OK HUMANE JOBS & CAREERS

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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!

  • 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.

  • Animal Care Assistant - In-House Clinic
    Department In-House Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Clinic Manager
    Status Non-exempt

    Purpose of Position:

    Responsible for assisting with and providing humane and proper care to the organization’s animals housed both at the in-house clinic and those in foster care receiving medical treatment.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

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

    • Cleaning and sanitizing stainless steel cat and dog cages.
    • Providing food & fresh water.
    • Assist foster parents with animal drop offs.
    • Administer medical treatment and care of animals as directed by attending veterinarian.
    • Administering animal vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments as directed by attending veterinarian.
    • Report health concerns to attending veterinarian.
    • Ensure accurate and timely data entry into the PetPoint database.
    • Ensure proper paperwork goes out with each animal.
    • Maintain necessary records for all animals.
    • Assisting with general questions and requests from the public.
    • Ensure that proper supplies are kept on hand.
    • Participate on committees and special projects as assigned.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements:

    • Must also be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to individuals 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 communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner.
    • Must be able to learn characteristics of animal behavior (for example: be able to identify aggressive or fearful behavior).
    • Must possess excellent reflexes.
    • 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 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.

  • Relocation Driver
    Department Intake Program
    Immediate Supervisor Intake Facility Manager
    Status Exempt

    Purpose of Position:

    Coordinates and maintains the smooth functioning of the OK Humane Homeward Bound relocation vehicles and their operations for the relocation program.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

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

    • Responsible for configuring cage layout according to number and sizes of animals to be transported
    • Responsible for vehicle maintenance and repairs, including scheduling routine maintenance, oil changes and tune-ups, repairs as necessary, and maintaining accurate records of services performed
    • Responsible for transporting, loading/unloading dogs and puppies from source shelters to destination shelters, while maintaining a professional standard and promoting positive relationships with partner shelters
    • Researches and establishes truck routes between source and destination shelters based on time and cost effectiveness; always bearing in mind the safe and humane transport of the animals.
    • Performs pre and post trip inspections of the Homeward Bound vehicle and arranges for any minor repairs or routine maintenance as needed
    • Check and maintain fluid levels in the Homeward Bound vehicle
    • Keeps the Homeward Bound vehicle clean, inside and out; including the cab
    • Responsible for cleaning/sanitizing the cages after every transport in the manner prescribed
    • Responsible for completion of daily, weekly, monthly reports related to mileage and use of company credit card
    • Complies with all safety regulations and OK Humane organizational policies
    • Provides excellent customer service to partner shelters
    • Take responsibility for the safety and security of staff and animals.
    • 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.

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