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.

Off-Site Team Member

Española Humane seeks an exceptional individual passionate about animals, people, and community involvement to join us as an Offsite Team Member. This role involves leading adoption events throughout northern New Mexico, away from the shelter.

We are looking for a dynamic team player with multitasking abilities, and comfortable handling animals of all sizes and ages. Engaging the public and weekend availability are essential. Bilingual candidates experienced in working with dogs and cats are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a current New Mexico driver’s license and an unblemished driving record.

The qualified candidate will enjoy above national market rate compensation starting at $18 per hour, with an increase after 90 days. This full-time position has comprehensive benefits, including medical insurance, a matching 401k, and generous PTO.

Española Humane is redefining the perception of animal shelters, and joining our excellent team means providing more “love per paw.”

For a complete job description, visit our posting on Indeed. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Oliver at the link below.

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Front Desk Receptionist

Espanola Humane is seeking a qualified person as a Front Desk Receptionist.

Española Humane is committed to partnering with our community to influence the lives of Española’s pets positively, and Front Desk Receptionists provide a vital role in this mission.

Front Desk Receptionists demonstrate a friendly and professional manner toward community members, co-workers, and volunteers while working quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

Front Desk Receptionists serve as a representative of Española Humane by closely interacting with clients both in person and over the phone. Duties include performing clerical duties such as processing invoices and payments, cash handling, emailing, data entry, answering calls, multitasking, and supporting team members in other departments.

Additional duties include gathering information about animals and helping them find new homes by writing biographies, editing photos, reviewing adoption applications, and processing adoptions.

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Veterinary Technician

We are seeking 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 play a vital role.

Veterinary technicians start at $18-$25 per hour, depending on experience.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists the veterinarian during the examination of animals, providing restraint as needed to work safely and effectively.
  • Prepares and administers medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments, as the veterinarian prescribes.
  • Administers anesthesia to animals under the veterinarian’s direction and monitors animals’ responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted.
  • Cares for and monitors the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
  • Performs laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalysis and blood counts, to assist in diagnosing and treating animal health problems.
  • Administers emergency first aid, such as emergency resuscitation or other life-saving procedures.
  • Collects, prepares, and labels samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination.
  • Cleans and sterilizes instruments, equipment, and materials.
  • Provides the veterinarian with the correct equipment and instruments, as needed.
  • Fills prescriptions, measures medications, and labels containers.
  • Prepares animals for surgery, such as shaving surgical areas and placing IV catheters.
  • Maintains clean examination rooms and treatment areas.
  • Works collaboratively with veterinarians to ensure that all animals are cared for properly and move through the system efficiently.

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.

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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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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.

With a dedicated team completing 7,000 surgeries annually, 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 various 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, and emergency surgeries.

The ideal candidate is upbeat, enthusiastic, and passionate about helping 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 various circumstances will ensure the Veterinarian’s success.

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

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