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Current Paid Positions

Veterinarian - Public Hospital, Full-Time

Come live and work where the rest of the country vacations!  Beautiful Sonoma County is the perfect location to call home.  San Francisco, Napa and an array of beautiful beaches are an easy day trip and Tahoe is close enough for a weekend getaway!  The Sonoma Humane Society has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Associate Veterinarian in our AAHA accredited Public Hospital.

At the Sonoma Humane Society’s Public Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and providing health-related educational opportunities for our clients.  We believe in working with our clients to provide the highest level of medical care to their pets.  We promote preventative care, dentals and the human-animal bond.  We also encourage a work/life balance for our team members.  Our full-time team members receive a complete benefits package, rotating half-days on Saturdays and we make leaving on time a goal!

As the only nonprofit full-service veterinary treatment center in Sonoma County, we provide quality medical care, friendly customer service and an important intrinsic benefit; proceeds from the hospital operation directly support homeless animals in need at the Sonoma Humane Society's shelter.

Summary

The Veterinarian is responsible for providing high quality medical care to patients and coordinating and managing treatments for animals in the care of the Sonoma Humane Society's public hospital.  We have a team of support staff, including RVTs, highly qualified assistants and caring receptionists to help the Veterinarians provide high quality care.

This position reports directly to the Hospital Director.

Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements to jobs@sonomahumane.org.  We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.  Click here for a complete job description.

The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Lead Registered Veterinary Technician – Public Hospital, Full-Time

Are you an RVT that takes pride in what you do? Are you looking for a hospital that promotes top quality medical care to their patients, utilizes the skills of the team to the fullest all while encouraging a work/life balance?

Then look no further! Sonoma Humane Society’s Veterinary Hospital is looking for a full-time Lead Registered Veterinary Technician. The Lead RVT assists the Practice Manager in leadership and administration, acting as a role model for nursing staff, ordering and monitoring supplies and inventory, processing invoices and scheduling staff. Our Veterinary Hospital is a full service, AAHA accredited hospital for owned pets. We offer puppy wellness plans, dentals, a variety of surgeries and general wellness. We utilize our technicians and assistants, keeping them involved in all aspects of patient care. We focus on the human-animal bond and take pride in what we do. Our work helps more than the pets in the hospital; we also support the Sonoma Humane Society shelter animals. Come be part of something bigger and join our team!

The Lead Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in the Public Hospital department is responsible for delivering compassionate nursing care while presenting a positive and professional image when dealing with public. The Lead RVT will be knowledgeable and proficient in all tasks required by a licensed RVT and have a broad knowledge and understanding of animal science, medicine, and husbandry, including a basic knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills to ensure the administration of accurate drug and fluid doses. The Lead RVT must be able to successfully restrain animals, complete clinical laboratory tests, use multiple radiology techniques, administer and monitor animals under anesthesia, assist in surgery, and perform dental procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain veterinary technician certificate, license, or registration
  • Keep up with new developments in the field by reading journals and attending continuing education. Attend off-site CE as required by the organization or as required to maintain your license.
  • Field questions and inquiries about services, triage, and products.
  • Provide knowledgeable advice concerning the care and treatment of animals.
  • Perform physical assessments; record observations in computer. Weigh pet at each visit and record in file.
  • Know common drugs and protocols and be able to explain them to clients.
  • Record all conversations with clients in the medical record.
  • Prepare and maintain the exam rooms and treatment areas.
  • Communicate necessary follow-up and home care instructions.
  • Understand use and care of surgical materials and hospital equipment.
  • Setup clinical laboratory procedures.
  • Assist with positioning and taking radiographs.
  • Admit & discharge patients following hospital policy and veterinarian’s orders, ensuring that patients are well groomed and in a medically appropriate state.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Act as a role model and leader for staff
  • Promote a positive attitude among staff and assist other employees as needed
  • Willingness to teach, show leadership, and help where needed.
  • Maintain good interdepartmental communication.
  • Monitor inventory, assist or lead in ordering supplies, and ensure adequate levels of supplies are kept on hand. Lead fiscal year-end inventory of both departments and supply the finance department with necessary information. Ensure adequate functioning and supply levels of the oxygen delivery system.
  • Process vendor invoices for both departments ensuring accuracy and completeness of orders, resolving errors, and updating prices within inventory software.
  • Oversee ordering, monitoring, and dispensing of controlled drugs. Ensure compliance with DEA rules and CURES reporting.

Supervision:  This position reports directly to the Practice Manager and has no direct reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in all tasks required for RVT licensure.
  • Ability to handle stress and pressure with poise and tact.
  • Must demonstrate self-motivation, responsibility, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. 
  • Knowledge of domestic animal breeds, diseases, health care and basic animal behavior.
  • Enjoy working will people as much as animals.
  • Ability to properly lift animals, food, and supplies up to 50 pounds.
  • Experience with Infinity/Impro Med a plus
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks.

