA of Wake County is an equal opportunity employer.

Please follow this link to apply:  https://spca.applytojob.com/apply/S2sWFfe3Sb/Veterinarian-SpayNeuter-Surgeon-FTPT

 

Admission Specialist (Full Time) Admission Center, SPCA of Wake County

We are actively seeking a full-time Admission Specialist to join our team who will represent SPCA of Wake County in a professional and courteous manner while providing friendly, helpful client service in our Admission Center. The specialist should have experience with animals, understand animal behavior and possess safe animal handling skills (training is provided).

Location: SPCA Admission Center (327 US Hwy 70 East, Garner, NC)

Overview: Admission Specialists are responsible for all facets of animal intake at the SPCA Admission Center.  From initial intake appointment scheduling to pre-surgery transport paperwork, Admission Specialists are the first and last stop for pets before they head to the SPCA Adoption Center.  Responsible for maintaining accurate record keeping, providing resources and empathetic counseling to the public for a wide range of animal-related issues, and performing basic intake assessments and processing according to SPCA Wake protocols.

Here at SPCA of Wake County, our strength is our staff. We know that caring for animals is more than just a job, it's our passion. We have a team of dedicated, innovative, and compassionate people caring for every animal that enters the Admission Center. We work together every day to make a difference in the lives of animals.

Qualifications:

  • Must love dogs and cats and care about people.
  • A high school diploma is required. B.A. or B.S degree is preferred.
  • Candidates must have leadership skills, be eager to learn, show initiative, possess great customer service skills, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal climate control, minimal supervision and changing work loads.
  • Candidates must have customer service experience and be able to handle emotionally charged situations and people with compassion and professionalism.
  • Animal experience including knowledge of animal breeds, behavior, and fear free handling is strongly preferred.
  • Good driving record, personal auto insurance, ability to drive a van safely, and reliable transportation are required.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Interact with the public, over the phone and in person, through compassionate conversations about pet retention and resources
  • Assist public, volunteers, foster care volunteers and shelter transfer partners with appointments for intake, boosters, medical rechecks and animal pickup and/or drop off
  • Assist with all facets of animal intake, including working directly with the foster care department to assist with placement of animals and with the medical department to provide humane fear free assessment and processing of pets
  • Provide accurate and detailed records for every animal, including but not limited to: data entry for new pets, updating records, cataloging phone/in person conversation, memos, scanning and attaching files electronically, scheduling appointments, getting pictures of pets, and entering observable behavior information into animal records
  • Have a strong willingness and ability to learn about cat and dog behavior, common issues, and ways to address them
  • Travel to partner shelters to assess animals on-site and transport them back to the Admission Center
  • Assist with disease control and cleaning of office, lobby and restroom areas
  • Perform basic intake assessments and processing on all incoming pets to the Admission Center such as data collection, behavior assessment, restraint for blood draws, administration of vaccines and other medications
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion always, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promote a humane and caring attitude toward all animals
  • Work courteously and cooperatively with other team members and volunteers
  • Be nonjudgmental and kind to everyone

Regular schedule is Monday-Friday, and starting pay is $13.00 per hour.

Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance with Flexible Spending Account
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Discounts on pet adoption and retail store purchases

COVID-19 considerations: The Admission Center is not open to the public and performs intakes by appointment only, with only staff and limited volunteers in the building. Face masks are currently required to be worn by all staff.

Experience:

  • Customer Service: 1 year (Required)
  • Professional Animal Handling: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

We are an EOE.

Interested? Click here to apply. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews; no phone calls please (we’ll have our people call your people).

Veterinary Assistant (Full Time) Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic, SPCA of Wake County

We are looking for a full-time Veterinary Assistant to join the SPCA of Wake County’s spay/neuter team to help make a difference in our community and homeless pets’ lives every day!

Location: SPCA Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic (300 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC)

Overview: Qualified applicants should have at least one year of experience in a veterinary setting with surgical assisting and anesthetic experience preferred. Responsibilities include assisting the Veterinarian with patient exams, as well as the surgical preparation of patients, their anesthetic monitoring and recovery. Skills such as restraint for canines and felines are a necessity. Strong communication skills and the ability to educate clients about their pet’s surgery are required.

Also required of all applicants:  Excellent interpersonal skills and friendliness!  A positive attitude and collaborative, team-oriented spirit!  A strong history of reliability and stable employment.  A passion for the mission of the SPCA of Wake County: To transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of, or ability to learn, common veterinary terminology, canine and feline body language, and humane animal handling techniques.
  • Excellent judgment and communication skills.
  • Ability to read and follow instructions and to deliver instructions clearly verbally and in writing.
  • Effective time-management skills.
  • Self-motivated, well-organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Capable of balancing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a positive, fun, and meaningful environment.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry loads up to 50 pounds throughout the day. Must be able to carry heavier loads with assistance.
  • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly.

Regular schedule is Monday-Friday.  Pay rate is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and the opportunity to join a committed, mission-driven staff.

Interested? Please send resume, cover letter and SPCA employment application to Lisa Kroll at lkroll@spcawake.org. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews; no phone calls please (we’ll have our people call your people).

Registered Veterinary Technician (Full Time) – Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic, SPCA of Wake County

We are looking for a full-time Registered Veterinary Technician to join the SPCA of Wake County’s spay/neuter team to help make a difference in our community and homeless pets’ lives every day!

Location: SPCA Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic (300 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC)

Overview: Qualified applicants must be licensed in the state of North Carolina and will have at least one year of experience in a veterinary setting with surgical assisting and anesthetic experience preferred. Responsibilities include administering pre-surgery medications and induction of anesthesia, as well as the surgical preparation of patients, anesthetic monitoring and recovery. Skills such as restraint, venipuncture, catheter placement, and intubation for canines and felines are a necessity.

