OK HUMANE JOBS & CAREERS

Join our team and change the life of pets

By joining our team, you could work for Oklahoma’s largest animal welfare nonprofit and save animal lives right in Oklahoma City. We are a mission-focused group of individuals who are working to see a day when every adoptable animal finds a home. You can browse our available jobs and careers below. Thank you for your interest!

  • Pet Placement Coordinator
    Department Intake Program
    Immediate Supervisor Intake Facility Manager
    Status Full Time/Non-Exempt

    Purpose of Position:

    The Pet Placement Coordinator is primarily responsible with placing animals needing foster home care through Central Oklahoma Humane Society’s programs in order to decrease euthanasia in central Oklahoma.

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

    • Swiftly place animals needing foster care into Central Oklahoma Humane Society foster homes.
    • Utilize Constant Contact, emails, phone calls and Facebook to place animals.
    • Maintain foster pet records.
    • Track data on foster placement and foster program growth/changes.
    • Research and implement changes to foster placement.
    • Work closely with intake coordinator(s) to ensure the animals being chosen for OK Humane programs are appropriate for quick foster home placement.
    • Organize, store and inventory foster care supplies and equipment.
    • Assist with foster animal pickups.
    • Maintain work and general areas in an organized manner.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Job Requirements:

    • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
    • Must be comfortable handling/learning to handle both dogs and cats- general handling (petting, leash-walking, some lifting and carrying), and restraint (drawing blood, giving vaccines, and placing animals in cages/carriers).
    • Must be able to positively identify dog and cat breeds.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, a professional, tactful, mature and sincere attitude, and be able to represent the mission, goals and the policies of OK Humane in a creative, credible and energetic manner.
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
    • Must be able to work maturely and respectfully with diverse groups of people.
    • Must be organized, flexible and adjust to rapid, changing needs.
    • Must be knowledgeable and comfortable with computer systems used in operations and have basic computer skills, including database skills.
    • Knowledge of and commitment to animal welfare issues strongly preferred.
    • Commitment to mission, values, goals and success of OK Humane.
    • Must be proficient on MS Office.
    • Position will require weekend days and evenings.

     

    Physical Requirements:

    Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors.

    • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours.
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help.
    • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly.
    • Must have good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows.
    • Must have good range of motion in your back, for instance twisting.
    • Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures.
    • Must be able to use a ladder and or step stool.
    • Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination.
    • Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers.Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning.
    • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament.
  • Veterinary Assistant - Full Time
    Department Spay & Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Spay & Neuter Clinic Manager
    Status Full Time

    OK Humane is a high-volume, affordable spay/neuter clinic that services performs an average of 65 spay/neuter surgeries a day. We also see 20 animals a day for vaccinations and general health check-ups.

     

    We are a high energy, dynamic team that works hard every day to provide every pet that walks through our doors with care, compassion, and top-notch customer service. Want to join our team?

     

    We are looking for a veterinary assistant! This position is the backbone of our surgery team. From assisting in surgery, answering owner’s questions, and keeping the clinic clean and organized, there is never a dull moment in a vet assistant’s day.

     

    Here’s who we’re looking for:

    • You like to MOVE! Sitting at a desk makes you antsy, and you’d rather hustle through your day than dawdle in front of a computer.
    • One of your catchphrases is, “How can I help?”—you always bring your best to every situation and contribute however you can.
    • Bring on the multi-tasking! You can make a sandwich, file your taxes, walk your dog AND call your grandma at the same time.
    • You love the sensation that comes from being on a team and accomplishing the impossible with a solid group effort.
    • Nothing would make you prouder than to be a part of an effort to reduce pet overpopulation in our community.

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

     

    • Perform daily cleaning of kennels, cages and public areas when necessary.
    • Spot clean throughout the day.
    • Clean prep room and operating room at the end of the day.
    • Wash and sterilize all surgical packs throughout the day.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Restrain all patients during anesthesia induction and intubation.
    • Monitor all patients on gas anesthesia.
    • Prepare patients for surgery as instructed.
    • Transport patients from prep room to operating room.
    • Assist veterinarians in surgery as needed.
    • Keep veterinary lead assistant informed of animal behavior, health, or concerns.
    • Administer animal vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments as directed.
    • Assist clients with necessary paperwork.
    • Monitor patients in recovery.
    • Provide excellent patient care.

     

    Job Requirements:

     

    • Must be able to learn basic veterinary medical concepts including but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks.
    • Must also be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to owners and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian.
    • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner.
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask.

     

    Physical Requirements:

    Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors.

