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Humane Pennsylvania is an innovative animal and human welfare organization who empowers communities to increase their capacity to care for animals so that all animals are healthy, safe, and treated humanely.  What makes HPA unique is what we believe and how we approach our mission. You can be part of that mission by joining our professional team!

Here’s why it’s a great place to work:

  • Dynamic co-workers
  • Team-oriented environment
  • Multiple locations
  • Excellent benefits
  • Competitive salaries
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Comprehensive training programs
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Humane Pennsylvania

Seeking candidates for the following opportunities now: (click arrow or job title for full details)

THE ROLE

If you think you know what non-profit veterinary practice is all about, think again and keep reading! We are looking for an Associate Veterinarian for Humane Pennsylvania’s Humane Veterinary Hospitals (HVH), as well as for the programs, services, and clinics under HVH direction. Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to diagnoses and treatment of pets, surgical capabilities, and engaging with clients to improve the lives and well beings of animals and families. Strong peer and mentor support, as well as opportunities for professional growth and focus, are provided.

THE COMPANY

Humane Veterinary Hospitals is an AAHA accredited, multi-doctor, multi-location practice. Multiple brand new or newly renovated, state-of-the-art facilities include full service practices, walk-in clinics, mobile community services, and shelter medicine programs. HVH and Humane PA offer care to the community for sick and well visits, general surgery including dentistry, with full dental radiology. Pet owners receive top-notch client amenities and the highest quality care from a well-trained, professional veterinary team. HVH and HPA put pets and people before profit. That means Our veterinarians get to practice medicine that is not cookie cutter check list driven, supported by innovative client supports and financial assistance.

HVH offers diverse and varied practice opportunities or for a focus on particular areas of interest (general practice, surgery, community services, etc.). If you want to be a part of the future of both veterinary medicine and animal welfare, then we want to be your partner in success!

BENEFITS

  • Excellent pay based on skills and experience
  • Generous signing bonus
  • Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision insurance, continuing education allowance, uniform allowance, and a generous signing bonus.
  • 40-hour working week, 4-5 day weekly schedule, no after-hours or on-call work.

THE PERSON

The key skills and qualities of a Veterinarian:

  • A desire to make a fundamental positive difference in the lives of animals and people through veterinary medical practice
  • Veterinary practice license in Pennsylvania.
  • An appreciation for the bond between humans and animals.
  • Empathetic communication skills.
  • Spanish-speaking is a highly desirable.

If you want to learn more about this exciting, forward-thinking organization and taking the next step in your career, please forward your resume, cover letter and completed HPA employment application to:

Dr. Alicia Simoneau, Chief Veterinary Officer
Humane Pennsylvania
1729 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604
Email: asimoneau@hvhospitals.org

THE ROLE

Would you like a job where you can do the things that probably made you become a veterinary technician in the first place? Look no further!  We are looking for a Veterinary Technician for our brand new Wellness Clinic.  As we continue expanding our services for pets and the people who love them, we want to hear from you – as long as you are either a Certified Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Technician with at least two years of Veterinary Hospital, Shelter Medicine, or High Volume Spay/ Neuter experience. The key responsibilities of a Veterinary Technician include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure a high level of animal welfare and work to improve their quality of life.
  • Administering medicines and monitoring animals under anesthesia and recovering from surgery.
  • Caring for pets while educating pet owners.

We are looking for an Associate Veterinarian for Humane Pennsylvania’s Humane Veterinary Hospitals (HVH), as well as for the programs, services, and clinics under HVH direction. Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to diagnoses and treatment of pets, surgical capabilities, and engaging with clients to improve the lives and well beings of animals and families. Strong peer and mentor support, as well as opportunities for professional growth and focus, are provided.

THE COMPANY

Humane Pennsylvania’s mission is to building the best communities anywhere to be an animal or animal caretaker. Humane Veterinary Hospitals is how that mission is becoming a reality.  Humane Veterinary Hospitals is an AAHA accredited, multi-doctor, multi-location practice. Multiple brand new or newly renovated, state-of-the-art facilities include full service practices, walk-in clinics, mobile community services, and shelter medicine programs. HVH and Humane PA offer care to the community for sick and well visits, general surgery including dentistry, with full dental radiology. Pet owners receive top-notch client amenities and the highest quality care from a well-trained, professional veterinary team. HVH and HPA put pets and people before profit. That means our staff get to practice medicine that is not cookie cutter check list driven,  and is supported by innovative client supports and financial assistance.