Also required of all applicants:  Excellent interpersonal skills and friendliness!  A positive attitude and collaborative, team-oriented spirit!  A strong history of reliability and stable employment.  A passion for the mission of the SPCA of Wake County: To transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of common veterinary terminology, canine and feline body language, and humane animal handling techniques.
  • Excellent judgment and communication skills.
  • Ability to read and follow instructions and to deliver instructions clearly verbally and in writing.
  • Effective time-management skills.
  • Self-motivated, well-organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Capable of balancing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective leadership skills and the ability to direct the medical assistant team.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a positive, fun, and meaningful environment.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry loads up to 50 pounds throughout the day. Must be able to carry heavier loads with assistance.
  • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly.

Regular schedule is Monday-Friday.  Pay rate is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and the opportunity to join a committed, mission-driven staff.

Interested? Please send resume, cover letter, and SPCA employment application to Lisa Kroll at lkroll@spcawake.org. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews; no phone calls please.  We’ll have our people call your people.

Adoption Specialist (Full-Time) - SPCA Wake Pet Adoption Center

We are looking for a full-time Adoption Specialist to join the SPCA of Wake County’s team to match adopters with homeless pets and provide education and resources to the public.

Full-time: Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends

Pay range: $13/hour, competitive benefits package

Location: SPCA Wake Pet Adoption Center (200 Petfinder Ln., Raleigh NC)

Position Summary:  The Adoption Specialist is responsible for interacting with people in search of adopting a pet as well as shelter pets in need of homes. The goal is to match people with pets for the best possible outcomes. Responsibilities also include fielding inquiries from the public on a variety of pet-related needs, ensuring the information database is maintained with accuracy, and that paperwork is processed in a timely manner. Teamwork is essential to the success of this position, as is a genuine love for animals and for people. We work together every day to make a difference in the lives of animals.

Essential Functions:

  • Guide people through the adoption process, sharing information about animal care and behavior, interacting with potential adopters in a conversational way, assisting with decisions about whether or not to finalize an adoption, and communicating with the potential adopter in such a manner that maintains a courteous and friendly demeanor
  • Represent SPCA Wake in a professional manner in all situations with the public, volunteers, and fellow staff
  • Ensure daily tasks, reports, and checklists are completed accurately
  • Interact with and be comfortable handling a variety of pets
  • Assist with disease control and cleaning of areas throughout the day as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ability to demonstrate patience and kindness in all situations, with animals and with people, without exception.
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively and professionally
  • Ability to learn and quickly adapt to changes in programs and procedures
  • Capacity to take initiative while functioning as a member of a team
  • Ability to work courteously and cooperatively with other team members and volunteers
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minor supervision
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Bilingual a plus but not required

Requirements:

  • Required: Must be able to work a flexible schedule including most weekends. (We are open 7 days/week)
  • Required: A high school diploma. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Required: Customer service experience. Preferred: One year or more experience in a professional setting
  • Required: Comfort with handling animals. Preferred: Prior professional animal handling experience

COVID-19 considerations: Face masks are currently required to be worn inside all SPCA buildings.

Physical Demands: The physical requirements of the position include walking, sitting, standing, kneeling, reaching overhead, lifting (50 lbs.), carrying (50 lbs.), speaking, hearing, seeing, and depth perception. Will be exposed regularly (and required to use) cleaning chemicals, including bleach and other caustic disinfectants.

Other:  Valid NC driver’s license required. Competitive benefits package.

Interested? Please send resume, SPCA employment application, and letter of interest to Kim Flowers at kflowers@spcawake.org. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews; no phone calls, please.

Relief Registered Veterinary Technician – Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic, SPCA of Wake County

We are looking for a relief registered veterinary technician to join the SPCA of Wake County’s spay/neuter team to help make a difference in our community and homeless pets’ lives every day!

Location: SPCA Saving Lives Spay/Neuter Clinic (300 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC)

Overview: Qualified applicants must be licensed in the state of North Carolina and will have at least one year of experience in a veterinary setting with surgical assisting and anesthetic experience preferred. Responsibilities include administering pre-surgery medications and induction of anesthesia, as well as the surgical preparation of patients, anesthetic monitoring and recovery. Skills such as restraint, venipuncture, catheter placement and intubation for canines and felines are a necessity.

Also required of all applicants:  Excellent interpersonal skills and friendliness!  A positive attitude and collaborative, team-oriented spirit!  A strong history of reliability and stable employment.  A passion for the mission of the SPCA of Wake County: To transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of common veterinary terminology, canine and feline body language and humane animal handling techniques.
  • Excellent judgment and communication skills.
  • Ability to read and follow instructions and to deliver instructions clearly verbally and in writing.
  • Effective time-management skills.
  • Self-motivated, well-organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Capable of balancing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective leadership skills and the ability to direct the medical assistant team.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a positive, fun, and meaningful environment.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry loads up to 50 pounds throughout the day. Must be able to carry heavier loads with assistance.
  • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly.

Regular schedule is Monday-Friday daytime hours.  Pay rate is commensurate with experience. Note:  There is no regular schedule associated with this position.  Applicants will be interviewed for inclusion on a list of qualified substitutes to fill in for a staff RVT.

Interested? Please send resume, cover letter, and SPCA employment application to Lisa Kroll at lkroll@spcawake.org. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews; no phone calls please. (We’ll have our people call your people.)