World's Largest NO-KILL
Animal Rescue
and Adoption Organization
 
 
 

Medical Services


Opportunities in Medical Services

Our Medical Staff bring care, compassion, and empathy to their job every day of the year, enriching the lives of the countless animals they serve.

Licensed Veterinary and License Eligible Veterinary Technicians

Full Time, Part Time and Per Diem positions available.

North Shore Animal League America is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. We are a non-profit organization and since 1944, the League's mission has been saving the lives of pets through adoption, rescue and advocacy initiatives. Every year, the League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt nearly 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes

If you are looking to join a talented, supportive, and passionate team of veterinarians and support staff, with a passion for animal welfare, look no further!

The Alex Lewyt Medical Center is a team of highly skilled Technicians, Assistants, and Client Service Representatives and highly respected doctors. We are an AAHA accredited practice. As a forward thinking facility, we keep up with the newest technology to meet the ever changing needs of our clients.

Ideal candidates must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment, work well with staff members, be detail oriented and have excellent communication skills. Our full-time LVT’s enjoy a 10 hour/4 day workweek.   Must be flexible to work additional hours when workload requires.

Requirements:

  • NYS Veterinary Technician license, limited permit or currently enrolled in an AVMA school program.
  • Must be proficient in all technical skills.
  • Must be mature, responsible, energetic, and able to work well in a team atmosphere.
  • Must be able to multi-task and perform in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to handle and control animals.
  • Communicate with clients; provide support to families.
  • Attend rounds and perform all other related duties as needed.
  • Must love animals and fully support the mission of NSALA.
  • Experience a plus, but will train new graduates!

We offer a competitive salary and our full time benefits packages includes: Health Insurance for themselves and their family with Medical and Dental coverage, Hospitalization, Vision Plan, Prescription Drug Coverage, Life Insurance, 401K Retirement Savings Plan. Generous paid time off package which includes: Vacation, Sick, Personal days, 12 Holidays and even your Birthday.
Plus Free Medical Services for your Pets!

Please send your resume and cover letter to HR@Animalleague.org.

All cover letters MUST include salary requirements for consideration.

Certified - Entry Level Pharmacy Technician

We are currently seeking a Certified - Entry Level Licensed Pharmacy Technician to join our team of medical staff. This is a full-time position, 40hours/5 days a week. Work shifts are a combination of days, evenings and one (1) weekend day shift.

Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Calculating, preparing and dispensing of all medications for outpatient clients as per Veterinarian prescriptions; reinforce Veterinarians instructions about appropriate methods of administration and any side effects; distribute any printed materials from Veterinarians as needed. Prepare all inpatient medications for ECU, Isolation, Foster Care, Shelter Medical and Surgery and distribute these medications to the Veterinary Technicians of each area.

Requirements:

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification required
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • A passion for animals a MUST! 

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a Pharmacy retail setting preferred

Our full-time benefits package includes: Medical & dental insurance for you & your family, 401k, vacation, sick, personal days & 13 paid holidays.

Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to HR@animalleague.org.
All resumes submitted MUST include salary requirements for consideration.

Per Diem Veterinarians

We are currently seeking Per Diem Veterinarians for veterinary coverage for sick leave, vacation, weekends, or continuing education. 

North Shore Animal League America is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world.  We are a non-profit organization and since 1944, the League’s mission has been saving lives of pets through adoption, rescue and advocacy initiatives.  Every year, the League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt nearly 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes.  Over the years, the League has placed close to 1 million puppies, kittens, dogs and cats into carefully screened homes.

Animal League America provides high quality medicine in a shelter environment, managing a large and challenging medical and surgical caseload.  This includes general practice, pediatrics, surgeries, hospital rounds and spay/neuter procedures. Our state-of-the-art Medical Center is fully equipped with x-ray, pulse ox, tonopen, 4 oxygen cages, ultra sound machines, IV fluid pumps and full dental & some in-house orthopedic capabilities.

Requirements:

  • A New York State DVM license with at least 3+ years of experience preferred.
  • Strong client relation skills.
  • Team-oriented and committed to promoting animal welfare.
  • Have the ability to be productive upon arrival.

We offer a competitive per diem rate. Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@animalleague.org. EEO

Veterinary Student Externship Program

Veterinary Student Shelter/Medical Center Externship Program 2015

The North Shore Animal League America is pleased to offer an externship opportunity for students currently enrolled in their third and fourth year at a veterinary college. NSALA, the world’s largest no-kill animal adoption and rescue organization, offers students a diverse experience in animal sheltering as well as medical and surgical management of disease.  

The Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center was first established in 1992 and is dedicated to the treatment of all puppies, kittens, cats and dogs that come to our Rescue & Adoption Center each year.  We strive to provide the highest quality medicine to both our shelter population and owned pets from our community.

