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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.


  • 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: Registered Veterinary Technician

Reports to: Shelter Veterinarian

Position Overview:


  • 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


For part-time weekend position:

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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

Additional duties for full-time position:

  • 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
  • Order surgical and medical supplies, monitor inventory of supplies, restock supplies as consumed
  • Schedule and oversee maintenance of surgical equipment

For both PT and FT position:

  • 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


  • 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, will include working on weekends, may occasionally involve working on evenings or holidays


  • 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

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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