VCAS has adopted the Socially Conscious Sheltering (SCS) framework, which aligns with our core values of encouraging cooperation and collaboration with all stakeholders (elected officials, community members, private veterinarians, transfer/rescue partners, law enforcement, non-profit organizations, local businesses, volunteers and other animal welfare agencies). We wish to promote a positive culture of mutual respect and support. We offer a wide array of programs and services to the residents and animals of Ventura County. These services include animal sheltering, pet adoptions, lost & found, field services, cruelty investigations, pet licensing, TNR surgical services, low-cost vaccination clinics, volunteer/foster opportunities and emergency disaster response. Each year, Ventura County Animal Services cares for more than 10,000 stray and surrendered animals. VCAS operates two amazing, open admission, life-saving shelters within the county: the main shelter in Camarillo has a 400 animal capacity, which can increase to over 900 during declared natural disasters and the Simi Valley Animal Shelter, which is a smaller facility offering many of the same services as the Camarillo Shelter. In 2014, VCAS became the largest Open Admission Municipal Animal Shelter in California with a Save Rate of over 90% and has maintained this rate since that time.
Animal Health Technician
Are you ready to provide extraordinary medical care to our shelter population? Do you have the compassion and enthusiasm to assist our veterinarians in analyzing disease and performing surgery? We are looking for someone to join our team of dedicated technicians and help us deliver the care needed for our animals. We strive to be an innovative and trusted resource for Maricopa County, where we work with the community to support pets being integrated into families, living a life where they are loved and cared for.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Be a hero for your community and enjoy three-day weekends! Willamette Animal Guild (WAG) is a nonprofit seeking an experienced full-time Certified Veterinary Technician, to join our low-cost, high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN) team. WAG’s surgical team works 4 days a week, 10 hours maximum per day. WAG’s S/N clinic is a fast-paced environment averaging 5,000 surgeries per year. We are seeking a dynamic, friendly and self-starting team member to join our community clinic (40 hours per week, Tuesday-Friday). WAG surgical staff has limited client contact and will continue to offer curbside service post-pandemic. If you are more of an “animal person” than a “people person,” and love the idea of permanent three-day weekends, then look no further!
Team Leader, Pet Admissions
Are you compassionate about animals and have a desire to speak for those who cannot? Do you like making a difference in lives for both animals and people? Do you work well in a fast-paced team environment? Dumb Friends League wants you! Purpose of Position: Directly lead and provide oversight for the work of the pet admissions team, ensuring compassionate and exceptional service experiences for our patrons and the pets coming into our care.
Full time and Part time Veterinarians needed! Do you love surgery?? Do you dream of 4 day work week? No weekends, night, and holidays!
Veterinary Receptionist - League Hospital
The Dumb Friends League is currently hiring a Veterinary Receptionist to join the League’s Veterinary Hospital team! The League’s Veterinary Hospital team members will work at either the Yuma Street (Central Denver) or CSU Spur (North Denver) location. Both locations provide access to high quality veterinary urgent care for under-served populations in our community. Purpose of Position: Provide exceptional customer service to our patrons, ensuring a smooth and orderly flow of patients through the hospital. This position works directly with underserved community members and their pets to provide high quality, affordable veterinary care for sick and injured pets.
Overnight Veterinary Technician
Are you a skilled veterinary technician with the experience needed to work independently? The League is looking for an Overnight Veterinary Technician. This key role within our Shelter Veterinary Services team, works with our Overnight Veterinary Assistants to manage critical care cases, patient diagnostics, vaccinations, and other responsibilities during an overnight shift. This is a critical position, directly supporting the League’s mission to end animal homelessness and animal suffering. This position is located at the League’s Leslie A. Malone Center at 2080 S. Quebec Street in Denver, Colorado. Purpose of Position: Provide overnight medical care and treatment for animals.
Overnight Veterinary Assistant Shelter Veterinary Services
Are you compassionate about animals and have a desire to speak for those who cannot? We are seeking a self-motivated individual to join our dedicated team of passionate animal welfare professionals at the Leslie A. Malone Center. For over 100 years, the Dumb Friends League has been working to end pet homelessness and animal suffering by providing a strong and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. As the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the region, we care for more than 20,000 homeless pets and horses each year at our four facilities and are a national model in animal welfare. Working in partnership with teams across the League, you will help prevent and alleviate animal suffering. Apply to join our fantastic team of Veterinary Assistants now! Purpose of Position: Assist in providing medical care and treatment for animals
Veterinary Technician - San Luis Valley
Are you compassionate about animals and have a desire to speak for those who cannot? For over 100 years, the Dumb Friends League has been working to end pet homelessness and animal suffering by providing a strong and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. If you work well with people too, join our team and help us provide that voice. The Veterinary Technician position has a high level of responsibility and impact on the Dumb Friends League. This individual will utilize their technical abilities to create and assist in outcomes for animals at the shelter and beyond. Veterinary technicians collaborate with all other departments within the League to provide animal handling and treatment, along with training and leadership. The candidate selected for this role will be a certified veterinary technician or have relevant proven experience in surgery and emergency medicine. The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service experience, proven ability to be a team player and ability to independently problem solve. Purpose of Position: Provide medical care and treatment for shelter animals. Provide medical care and treatment of both shelter and owned animals during all parts of surgery.
Animal Adoptions Associate
Are you compassionate about animals and have a desire to speak for those who cannot? Do you like making a difference in lives for both animals and people? Do you work well in a fast-paced team environment? Dumb Friends League wants you! Purpose of Position: Provide assistance and adoption counseling to shelter patrons.