Qualifications

  • Hold a current California RVT licensing and be in good standing with the board.
  • Two (2) years related animal care experience preferred.
  • Experience in humane animal handling and restraint.
  • Willingness to work flexible days and hours, including rotating evening shifts and Saturdays

The Sonoma Humane Society has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and our Public Hospital is a key factor in supporting the Shelter’s mission. While the Public Hospital team works primarily with owned pets, the profits from the Hospital support the shelter and go toward supporting the homeless animals in the care of Sonoma Humane Society.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted Best Nonprofit, Best Animal Adoption Center, and Best Charity Event (Wags, Whiskers & Wine) in Sonoma County by the North Bay Bohemian multiple years in a row! We are passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love. Serving our community since 1931, the Sonoma Humane Society is a donor supported safe haven for animals. If you love animals and people...you will feel right at home in our pack!

Click here for complete job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary history to jobs@sonomahumane.org. We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.  ‎

The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Client Service Representative - Public Hospital, Full-Time

Do you enjoy helping people and their pets?

The Sonoma Humane Society, with a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals, seeks for a full-time Customer Service Representative to be the face of our Public Hospital.  We are looking for someone who enjoys working with people and wants to be part of the solution when it comes to their animal care concerns.

Come and join our team! This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted Best Nonprofit, Best Animal Adoption Center, and Best Charity Event (Wags, Whiskers & Wine) in Sonoma County by the North Bay Bohemian! We are passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love. Serving our community since 1931, the Sonoma Humane Society is a donor supported safe haven for animals. If you love animals and people...you will feel right at home in our pack!

The successful candidate will have excellent customer service and time management skills, as well as experience in a busy veterinary or medical practice environment.

The Client Service Representative (CSR) is an expert in customer relations providing excellent telephone and in-person customer service to clients of the Public Hospital.   They are responsible for greeting clients; triaging patients; scheduling appointments; entering client, patient, and financial data into the computer; generating invoices and explaining them to clients; processing payments; and managing the retrieval and storage of medical records.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide general customer service duties to include greeting clients and answering questions.
  • Maintain a high volume of calls, schedule appointments, and take prescriptions requests.
  • Pull patient charts, gather records, and confirm appointments.
  • Scan documents into charts, updating any vaccine history. 
  • Keep reception area clean: wipe windows and counter tops, refill treats and OTCs.
  • Order supplies such as prescription food and office supplies.
  • Maintain the Doctor/Tech schedule, blocking out times for meetings and procedures.
  • Check and reply to emails / Pet Portal.
  • Process cash and credit card payments.
  • Perform daily closing financial tasks such as running nightly reports, counting cash and processing credit cards and Care Credit.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must demonstrate self-motivation, responsibility, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle General knowledge of Veterinary Medicine (vaccines, preventative, treatments and general care).
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Effective verbal communication skills for in person and telephone contact.
  • Excellent customer service skills, particularly with a variety of client situations.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of high-school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2-years’ customer service experience in a fast paced environment with a variety of client needs.
  • General computer skills, cashier and related front-office work experience.
  • Six (6) months related animal care experience preferred.
  • Willingness to work flexible days and hours, including evening shifts, weekends and/or holidays.

Click here for complete job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@sonomahumane.org. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, 5345 Hwy 12 West, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. 

The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Animal Care Technician – Part-Time

The Sonoma Humane Society has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and we're seeking an Animal Care Technician to work part-time.  The part-time position would include 32 hours per week.

Come and join our team!  This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted Best Nonprofit, Best Animal Adoption Center, and Best Charity Event (Wags, Whiskers & Wine) in Sonoma County by the North Bay Bohemian!  We are passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.  Serving our community since 1931, the Sonoma Humane Society is a donor supported safe haven for animals.  If you love animals and people...you will feel right at home in our pack!

The Animal Care Technician ensures that all sheltered animals are provided the best possible care and attention while housed with the Sonoma Humane Society.  Responsibilities include animal care, housing, cleaning, feeding, occasional bathing & grooming, providing environmental enrichment, and record keeping.  Performs all the necessary functions in maintaining the shelter in a thoroughly clean and sanitary manner and assists the general public as required.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clean and disinfect all shelter animal housing areas, cages, and runs as necessary to maintain a safe and sanitary environment.
  • Feed and provide fresh drinking water to all shelter animals.
  • Mop floors; perform laundry, dishwashing, light maintenance, and other janitorial duties as assigned.
  • Unload, store and restock equipment, supplies and feed in a proper manner.
  • Monitor the daily health, safety, behavior and appearance of all shelter animals reporting anything that requires training and medical services.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records as required.
  • Provide special care as needed or directed including walking dogs and moving animals throughout the shelter.
  • Assist with holding animals during medical procedures as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Must demonstrate self-motivation, responsibility, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. 
  • Knowledge of domestic animal breeds, diseases, health care and basic animal behavior.
  • Ability to properly lift animals, food, and supplies up to 50 pounds. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 

Qualifications

  • Six (6) months related animal care experience preferred.
  • Experience in humane animal handling, restraint and confinement.
  • Willingness to work flexible days and hours, including evening shifts, weekends and/or holidays.

