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    Shelter Veterinarian

    Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

    Dakin Humane Society

    Do you dream about becoming part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of shelter animals and those living in the community? Do you want to work in an environment that is welcoming, friendly and supportive? If this sounds like you then Dakin Humane Society wants to know! Excellent compensation for the right candidate. Flexibility in scheduling (full-time, part-time opportunities are available), generous paid time off as well as paid continuing education days and reimbursement for professional memberships, and required licensing/insurance.

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    Animal Care Manager

    Location: Half Moon Bay, California

    Sweet Farm Foundation

    General Summary: To manage, supervise and participate in the Foundations’ daily farm activities in accordance with the standards and procedures established by the Foundation. To plan, organize and implement animal care that meet the principles and objectives of the Foundation established under the policies set by the Executive Director. Responsibilities and Duties: • Provide hands-on daily animal care to the farm’s animals, including but not limited to the feeding, cleaning and general care. • Provide daily animal health care and any prescribed medical care treatments.

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    Lead Dog Trainer

    Location: Boulder, Colorado

    Humane Society of Boulder Valley

    The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is seeking a certified dog training professional to serve as the lead trainer for our all-new puppy care program, The Puppy Club! Our ideal candidate will be certified by or actively enrolled in one or more of the following certification programs: Certified Trainer and Behavior Counselor through Jean Donaldson’s Academy of Dog Trainers (CTC); Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP); or Certified Behavior Consultant Canine-Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA).

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    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Location: Roanoke, Virginia

    Angels of Assisi

    Angels of Assisi is seeking to add a second Licensed Veterinary Technician to its surgical team. Licensed Veterinary Technicians do all medical procedures except surgery, diagnosis, and prescription, using cutting edge equipment which includes digital full body and dental x-ray, therapeutic laser, and a complete in-house laboratory. The position includes dental work, drawing up anesthesia drugs, and assisting as needed throughout the surgical suite. The clinic is very fast paced, and requires quick thinking, attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills.

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    Adoption Specialist (Kanab, Utah)

    Location: Kanab, Utah

    Best Friends Animal Society

    Love cats? Love matchmaking? We have a job that will unite your two passions. Best Friends Animal Society is looking for an Adoption Specialist to join our team! Move to Best Friends and help find homes for homeless cats (and dogs). What could be more rewarding? It takes good people-skills. It takes good cat and dog skills. It takes great organizational skills. And it takes a lot of roll-up-your-sleeves hard work. But when you see these precious little faces find the families of their dreams – you’ll know it’s what you were born to do!

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    Veterinary Services Director

    Location: Daytona Beach, Florida

    Halifax Humane Society

    Are you ready to use your animal care passion and medical skills to help homeless animals? Halifax Humane Society (HHS), an award-winning animal shelter located in Daytona Beach, Florida - the city known for "The World's Most Famous Beach", is seeking a Veterinary Services Director candidate with a proven track record. This is a great career opportunity to live, play and work by the beach! We prefer experience, but new graduates will be considered. Halifax Humane Society, a 501 (c) 3 private non-profit services over 25,000 animals in the Greater Daytona Beach area.

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  • Magazine Article

    Where foster and hospice care meet

    Fospice programs allow sick or elderly animals to live out their final days with comfort and dignity in a loving home.

    Fospice programs help elderly, ill pets spend their final days surrounded by home comforts

    Christopher Frey's wife Liesl loved cats and often talked about her childhood pet, an all-black feline named Midnight. And so when Liesl, 44, was hospitalized with stage IV cancer last summer, Frey contacted the San Francisco SPCA to see if a volunteer could bring a cat to visit.

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    Her cup of tea

    Artist promotes adoptions with portraits on tea bags

    How does she do it? And are those really tea bags?

    Those are among the typical first reactions to Didi Arias’ miniature paintings of shelter animals.

    The answers? Yes, they are actual tea bags, dried and emptied. And to work on such a tiny canvas, Arias makes sure she has good light, uses small paintbrushes and, of course, wears her glasses, filling in the details with ink pens.

    But Arias hopes her paintings inspire more than mere curiosity: She’d like her viewers to take to heart her message about the importance of shelter adoption.

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    Classic programming, then and now

    'Pets on Parade' has delighted and informed generations of Arizonians.

    Arizona’s longest-running local TV show turns 60

    If Pets on Parade were a person, it might be thinking about retirement. But luckily for the homeless pets served by the Arizona Humane Society, the state’s longest- running local television show isn’t even slowing down.

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