Join Our Team

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.

Veterinary Technician

We are searching for talented and dedicated Veterinary Technicians to join our medical team. Española Humane is committed to partnering with our community to influence the lives of Española’s pets positively, and Veterinary Technicians play a vital role.

Veterinary technicians start at $18 per hour.

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 be friendly and professional toward community members, co-workers, and volunteers.

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. Be a part of the great work being done in Española!

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Pet Care Providers

Española Humane wants you to help save lives!

We are searching for upbeat, energetic Pet Care Providers to join our shelter team. Española Humane is committed to partnering with our community to positively influence the lives of Española’s pets and Pet Care Providers are a vital role in this mission. Providers are responsible for treating all animals humanely and compassionately at all times, regardless of the situation and circumstances. Through their work with the animals in our care, Providers learn about the individual animals, use that knowledge to make the best matches for potential adopters visiting the facility, and report updates or changes in behavior to maintain the physical and mental health of the animals under their care.

The Provider performs a variety of duties including, but not limited to, disinfecting and general cleaning of animals and housing, maintaining the grounds and facility, performing intake and behavioral assessments, receiving animals and preparing their kennel for stay, and providing excellent customer service to clients, performing adoption meet and greets interacting with and enriching animals in care, assisting with loading and unloading of supplies, attending offsite adoption events and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Candidates with animal and/or veterinary clinic experience are greatly valued and encouraged to apply. Applicants with customer service experience such as banking, hospitality and retail will be given priority. Bilingual candidates are highly desired.

Española Humane is changing the way animal shelters are viewed. Come be a part of the great work being done in Española!

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Off-Site Team Member

Española Humane’s team is dedicated to the pets in our care!

The Off-Site Team is expanding, and we are seeking a compassionate team member to support the important work we do every day.

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, and can connect with a variety of people easily. Experience working in a shelter and/or knowledge of pets’ general needs is preferred. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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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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