Jobs

Would you like to be considered to join the Humane Society of Lebanon County’s team? Fill out an employment application or email a detailed resume and salary requirements to Kim Siar, Shelter Operations Manager at ksiar@lebanonhumane.org.  Positions we are actively recruiting for are listed below.

Job Title:  Animal Care Technician (Dogs, Cats and Small Mammals)
Reports to: Shelter Operations Manager
Salary: Dependent upon experience

Requirements:
– Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
– Must be able to work outside in temperatures from below freezing to over 90 degrees.
– Must be able to work on your feet without a break for a minimum  of 4 hours.
– Be able to handle all animals (large and small) with different dispositions without fear.
–  Have a working knowledge of various medication and drugs used in the basic care of animals, dosages and how to dispense medications.
– Should understand and be able to show basic procedures on how to restrain an animal.

Duties and responsibilities:
Daily feeding and cleaning of all animal care areas in the shelter.
– Observe each animal in your assigned area to determine if there are any signs of stress, illness, injury, aggression, abnormal behavior etc. and report all concerns to the Shelter Operations Manager or Staff Veterinarian in a timely manner.
– Assist with intake exams, including vaccinating, deworming and any other tests as needed.
– Medicate shelter animals as requested.
– Maintain shelter and animal areas by sweeping, mopping, washing laundry, washing dishes and litter pans, stocking all areas with supplies and any other duties as assigned needed to maintain and keep shelter organized and clean.

The Humane Society of Lebanon County is seeking a full-time Veterinarian to provide exceptional care for our shelter animals.
If you are interested in performing spay and neuter surgeries on dogs and cats and general shelter medical care for the 2,000 plus animals that pass through our doors each year, then we may have the job for you.

Duties include routine high quality, high volume spay/neuter and other surgeries as needed on dogs, cats and other shelter animals as indicated.  This position provides direct care and treatment of the homeless animals entering the Humane Society of Lebanon County as well as low cost public spay/neuter and TNR services.  Assists in developing, advancing and implementing shelter medicine protocols and delivers and ensures humane medical treatment of all animals.  In addition, this position is required to diagnose, treat and/or recommend euthanasia.

Education required:
Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree
Current PA Veterinarian License in good standing
Must maintain malpractice insurance

Salary:
$65,000 – $80,000 dependent on experience

Job Title:  Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
This is a full-time position, assisting with spay/neuter surgeries, vaccine clinics, general shelter animal medical care and other duties as assigned by Staff Veterinarian or Shelter Operations Manager.

Reports to: Veterinarian on staff & Shelter Operations Manager

Salary: Based upon experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the public when dropping off animals to be spayed or neutered, ensuring that all pertinent information is documented concerning each animal.

Maintain safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments; sanitizing and disinfecting holding and operating areas; storing sterile supplies; verifying shelf life; following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations and logs for all controlled substances and medications.

Supports operations by assembling required supplies and instruments; setting-up surgery table instruments; administering pre-operative medications; sedate patients for anesthesia (venipuncture);  completing local/regional anesthesia; preparing surgical site; maintaining sterile conditions throughout the day; monitoring patient and assisting as needed during surgery.

Monitor patient, during surgery and post operatively, by documenting animal conditions, reactions, and changes; updating Veterinarian as needed.

Ensure patients’ owner/guardian receives all instructions for post op care of patient and dispense proper medications to owner/guardian as needed.

Clean and disinfect surgical area and supplies after each surgery day, including but not limited to laundry, sweeping, mopping, wrapping surgery packs, sterilizing instruments in autoclave and restocking supplies and materials for the next surgery clinic.

Assist Veterinarian with shelter animal examinations & vaccinations; record all Veterinarians’ exam notes and update sterilization/vaccination status in shelter software system; create Rx med sheets in shelter according to Veterinarian’s orders; update drug log, and schedule any future appointments or surgeries needed for patient per orders.

Adhere to the policies and philosophies of the Humane Society of Lebanon County in the performance of all duties while ensuring the overall wellness, safety, and humane treatment of all animals under the shelter’s care.

Represent the Humane Society of Lebanon County in a professional manner at all times, in appearance, demeanor, and behavior.