OK HUMANE SOCIETY 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 your community. We are a hardworking, mission-focused group of individuals who are working to see a day when every adoptable animal finds a home. If you want to help us with that mission and work with animals here in Oklahoma City, then you might be a fit for our team.

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society continually accepts job applications. Your application will be considered active for 60 days. If a suitable opening has not occurred during that time period, and you remain interested in employment with us, it will be necessary for you to reapply. You can browse our available jobs and careers below. Thank you for your interest!

  • Staff Veterinarian - In House Clinic
    Department In House Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Vice President of Operations
    Status Full Time; Exempt

    Purpose of Position
    Responsible for care and treatment of all OK Humane Adoption and Relocation program animals to include maintenance of preventative health programs, infectious disease and medical protocol.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Oversee medical treatment and care of patients.
    • Supervise veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and kennel personnel.
    • Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances.
    • Assist with the management of the relationships with foster care providers and serve as the final decision maker for medical questions and concerns of fosters, adopters, staff, and veterinary clinics.
    • Share in responsibility of after-hours foster emergency phone.
    • Follow and maintain grant reporting requirements.
    • Maintain complete records for all patients and ensure correct PetPoint data entry.
    • Oversee the ordering and maintenance of medical inventory.
    • Supervise cleaning protocols for prevention of infectious/zoonotic disease.
    • Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding shelter infectious disease.
    • Perform medical exams, rechecks, orders of medical treatments as necessary.
    • Actively support associate staff and volunteers and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
    • Represent the Central Oklahoma Humane Society in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
    • Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization.
    • Participate on committees and special projects as assigned.
    • Maintain and provide proof of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in required states.
    • Maintain controlled drug licenses and facility licenses as required.
    • Maintain professional liability insurance at levels sufficient to meet minimum requirements recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
    • Acquire and maintain an active USDA accreditation for writing health certificates.
    • Participate in and provide proof of continuing education requirements.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Education Requirements
    Doctoral Degree (DVM)

    Physical Requirements

    • 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 be able to see fine detail in a variety of situations.
    • Must have good hearing including ability to distinguish changes in pitch.
    • Must have reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations.
    • Must have acceptable sense of touch and smell.
    • 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 have acceptable sense of balance.
    • Must be able to work and reach on hands and knees.
    • 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.
    • Must have good vision including peripheral vision, fine detail, distance, depth perception and ability to focus.
  • Staff Veterinarian - Spay + Neuter
    Department Spay + Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Vice President of Operations
    Status Full-Time; Overtime Exempt

    Purpose of Position

    Responsible for daily care and sterilization of all surgical patients and maintenance of preventative health programs and medical protocol.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Supervise veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and kennel personnel.
    • Conduct pre-operative examinations to assess patients’ candidacy for surgery.
    • Perform surgical sterilizations on average, 35-40/day.
    • Examine animals post-op as necessary to ensure appropriate healing.
    • Inoculate animals and provide recommendations for follow-up care.
    • Supervise cleaning program for prevention of infectious/zoonotic disease.
    • Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery.
    • Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians.
    • Supervise post-op rechecks and order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery.
    • Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership.
    • Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
    • Represent the Central Oklahoma Humane Society in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
    • Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization.
    • Participate on committees and special projects as assigned.
    • Maintain and provide proof of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in required states
    • Maintain controlled drug licenses and facility licenses as required.
    • Maintain professional liability insurance at levels sufficient to meet minimum requirements recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
    • Participate in and provide proof of continuing education requirements.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Education Requirements

    Doctoral Degree (DVM)

    Physical Requirements

    • 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 be able to see fine detail in a variety of situations.
    • Must have good hearing including ability to distinguish changes in pitch.
    • Must have reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations.
    • Must have acceptable sense of touch and smell.
    • 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 have acceptable sense of balance.
    • Must be able to work and reach on hands and knees.
    • 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.
    • Must have good vision including peripheral vision, fine detail, distance, depth perception and ability to focus.
  • Staff Veterinarian - In House Clinic
    Department In House Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Vice Present of Operations
    Status Full Time; Exempt