Each week, over 150 animals are hospitalized and over 200 outpatients receive examinations and treatment.  Our veterinarians see, on average, over 20,000 pets each year.  Our medical staff provides our shelter pets with a full range of medical services including: routine vaccinations, management of complex medical cases, pediatric and neonatal medicine, isolation and management of infectious disease, spay/neuter procedures, soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery. We have a state of the art medical facility with digital full-body and dental radiography, ultrasound, a dental suite, rigid and flexible endoscopy.

We have a two or four week externship program that focuses on sheltering rescued pets as well as treatment and surgical procedure.  Students have a variety of opportunities within our facility; working in our shelter, making rounds in our medical wards, seeing patients in our Outpatients Clinic, and the chance to both observe and participate in surgical procedures.  

Extern Responsibilities:

Externs are expected to work 40-hour weeks, and as a facility open 7 days a week we require ONE weekend shift each week.  Our facility is very hands-on and we expect the externs to participate in medical examinations and treatments of our visiting and hospitalized pets.  The student will be paired with one of our staff veterinarians while they attend to hospitalized patients.

For more information please contact:

Joshua Weiner
Administrative Assistant to the Medical Director
Phone: (516) 883-7900, ext. 484
Fax: (516) 767-3942, attention to Joshua Weiner
E-mail: joshw@animalleague.org

Full-time and Part-Time Overnight Licensed Veterinary Technicians

We are seeking experienced Full-Time and Part-Time Overnight Licensed Veterinary Technicians to join our team. Overnight technicians are instrumental in providing strong nursing support to our hospitalized patients, clients, doctors and other staff members.

New Full-Time Overnight Employees can earn a $1000 Sign-On Bonus for joining our Overnight Team. Sign on bonus details to be discussed at time of offer.

The perfect candidate must be well-rounded in the areas of Critical Care, Medical Treatments (IV, IM, SQ and orals), Catheter Placements, with strong drug calculation abilities. Must be detail oriented and have the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment with excellent communication skills.

Requirements:

  • Active NYS Veterinary Technician License Required/or Licensed Eligible with a minimum of 2 years experience.
  • Previous overnight shift experience, veterinary office and/or shelter experience a plus.
  • Must be flexible to work additional hours when workload requires.
  • Management experience a plus, but not required.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including 100% company paid medical and dental insurance for you and your family. Free medical care for your pets and much, much more!

Please send resume and cover letter to HR@Animalleague.org.

Opportunities in Clerical/Administrative Support

Dedicated to supporting NSALA's mission our staff is committed to providing the best service to our adopters and clients.

Sorry, there are no listings in this department at this time.

Opportunities in Corporate Services

Whether you have years of experience or your career is just getting started, our corporate offices offer a great range of positions and professional careers.

Planned & Major Gifts Officer

North Shore Animal League America is seeking a dedicated, energetic, and passionate Planned & Major Gifts Officer to help cultivate relationships with current and prospective donors to acquire planned gifts (primary) and major donors (secondary) to support the work and mission of the organization. The ideal candidate will have a track record and history of cultivating, soliciting and closing planned and major gifts.

This position will work from our Port Washington, New York office and travel regionally as well as nationally. There is up to a 40%-60% travel commitment for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Research, schedule and conduct personal donor visits to develop positive and purposeful relationships with planned givers, major donors, existing and new prospects.
  • Work closely with the Development team to identify and cultivate new Major Gift donors.
  • Participate in special events with a focus on engaging major and planned gift donors and prospects.
  • Assist in the continued implementation of the nationally based planned giving program.
  • Provide tax and estate planning information necessary to secure or promote planned gifts.       
  • Update CRM database and files to keep accurate records on donor interactions.  
  • Manage expense reports according to organizational protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree, or advanced degree a plus, and a minimum of five years of fundraising experience in planned giving.
  • Proven track record working with planned givers and major donors.
  • Working knowledge of estate planning and planned giving strategies, along with understanding of moves management. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to articulate organizational priorities and match them with donor values and interests. 
  • Candidate must be goal orientated, work autonomously with a high degree of accountability, to meet or exceed established goals. 
  • Must possess a passion for animals; the ability to articulate this passion to prospective donors about the mission and vision of Animal League America.

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and much more. Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to HR@animalleague.org.

All cover letters MUST include salary requirements for consideration.

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Digital Marketing Intern

Description

We are currently looking for an IT Intern to learn PC troubleshooting techniques, work with staff, work with different software and hardware, and learn the pace of an IT position. The successful candidate will provide North Shore Animal League with on- site support services on desktops, laptops, printers, peripherals, handhelds and phones. Must be available Monday-Friday at least 10-15 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship.

