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!

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clinic Office Assistant
    Department Spay/Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Clinic Manager
    Status Full time or Part Time Available

    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.
  • Pet Adoption Specialist - Part Time
    Department Adoptions
    Immediate Supervisor Adoption Center Manager
    Status Non-Exempt / Overtime- Eligible

    PURPOSE OF POSITION

    To facilitate appropriate and responsible adoptions for dogs and cats in the OK Humane Adoption Program.

     

    HERE’S WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

    • You have an equal passion for both animal welfare and supplying the highest level of customer service to their potential fur-ever families!
    • You understand that working with animals involves lots of cleaning. Lots.

    Yep – that kind of cleaning.

    • Your particular type of OCD skews towards an inability to walk past a display without straightening something, a smudged window without wiping something, or a dust bunny without sweeping something.
    • If you’re not multi-tasking you just don’t feel complete.

     

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

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

     

    • Responsible for placing dogs and cats in appropriate and permanent homes.
    • Works closely with Foster/Volunteer Coordinator to schedule animals drop offs and pickups.
    • Works closely with members of the OK Humane to determine volunteer needs on a regular basis or for one-time projects/events.
    • Clean and sanitize live cat and dog living areas.
    • Clean and sanitize stainless steel cat cages.
    • Daily feeding and fresh water.
    • Assist foster parents with animal drop offs and pickups.
    • 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.
    • Assist with transporting or arranging transport of pets between various OK Humane locations as needed.
    • Monitor animals and immediately report health or behavior abnormalities to supervisor.
    • Maintains timely and accurate electronic records and hard files of adoptions.
    • Performs follow-up calls with adopters.
    • Working with volunteers and staff to enhance overall experience for the public at adoption center.
    • Manage retail display and sales.
    • Operate cash register and follow set cash handling standard operating procedures.
    • Follow established disease control protocols to daily clean, disinfect, and maintain shelter apartments, kennels, cages, and general areas.
    • Operate laundry and dishwashing equipment.
    • Restock cleaning 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 assigned.

     

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

     

    • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
    • 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.
    • Must have experience in pet adoption counseling.
    • 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 (Word, Excel, Outlook, database and mail merge).
    • 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.
    • Ability to follow directions and multitask.
    • Position will require weekend days and evenings.
    • Retail sales experience preferred.
    • Excellent customer service record.
    • Confidence handling or learning to handle both dogs and cats.
    • Ability to work within a team environment while on the go.

     

    PHYSCIAL DEMANDS

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

     

    I understand the above essential job functions and can do them with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician
    Department Spay & Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Spay & Neuter Clinic Manager
    Status Exempt

    Purpose of Position:

    As the Staff Veterinarian’s primary surgery room support, this position is responsible for assisting in care and treatment of all clinic and surgery patients to include daily care of all surgical patients, provide client services and education, and operate within the boundaries of appropriate VCPR.

     

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

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

    • Monitoring and advising veterinary leads and assistants.
    • Providing support to vet assistants via training, monitoring, real time feedback and advising assistants in the efficient completion of their duties.
    • Report employee or client problems to Clinic Manager.
    • Provide professional in-person, e-mail, and telephone client services 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.
    • Accurately maintain all necessary drug logs and patient records as directed by the veterinarian.
    • 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.
  • Veterinary Lead Assistant
    Department Spay & Neuter Clinic
    Immediate Supervisor Spay & Neuter Clinic Manager
    Status Non-Exempt

    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:

    • Providing support to vet assistants via training, monitoring, giving feedback and advising assistants in the efficient completion of their duties.
    • Report employee or client problems to Clinic Manager.
    • Provide professional in-person, e-mail, 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.
    • Accurately maintain all necessary drug logs and patient records as directed by the veterinarian.
    • 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.

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