Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Job Opportunities

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While caring for animals in the best way possible is serious business, it doesn't mean we can't have a little fun doing it!  Get greeted each day with a hello from a cat. Get a warm welcome by a dog's kiss. Laugh during the day at a co-worker's animal story-of-the-day. Sure we want our work here to have impressive outcomes but we want it to be meaningful and rewarding, too. Our philosophy is simple: if you can have fun while working hard, our pets are better off while they are here, too.

We're looking for passionate team members whose talent, care and compassion for people and pets will help make a difference in our community. With your help, we'll keep our strong foundation of helping pets go home again. 

Join the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin where, yes, you'll find challenging work, but also plenty of paws and people to brighten your day.  

 

Current Openings:


Veterinarian | Part-time to Full-time

The Veterinarian serves as the Veterinarian for all animals housed at the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin (HSSW).  They are responsible to oversee and perform 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 the HSSW and the State laws of Wisconsin. 

At HSSW, we provide high quality animal care services to the communities we serve, including 25+ Rock County municipalities. Our ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of vet experience. High quality/high volume spay/neuter experience is preferred, but a willingness to learn will also be considered in lieu of experience. Our veterinarians are focused on, but not limited to, the overall medical care of our shelter and rescue animals, efficient and effective spay/neuter surgeries, management of public spay/neuter and vaccine/microchip clinics, and more.

Pay is $33-$65/hour based on experience and education. If interested in becoming a part of a compassionate and dynamic team of individuals focused on improving the health and wellbeing of both the animals we serve and our community, please email your resume and cover letter to our Operations Director, Janean, at jboss-anderson@petsgohome.org. To see a full job description, click here.


Animal Surgical Assistant | Full-time

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is seeking full-time applicants for our veterinary surgery team. 

High school diploma or equivalent with advanced training and/or experience preferred but not necessary.

The Animal Surgical Assistant serves as a medical caregiver to animals at the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin (HSSW).  They are responsible for providing high quality care to all shelter animals at all times. They are responsible for assisting with high volume surgeries. Responsible for processing incoming animals and administering vaccines and medication to the animals as prescribed. Responsible for ensuring proper cleaning protocols for all kennel areas, especially isolation areas. Ensure alert and timely notification of lost animals and microchip information to facilitate redemptions. 

This is a full-time position, flexibility required to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed. Pay is $10-$11 depending on experience. Benefits include Simple IRA matching, paid holidays, paid time off, health, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability insurances. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to our Medical Services Supervisor, Bella, at imagana@petsgohome.org. To see a full job description, click here


Animal Care & Enrichment Assistant | Part-time

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin (HSSW) is now hiring members for our Animal Care & Enrichment Team! Animal Care & Enrichment Assistants are responsible for providing high-quality care to the animals in shelter. Responsibilities include, but aren't limited to: cleaning, feeding, and handling animals in a safe and humane manner, and promoting the mental health of the animals by providing enrichment which includes utilizing exercise areas/walks, activities, and human companionship.

Pay is $8.50-$10/hour based on experience. Minimum 17 yrs old, flexible schedule, weekends required. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to our Animal Care & Enrichment Supervisor, Melinda, at mlindsey@petsgohome.org. To see a full job description, click here.


Animal Intake Assistant | Part-time to Full-time

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is seeking full-time applicants for our medical team - prior experience preferred, but not required.

As an Animal Intake Assistant, you would be responsible for providing high quality care to the animals in the shelter. Duties would include, but not be limited to processing all incoming animals, administering vaccines, giving medication to the animals, ensuring proper cleaning protocols for all kennel areas, and helping reunite families with lost pets.  

This is a part-time to full-time position, flexibility, rotating weekends, and holidays required. Pay is $10-$11/hr depending on experience. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to our Animal Intake Supervisor, Brit, at bstott@petsgohome.org. To see a full job description, click here.


Adoption Counselor | Part-time

Are you looking to work in the animal welfare field? Would you like to directly improve the lives of thousands of homeless animals? Do you enjoy a fast-paced work environment? If you love animals and communicating with people, we are the perfect place for you! The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is seeking part-time applicants for our Adoptions Team. Adoption Counselors are the front line of our shelter and we serve approximately 5,000 animals each year.

This position conducts adoptions, works with lost and found pets, and provides excellent customer service at every opportunity. Adoption counselors are responsible for providing counseling and education for the general public regarding HSSW procedures and animal welfare issues. They’re also responsible for coordinating adoptions and all necessary computer records and paperwork, greeting and directing visitors/volunteers/donors to other HSSW staff and programs, data processing, answering phones, filing, and making copies.

EOA, $10-$11/hour based on customer service experience. 20-25 hours a week. Minimum 18 yrs old, flexible schedule, weekends required. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to our Adoptions Supervisor, Faith, at fstephens@petsgohome.org. To see a full job description, click here.

Upcoming Events


Petco Adoption Event

August 7, 2021 (11:00am - 1:00pm) -

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August 18, 2021 (6:00pm - 9:00pm) -

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