Employment and Specialized Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the Lynchburg Humane Society Team. We are an equal opportunity employer who seeks individuals who enjoy working in a team environment. You have the opportunity to work for a growing and changing organization that has many opportunities for growth and advancement.


Pet Care Associate – We are seeking hardworking pet lovers to help care for the pets.  Candidate must be able to multitask and have great time management skills. Must be able to work with dogs and cats. Must be able to stand and move around for long periods of time, bend, and lift large bags of dog food. The pet care associate position is responsible for making sure the pets have a clean and healthy environment while they are in our care.  If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out or application for employment  and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.


Pet Help Associate – Do you want to help pets and their owners?  Our Pet Help team is responsible for helping owners who want to rehome or surrender their pets, answering phone calls, assisting in transferring pets to our facility from other organizations, performing initial exams, administering vaccines, and other duties.  This is a fast paced position that requires compassion, multitasking and time management and excellent customer service skills.  Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.  If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization please fill out or application for employment  and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.


Adoption Counselor – Want to help people and pets Find Happiness?  That is what adoption Counselors do!  If you are a friendly, helpful, multitasker who loves people and pets with a go-getter attitude, then this position might be made for you!  Excellent customer service skills, attention to detail and a love for working in a fast-paced environment are all a must for the right candidate. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.   If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out or application for employment  and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.


Behavior and Training Volunteer – Have a knack for training? Want to help pets who are scared come out of their shell? Love watching dogs play and would love even more to see our dogs getting play time? This is a specialized volunteer position that works with dogs and cats on various training and enrichment tasks. One large component will be assisting in running dog play groups. Other tasks include following behavior plans with pets, socializing with pets, walking dogs who need extra tools, implementing enrichment plans for dogs and cats, and learning how to train basic behaviors in pets. Apply here to become part of our Behavior and Training Team!


Weekend Receptionist Volunteer – This is a unique volunteer position where you would be able to work closely with the organization and get to know the ins and outs of our operation. We are looking for someone to run our front desk Sat-Sun from 10am-5pm. You would be greeting the public, managing emails, voicemails, and scheduling appointments. You will get to work will all departments and get to be apart of finding happiness for the pets at our center. This position will provide you with great skill building, problem solving and customer service experience. Apply here to be considered for this opportunity.



Opportunities at our Appomattox Center:

Pet Care Associate – full-time and part-time -We are seeking creative individuals with a positive attitude, ability to multitask, and drive to help the pets find their new homes, help owners in need of rehoming their pets and to help care for the pets at our center.  This position is responsible for making sure the pets have a clean and healthy environment while they are in our care, interacting with the public, processing adoptions and intakes, performing exams and giving vaccines for incoming pets.  Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.   If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization, please fill out or application for employment  and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.



Opportunities at our Spay/Neuter Clinic:

Veterinarian

Lynchburg Humane Society is seeking a full time or part time Virginia licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine to join our elite, award winning team in our Spay Neuter Clinic.  

For over sixty years, the Lynchburg Humane Society has operated as a private, non-profit organization, caring for lost and homeless pets. Last year, our Lynchburg Center for Pets and our Appomattox Pet Center cared for 4,962 pets and 92% of the pets went to new or existing homes. We are a 501c3, as well as a No Kill Humane Society, where we firmly believe that no healthy or treatable pet should be euthanized. By operating the public shelter for the City of Lynchburg, and Appomattox, we accept the stray or unwanted pets surrendered to us from those communities. 

We also have developed a more regional/state level focus. Since 2015, we helped over 4,000 pets from other public shelters that otherwise may have had a negative outcome. We accept those that are easily adoptable as pets, as well as those that need special nurturing from abusive or neglectful experiences. Along with our Center for Pets, we have a regional spay/neuter clinic which performs over 6,000 spay/neuter surgeries annually. Our mission is to help pets in need through sheltering, adoption, education, spay/neuter, and community outreach.

The Lynchburg Humane Society’s spay/neuter clinic provides high quality/high volume spay/neuter services to the public and other shelters regionally.  We also provide wellness services.  This is an exciting time and opportunity for a veterinarian to come onboard with our nationally recognized team.  

