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.

Animal Care Specialist – Part Time

This position will be responsible for the daily care of the animals and maintaining the standards of the environment in which the animals reside. This individual will abide by the humane philosophy and values of PAWS Atlanta in terms of the treatment and care that we intentionally provide to all of our animals.

Some of the duties may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Exercise the animals, as needed
  • Check on the overall health and well being of the animals and report any concerns, as needed
  •  Prepare and clean indoor and outdoor dog areas
  •  Prepare and clean cat areas
  • Disinfect according to the shelter protocols
  •  Feed the animals, as per their schedule and diet restrictions

This position will be required to work 16 hours a week, the shift is 9:30-6pm.  Saturday and Sunday.   No benefits are included with this position.

If interested, please complete the employee application and send to: lmckelvey@pawsatlanta.org

No phone calls, please.

Part Time Shelter Veterinarian

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

Maximize the use of clinic resources to ensure animal resident health. To provide medical care as well as humane care and treatment to all animals in accordance with the policies and procedures established by PAWS Atlanta.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Work collaboratively with other Directors, Managers and Staff.

2. 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

3. 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:

a. vaccination protocols

b. nutrition and feeding protocols

c. parasite control measures

d. housing and sanitation

e. treatment protocols for routine infectious diseases

f. preventative medicine procedures

g. emergency evaluation, treatment and procedures

h. Create, implement and measure compliance with procedures and protocols to ensure continued health.

i. Develop, conduct and monitor medical program protocols and procedures.

j. Direct and conduct spay / neuter, vaccination and dental program. Supervise all aspects of the procedures including anesthesia and post-operative care of the patient.

k. 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.


1. Graduate of an accredited school of veterinary medicine or equivalent.

2. Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Georgia.

4. Ability to conduct high quality surgical sterilizations in a fast paced environment.

5. Must have a valid driver’s license.

6. Acquire and possess a thorough understanding of and dedication to the philosophies ofanimal welfare and the humane treatment of animals.

If interested, please complete the employee application and send to: nlongacre@pawsatlanta.org.

No phone calls please.

Veterinary Technition 

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 tech who is comfortable giving direction and taking on challenges in our exciting, fast-paced facility.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Administer medications and medical treatments as prescribed by veterinarian or veterinary protocols. Keep management updated on all animals health status and wellbeing. Monitoring 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.

Animal Intake:

Works closely with various county animal control agencies to carefully select animals for sheltering at PAWS Atlanta. Provide isolation and quarantine as needed. Keep animals on schedule for boostering, retesting and surgery


Keep excellent records and ensure that all appropriate information is charted properly and timely.  


Provide excellent customer service.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Minimum 5 years of veterinary assistant 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 and competitive within the marketplace. Comprehensive benefit package included along with paid vacation.

If interested, please complete the employee application and send to: nlongacre@pawsatlanta.org.

No phone calls please.

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