HVH offers diverse and varied career opportunities or for a focus on particular areas of interest (general practice, surgery, community services, etc.) for all our veterinary staff. If you want to be a part of the future of both veterinary medicine and animal welfare, then we want to be your partner in success!

BENEFITS

  • Excellent pay based on skills and experience
  • Generous signing bonus
  • Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision insurance, continuing education, uniform allowance, and a generous signing bonus.
  • 40-hour working week, 4-5 day weekly schedule, no after-hours or on-call work.

THE PERSON

The key skills and qualities of a Veterinary Technician:

  • A desire to make a fundamental positive difference in the lives of animals and people through veterinary medical practice
  • Experience with animal restraint, venipuncture, and medication administration is required
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and as a team, have a friendly personality, and superior animal care skills
  • Empathetic communication skills and a love of animals and the human animal bond
  • CVT license in Pennsylvania, or at least two years of Veterinary Hospital, Shelter Medicine, or High Volume Spay/ Neuter experience is preferred.
  • Additional skills such as surgical prep, anesthesia induction, recovering and monitoring, dental prophy and dental radiography skills are preferred
  • Spanish-speaking is a highly desirable.

If you want to learn more about this exciting, forward-thinking organization and taking the next step in your career, please forward your resume, cover letter and completed HPA employment application to:

Jennifer Henne, Veterinary Team Manager
Humane Pennsylvania
1729 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604
Email: jhenne@hvhospitals.org

THE ROLE

As a Veterinary Assistant, your job entails several important aspects of our hospital; animal care and treatment, customer service, and hospital cleanliness. By assisting the technicians and doctors, we can maintain the high standard of care for our patients and clients.

The duties and responsibilities of a Veterinary Assistant include but are not limited to the following:

  • Animal Care and Treatment Responsibilities
    • Animal restraint; assisting in x-ray, assisting with set up of fecals, urinalysis and ear cytologies; in- house lab tests (including heartworm tests, PCV and TPs, parvo tests); in-house lab machine tests; outside lab preparation; maintaining safety protocols when handling animals; always maintaining a high standard of patient care; and assisting the technicians and doctors in any way asked to do so.
  • Hospital Cleanliness Responsibilities
    • vacuuming; mopping; changing garbage; dusting; cleaning and stocking exam rooms after appointments; following daily, weekly and monthly task lists; changing cold sterile trays; filtering cytology stains; Cleaning and sterilization of surgical equipment; wrapping surgical packs and running autoclave, cleaning surgery table and trays; cleaning and maintaining all sinks and bathrooms; laundry; kennel/ cage cleaning;  maintaining proper dilutions for cleaning solutions; maintaining stock of cleaning supplies; cleaning windows and doors; replenishing supplies (including paper towels, garbage bags,); cleaning kitchen/break area; knowledge of patient isolation protocols; and overall simple maintenance of the sights, smells and sounds of the hospital.
  • Emergency Situations
    • During an emergency situation, the veterinary assistant’s job may be the “Fetch” person (including grabbing needed supplies as directed as quickly as possible). This requires a strong knowledge of where important supplies are located throughout the hospital, as well as the ability to respond calmly and quickly, especially with clients.

**This is by no means a complete list. Some tasks may be assigned to a specific staff member to complete. Some tasks may be added or removed from this list as deemed necessary for the safety and well-being of our patients.

Physical Requirements: The ability to lift objects or pets of at least 30lbs; ; the ability to control large, anxious, or angry pets; the ability to stand/ walk bend; stoop for up to 10 hours per day with adequate breaks.

Working Conditions: Prolonged exposure to various aqueous solutions, including but not limited to, dish soap, chlorhexidine, and other cleaning agents  Prolonged exposure to isopropanol, hydrogen peroxide Potential exposure to formalin solution  Potential/prolonged exposure to isoflurane gas  Prolonged exposure to quaternary ammonium cleaners and bleach . Prolonged exposure to pressurized steam Potential exposure to sharps including needles and surgical blades Potential exposure to radiation producing machines. Prolonged exposure to animal hair and dander Potential exposure to aggressive or unvaccinated animals.

