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Do you love animals? Do you love working with good people who love animals? So do we! Every day, AWS staff have fun and make a difference in the lives of countless animals and community pet lovers. Start your career today!

Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible to apply for employment at AWS.

Enhance your career at AWS, a growing mission-based practice, as a licensed veterinary technician. With a variety of opportunities, including general practice, shelter medicine and high-volume spay/neuter, every day Clinic is unique and rewarding. LVTs  utilize and gain skills in radiology, sonography, dentistry, anesthesia, surgery, laboratory testing, patient nursing care and client education. Our mission, Our team, our benefits and our location make working at AWS special. Our clinic is a place to save lives, grow as a professional, collaborate with peers in a warm and encouraging setting. AWS offers a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health insurance and ample PTO. Because AWS is a non-profit organization, licensed veterinary technicians may qualify for the public service student loan forgiveness program.

Join the AWS Community Veterinary Clinic team! With a variety of opportunities, including general practice, shelter medicine and high-volume spay/neuter, every day as a veterinarian at the AWS Community Veterinary Clinic is unique and rewarding. What makes the AWS Clinic so special? As a non-profit organization, AWS is mission-driven, caring for lost and homeless pets and providing our communityโ€™s pet owners access to affordable services and resources so pets and their families stay together and thrive. Financial pressure and stress is limited, so the focus is simply on providing care. AWS offers a complete benefits package including health insurance, staff discounts, 401k with match, and ample PTO; $1,000 CE allowance, paid annual state and DEA license fees, and two paid professional memberships. Because AWS is a non-profit organization, you may qualify for the public service student loan forgiveness program.

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    Come spend the summer with kids and animals! We are looking for an energetic, outgoing helper starting June 24th to assist with 7 weeks of camp ending August 16th (July 1-5 off). Hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pm. Apply now!

    We are looking for people with excellent people skills, experience in animal handling and a positive attitude to join our team. Adoption Center staff help take care of animals, facilitate adoptions, admit animals into care and provide exceptional customer service for community members and coworkers. Full and part time positions available. If you love animals and enjoy people, please apply!ย 

    Apply for an Internship

    AWS offers unpaid internships that are customized to your school or work schedule and your academic requirements. Opportunities exist in all AWS departments including Adoption Center, Canine Training, Veterinary Clinic, Marketing and Administration.

    If you’re interested in discussing a possible internship at AWS, please get started by filling out this application.

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    Animal Welfare Society exists to serve as the safety net for lost and homeless pets and to provide access to affordable services and resources necessary for long term well-being, so pets and their families stay together and thrive.

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Remember, itโ€™s never a good idea to leave your pets alone in a locked car, even for only a short time. The guide below shows just how quickly the inside of a car can get dangerously hot, even in mild temperatures like today. That means that even โ€œjust for a minuteโ€ can be long enough to have devastating effects for your pet. In most cases, itโ€™s best to just leave Fido at home rather than risk their health and safety. Letโ€™s keep summertime safe and fun for all!
    We have a Happy Homes story about a lovely little cat named Flora who reminds us that even the shy, scared, or timid pets deserve a chance at a loving home. More often than not, once an animal gets adopted, they blossom into a truly outgoing and friendly companion who just needed a home environment to shine! Here's what Flora's parents have to say about her! 

"Flora joined our family about two years ago, and has brought immense joy, comfort, and affection to us since then. The day that I came into to AWS, the member I met with mentioned that this blue-eyed beauty was very, very shy. Nobody other than those caring for her had any luck getting her to trust. With another shy kitty at home, I knew to enter the room cautiously. I remember that Flora was curled up in a corner under a cat tree. I quietly sat on the floor just to get a good look at her. She perked her head up, crawled over, and promptly laid down in my lap. If I hadnโ€™t already had my heart set on her, that wouldโ€™ve sealed the deal right then and there!
Now, this kitty is THE definition of a cuddle bug. She sleeps in her humans bed each night, purrs louder than any kitty Iโ€™ve ever known, and demands attention vocally if it isnโ€™t given in a time deemed appropriate to her. She has two other kitty friends, along with her sister that she loves to play with, and she spends her days either lounging in the sun, or curled up right next to her people. Thank you AWS, for everything you do!"