Employment Opportunities

We're thrilled that you want to join our team! If you're a passionate & dedicated individual that loves dogs and cats, PAWS Atlanta may be the place for you! Please note, we are a small team, so a positive, "help each other" work ethic is a must. PAWS Atlanta offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to an individual’s race, color, creed, sex or age.

Shelter Veterinarian

Scope of Position: To perform and oversee all veterinary services for shelter pets at PAWS Atlanta

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with other Directors, Managers and Staff.
  • Diagnose and treat medical conditions in all PAWS animals. Follow progress of all patients placed on treatment, keeping records of all treatments and final outcomes in coordination with other Managers, Directors and Staff.
  • Direct, conduct and evaluate treatment plans, disease control measures, and hands-on medical treatment and progress of animals housed at the shelter including but not limited to:
  • Vaccination protocols
  • Nutrition and feeding protocols
  • Parasite control measures
  • Housing and sanitation
  • Treatment protocols for routine infectious diseases
  • Preventative medicine procedures
  • Emergency evaluation, treatment and procedures
  • Pre-adoption exams
  • Create, implement and measure compliance with procedures and protocols to ensure
  • continued health.
  • Develop, conduct and monitor medical program protocols and procedures.
  • Direct and conduct spay / neuter, vaccination and dental program. Supervise all aspects of the procedures including anesthesia and post-operative care of the patient.
  • Oversee the scheduling of outside veterinary resources for procedures not available at PAWS. The Veterinarian will decide what treatments or procedures are needed in coordination with other Managers as appropriate.
  • Oversee the instruction of Animal Care Staff.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of veterinary medicine or equivalent.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Georgia.
  • Ability to conduct high quality surgical sterilizations in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain DEA license
  • Acquire and possess a thorough understanding of and dedication to the philosophies of animal welfare.

If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Nancy Longacre.

Veterinary Technician

PAWS Atlanta is looking for a veterinary technician with experience in a surgical environment. The right candidate will be a self-starter who is able to work with limited supervision and communicate effectively with different members of the medical and management teams about the organization’s needs and procedures. We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented vet technician who is comfortable giving direction and taking on challenges in our exciting, fast-paced facility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer medications and medical treatments as prescribed by veterinarian or veterinary protocols.
  • Keep management updated on all animals health status and wellbeing.
  • Monitor health and wellbeing of all shelter animals.
  • Check-in public animals for scheduled surgery and dental exams/cleaning.
  • Sterilize surgical instruments and make surgery packs.
  • Prepare animal for surgery, monitor anesthesia and vital signs.
  • Monitor animals in post op
  • Assist with outpatient clinic and surgery as assigned.
  • See pet owners that do not require doctor.
  • Assist with time management in surgery.
  • Supervise animal diets (measuring and special needs)
  • Fill prescriptions for doctor.
  • Must be able and ready to handle animal and medical emergencies.
  • Request vet assistance/orders by phone as needed when no vet is present.
  • Keep animals on schedule for boostering, retesting and surgery
  • Maintain inventory of all medications and vaccines.
  • Check voicemail and email daily
  • Triage phone calls/emails providing appropriate medical advice.
  • Keep excellent records and ensure that all appropriate information is charted properly and timely.
  • Order all medical and pharmaceutical supplies.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Follow all shelter guidelines.
  • Perform any other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of veterinary experience.
  • Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 75lbs, with reasonable accommodations
  • Must be able to restrain and handle large animals.

Additional Salary Information:

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Outstanding benefit package is included (including medical, dental, prescription, vision and life insurance, paid vacation and personal days.)

If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Nancy Longacre.

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