     

    • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours.
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help.
    • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly.
    • Must have good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows.
    • Must have good range of motion in your back, for instance twisting.
    • Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures.
    • Must be able to use a ladder and or step stool.
    • Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination.
    • Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers.Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning.
    • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament.
  • Animal Care Assistant
    Department Intake Facility
    Immediate Supervisor Intake Facility Manager
    Status Full-time/Overtime-eligible

    PURPOSE OF POSITION

    To provide humane and proper care to the organization’s animals being house on site and to additionally provide excellent customer service to anyone visiting the program location.

     

    DUTIES & RESPONSBILITIES

    • Assist with intake procedures for OK Humane pets.
    • Transport animals from Oklahoma City Animal Welfare to the Intake Facility and In-House Clinic as needed.
    • Follow established disease control protocols.
    • Administer animal vaccinations, test, medications, and treatments as directed.
    • Restock areas with supplies and equipment.
    • Maintain equipment in working condition, report equipment or supply needs to supervisor.
    • Maintain work and general areas in an organized manner.
    • Others duties assigned.
    • Clean and sanitize animal housing.
    • Provide food & fresh water.
    • Assist foster parents with animal drop offs and pickups.
    • Take out the trash.
    • Assist with general questions and requests from the public.
    • Inventory management.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
    • Must be comfortable handling/learning to handle both dogs and cats – general handling. (petting, leash-walking, some lifting and carrying), and restraint (drawing blood, giving vaccines, and placing animals in cages/carriers).
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a profession, tactful, mature and sincere attitude, and be able to represent the mission, goals, and the policies of OK Humane in a creative, credible, and energetic manner.
    • Ability to follow directions and multi-task.
    • Must be able to work maturely and respectfully with diverse groups of people.
    • Must be organized, flexible, and adjust to rapid changing needs.
    • Must be knowledgeable and comfortable with computer systems use in operation and have basic computer skills, including database skills.
    • Knowledge of and commitment to animal welfare issues strongly preferred.
    • Commitment to mission, values, goals and success of OK Humane.
    • Must be proficient on MS Office.
    • Position will require weekend days an evenings.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    • Work is performed in kennel/shelter setting and outdoors.
    • Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, climbing stairs, walking, and standing on feet 8-10 hours per day while performing job functions.
    • Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning.
    • Exposure to various weather conditions when working outdoors.
    • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament.
    • Occasional lifting of up to 75 pounds with reasonable accommodations.
  • Veterinary Assistant - Part Time
    Department Spay & Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Spay & Neuter Clinic Manager
    Status Part Time

    OK Humane is a high-volume, affordable spay/neuter clinic that services performs an average of 65 spay/neuter surgeries a day. We also see 20 animals a day for vaccinations and general health check-ups.

     

    We are a high energy, dynamic team that works hard every day to provide every pet that walks through our doors with care, compassion, and top-notch customer service. Want to join our team?

     

    We are looking for a veterinary assistant! This position is the backbone of our surgery team. From assisting in surgery, answering owner’s questions, and keeping the clinic clean and organized, there is never a dull moment in a vet assistant’s day.

     

    Here’s who we’re looking for:

    • You like to MOVE! Sitting at a desk makes you antsy, and you’d rather hustle through your day than dawdle in front of a computer.
    • One of your catchphrases is, “How can I help?”—you always bring your best to every situation and contribute however you can.
    • Bring on the multi-tasking! You can make a sandwich, file your taxes, walk your dog AND call your grandma at the same time.
    • You love the sensation that comes from being on a team and accomplishing the impossible with a solid group effort.
    • Nothing would make you prouder than to be a part of an effort to reduce pet overpopulation in our community.

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:

     

    • Perform daily cleaning of kennels, cages and public areas when necessary.
    • Spot clean throughout the day.
    • Clean prep room and operating room at the end of the day.
    • Wash and sterilize all surgical packs throughout the day.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Restrain all patients during anesthesia induction and intubation.
    • Monitor all patients on gas anesthesia.
    • Prepare patients for surgery as instructed.
    • Transport patients from prep room to operating room.
    • Assist veterinarians in surgery as needed.
    • Keep veterinary lead assistant informed of animal behavior, health, or concerns.
    • Administer animal vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments as directed.
    • Assist clients with necessary paperwork.
    • Monitor patients in recovery.
    • Provide excellent patient care.

     

    Job Requirements:

     

    • Must be able to learn basic veterinary medical concepts including but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks.
    • Must also be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to owners and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian.
    • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner.
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask.

     

    Physical Requirements:

    Work may be performed in a kennel/shelter setting and/or outdoors.

     

    • Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours.
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help.
    • Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly.
    • Must have good range of motion in joints especially wrist, knees, elbows.
    • Must have good range of motion in your back, for instance twisting.
    • Must be able to work in potentially extreme environmental temperatures.
    • Must be able to use a ladder and or step stool.
    • Must possess excellent hand-eye coordination.
    • Must possess an acceptable degree of dexterity in hands and fingers.Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning.
    • Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament.

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