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Love animals? Love animal welfare? If you're high-energy, hard-working and customer service-oriented, THS may be just the place for you!

Job title: Animal Care

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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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: Part-Time, Non-Exempt Staff Veterinarian

Reports to: Medical Director (DVM)

Position Overview:

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

Enjoy the best of both worlds by practicing shelter medicine and 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. We enjoy practicing comprehensive medicine and treating challenging/complex medical and surgical cases, and refer to specialists when needed.

We are in the final stages of remodeling a 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. We anticipate being very busy very quickly in this new facility and are planning to open our doors in late January/early February of 2022.

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.

Part-time can be anywhere from one to three days per week. We offer a competitive salary. 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.

Job summary: The staff veterinarian is responsible for providing high quality medical and surgical treatment of shelter animals and owned pets through our Family Pet Clinic.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
o Demonstrate core values of organization in all actions and interactions, internal and external
o Provide exemplary customer service and facilitate good experiences for all shelter guests
o Maintain respectful and cooperative working relationships with coworkers
o Perform physical exams on shelter animals, formulate diagnostic and treatment plans for sick or injured animals
o Perform spay/neuter surgeries on all un-altered shelter dogs, cats, and rabbits, as well as any other surgeries necessary (common soft tissue surgeries, limb amputations, dental extractions)
o Perform physical examinations and necropsies on potential cruelty cases and provide expert testimony as needed
o Perform all common aspects of private practice work at our new Family Pet Clinic, including wellness exams, diagnosing and treating illnesses, surgical and dental care
o Maintain accurate and complete medical records
o Respond to voicemails and emails in a timely fashion (generally same day)
o Provide input on medical policies, procedures, and treatment protocols as needed
o Assist in training and mentoring staff and volunteers as needed
o Understand the multiple functions of the shelter, including all THS programs
o Maintain current knowledge of best practices in shelter medicine and private practice
o Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
o Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or VMD) degree from accredited school
o Current license to practice in Ohio or willing to obtain
o 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
o Strong communication skills both orally and in writing
o Positive, drama-free outlook on life and work
o Proficient use of computer including Microsoft Office programs, email, Internet and shelter and private practice software.
o Passion for THS mission, for caring of all animals regardless of age, breed, temperament or species.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
o Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted regularly, 50+ pounds assisted
o Ability to be comfortable working with cats, dogs, small animals, farm animals, reptiles, fish, wildlife
o Ability to perform strenuous physical activity on a daily basis, including lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, bending
o Due to nature of shelter 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: Registered Veterinary Technician (Part-time and Full-time)

Reports to: Shelter Veterinarian

Position Overview:

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

We offer a very competitive salary, generous CE expenses and licensing reimbursement, a four-day work week, 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, vacation, free and confidential employee assistance program, and free short-term disability insurance.

We are also hiring for a weekend RVT. The primary responsibilities for this position are to administer treatments for hospitalized patients and triage incoming animals. Saturdays and/or Sundays can be 6-8 hours per day. These weekend hours could be combined with weekdays if you are interested in full-time work, or you could work just one or both weekend days if you are only looking for part-time work or a second job.

Our medical team currently consists of two full-time veterinarians, two part-time veterinarians, and three RVTs. We are a busy, fast-paced environment. The majority of your time will be spent in surgery and performing dental cleanings. Additional duties include assisting with physical exams and administering treatments to shelter animals. Our facility has digital x-ray, dental x-ray, two dental stations, and a two-table surgery suite. We care for nearly 6,000 shelter animals every year.

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 helping shelter animals and being part of a life-saving team that makes a difference every day in the lives of homeless animals.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

  • Promote overall animal health and well-being including diagnosis and treatment of disease. Perform regular physical examinations and follow up on known medical issues; ensure proper documentation of animal medical records
  • Perform common elective and non-elective surgical procedures and direct peri-operative care. Perform necessary surgeries and medical treatments in accordance with accepted professional standards including the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs; keep license and insurance policy current and free of complaints
  • Prescribe and direct the administration of medications and vaccines as appropriate
  • Provide assistance to other departments with animal medical concerns or staff medical training as needed, including education, summer camps, etc.
  • Assist with public relations and educational outreach on matters pertaining to animal health; lead or participate in THS activities as needed or required

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrate core values of organization in all actions and interactions, internal and external
  • Provide exemplary customer service and facilitate good experiences for all shelter guests
  • Maintain respectful and cooperative working relationships with coworkers
  • Prepare list of animals and procedures for surgery, including calculating drug dosages
  • Prepare surgery room, dental area, equipment, and drugs each day
  • Sedate and prep animals for surgery, monitor anesthesia and recovery
  • Perform dental cleanings and uncomplicated extractions
  • 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
  • Assist veterinarian in performing physical exams on shelter animals, perform physical exams as needed, including medical rechecks
  • Perform scheduled medical treatments of shelter animals, including cleaning and nursing care of post-op patients, critical patients, and patients in isolation. Update shelter 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 shelter animals and recently adopted animals
  • Respond to voicemails and emails in a timely fashion (generally same day)
  • Order surgical and medical supplies, monitor inventory of supplies, restock supplies as consumed
  • Schedule and oversee maintenance of surgical equipment
  • Provide input on medical policies, procedures, and treatment protocols as needed
  • Assist in training and mentoring staff and volunteers as needed
  • Understand the multiple functions of the shelter, including all THS programs
  • Maintain current knowledge of best practices in shelter medicine
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

BENEFITS:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

SCHEDULE:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Job title: THS Thrift Shop Cashier and Donation Processor

Reports to: ReTail Shop Manager

Position Overview:

Toledo Humane Society, Northwest Ohio’s largest open admission nonprofit animal shelter, is hiring for the position of Thrift Shop Cashier and Donation Processor.

The THS ReTail Shop is a busy and growing thrift shop in the South Toledo area that supports the Toledo Humane Society and its mission by selling new and gently used donated items. This is a part-time, hourly position. Approximately 15-20 hours per week, primarily afternoon hours. Must be available to work most Saturdays. We are looking for a hard-working team player with a positive attitude. We are passionate about helping shelter animals by raising money in our thrift shop.

Please submit resume to ReTail Shop manager Kelly McConnaughy at kmcconnaughy@toledohumane.org to be considered for this position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform store opening and closing procedures.
  • Perform various register and credit card transactions.
  • Keep store and inventory clean and organized including restrooms and stock/sorting room.
  • Ensure donated merchandise is sorted, cleaned, priced and displayed as quickly as possible.
  • Demonstrate courteous and friendly manner at all times towards customers, co-workers and volunteers.
  • Provide accurate information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Supervise and work with staff & volunteers that work at the store.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer skills including; while interacting with donors, customers and volunteers.
  • Demonstrate courteous and friendly manner at all times towards customers, coworkers and volunteers by providing accurate store information and instructions in a clear and concise manner.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Report to Store manager the supply needs of the store.
  • Positively represent the Toledo Humane Society with a professional and respectable demeanor at all times.
  • Perform any other duties assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Cash counting and math skills. Ability to use the cash register with confidence, as well as the credit card machine.
  • Multitasking: ability to take care of customers while also answering the phone and assisting customers with questions.
  • Good communication skills: ability to communicate with people all day, including customers, donors, volunteers, coworkers and manager.
  • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds.
  • Ability to stand/be on your feet for hours. Donation processing can be physically demanding.
  • Requires flexible hours, may occasionally include working on weekends, evenings, and holidays.

The Retail Shop

The 5,000+ square foot store offers furniture, jewelry, antiques, collectibles and more.

All proceeds from the THS Retail Shop 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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