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Job title: Registered Veterinary Technician, Part Time or Full Time, Non-Exempt

Reports to: Lead Technician/Staff Veterinarian/Clinic Manager

Position Overview:

Toledo Humane Society, Northwest Ohio’s largest open admission nonprofit animal shelter, is hiring for both a part time and a full time Registered Veterinary Technician position. We are expanding our programs and need the necessary support staff to help us grow. Hourly salary will vary with experience.

We offer a competitive salary, generous CE expenses and licensing reimbursement, and deeply discounted medical procedures, supplies, and food for your personal pets. For full-time employment only, benefits include: health/vision/dental, 401(k) match, paid time off (PTO) including holidays, sick time and vacation, free and confidential employee assistance program, and free short-term disability insurance.

This position is located at our new full service, low-cost veterinary clinic. We opened our doors in April 2022. This first of its kind clinic in Toledo provides high quality medical and surgical services to an underserved community. With the support of grants and donations, we are able to provide care even when pet owners have limited financial resources. Our goal is to never have to turn away a pet in need of care.

Our medical team currently consists of four veterinarians, four RVTs, and three veterinary assistants. We are a busy, fast-paced environment. Our facility has digital xray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, and a two-table surgery suite. We are open Monday thru Fridays only, and close for an hour for lunch. We believe in supporting everyone’s work life balance. We are looking for a hard-working team player with a positive attitude. We love coming to work every day and like to have fun while we work. We are passionate about being part of a life-saving team that makes a difference every day in the lives of our patients and their owners.

Interested applicants should send their resumes to Debbie Johnson, DVM, Medical
Director at
Please see full job description for more information.

JOB SUMMARY: Primary job duties are related to the surgical and medical care of patients and providing client education.


  • Demonstrate core values of organization in all actions and interactions, internal and external
  • Provide exemplary customer service and facilitate good experiences for all clients and patients
  • Maintain respectful and cooperative working relationships with coworkers
  • Check patients in for surgery and prepare patients records, including calculating drug dosages
  • Prepare surgery room, dental area, equipment, and drugs when needed. Prepare exam rooms for the day
  • Sedate and prep patients for surgery, monitor anesthesia and recovery
  • Perform dental cleanings and full mouth dental radiographs
  • Clean-up of medical areas, including surgical packs and laundry
  • Perform record-keeping related to surgical and medical procedures, including drug logs and electronic animal records
  • Obtain history about patient, give report to veterinarian, and assist veterinarian in performing physical exams on patients
  • Create and review estimates with clients
  • Perform scheduled medical treatments of patients, including cleaning and nursing care of post-op patients, critical patients, and patients in isolation. Update veterinarian on status of patients, record progress in electronic records
  • Collect medical samples as needed from patients, including blood, urine, fecals, skin scrapes, etc., read samples as needed and prepare samples to send to outside labs
  • Fill prescriptions for patients
  • Help monitor inventory of supplies and restock supplies as consumed
  • Provide input on medical policies, procedures, and treatment protocols as needed
  • Assist in training and mentoring staff and volunteers/externs as needed
  • Understand the multiple functions of the clinic, including all THS programs
  • Maintain continuing education annually
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Registered veterinary technician degree from accredited school, current license to practice in Ohio
  • Knowledge of restraint, handling techniques, general animal safety practices, animal body language
  • Follow established protocols for limiting spread of disease between surgical or medical patients
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, able to professionally and calmly cope with stressful and emotional situations, able to balance multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Comfortable interacting with the general public and ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing
  • Proficient use of computer including Microsoft Office programs, email, Internet and shelter software.
  • Passion for THS mission, for caring of all animals regardless of age, breed, temperament or species.
  • Requires flexible hours, may occasionally include working on weekends, evenings, and holidays


  • Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted regularly, 50+ pounds assisted
  • Ability to be comfortable working with cats, dogs, and small animals
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activity on a daily basis, including lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, bending
  • Due to nature of work, may be exposed to deceased, ill, or fractious animals, zoonotic or other diseases, unpleasant noises, odors, or sights, extreme temperatures, irate people

Job title: Staff Veterinarian, Part-Time or Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Reports to: Medical Director (DVM)

Position Overview:


Toledo Humane Society, Northwest Ohio’s largest and oldest nonprofit animal shelter, is seeking either a full-time or part-time veterinarian to help us grow our programs and services.

Enjoy the best of both worlds by practicing shelter medicine and/or community medicine with a
collaborative, supportive, fun team. Our veterinarians and RVT’s are passionate, dedicated, and
caring individuals who work hard, have a lot of fun, and make a difference for animals every day.
Our shelter is well-equipped, with digital and dental x-rays, surgery suite with two tables, and two
dental machines. Two DVM’s work together three days per week. We enjoy practicing comprehensive medicine and treating challenging/complex medical and surgical cases, and refer to
specialists when needed.

