Looking for work-life balance? Tired of corporate management?

Española Humane manages an animal shelter and free spay/neuter clinic, serving Hispanic and Native American communities. Every day, we get to make a huge difference in the lives of pets who are loved but happen to live in poverty. Do you have a passion for this kind of work? Come on, join the team!

The search for the next Executive Director of Española Humane has officially launched.

Please view the full job description here.

LeaderFit and the Search Committee led an inclusive process and worked collaboratively
with the full board and staff to contribute to the job description.

We hope you will circulate it among your networks as we work to build a diverse portfolio of
candidates to be considered for the position.

Please direct any search related questions to our partners at LeaderFit:

The position will remain open until filled, and the process is designed to have the Search
Committee select the new leader in early September with a start date before the end of 2024.

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.

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!

At Española Humane, we’re rewriting the narrative for city animal shelters. Our commitment to progressive community programs, free spay/neuter services, and unwavering dedication to saving the lives of shelter pets have garnered us a reputation as a trailblazer in the field.

We are searching for a veterinarian to join our dedicated team, where you’ll work alongside a compassionate group of shelter professionals who welcome over 4,000 homeless animals every year. Reporting to the Director of Medicine, you will be vital in providing medical care for shelter pets and delivering essential wellness clinic services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for medical exams, care, monitoring, and well-being of shelter
  • Administer wellness services to improve the overall health and quality of life for pets in our
  • Develop and manage preventative shelter medicine
  • Updates training, diagnostic, and treatment protocols for animal
  • Occasionally perform spay/neuter and other procedures alongside our surgeons and veterinary
  • Works with the Shelter Director to ensure adequate inventory of supplies, medications, and all drugs, including DEA-regulated substances.
  • Assists with euthanasia training and certification in conjunction with the Shelter Director
  • Maintains electronic medical records for shelter
  • Collaborates with shelter staff on animal medical
  • Actively participates as a member of the leadership


  • Currently licensed in New Mexico and qualified to obtain DEA
  • At least three years of experience with shelter medicine, epidemiology, and disease recognition in a shelter setting.
  • Supervisory experience is
  • Able to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks at a
  • Strong interpersonal skills; effective working with staff, volunteers, and clients from diverse
  • Committed to our mission and enthusiastic about positively impacting both people and

The position is exempt, full-time, with a flexible schedule, typically Monday – Friday. Salary: $105,000 – $120,000. Benefits include 401(k) matching; flexible spending account; health insurance; and paid time off.