Employment

Popcorn Park:

Veterinarian

TITLE:

Shelter Veterinarian

DESCRIPTION:

The Associated Humane Societies Lacey location is currently seeking one full time NJ licensed veterinarian. This is a great opportunity to care for the pets in the community and the animals in our shelter! We serve a diverse client base and seek to provide high quality care compassionate care and a positive atmosphere.

 

The Associated Humane Societies offers a competitive starting salary in addition to comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, vacation, as well as sick time, continuing education allowance, profit sharing plan, employer paid Veterinary Liability Insurance, employer paid NJ veterinarian license as well as employer paid CDS and federal licensing.  For those with student loans, our employees are eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program after 10 years of employment.

 

Duties include: Veterinary care of dogs and cats in our shelter, wellness exams, preventative care, management of medical and surgical cases of shelter animals, spay and neuters as well as other surgeries, triage of injured animals and their critical care.

 

 

START DATE:

Immediately

CONTACT:

Renee (RSzorosy@ahsppz.org)

NUMBER OF POSITIONS:

ONE

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have NJ State Veterinarian License

LOCATION:

Lacey, NJ

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Serious applicants are invited to contact us as per above.

Popcorn Park Patrol Volunteers

TITLE:

Park Patrol Volunteers

DESCRIPTION:

Our volunteers patrol the Park interacting with visitors answering their questions regarding our Park inhabitants and animal life. The Park Patrol also helps to ensure the safety of visitors and our animals. The Park Patrol can be a very rewarding and educational experience. Must learn about the Park and its residents and share this information with visitors. Popcorn Park provides training.

SALARY:

None/Volunteer

START DATE:

Immediately

CONTACT:

Sam (parkvolunteers@ahsppz.org)

NUMBER OF POSITIONS:

Open

QUALIFICATIONS:

Volunteers must be 18 years of age. A commitment to the position is required as the Zoo will rely on consistent coverage. A love of all kinds of animals and a desire to share this information is very important.

LOCATION:

Forked River, NJ

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Serious applicants are invited to contact us as per above.

Animal Care Staff

TITLE:

Kennel Staff

DESCRIPTION:

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to cleaning kennels daily using proper kennel cleaning procedure and proper personal protective equipment to ensure that cleanliness and sanitation levels are maintained. Proper daily maintenance of water/feeding procedures for all animals assigned. Brushing of dogs and cats as needed. Identify sick or injured animals and report to supervisor of such findings so medical staff can evaluate. Report to management any observed or known cases of abuse to any animal. Handle and assist with restraint when necessary any animal needing medical attention. Perform other duties as assigned. Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Prior experience in animal care and handling a plus, otherwise on the job training will be provided.  Benefits available

No one with a history or conviction of animal cruelty, neglect or abuse will be considered for this position.

Job Type: Full-time – Weekends may be required.

 

SALARY:

$11-$13/per hour

START DATE:

Immediately

CONTACT:

Renee (rszorosy@ahsppz.org)

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have weekend availability, reliable transportation, and must pass background check

LOCATION:

Forked River, NJ

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Serious applicants are invited to contact us as per above.

Newark:

Veterinarian

TITLE:

Shelter Veterinarian

DESCRIPTION:

The Associated Humane Societies Newark location is currently seeking (2) full time NJ licensed veterinarians. This is a great opportunity to care for the pets in the community through our Mobile spay/neuter unit as well as the animals in our shelter! We serve a diverse client base and seek to provide high quality care compassionate care and a positive atmosphere.

 

The Associated Humane Societies offers a competitive starting salary in addition to comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, vacation, as well as sick time, continuing education allowance, profit sharing plan, employer paid Veterinary Liability Insurance, employer paid NJ veterinarian license as well as employer paid CDS and federal licensing.  For those with student loans, our employees are eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program after 10 years of employment.

 

Duties include: Veterinary care of dogs and cats in our shelter, wellness exams, preventative care, management of medical and surgical cases of shelter animals, spay and neuters as well as other surgeries, triage of injured animals and their critical care. 

 

SALARY:

$80,000-$90,000 yearly salary

START DATE:

Immediately

CONTACT:

Pam (pparisio@ahsppz.org)

NUMBER OF POSITIONS:

TWO

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have NJ State Veterinarian License 

LOCATION:

Newark, NJ

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Serious applicants are invited to contact us as per above.

Veterinary Technician

TITLE:

Veterinary Technician

DESCRIPTION:

Our Veterinary Technician Assistants work under the direction of a veterinarian to aid veterinary technicians in providing medical care to our shelter animals.  Including but not limited to intake screening protocols, surgery, behavior, husbandry, and overall wellbeing of our animals. This position is an invaluable part of medical department. We are looking for employees who will bring their passion and unique skills to the table. Previous experience working with animals in a veterinary or shelter setting is preferred but not required, we are happy to train the right candidate. Pay is $16 to $20/hr. with plenty of opportunity for advancement.  Full-time and Part-time positions available.