You will have the distinction of being part of the industry leading Lynchburg Humane Society and will have the opportunity to be a part of designing and implementation of  a brand new medical facility that moves Lynchburg forward in shelter medicine, spay neuter and community engagement.

  • This position will work 1-5 days per week Monday through Friday performing high quality spay/neuter surgeries and wellness and dental or shelter medicine.. 
  • You will be trained and supported throughout building skills and efficiency 
  • You must have a willingness to do what it takes to fulfill our mission of dedication to helping Lynchburg’s pets through sheltering, adoption, spay/neuter programs, education and community outreach.
  • You will be an integral part to our vision of helping to create a community where all lives are valued and respected.  
  • You must be able to operate within our core values.
  • Must have an active license to practice veterinary medicine in Virginia or ability to obtain a Virginia license.
  • Ability to perform on average, 35 spay/neuter surgeries per day.  (If that is not a present skill, must have the ability and drive to work toward and succeed in that goal).
  • Ability to obtain a DEA license. 
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment. 

Your employment with Lynchburg Humane will include

  • Competitive pay
  • Benefits for full-time employment include:
  • PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • CE reimbursement
  • License  fee reimbursement
  • Retirement IRA plan
  • Convenient schedule (Typically Monday-Friday, no evenings)

 New graduates are welcome to apply.

If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization please submit your resume, and send to [email protected], fill out our application for employment here and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please. 


South Central Spay Neuter Clinic Veterinary Assistant (34hrs/wk)

Do you LOVE making a difference in a dog or cat’s life? Do you LOVE working with a small team? Do you LOVE cleaning? Do you LOVE walking and weightlifting?

If so, you will ADORE working as a vet assistant at South Central Spay Neuter Clinic. Our crew makes a positive impact every single day helping cats and dogs live longer healthier lives while not contributing to unwanted pet population. We also work HARD cleaning up after those precious pets while walking and lifting animals for surgery. We have an opening for someone that is available to work Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm(general hours-with some days shorter) with an occasional Friday or Saturday. Yes, the schedule is THAT GOOD!! Don’t get us wrong, we work hard and break a sweat every day, we get peed and pooped on and we still LOVE what
we do and we want someone special to join us. If that’s YOU, please fill out the application and questionnaire and send to [email protected]
Our expectations: you LIFT others up
you SUPPORT your team
you ADMIT your mistakes and are not afraid to make more
you LAUGH at dumb jokes
you can cook (or, at least, try)

If you want to be part of a progressive, life-saving organization please fill out our application for employment here and read our Core Values on our Mission & Vision Page, no phone calls please.

FULL TIME LVT or currently enrolled LVT student

The Lynchburg Humane Society’s South Central Spay/Neuter Clinic is seeking a full time or part time LVT/ LVT student

Our Humane Alliance affiliated clinic serves 7 counties surrounding the Greater Lynchburg City area, accepting between 125-300 patients a week.  Our distinguished, award winning staff thrives in a fast paced environment that is dedicated to quality animal care for both shelter and owned animals. This is a team oriented environment where a positive attitude, flexible thinking and competent animal handling skills are a must. Our core values focus on a staff that is able to have fun while accomplishing goals in an effective, highly functioning clinic environment.

       Duties involved, but are not limited to, surgical assisting, vaccination and medication of surgical patients, patient check-in, drug log maintenance, staff training and vaccine clinic appointments. We are willing to train the right candidate. Students must have passed their Pharmacology course to be considered.

Requirements

·         basic computer skills

·         ability to stand,  walk, stoop, kneel, SIT and crouch for extended periods of time, as well as the ability to manipulate up to 40 pounds

·         must be willing to work 6 Saturdays out of the year. 

Benefits

–         Four day work week, no evenings (M-TH)

–         Paid Time Off

–         Retirement package 

–         Paid Holidays

–         Pet care discounts for services offered

–         Health insurance (full time position only) 

–         CE allowance and license fees (full time position only)