Skills Required

  • Creative self-starter who is comfortable with both taking initiative and working in collaboration.
  • Demonstrated capacity to create and implement relevant web based content targeted to a specific audience.
  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft applications, basic photo-editing software, and internet browsers. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

A successful intern would have:

  • A strong desire to pursue a career in digital marketing
  • Basic understanding of the principles of digital marketing
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Excellent written ability
  • Computer literate including MS Word and Excel, basic Photoshop
  • Self-motivation and an eagerness to learn
  • Ability to work on a number of tasks simultaneously and to deadlines
  • Ability to successfully work in a team and autonomously
  • Passion for animals

How to Apply

Send resume to HR@animalleague.org

Opportunities in Shelter Operations

Challenging and rewarding opportunities to provide a higher quality of life for homeless pets through adoption. Helping NSALA fulfill its mission and make a difference in a unique and powerful way.

Campus Security

Currently seeking an Adoption Counselor to counsel and educate North Shore Animal League America adopters in the proper and humane way in which to care for all adopted pets, as well as process all pets admitted through Adoptin Counseling.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Counsel adopters with basic behavioral advice
  • Answer all messages in a timely manner
  • Generate and accurately process all adoption return and home admit paperwork
  • Schedule appointments for adoption returns over 30 days
  • Generate new and/or obtain existing medical records
  • Process entry of admitted pets into our computer databases
  • Generate weekly statistical reports from those databases
  • Document and present more serious behavior problems to our Pet Behavior staff
  • Document and respond to all phone messages left for Adoption Counseling

Requirements:

  • Must have previous experience working hands-on with animals in a shelter environment or veterinary facility
  • Positive and friendly attitude
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Desire to make a positive difference in the lives of animals

Hours: Full-time, includes nights and weekends.

Our full-time benefits package includes: Medical & dental insurance for you & your family, 401k, vacation, sick, personal days & 13 paid holidays.

Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to HR@animalleague.org for immediate consideration.
All resumes submitted MUST include salary requirements for consideration.

Adoption Counselor

Currently seeking an Adoption Counselor to counsel and educate North Shore Animal League America adopters in the proper and humane way in which to care for all adopted pets, as well as process all pets admitted through Adoptin Counseling.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Counsel adopters with basic behavioral advice
  • Answer all messages in a timely manner
  • Generate and accurately process all adoption return and home admit paperwork
  • Schedule appointments for adoption returns over 30 days
  • Generate new and/or obtain existing medical records
  • Process entry of admitted pets into our computer databases
  • Generate weekly statistical reports from those databases
  • Document and present more serious behavior problems to our Pet Behavior staff
  • Document and respond to all phone messages left for Adoption Counseling

Requirements:

  • Must have previous experience working hands-on with animals in a shelter environment or veterinary facility
  • Positive and friendly attitude
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Desire to make a positive difference in the lives of animals

Hours: Full-time, includes nights and weekends.

Our full-time benefits package includes: Medical & dental insurance for you & your family, 401k, vacation, sick, personal days & 13 paid holidays.

Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to HR@animalleague.org for immediate consideration.
All resumes submitted MUST include salary requirements for consideration.

Full Time or Per Diem Pet Behavior Trainer

We are currently looking for a full time or per diem Pet Behavior Trainer to join our team. Responsible to work with staff to assess needs, develop and implement a training plan for shelter dogs, including behaviorally challenged dogs to increase their adoptability.

In this role, the perfect candidate will be responsible for the following:

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Evaluate animals entering the shelter as well as animals already in our care and provide a written evaluation. Evaluate any animal placed on a behavior hold and prepare a written evaluation.
    • Work with assigned dogs on a daily basis.
    • Create behavior modification profiles and protocols for canines. Set-up protocols for animals being worked on with behavioral issues.
    • Interact with staff, volunteers and adopters regarding pet behavior.
    • Conduct safety training, obedience, and orientation classes.
    • Provide post adoption support for adopters. Coordinate dog playgroups with kennel associates and managers developing safety guidelines for various age groups.

    Requirements:

    • CPDT certified.
    • Must have at least two years previous experience working hands-on with canines in a shelter environment.
    • Experience handling behaviorally challenged dogs.

    Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to HR@animalleague.org. All resumes submitted MUST include salary requirements and availability for consideration.

    Rescue & Adoption Transport Associate

    We are currently seeking a full-time Rescue & Adoption Transport Associate to assist customers and promote North Shore Animal League America’s mission through prompt, professional, and courteous service.

