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Espanola Humane wants your help to save lives! Espanola Humane is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are a progressive, innovative shelter that offers a collaborative environment, excellent compensation and benefits.

Foster Coorindator

Española Humane is often referred to as “The Little Shelter Who Could”. What we lack in physical space, we make up for with More Love Per Paw. Every pet who comes into the shelter is given the best care we can provide, and we need your help to continue helping them.

The Lifesaving Team is expanding, and we are seeking a compassionate team member to join us as the Foster Coordinator. In this role, the Foster Coordinator is responsible for connecting pets with people for loving care outside of the shelter.

This position requires strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to multitask in an extremely fast-paced animal shelter environment. Time management and organizational skills are essential for this position. The ideal candidate grasps new information quickly, is outgoing and patient, along with the ability to easily connect with a variety of people. Experience working in a shelter and/or knowledge of pets’ general needs, is preferred. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Come be a part of the great work happening in Española!

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Pet Amigos Manager

Española Humane is transforming the lives of dogs and cats by honoring the love people have for their pets, closing the service gap that exists for people and pets in Española. Española Humane is seeking a compassionate, outgoing, people, and pet lover to lead the community outreach Pet Amigos team.

Pet Amigos is resuming the lifesaving work that began in 2019. In the first six months of the program, Pet Amigos connected with over 200 pet owners and caretakers and provided services for over 400 pets.

The Program Manager will be responsible for restarting the program with hands-on operations. The position requires exceptionally strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge effective relationships with a wide variety of people in a wide variety of circumstances. Demonstrating sensitivity to the community in which we serve, the manager also needs excellent time management skills and an ability to work independently with a solution-based approach. The ideal candidate is bilingual, people orientated, and committed to life-saving efforts.

The program works on the ground in Española’s neighborhoods to remove barriers to access pet wellness resources, with a focus on spay/neuter. This data-driven program directly reaches underserved areas of the city through door-to-door outreach and building positive relationships with pet owners. Using these strategies, Pet Amigos is making strides towards a community that keeps pets in their homes, reduces pet overpopulation, and empowers pet owners with the resources and information they need to make the healthiest decisions for their pets.

Come be a part of the great work happening in Española!

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Veterinary Technicians

We are searching for talented and dedicated Veterinary Technicians to join our medical team. Española Humane is committed to partnering with our community to positively influence the lives of Española’s pets and Veterinary Technicians are vital roles in this mission. Applicants must be able to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment, be detail-oriented and possess an excellent work ethic. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a friendly and professional manner toward community members, co-workers and volunteers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Excellent customer service skills – ability and desire to interface with the public and volunteers
  • Superior time management skills with the ability to handle numerous responsibilities at once, working well under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate with and offer assistance to wide variety of people
  • Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. consistently to include moving sedated animals
  • Must possess excellent reflexes and be proficient at animal restraint for various procedures
  • Must be compassionate and organized
  • Candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter with a professional attitude
  • Passion for animals, animal welfare and people
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are CVT, although on the job training is available for the right candidate
  • Bilingual highly desired

The clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, offering a 4/10 schedule. The qualified, experienced candidate will be offered above national market-rate compensation, full-time hours and benefits including medical insurance, matching 401k and PTO.

We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care for our patients and clients with gentleness and compassion. Española Humane is changing the way city animal shelters are viewed. Come be a part of the great work being done in Española!

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The shelter in Española, New Mexico is changing the way city animal shelters are viewed through progressive community programs, free spay/neuter services and a commitment to saving the lives of the pets coming into the open admission shelter.

Completing 6,055 surgeries in 2019, Española Humane is searching for a Veterinarian with a surgical emphasis to join the dedicated team. The Veterinarian reports to the Director of Medical Care and will perform a variety of duties including medical care for shelter pets and wellness clinic services. Under the Director of Medicine’s mentorship, the Veterinarian’s surgical skills will be developed to include HQHV spay/neuter, orthopedics, amputations, mass removals, as well as emergency surgeries.

The ideal candidate is upbeat, enthusiastic with a strong desire to help people and pets. Emphatic communication skills and a strong desire to improve the quality of pets in the community are essential qualities of the candidate. Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge effective relationships with a wide variety of people in a wide variety of circumstances will insure the Veterinarian’s success.

The position is exempt, full-time with a flexible schedule, typically Monday – Friday.

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