 

Under the direction of a veterinarian, assists the veterinary technicians in providing medical care to animals.  Including but not limited to intake screening protocols, surgery, behavior, husbandry, and overall wellbeing of our animals. Time distribution of duties: Medical care (60%) Operational and Administrative support (20%) Housekeeping and Maintenance (20%)

 

The Associated Humane Societies offers a competitive starting salary in addition to comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, vacation, as well as sick time, continuing education allowance, profit sharing plan, employer paid Veterinary Liability Insurance, employer paid NJ veterinarian license as well as employer paid CDS and federal licensing.  For those with student loans, our employees are eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program after 10 years of employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Communicates daily with the Shelter Veterinarian and Veterinary Technicians
  • Learn and understand basic medical terminology
  • Low stress, safe, and effective handling of animals entering the shelter
  • Determine age, sex, and breed
  • Learn to identify sick or injured animals and report to technicians
  • Medicate and provide basic husbandry of sick animals
  • Obtain basic vitals of animals
  • Assist in obtaining diagnostics (radiographs, blood work, cultures, etc.)
  • Assist with surgery preparation, intra-op, and recovery
  • Maintenance of equipment (anesthesia machine, surgery packs, etc.)
  • Document medical exam findings, treatments, and procedures in Shelter Buddy software.
  • Facilitate transfer of animals from intake or medical areas and into appropriate housing.
  • Communicate effectively and facilitate collaboration between departments, including volunteers.
  • Clean medical areas, kennels and cages as needed
  • Re-stocking of medical supplies and maintenance of equipment
  • Maintaining a clean and organized medical department
  • Other job duties as assigned by the Shelter Veterinarian

 

SALARY:

$16-$20/hr

START DATE:

Immediately

CONTACT:

Pam (pparisio@ahsppz.org)

NUMBER OF POSITIONS:

TWO

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be 18 years of age or older. Have good communication and basic computer skills. Able to work independently, manage time efficiently, multi-task and prioritize. Dependable, reliable, compassionate, and team player. High school diploma or GED. Previous experience working with animals in a veterinary or shelter setting is preferred but not required. Weekend availability required for most positions.

 

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required. New hires must have one dose of a single-dose vaccine (J&J) or a first dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) by their first day of employment. For Pfizer or Modena, you must provide proof your second dose within one month of your start date. Reasonable accommodations will be considered.

 

LOCATION:

Newark, NJ

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Serious applicants are invited to contact us as per above.

Tinton Falls:

Animal Care & Maintenance Staff

TITLE:

Animal Care & Maintenance Staff

DESCRIPTION:

Animal Care Attendant /am- cleaning animals, depending on the number of staff, may require a full day in the kennels attending to the animals. 

Maintenance/pm- after cleaning the animals in the am, Maintenace to keep the property outside/inside clean, organized, and presentable.   

Job description; 

Kennel Attendant: Clean and sanitize all cages, runs and related housing areas following established disease control protocols, including outside runs and play areas. Walking dogs throughout the day for socialization, training, and housebreaking purposes. Socializing cats and kittens out of their cages. 

Maintenance: Knowledge of how to repair/paint/clean, some basic plumbing, masonry, sheetrock, wood, fence/gate, and kennel maintenance. Maintain trash and recycle receptacles, change filters, lighting and ceiling tiles as needed. Various other tasks as needed. 

Job Type: Full-time, weekend and holiday availability required. hours are 8am-5pm

SALARY:

$15-$17/hr based on experience

START DATE:

Immediately

CONTACT:

Ronnie (vehrenspeck@ahsppz.org)

NUMBER OF POSITIONS:

ONE

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must pass background check and have reliable transportation

LOCATION:

Tinton Falls, NJ

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Serious applicants are invited to contact us as per above.

Veterinary Technician

TITLE:

Veterinary Technician

DESCRIPTION:

The Associated Humane Societies Tinton Falls is seeking a full time Veterinary Technician. This is a great opportunity to care for the animals in our shelter! We seek to provide high quality care compassionate care and a positive atmosphere.

 

The Associated Humane Societies offers a competitive starting salary in addition to comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, vacation, as well as sick time, continuing education allowance, profit sharing plan.

The shelter medicine field is extremely rewarding, and we are hoping to find a positive, hard-working individual to be a part of our team and help make a difference. Experience is preferred, but we will train the right applicant. Responsibilities include performing daily rounds and treatments on shelter animals, monitoring anesthesia and prepping for surgeries, performing intakes on new shelter animals, and maintaining a neat, sanitary, and well stocked medical department.

Job Type: Full-time

 

START DATE:

Immediately

CONTACT:

Ronnie (vehrenspeck@ahsppz.org)

NUMBER OF POSITIONS:

ONE

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must pass background check, past vet tech experience preferred

LOCATION:

Tinton Falls, NJ

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Serious applicants are invited to contact us as per above.

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