Jobs at PAWS

 

Taking care of all the cats and dogs at our shelter is hard work! We're looking for great people with

a great love for animals. We always need help from volunteers for cat and dog adoptions,

Training and support provided. See below to learn more about the opportunities to help animals!

SHELTER VETERINARIAN

Reports to: Executive Director

 

Scope of Position:

To perform and oversee all veterinary services for shelter animals. Maximize the use of clinic resources to ensure animal resident health at a minimum cost. To provide medical care as well as humane care and treatment to all animals in accordance with the policies and procedures established by Pet Animal Welfare Society of CT and the State laws of Connecticut. This is a part time, hourly position, typically 2-3 days per week to start, depending on the applicant’s schedule.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Work collaboratively with the ED, Vet Tech, Managers and Staff.

2. Diagnose and treat medical conditions for all PAWS shelter animals (approx 700 cats and 250 dogs per year). Follow progress of all patients placed on treatment, keeping records of all treatments and final outcomes in coordination with the ED, Vet Tech and Managers.

3. Direct, conduct and evaluate treatment plans, disease control measures, and hands-on medical treatment and progress of animals housed at the shelter including but not limited to:

a. vaccination protocols

b. nutrition and feeding protocols

c. parasite control measures

d. housing and sanitation

e. treatment protocols for routine infectious diseases

f. preventative medicine procedures

g. emergency evaluation, treatment and procedures

h. pre-adoption exams in accordance with regulations

4. Create, implement and measure compliance with procedures and protocols to ensure continued health.

5. Develop, conduct and monitor medical program protocols and procedures.

6. Develop and direct an in-house sterilization program for shelter-owned animals. Supervise all aspects of the procedures including anesthesia and post-operative care of the patient.

7. Develop and direct in-house dental surgeries for shelter-owned animals. Supervise all aspects of the procedures including anesthesia and post-operative care of the patient.

8. Work with PAWS’ vet tech to oversee the scheduling of outside veterinary resources for procedures not available at PAWS. The Veterinarian will decide what treatments or procedures are needed in coordination with other Managers as appropriate.

 

Benefits:

  1. Support for Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) membership.

  2. Support for shelter medicine continuing education, including online webinars, training and 1 conference every 2 years.

 

Qualifications:

1. Graduate of an accredited school of veterinary medicine or equivalent.

2. Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Connecticut.

3. Enthusiasm for Shelter Veterinary Medicine is strongly desired.

4. Ability to conduct high quality surgical sterilizations in a fast paced environment, including pediatrics.

5. Must have a valid driver’s license.

6. Must possess a DEA license that PAWS can use to purchase medications and supplies.

7. Acquire and possess a thorough understanding of and dedication to the philosophies of animal welfare.

8. Previous experience working in a clinic or shelter environment preferred.

If interested, please forward resume and introduction email to: Ellen Simmonds

UNPAID INTERNSHIP: Cat Adoption Assistants

Job Requirements:

21 + years of age

A love of cats and being comfortable around all sizes, ages, and temperaments

Able to communicate well with people from all walks of life

A genuine commitment to put the needs and best interest of the cats first

Responsibilities Include:

Meet and learn about our available cats to determine what type of home situation(s) will be best for them

Meet and learn about potential adopters to determine what cats(s) will be the best fit for their home

Make phone calls to adopter's references including personal (friends), veterinarian, and/or landlord

Complete adoptions using Shelter Buddy software, data entry, make photocopies, and filling​

To apply, send resume and cover letter by  email to cats@pawsct.org

UNPAID INTERNSHIP: Dog Adoption Assistants

Job Requirements:

21 + years of age

A love of dogs and being comfortable around all sizes, ages, breeds and temperaments

Able to communicate well with people from all walks of life

A genuine commitment to put the needs and best interest of the dogs first

Responsibilities Include:

Meet and learn about our available dogs to determine what type of home situation(s) will be best for them

Meet and learn about potential adopters to determine what dog(s) will be the best fit for their home

Make phone calls to adopter's references including personal (friends), veterinarian, and/or landlord

Complete adoptions using Shelter Buddy software, data entry, make photocopies, and filling​

To apply, send resume and cover letter by email to dogs@pawsct.org

PAWS has been helping animals in need since 1962. Our dedicated staff and volunteers provide shelter, medical attention, and love to the dogs and cats in our care. We work hard to find the right pet for your home and the right home for every pet. Challenge accepted! We rescued and placed for more than 900 cats and dogs last year!

504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851  |  203-750-9572  |  Send Email