Group of AWA employees taking picture in front of new Adoption Center.

Employment Opportunities at AWA

ANIMAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION IS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK!

AWA employees become part of a greater mission to make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals.

BENEFITS FOR FULL TIME EMPLOYEES

AWA offers internships to students in the Hopeworks ‘N Camden program.
These interns help in the adoption center with customer and computer services.
AWA is a host site for the Community Work Experience Program.
CWEP participants both perform community service and learn valuable work skills to increase their employment opportunities.

FEATURED OPEN POSITION

 FULL-TIME ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ASSISTANT

Are you looking to have your weekends and evenings free and make an impact on animals in the community?  Then Animal Welfare Association might be a perfect fit! We are a non-profit with over 40 years of providing high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgery in South Jersey. We have a highly trained and professional support staff that follows high quality medical care protocols. We offer competitive salaries, benefit package that includes a yearly stipend for continuing education and license fees. We have part time and full time opportunities for surgery, seeing patients through our wellness exams and even shelter medicine. We are close to the beaches, Philly, NYC and DC.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties: Perform surgical sterilizations of both shelter and owned animals in a high volume, fast paced environment. See clients for wellness appointments, oversee and perform surgical monitoring, the administration of pre-anesthetic and anesthetic drugs and post-surgical monitoring through discharge. Comply with the applicable state and federal laws established by the New Jersey Veterinary Board of Medical Examiners and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Veterinarian Requirements: A Degree in Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university of medicine. Obtain veterinary license in the state of NJ. Ideal candidate will have two years experience practicing veterinary medicine and experience with high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN) surgeries.  Experience with high volume spay/neuter is preferred but will provide opportunity for training to develop your skills.

For a full job descriptions for our clinic or shelter veterinarian opportunities or if you have questions please email [email protected]

Open Positions

If you want to make a difference in the lives of animals and people, join the AWA team!

The Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees, NJ, a 501(c)3 nonprofit HQHV Spay/Neuter, Pet Wellness Clinic, and Adoption Animal Shelter, is seeking to add enthusiastic, hard-working full-time and part-time veterinary technicians to our organization. The ideal candidates should have at least one year of experience with a veterinary practice or the equivalent. Prior experience in a high volume S/N, and/or in an animal sheltering setting is preferred.

Objective: Assists with all practices and procedures of medical and surgical support, preparation, monitoring and release of animals. Assess and monitor overall health, provide initial and routine medications and vaccines. Determine basic animal information at time of intake and maintain standards and record keeping as directed by the Clinic/Shelter Veterinarian.

Essential Functions: Duties include but are not limited to animal restraint, anesthetic induction, surgical prep and monitoring, vaccinations, catheter placement, blood draws, prepping surgical packs, animal intakes and support during wellness appointments. Candidate must have proper animal handling and good communication skills. The ability and willingness to communication positively and effectively with staff, volunteers, and clients is a must.

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate required
  • Associate’s degree as veterinary technician preferred, but will consider experience as a substitute
  • Surgery experience a plus.
  • One year experience performing veterinary technician duties including spay/neuter
  • Coursework and/or experience in companion animal surgery, preferably spay/neuter
  • Working knowledge of computers and medical software

Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: [email protected]

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Are you looking to have your weekends and evenings free and make an impact on animals in the community?  Then Animal Welfare Association might be a perfect fit! We are a non-profit with over 40 years of providing high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgery in South Jersey. We have a highly trained and professional support staff that follows high quality medical care protocols. We offer competitive salaries, benefit package that includes a yearly stipend for continuing education and license fees. We have part time and full time opportunities for surgery, seeing patients through our wellness exams and even shelter medicine. We are close to the beaches, Philly, NYC and DC.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties: Perform surgical sterilizations of both shelter and owned animals in a high volume, fast paced environment. See clients for wellness appointments, oversee and perform surgical monitoring, the administration of pre-anesthetic and anesthetic drugs and post-surgical monitoring through discharge. Comply with the applicable state and federal laws established by the New Jersey Veterinary Board of Medical Examiners and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Veterinarian Requirements: A Degree in Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university of medicine. Obtain veterinary license in the state of NJ. Ideal candidate will have two years experience practicing veterinary medicine and experience with high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN) surgeries.  Experience with high volume spay/neuter is preferred but will provide opportunity for training to develop your skills.

For a full job descriptions for our clinic or shelter veterinarian opportunities or if you have questions please email [email protected]

Objective: Assess and monitor overall health, provide initial and routine medications and vaccinations, and determine basic animal information for each Shelter animal on intake or as required.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for daily medical care of Shelter animals including daily health checks
  • Administer immunizations, prescribed medicines, deworming, and flea and tick treatments
  • Responsible for provision of food, water, kennel cleaning, and walking of animals in medical care
  • Perform animal bathing, grooming, and nail trimming as needed
  • Explain concept of prepubescent sterilization, pre-release sterilization, and humane euthanasia
  • Assists in performance of euthanasia when necessary
  • Provide support to adopters and foster volunteers regarding medical questions or care
  • Input data for animal medical records, treatments, and medicines for all Shelter animals
  • Notate animal behavior during medical assessment and report issues to appropriate staff
  • Notify Shelter Veterinarian in emergent medical situations or deterioration of medical conditions
  • Follow established disease control protocols to clean and disinfect kennels, cages, and general medical areas daily
  • Track and inform Manager when inventories are low, stock and organize pharmacy
  • Properly clean, pack, and autoclave all medical/surgical materials
  • Assist with medical education of staff, volunteers, and the public

 

Position Requirements:

  • Commitment to the humane treatment of animals
  • Ability to recognize normal and abnormal health and behavior of animals
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures and safety standards
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management skills and prioritize workload
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Successful organizational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to identify areas of improvement
  • High quality customer service skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and efficiently

 

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required, certification as Veterinary Assistant preferred
  • Veterinary experience preferred
  • Knowledge of basic computer software required

 

 

Physical Factors:

  • Work performed in shelter medical environment, high exposure to animals, requires animal handling
  • Peanut butter used throughout the facility
  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs. unassisted, and over 50 lbs. with assistance
  • Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, dangerous and fractious or feral animals, high noise levels, wet surfaces, hazardous chemicals, and sharp objects
  • Long periods of standing, bending, stooping, reaching, data entry/computer work, and working outdoors in varying weather conditions may be required

 

Working Conditions:

  • Varying shifts, weekdays and weekends, and some holiday work required
  • Overtime work as necessary for staffing levels or finishing tasks

 

Disclaimer:

This is an employment at-will position, which means that employment is for no specific term and that employment may be terminated by the employee or AWA at any time with or without cause.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions or qualifications associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise or to require that other different tasks be performed when circumstances change, for example: Emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological breakdowns in departments.