    Ideal candidates must exhibit the ability to remain professional, courteous and objective in all situations, with a strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of animals. The driver will transport The Animal Leagues staff and animals in a safe and timely manner to off-site locations and transport trips. Supervise staff and oversee entire adoption process and event at the location. Maintain mobile adoption units (i.e. clean, stock with supplies etc.). Select and load animals for the offsite event. Care for all animals while in their custody. Gather medical records and medications for selected offsite animals. Screen potential adopters for adoption approval, fill out adoption paperwork, perform computer and reference checks and enter pet insurance. Process approved applications and payments. Must be available, if selected, to go on cross country or interstate trips. Transport events include emergency rescue efforts, Tour for Life (which is a multi-week event) and transport initiatives.

    Requirements:

    • Must be at least 25 years of age with 5+ years driving experience
    • Must have a clean driving record for the prior 3 years and must remain insurable
    • Position is Full-Time (Thursday-Sunday - 10 Hour Shifts)

    Qualifications:

    • Candidates must have proven customer service skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Candidates must have the ability to maintain good working relationships with the public, employees and various vendors
    • Candidates must be able to travel with minimal notice
    • Experience/knowledge of animal welfare: including care, handling, health, behavior, training and sheltering issues a plus

    We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

    Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to HR@animalleague.org.

    All resumes submitted MUST meet the minimum requirements and qualifications and include salary requirements for consideration.

    Quality Control Associate

    We are currently seeking a full-time Quality Control Associate to assist customers and promote North Shore Animal League America’s mission through prompt, professional, and courteous service.

    The Quality Control Associate works to ensure, through home visits, that all of the animals adopted from The Animal League are in responsible homes and that the adopters are in compliance with the terms of the adoption contract. Quality Control Associates must be able to inspect and analyze the animals living situation and counsel and educate adopters when appropriate in the best interest of the animal, following all The Animal League’s policies.

    Ideal candidates must exhibit the ability to remain professional, courteous and objective in all situations, with a strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of animals.

    Requirements:

    • Must be at least 21 years of age with 3+ years driving experience
    • Must have a clean driving record for the prior 3 years and must remain insurable
    • Position is full-time, 40 hours, and includes one weekend shift

    Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of 1 year’s proven experience with knowledge of animal welfare: including care, handling, health, behavior and sheltering issues. Qualified Candidates must have excellent customer service skills a positive and friendly attitude, good communication and listening skills. Candidates must be able to work independently, and be a team player.

    We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and much more. Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to HR@animalleague.org.

    All cover letters MUST include salary requirements for consideration.

    Kennel Team Leader

    We are currently looking for full-time Kennel Team Leader to assist the Kennel Management Team with the daily operation of the Adoption Center. Supervise and train staff associates in promoting and ensuring quality adoptions.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Provide outstanding customer service and ensure the staff does so too
    • Motivate and monitor associates in achieving daily, weekly and annual adoption goals set forth by the League
    • Supervise staff associates, i.e., assign work, schedule breaks, monitor cleanliness and animal safety, and work performance
    • Provide regular feedback to kennel managers on associates productivity and performance through the completion of daily Associate performance report
    • Monitor and control puppy, kitten, cat and dog inventory on adoption floor
    • Monitor adoption flow and take corrective steps to ensure smooth/timely processing of adoptions
    • Prepare work requisitions for all kennel repairs
    • Train associates to work in each Adoption center area, i.e. Feline room, puppy room, dog area, Adoptions, cat habitat, etc.
    • Approve adoption applications and when necessary, effectively communicate medical conditions to adopters
    • Conduct daily set up meetings with the kennel associates
    • Process opening and closing procedures of the shelter
    • Ensure the standard of neatness and cleanliness of the shelter areas at all times
    • Various other duties as assigned
    • Request calls (organize and call)
    • Buddy Program (work with a trainer on assigning hard to place dogs to shelter associates)
    • Training releases (uodate dog and cat training releases)
    • FIFO (update one weekly/monthly lists for the shelter animals)

    Requirements:

    • Positive and friendly attitude
    • Previous experience working hands-on with animals in a shelter environment or veterinary facility
    • Good communication and listening skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Willingness to maintain sanitation of animal areas
    • Desire to make a positive difference in the lives of animals

    We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and much more. Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to HR@animalleague.org.

    All cover letters MUST include salary requirements for consideration.

    Kennel Associates

    We are currently looking for enthusiastic Full and Part-Time Kennel Associates to join our team. As a Kennel Associate you will ensure the general health and wellness of the animals as you assist them in finding quality homes.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the public during the adoption process, feeding the animals, cleaning and disinfecting animal cages.

    Qualifications:

    • The ability to effectively work individually or in a team environment
    • Strong communication and customer relation skills are a must
    • The ability to multitask

    Job Requirement:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Minimum of 1 year related experience; previous experience working with animals strongly preferred

    We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and much more. Please send resume with a cover letter by e-mail to HR@animalleague.org.

    All cover letters MUST include salary requirements for consideration.