    Purpose of Position
    Responsible for the care and treatment of program pets with an emphasis on neonates to include maintenance of preventative health programs, infectious disease and medical protocol. Provide veterinary support to the medical, relocation, spay+neuter and adoption programs.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Supervise veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and kennel personnel.
    • Oversee medical treatment and care of patients.
    • Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances.
    • Assist with the management of the relationships with foster care providers and serve as the final decision maker for medical questions and concerns of fosters, adopters, staff, and veterinary clinics.
    • Share in responsibility of after-hours foster emergency phone.
    • Follow and maintain grant reporting requirements.
    • Maintain complete records for all patients and ensure correct PetPoint data entry.
    • Oversee the ordering and maintenance of medical inventory.
    • Supervise cleaning protocols for prevention of infectious/zoonotic disease.
    • Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding shelter infectious disease.
    • Perform medical exams, rechecks, orders of medical treatments as necessary.
    • Actively support associate staff and volunteers and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
    • Represent the Central Oklahoma Humane Society in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
    • Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff recognizing their individual contributions to the success of our organization.
    • Participate on committees and special projects as assigned.
    • Maintain and provide proof of a current license to practice veterinary medicine in required states.
    • Maintain controlled drug licenses and facility licenses as required.
    • Maintain professional liability insurance at levels sufficient to meet minimum requirements recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
    • Acquire and maintain an active USDA accreditation for writing health certificates.
    • Participate in and provide proof of continuing education requirements.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Education Requirements
    Doctoral Degree (DVM)

    Physical Requirements

    • 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 be able to see fine detail in a variety of situations.
    • Must have good hearing including ability to distinguish changes in pitch.
    • Must have reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations.
    • Must have acceptable sense of touch and smell.
    • 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 have acceptable sense of balance.
    • Must be able to work and reach on hands and knees.
    • 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.
    • Must have good vision including peripheral vision, fine detail, distance, depth perception and ability to focus.


     

  • Animal Care Assistant - Intake Facility
    Department Intake Program
    Immediate Supervisor Intake Program Manager
    Status Part-time; Non-Exempt; $10/hour

    Purpose of Position
    Responsible for providing humane and proper care to the organization’s animals being housed on site.

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

    • Clean and sanitize live cat and dog living areas
    • Clean and sanitize stainless steel cat cages
    • Daily feeding & fresh water
    • Assist foster parents with animal drop offs and pick ups
    • Proper & timely Feline-ality™ observations and documentation
    • Report any abnormalities in the animal’s behavior or sick/injured animals
    • Perform daily cleaning and sanitizing of work and public areas
    • Assist in administering animal vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments as directed
    • Assist with general questions and requests from the public
    • Transport available adoption cats to PetSmart In-Store Centers from Adoption Center
    • Transport cats requiring vet work to the In House Clinic from Adoption Center
    • Maintain timely and accurate electronic records and hard files
    • Follow established disease control protocols
    • 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
    • Other duties as needed

    Job Requirements & Qualifications

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to multi-task and make appropriate prioritization decisions
    • Confidence handling or learning to handle both dogs and cats
    • Ability to work within a team environment while on the go
    • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
    • Must be able to work maturely and respectfully with diverse groups of people
    • Must be organized, flexible and adjust to rapid, changing needs
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
    • Commitment to mission, values, goals and success of OK Humane

    Physical Requirements

    • 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 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations

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

  • Clinic Office Assistant
    Department Spay + Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Clinic Manager
    Status Full Time; Non-Exempt

    Purpose of Position

    The Clinic Office Assistant is our client’s first contact when calling or visiting and as such carries a significant role within our Clinic to ensure excellent customer service.  The position will maintain the professional environment by answering phones, scheduling appointments, data entry and performing special projects such as grant project reports.

    Duties & Responsibilities

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

    • Responsible for handling high volume of phone calls and emails.
    • Scheduling client appointments.
    • Checking clients in and out.
    • Physically handling cats and dogs.
    • Providing post-operative care instructions to owners.
    • Tender cash and credit; create daily ledger of deposits.
    • Data entry for all client appointments.
    • Prepare mailing lists, labels and reports.
    • Maintain office filing and storage systems.
    • Keep filing/document management system for electronic and paper documents organized.
    • Monitor and order office supplies.
    • Distribute/file all incoming mail.
    • Data entry, research, typing, correspondence, faxes, and filing.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements

    • Bilingual abilities are a plus.
    • Previous experience in an office setting required.
    • Experienced administrative professional who is dependable and highly organized with business maturity, discretion, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude.
    • Technologically literate with strong computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and other commonly used software.
    • Good internet skills, including use of e-mail programs and group messaging.
    • Good organizational skills and record keeping (attention to detail is critical).
    • Cheerful presence and people skills.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Self starter who can work independently.
    • Skill in establishing priorities and managing workload.
    • 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.
  • Veterinary Assistant
    Department Spay + Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor --
    Status Full-time; Non-Exempt; $10/hour

    Purpose of Position
    Responsible for providing humane and proper care to the organization’s animals being housed on site.

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

    General Housekeeping

    • 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.

    Patient Care

    • 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 & Qualifications

    • 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

    • 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.