In April of 2022, we opened a newly remodeled facility to provide low-cost medical and surgical
care for owned pets in a resource-challenged community. New team members will have the
opportunity to help us shape the direction of this new clinic and have a profound impact on the
families in this community. With the support of grants and donors, this first of its kind facility in
Toledo allows us to provide quality care for pets even when their owners are financially challenged.

We are looking for team members who are excited to practice veterinary medicine and are
interested in continuing to develop their medical and surgical skills. Previous experience in HQHV
surgery, forensics, or orthopedics is a plus, or interest in learning in these areas. New grads are
welcome to apply - we are committed to mentoring and supporting professional and personal
growth, and we value your personal time. Our workday allows for the flexibility to support your
personal life – for example making it to your kid’s soccer game or dentist appointment – we figure
out how to make it work for everyone.

Full-time employment is 36 hours (four days)/week, part-time can be anywhere from one to three
days per week. We offer a competitive salary. Full-time employees enjoy generous benefits
including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, generous
401(k) match, EAP, PTO and paid holidays. Both full and part-time DVM’s receive an annual
allowance for CE, professional memberships, and licensing. Working for a nonprofit may qualify
you for student loan forgiveness.

For a full job description or to submit your resume, please contact THS Medical Director Debbie
Johnson, DVM, CAWA at djohnson@toledohumane.org or 419-891-0705, ext. 343

Job title: Animal Care, Part-Time

Reports to: Assistant Shelter Manager

Position Overview:

The Toledo Humane Society is always accepting resumes for Animal Care and will be in contact with interested candidates when positions become available.

Here are some of the things the animal care and adoptions staff is in charge of getting done.


  • Availability: Saturday or Sunday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, two full weekdays 8:00 am- 7:00 pm, schedule based on needs of shelter
  • 18 years or older
  • Process intakes for animals coming into the building
  • Cleaning cages & kennels daily
  • Providing food & water for animals
  • Identify possible medical problems/diseases in animals and bring concerns to the attention of the department supervisor/assistant supervisor
  • Hold and/or restrain animals as needed
  • Administer vaccinations
  • General building cleaning duties such as sweeping and mopping
  • Cleaning litter pans, animal carriers, food & water bowls, etc.
  • Completing laundry and cleaning dishes
  • Answer incoming calls and responding to inquiries from shelter visitors
  • Assisting shelter visitors with general questions/information as needed
  • Completing adoptions for animals in our care.
  • Have a positive attitude and great customer service

Job title: Truck Driver/Production Assistant, Part-Time

Reports to: THS Store Manager

Position Overview:

SUMMARY: To assist in fulfilling the purpose/mission of THS by efficiently managing donation pickup and deliveries with optimal courtesy paid to donors, maintain trucks and assist in production operations as necessary.


  • Pickup donations and deliver purchases
  • Interact with donors in a consistently pleasant manner
  • Route pickups in an efficient and productive manner
  • Unload donations, placing neatly in areas as determined by THS Store Manager/Assistant Manager
  • Understand truck scheduling and be able to schedule if assigned the task
  • Assist Thrift Store staff in tasks as assigned by Store Manager or Assistant Store Manager
  • Maintain truck, checking all issues related to its successful operation
  • Actively promote unity between all staff
  • Perform any needed maintenance tasks as requested
  • Truck maintenance
  • Maintain all paperwork and keep necessary credentials, truck logs, etc., up to date.
  • Assist in the reception of incoming donations when not making pickups
  • Assist in the positioning and organization of furniture area
  • Cooperatively assist other team members in accomplishing assigned tasks and objectives
  • Oversee any volunteers assigned to assist with pickups and deliveries. Cooperatively and actively work with all store volunteers as requested by Thrift Store Manager
  • Welcome, oversee and nurture the investment of volunteers at the THS, particularly those working in department(s) relating to this position.
  • Attend THS sponsored meetings and events as designated by supervisor.
  • Fulfill all aspects of position job description according to THS Mission Statement and Core Values.


Education: High school diploma/GED

Work Experience:

  • Box Truck driving/delivery experience
  • Basic maintenance skills
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license and acceptable driving record

Skills & Abilities:

  • Task-oriented
  • Detailed and careful
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn and be flexible
  • Loyalty to co-workers and management
  • Strong attendance history


  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform job functions
  • Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 100 pounds
  • Manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and volunteers
  • Be able to read, write, and interpret written documents

THS Thrift Store and Donation Center

The 12,500 square foot store offers furniture, jewelry, antiques, collectibles and more.

All proceeds from the THS Thrift Store directly support the animals at our shelter and help us to fulfill our ongoing mission to lead the community in efforts focused on relieving the suffering of, preventing cruelty to, and providing for the humane treatment of animals.

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