Click here for complete job description.

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary history to jobs@sonomahumane.org.  We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.

Independent Contractor - Dog Training & Behavior Positions

Sonoma Humane Society, located in Santa Rosa, CA, is seeking to fill Independent Contractor Dog Training and Behavior positions. Interested candidates can send a cover letter and resume to jobs@sonomahumane.org and put Independent Contractor Dog Training in the subject line.

Independent Contractor Dog Training may include (but not necessary) public group classes (in a variety of disciplines of your choice: family pet, agility, rally, scenting, etc.), private training, and behavior consultations. HOURS: 5-20 hours per week depending on need and experience.

SALARY: Commission

REPORTS TO: Director of Behavior and Training

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Until filled

 

Group Class Instructor
Sonoma Humane Society (SHS) classes are comprised of 4-8 students with dogs. All attempts are made to secure assistants for classes. All class supplies, registration, payment, marketing, and class location are provided by SHS.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Teach group dog training classes at Sonoma Humane Society. Classes include but are not limited to force-free puppy, foundation obedience classes (with graduating levels of family pet manners classes), CGC certification, and specialty classes (agility, scenting, rally, etc.)
  • Adhere to positive reinforcement methodology and philosophy. 
  • Provide written notes to clients after each class session. 
  • Submit class paperwork (client profiles, class evaluation, roster, etc.) to SHS Behavior & Training Dept. at the conclusion of each class.
  • Keep training area clean after use (sweep floor, clear room of dirty laundry and trash) and return all equipment and supplies to designated locations. 
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with SHS staff, volunteers, private contractors, and the public at all times. 
  • Provide exemplary customer service.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CPDT-KA, CTC, KPA, DTA, CBA or equivalent certification, or comparable experience; minimum 2 years working with and training dogs and handlers using force-free methods in a professional capacity, and teaching public or volunteer dog training classes. (Applicants with 2 years experience assisting with an established force-free trainer or organization accepted with recommendation).
  • Provide proof of liability insurance with SHS as an additional insured with coverage no less than $1,000,000. (Not necessary for the application process.) 
  • Articulate, well-organized, and able to work independently.
  • Have an email account.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, which includes weekends and evenings.

Private Training and Behavior Consultations
SHS Private Training and Consultations are 1-on-1 with clients and their dogs. All attempts are made to secure assistants where needed. All supplies, registration, payment, marketing, and locations (when appropriate) are provided by SHS.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • 75-minute behavior consultations and 30, 45, and 60-minute private training sessions with SHS clients. Provide a comprehensive analysis of behavioral issues. Find realistic solutions to the issues presented and the client’s concerns.
  • Provide written notes to the client in a timely manner after each session. Provide a report to clients after behavior consultations. 
  • Perform house calls in Sonoma County (not necessary but a plus) and meet with clients at SHS. 
  • Schedule with client when necessary. 
  • Adhere to positive reinforcement methodology and philosophy. 
  • Provide exemplary customer service.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CPDT-KA, CTC, KPA, DTA, CBA or equivalent certification, or comparable experience; minimum 2 years working with and training dogs and handlers using force-free methods in a professional capacity, and teaching public or volunteer dog training classes. (Applicants with 2 years experience assisting with an established force-free trainer or organization accepted with recommendation). 
  • Experience working with clients involving a variety of behavioral concerns such as: multiple dog households, house soiling, puppy issues, basic manners, general anxiety, fear, aggression and separation anxiety (not necessary but a plus), and so on. 
  • Knowledge of dog behavioral and health issues including social development stages, multi-dog households, fear, and aggression.
  • Patient and tactful when interacting with challenging, sensitive, or emotional people and issues. Have strong active listening and communication skills.
  • Provide proof of liability insurance with SHS as an additional insured with coverage no less than $1,000,000. (Not necessary for the application process.) 
  • Articulate, well-organized, and able to work independently. 
  • Have an email account.

Volunteer Positions

To view all of our ongoing volunteer opportunities, click here!

Jr Camp Counselor

Calling all TEENS! Want something fun to do this summer? We have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!

Become a Jr Camp Counselor, helping our summer camp staff prep, organize and teach children about how the Humane Society helps animals! We're looking for mature older teens, 15–18 yrs old, who have strong leadership and teamwork skills, enjoy working with elementary age children and animals, and like to work in a busy and educational environment. A variety of shifts are available Monday–Friday between 8am–4:30pm from June 5–Aug 11th.

To learn more, click here.

Please contact Beth Karzes, our Humane Education Coordinator, with your availability bkarzes@sonomahumane.org.

 

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