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We’re looking for an Animal Care Technician to join our team!

Animal Care Technician

Ark-Valley Humane Society’s (AVHS) Animal Care Technician (ACT) position directly supports AVHS’s mission of ensuring the welfare of companion animals with compassion and care.  Our Animal Care Technicians drive our P.A.W.S. Culture in creating a safe and healthy workplace that promotes Professionalism, Accountability, Well-being, and Sustainability for our team. The Animal Care Technician reports to Management.


  • Follows all proper kennel and common area cleaning and disinfection procedures.
  • Provides and assists with direct care and handling of cats, dogs and other shelter pets, including but not limited to cleaning, feeding, administering medications, treatments, and surgical assisting when needed.
  • Provides and assists with pet medical evaluations including but not limited to feline and canine blood testing, animal physical examinations, vaccinations and microchipping.
  • Monitors the overall health and behavior of shelter pets and maintains records of shelter pets, including computer data entry of animal history, behavioral evaluations, medical examinations, medications, vaccinations, and surgeries.
  • Supports the Foster Program including, but not limited to: virtual foster home visits and placing shelter animals into foster homes as needed, acting as a point of contact for fosters, ensuring foster home is stocked with supplies, obtaining behavioral and photo/video updates for animals, coordinating any medical needs for animals while in foster care.
  • Provides behavior modification, training, enrichment and compassionate care to shelter pets.
  • Provides pet cremation services, including intake of pets for cremation, operation of cremation unit, processing cremains, and cremation record keeping.
  • Provides customer service including but not limited to pet intakes, reclaims, pet retention and adoption counseling, lost and found listings, and spay/neuter program information.
  • Provides direction and training to volunteers with tasks assisting with general shelter duties.
  • Provide content for AVHS Facebook page including: marketing for shelter animals and shelter programs as needed.
  • Assist with maintenance and distribution of food for AVHS’s Community Food Pantry. This includes, but is not limited to: Packaging and labeling food for distribution at local food drives, assisting with AVHS food drives, delivering food to community member’s homes as needed.
  • Provide input towards AVHS policies and procedures.
  • Expected to work extra hours as workload or emergency situations require.
  • Additional duties and tasks as assigned.


  • Commitment to the mission, vision, goals and success of AVHS and embodiment of PAWS culture.
  • Ability to independently and collaboratively solve problems.
  • Must have previous computer experience and ability to learn new software, including an understanding of basic operating systems, word processing, photography, spreadsheets, and databases. Performs general office procedures including but not limited to answering the phone, emails, daily log reports, data entry and filing.
  • Applicants must also possess the ability to lift up to 50lbs, work in sometimes noisy environments, comfortable handling dogs, cats and other animals, and hold valid driver’s license

Full Time Benefits:

  • AVHS-paid Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • AVHS-paid Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Holiday Pay
  • Retirement Benefits through the Colorado Secure Savings Program
  • Free Core Vaccines for Personal Pets (Excluding rabies vaccines)
  • Free Cremation Services for Personal Pets
  • At-Cost Medications, Medicated Food, and Microchipping For Personal Pets
  • Pet-Friendly Workplace

Starting wage of $21 an hour on weekdays, $23 an hour on weekends. This position is full-time, non-exempt, scheduled at 36 hours per week, Thursday through Sunday, 8am-6pm.