Humane Society of Jefferson County, Jefferson, WI

Are you an experienced veterinary assistant or certified veterinary technician looking to add a few more hours? At the Humane Society of Jefferson County we have a fantastic opportunity to for you to help rescue and save thousands of animal lives. You’ll be working directly, one-on-one, with our experienced shelter medicine veterinarian to perform medical and surgical duties for a wide range of shelter animals, oversee medical record documentation, and perform in-house laboratory testing. This position works directly with our shelter veterinarian and reports to the Executive Director. This is a part time position of 8-12 hours per week with competitive compensation.

What You’ll Do Most Days
-Perform physical examinations on incoming animals and start treatments according to established protocol
-Identify issues that may need further examination or medical attention -Assist Animal Care Staff in maintaining ongoing treatment protocols
-Ensure that all clinical and medical supplies are stored in a safe, orderly, and secure manner and help maintain the proper ordering and inventory of medications
-Submit lab samples and paperwork to be processed be outside lab services -Assist the shelter veterinarian in the surgical treatment of animals
-Prep surgical area and animals for surgery, provide post-operative recovery care, and sanitization and cleanup of surgical space
-Maintain accurate and timely records for all treatment and care provided to each animal
-Ensure completion of weekly surgery schedule including selection of animals and the coordination of care with veterinarians, staff, and fosters

Who We’re Looking For
You have a passion for saving animal lives and have a high school or college degree.
You have experience working with animals in a veterinary or shelter setting including assisting during surgeries.
Ideally you have current Wisconsin Veterinary Technician and Euthanasia by Injection certifications.
You have a good command of common medical and surgical equipment and enjoy the busy pace of surgery.
You have a valid drivers license and can follow directions, work hard, and pick up at least a big 50lb bag of dog food.

What It’s Like to Work Here

The Humane Society of Jefferson County is a medium size shelter with a big impact on our community. Each year we serve more than 1,000 animals of all types, from our local community and from high-kill areas around the country. By standards, we are a no-kill shelter that provides ongoing care to all adoptable animals for as long as needed. Our staff is a small, dedicated team with a long history of animal and veterinary care. As a non-profit, team members wear many hats and help each other out with a wide range of tasks throughout the shelter. The one thing all of us have in common is a love of animals and a deep sense of satisfaction for every life we’re able to save. In addition to compensation, the HSJC also provides a bunch of employee benefits including:

-Paid family and pet bereavement
-AFLAC eligibility for all employees
-Pickup shifts and on-call for extra income
-Discounted bulk purchasing for animal supplies
-Paid employee education opportunities
-Workdays filled with happy animals!

How to Apply You can submit your application through an online portal, through email to:, or by mailing them to our office at: W6127 Kiesling Rd., Jefferson, WI 53549. Please include a brief letter of introduction and your resume/CV, detailing how you are the best fit for this position.