THE COMPANY

Humane Pennsylvania’s mission is to building the best communities anywhere to be an animal or animal caretaker. Humane Veterinary Hospitals is how that mission is becoming a reality.  Humane Veterinary Hospitals is an AAHA accredited, multi-doctor, multi-location practice. Multiple brand new or newly renovated, state-of-the-art facilities include full service practices, walk-in clinics, mobile community services, and shelter medicine programs. HVH and Humane PA offer care to the community for sick and well visits, general surgery including dentistry, with full dental radiology. Pet owners receive top-notch client amenities and the highest quality care from a well-trained, professional veterinary team. HVH and HPA put pets and people before profit. That means our staff get to practice medicine that is not cookie cutter check list driven,  and is supported by innovative client supports and financial assistance.

HVH offers diverse and varied career opportunities or for a focus on particular areas of interest (general practice, surgery, community services, etc.) for all our veterinary staff. If you want to be a part of the future of both veterinary medicine and animal welfare, then we want to be your partner in success!

THE PERSON

The ideal Veterinary Assistant should be able to:

  • Follow directions with and without supervision
  • Recognize certain behaviors in animals
  • Learn and understand medical terminology and procedures
  • Admit or ask questions when a task is unclear
  • Show leadership towards other assistants
  • Adapt to the different needs and styles of technicians and doctors
  • Work with computers and other office equipment
  • Provide exceptional customer service

If you want to learn more about this exciting, forward-thinking organization and taking the next step in your career, please forward your resume, cover letter and completed HPA employment application to:

Jennifer Henne, Veterinary Team Manager
Humane Pennsylvania
1729 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604
Email: jhenne@hvhospitals.org

THE ROLE

This position is one of importance because this team member is responsible for the client’s first impression of our hospital. In order to fill this position, you must be able to recognize and meet the clients’ needs. Some of these needs include making the client and their pet feel welcome, receiving timely service, being understood, being remembered and recognized. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Customer Service Responsibilities– recognizing and meeting client needs; greeting clients and patients by name in a professional and friendly manner; Identify and work compassionately with clients in various emotional states, thorough knowledge of computer system; performing opening procedures (turning on computer system, counting the cash drawer, retrieving messages, returning phone calls, knowing surgery and appointment schedules); answering telephones; taking appropriate messages; making appointments; invoicing and dismissing patients, organizing and maintaining patient records, consent forms, payment forms, etc; Monitor flow from check-in to discharge;  preparing information packets; sending sympathy cards; responding to emails; making reminder calls; checking and responding to text messages in DaySmart; answering and fielding questions for clients and non-clients in regards to animal care and hospital services;  reconciling invoices, money and charge slips at end of day. 
  • Understanding and following hospital procedures and protocols.
  • Hospital Cleanliness Responsibilities– maintaining the appearance of lobby and reception area; including vacuuming, mopping, dusting, cleaning windows, wiping down lobby chairs, maintaining the lobby bathroom. 
  • Animal Care and Treatment Responsibilities– greeting all patients by name; making pets feel welcome in hospital; recognizing severe cases in need of immediate attention; keeping animals isolated from others when necessary
  • Emergency Situations: During an emergency situation, the customer service specialist’s job is to calmly explain to all clients what is happening, and how it is going to affect them and their pet. 
  • Attend monthly staff meetings, regularly check work email. 
  • Works regularly with other Receptionists, Technicians, Assistants, Veterinarians, and the public.
  • Work schedule is Monday to Friday (with potential rotating Saturdays); either four (4) ten hour days or five (5) eight hour days.
  • Reports to Lead Veterinary Technician and Director of Veterinary Services
  • **This is by no means a complete list. Some tasks may be assigned to a specific staff member to complete. Some tasks may be added or removed from this list as deemed necessary for the safety and well-being of our patients and clients.

