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    Executive Director

    Location: Yakima, Washington

    Yakima Humane Society

    The Executive Director for the Yakima Humane Society will be highly qualified to lead the organization with strategic, financial and operational responsibility for the execution of its mission. • A Bachelor's Degree or any equivalent combination of education/experience is required. • Minimum of 2 years management experience (preferably in a non-profit environment) including fund raising management or related work experience. • Budget, fundraising, working with nonprofit board. • Proven leadership and strategic qualities to develop, manage and lead a cross functional team.

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    Associate Veterinarian

    Location: New York, New York

    Bideawee

    Associate veterinarians provide care for dogs and cats in our adoption centers including spay/neuter surgeries/dentals, as well as surgical and medical care for clients of our animal hospitals that is open to the public. Essential Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks Wellness exams, preventative care, management of medical and surgical cases for shelter animals and client-owned animals. Performing spay/neuter and other surgery including dental procedures. Working with our trainers to manage behavior issues. Leading staff and volunteer training sessions in animal care.

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    Veterinary Services Supervisor

    Location: Pueblo, Colorado

    Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

    Oversees the day to day operations of the evaluation center and surgery center; supervises Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants and support staff to ensure effective and efficient operations of the evaluation center and surgery center; provides quality animal and people care; provides oversight and supervision of shelter medicine protocols at the Pueblo location and supervision of staff responsible for treatment of all ill/injured animals; oversees drug, vaccine and medical supply inventory. Processes incoming animals following applicable procedures, policies and protocols.

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    Senior Veterinary Assistant

    Location: Los Angeles, California

    ASPCA

    The Senior Veterinary Assistant of ASPCA Spay/Neuter Operations is responsible for the daily care of surgery patients, client education in high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter initiatives. The position is based at the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic in Los Angeles. The person in this position assists the Spay/Neuter Surgeon and the Registered Veterinary Technician in the clinic and is responsible animal handling, patient preparation for surgery, monitoring of surgical patients and for the cleaning/disinfecting and general maintenance of medical equipment..

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    Medical Staff Manager/Registered Veterinary Technician

    Location: Los Angeles, California

    ASPCA

    The Spay/Neuter Operations (SNO) Medical Staff Manager in Los Angeles will perform all of the duties of a SNO Registered Veterinary Technician. In addition, the Medical Staff Manager will be responsible for managing other Registered Veterinary Technicians and Senior Veterinary Assistants in our stationary spay/neuter facility and on mobile spay/neuter clinics performing high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter.

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    Spay Neuter Surgeon

    Location: Los Angeles, California

    ASPCA

    The Spay/Neuter Surgeon is a trained and licensed Veterinarian responsible for performing 35-40 surgeries per day in a high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter setting in the ASPCA Los Angeles Spay/Neuter Clinic or 25 -30 surgeries on an ASPCA mobile spay/neuter clinic. The person in this position works approximately 8-hours per day, five days a week with a small medical team, providing high-quality surgery and peri-operative care to all patients. Patients include owned pets belonging to low-income residents of the Los Angeles area and homeless adoptable cats, dogs and rabbits.

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  • HSUS Program

    HSUS Statement on Gas Chambers

    Photo by Jim Urquhart/AP Images for The HSUS

    When shelters find themselves in the position of having to euthanize an animal, it is incumbent upon them to ensure that the death is as humane as possible. The Humane Society of the United States, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, the National Animal Control Association, and all other national animal welfare organizations agree that direct injection of approved euthanasia drugs (referred to as Euthanasia by Injection, or EBI), by which the animal quickly loses consciousness without experiencing pain or distress, is the most humane method of euthanasia currently available. Lesser alternatives like carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide gas chambers (gas chambers), which can virtually never provide a stress and pain free death, must therefore never be used in shelter settings.

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  • Blog Post

    Every Animal Deserves Access to Veterinary Care

    Ms. Smith’s beloved pet Rich, just 10 months after treatment for mange.

    Hear from Inga Fricke on the attack on nonprofit veterinary service providers

    Meet Rich: he’s a playful, loving boy who has been Ms. Smith’s beloved pet for more than 10 years. Rich contracted mange and Ms. Smith didn’t know how to help him. She called around to many private veterinarians, but with a limited income she couldn’t afford even the office visits.  After none of the home remedies she knew were working and his condition was worsening, she finally made the heartbreaking decision to surrender Rich to Charleston Animal Society (CAS) in the hopes that someone with greater financial means could help him.

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  • About Animal Sheltering

    Rules of Community Engagement

    Photo by Kathy Milani/The HSUS

    Setting ground rules for the Animal Sheltering online community

    We encourage open discussion and invite you to share your opinion on issues. We may even print some of the best comments in the magazine!

    The best comments:

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  • Blog Post

    Welcome to the New Animal Sheltering Online!

    We have the power to change our communities

    For decades, The HSUS and Animal Sheltering have worked hard to bring you the latest information, newest approaches, best practices and more from our field. With the launch of our newly improved site, animalsheltering.org, we’re thrilled to share a number of new features to help you in your quest to save lives and keep pets with their families. 

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  • Magazine Article

    Mutterings

    Pictured with Ruby (left) and Alexis, stray cat Max was taken in by Ruby’s mother after being hit by a car. Pets for Life covered the cost of amputating his shattered leg, as well as basic veterinary care.

    A round-up of fun, inspiring news tidbits from the animal welfare world.

    Pets for Life Reaches a Milestone

    Usher and Barbara Stovall first encountered Pets for Life (PFL) a few years ago, when outreach teams began knocking on doors in their Atlanta neighborhood. The couple had adopted a puppy whose previous owner couldn’t keep her, and after chatting with staff from PFL, the Stovalls signed Peggy up for a spay surgery, vaccinations and weekly PFL training classes. Over the years, outreach team members checked in, watching “little” Peggy grow into a big girl.

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  • Magazine Article

    Good Colonies Make Good Neighbors

    Trap-neuter-return, smart caretaking practices and proactive neighborhood diplomacy are key to helping community cats coexist peacefully with the people around them.

    With diplomacy and problem-solving skills, advocates can create a harmonious relationship between community cats and the people around them

    When she got the complaint that stray cats were “using the restroom” on the sidewalk in front of a church, Renee Clark was skeptical, but she drove over to study the droppings in question. “It was pretty obvious that the poop there wasn’t cat waste; it was probably raccoon,” says Clark, an environmental biologist and feline advocate in Staunton, Va.

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