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

  • Veterinary Lead Assistant
    Department Spay/Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Clinic Manager
    Status Full time/Overtime eligible

    Purpose of Position:

    Responsible for daily care of all surgical patients, provide client services and education

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

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

     

    • Monitoring and advising veterinary assistants.
    • Report employee or client problems to Clinic Manager.
    • Provide in-person and telephone client service and answer questions.
    • Actively support associate staff and volunteers; promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
    • Maintain medical inventory and supplies.
    • Triage all patients as they are checked in. Report health concerns to attending veterinarian.
    • Assist veterinarians in surgery as needed.
    • Calculate and administer anesthesia to all surgical patients per anesthetic protocol.
    • Maintain all necessary drug logs and patient records.
    • Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocol.
    • Administer animal vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments as directed.
    • Participate on committees and special projects as assigned.
    • All other duties as assigned.

     

    Job Requirements:

    • Must possess 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.
    • Must possess decision making skills and the ability to manage multiples tasks.
    • Will be asked to take medical histories for surgical rechecks.
    • Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner.
    • Will be asked to handle (on average) 30 dogs and cats per day.
    • Will be asked to assist in transport programs as scheduled.
    • Must be able to learn characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior).
    • Must be able to use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals (will train) – the use of safety equipment is mandatory.
    • Must possess excellent reflexes.
    • Must be proficient at animal restraint for various procedures.
    • 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.
  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
    Department In House Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Staff Veterinarian
    Status Exempt

    Purpose of Position:
    The RVT is the Veterinarian’s primary medical support.

    Duties & Responsibilities:
    In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:
    • Collecting and maintaining accurate animal records.
    • Administering medications, vaccinations and treatments.
    • Observing animals for changes in behavior and condition.
    • Reviewing appointment schedule and planning accordingly.
    • Recognizing potentially contagious disease and follow procedure accordingly.
    • Properly calculate medication volumes and dose administration.
    • Performing laboratory, treatment and surgical inventory and maintenance.
    • Ensuring working areas are properly cleaned and stocked.
    • Communicating with Animal Adopters and Foster Parents.
    • Assist in developing and maintaining hospital protocols.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Skill Set:
    • Accurate gross and microscopic identification of ecto- and endoparasites.
    • Collect urine by cystocentesis or sterile catheterization and perform urinalysis.
    • Perform venipuncture and collect samples for and perform hematologic analysis.
    • Sample collection using aseptic technique and prepare samples for laboratory submission.
    • Restraint of small animals.
    • Perform a full physical exam on a small animal patient, identify problems, and accurately report findings to Veterinarian in Charge and in medical record.
    • Administer medications by PO, SQ, IM, and IV routes.
    • Perform dental prophylaxis.
    • Basic wound care.
    • Properly position a small animal for radiographs and obtain and develop diagnostic films.

    • Properly place intravenous catheters and calculate fluid drip rates. Maintain catheter and fluid administration through use of an IV pump, syringe pump, or free drip.
    • Provide nursing care to ICU patients.
    • Calculate and administer anesthetic agents.
    • Administer and maintain gas anesthesia and anesthetic equipment.
    • Endotracheal intubation.
    • Recognize and respond to anesthetic complications and/or emergencies.
    • Prepare surgical sites using aseptic technique.
    • Run and maintain autoclave.
    • Provide post-operative care and pain management.
    • Set up and maintain isolation areas using proper protocol.

    Job Requirements:
    • Must enjoy working with animals even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
    • Must be able to calmly and safely restrain animals who may struggle, scratch or try to bite.
    • Must be able to make independent, common-sense decisions.
    • Must possess exceptional problem solving skills.
    • Must be proficient at multi-tasking and comfortable in a fast-paced work environment.

    Qualifications:
    Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and State Veterinary Technician Exam (SVTE).

    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.

  • Accountant
    Department Administration
    Immediate Supervisor President/CEO
    Status Part time/Overtime ineligible

    PURPOSE OF POSITION

    The Accountant position is responsible for assisting in creating accurate and timely financial records for the organization.

    This is a 8-15 hr/wk part time position, and typical work hours and days are Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Flexibility in hours is allowed based on weekly projects and workload.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

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

    • Examine accounting records, including financial statements and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to standards defined within the department.
    • Ensure semi-monthly payrolls & disbursements are processed in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Report to the President/CEO the finances of the organization.
    • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual accounting activities, including reconciliation of bank and credit card accounts, coordination and completion of annual audits and reviewing financial reports/support as necessary.
    • Analyze and report on financial status, including income statement variances, communicating financial results to management, budget preparation and analysis
    • Review records of accounts and input entries into proper accounts.
    • Develop and implement proper keeping of financial records, making use of current technologies.
    • Create forms and manuals for accounting and bookkeeping personnel.
    • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be:
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent number of years of experience, plus three years of accounting experience.
    • Expertise with QuickBooks or equivalent accounting software package.
    • Advanced computer skills in MS Office, accounting software and databases
    • Excellent organization, problem-solving, project management and communication skills and confidentiality.

     

    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 15 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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