Physical Requirements: The ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time, ability to bend, stoop, lift up to 30 pounds, repetitive hand/ finger motion ( typing)

Working Conditions: Prolonged exposure to various aqueous solutions, including but not limited to, dish soap, chlorhexidine, and other cleaning agents, Potential exposure to isopropanol and, hydrogen peroxide. Potential exposure to isoflurane gas. Potential exposure to pressurized steam. Potential exposure to sharps including needles and surgical blades. Potential exposure to radiation producing machines. Prolonged exposure to animal hair and dander. Potential exposure to aggressive or unvaccinated animals. Will be exposed to highly emotional and stressful situations, unpleasant odors, noises and animal excrement.

THE COMPANY

Humane Pennsylvania’s mission is to building the best communities anywhere to be an animal or animal caretaker. Humane Veterinary Hospitals is how that mission is becoming a reality.  Humane Veterinary Hospitals is an AAHA accredited, multi-doctor, multi-location practice. Multiple brand new or newly renovated, state-of-the-art facilities include full service practices, walk-in clinics, mobile community services, and shelter medicine programs. HVH and Humane PA offer care to the community for sick and well visits, general surgery including dentistry, with full dental radiology. Pet owners receive top-notch client amenities and the highest quality care from a well-trained, professional veterinary team. HVH and HPA put pets and people before profit. That means our staff get to practice medicine that is not cookie cutter check list driven,  and is supported by innovative client supports and financial assistance.

HVH offers diverse and varied career opportunities or for a focus on particular areas of interest (general practice, surgery, community services, etc.) for all our veterinary staff. If you want to be a part of the future of both veterinary medicine and animal welfare, then we want to be your partner in success!

Humane Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V)

THE PERSON

The ideal Veterinary Receptionist should:

  • possess at least one year of Veterinary customer service experience; fluent in computer skills; math and writing skills; basic knowledge of small animal care including vaccine protocols, heartworm and flea/ tick prevention and associated diseases, such as kennel cough, parvo and tick diseases. 
  • be an individual who is service oriented, professional, empathetic, and organized. Must also possess the ability to follow directions with and without supervision, to recognize certain behaviors in animals, and to refer questions to appropriate personnel. 
  • possess at least one year of Veterinary customer service experience; computer skills, math and writing skills
  • have a high school diploma or GED
  • have basic knowledge of small animal care including vaccine protocols, heartworm and flea/ tick prevention and associated diseases, such as kennel cough, FIV/ FELV, parvo and tick diseases. 

If you want to learn more about this exciting, forward-thinking organization and taking the next step in your career, please forward your resume, cover letter and completed HPA employment application to:

Jennifer Henne, Veterinary Team Manager
Humane Pennsylvania
1729 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604
Email: jhenne@hvhospitals.org

THE ROLE

Are you an animal lover with a heart for customer service? Are you passionate about giving all animals owned and homeless the best possible stay with us? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where every day brings new challenges and rewards? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Starting rate of $13.85-$14.35/per hour. Competitive wages with benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance and continuing education opportunities. Join our team, and help us help create the best community anywhere to be an animal! EEOC employer.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Customer Service Excellence: Greet customers with a warm smile and assist them with inquiries, pet adoptions, and boarding reservations. Provide knowledgeable guidance on pet care, adoption procedures, and boarding services. Manage check-ins and check-outs for boarding pets, and communicate effectively with pet owners regarding their pets’ stay.
  • Pet Adoptions: Facilitate the adoption process with compassion and professionalism. Conduct interviews with potential adopters, match them with suitable pets, and complete adoption paperwork.
  • Animal Husbandry: Ensure the health and well-being of animals in our care. Assist with feeding, grooming, and administering medications as needed. Maintain clean and comfortable living environments for our animal residents.

THE COMPANY

Humane Pennsylvania is an innovative national leader in animal welfare, with adoption centers, non-profit veterinary hospitals, emergency animal rescue services, community pet assistance programs, an animal focused charitable foundation, and a free, public dog park.

THE PERSON

Applicants must have a passion for animals and dedication to their welfare, excellent customer service skills with a friendly and approachable demeanor, strong communication and interpersonal abilities, and the ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Previous experience in customer service, pet care, or animal welfare is preferred by not required.

If you want to learn more about this exciting, forward-thinking organization and taking the next step in your career, please forward your resume, cover letter and completed HPA employment application to:

Aida May, Adoption Programs Manager
Humane Pennsylvania
1729 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604
Email: amay@humanepa.org

HPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.