Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Job Opportunities

Collar-ful Careers Start Here!

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:

Health Services Technician
Part-time or full-time/Hourly

Are you looking to work in the veterinary field, directly improve the lives of thousands of homeless animals, and enjoy a fast-paced work environment? The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is seeking both full-time and part-time applicants for the veterinary and surgery teams. The team members will assist the veterinarian and veterinary technicians in surgery, medical exams, lab testing, and patient care. Applicants would also be responsible for medically triaging new strays, administering vaccinations and preventatives, and reuniting lost pets with owners. Click here for a full job description. Previous medical or animal handling experience is desired but not required.

Apply by emailing cover letter and resume with references to Dr. Penny Coder at



The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin, a progressive and growing shelter, is seeking a full-time shelter veterinarian. We are a private non-profit shelter with municipal contracts and an annual intake of ~3000 animals with less than 10% euthanasia.

On staff are two full-time CVTs with 5+ years of experience in shelter medicine along with both full-time and part-time veterinary assistants. The veterinarian will split time both in the shelter clinic attending to the shelter and foster animals and in the spay/neuter clinic. They will also provide guidance to the other departments on proper disease prevention and animal care.

All the medical and surgical treatments of the shelter animals are at the full discretion of the shelter veterinarians within the department budget/means. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, a desire to teach, and a passion to use veterinary medicine to save more lives. New graduates and experienced veterinarians encouraged to apply. Shelter medicine experience desired but not required. Click here for a full job description.

Competitive compensation package, paid time off, health and dental insurance, retirement plan, license fees paid. Opportunities for CE in shelter medicine and surgery available! Very manageable rotating on call shifts. Additionally, the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is a 501(c)(3) and an eligible organization for the federal student loan forgiveness program.

Please send your resume, a cover letter with salary requirements and at least three professional references to:


Adoption Counselor


Are you looking to work in the animal welfare field, directly improving the lives of thousands of homeless animals, and enjoy a fast-paced work environment?  The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is seeking part-time applicants for the adoption team. Adoption Counselors are the front line of our shelter.  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 policies and animal welfare issues.  They’re also responsible for coordinating adoptions and all necessary computer records and paperwork, greeting and directing visitors, data processing, answering phones, filing, and making copies.  Click here for a full job description.

Apply by emailing a cover letter and resume with references to

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