Employment Opportunities

Our current open positions are:

Client Care Specialist (St. Pete Location)

Certified Veterinary Technician (St. Pete Location)

Medical Assistant (St. Pete Location)

Animal Welfare Associate

Intake Counselor

Full job descriptions and instructions to apply are listed below. All positions are for our Largo location unless otherwise noted.

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Client Care Specialist

*St. Petersburg Veterinary Center Location

Full-Time Position

Job Purpose:
Provide friendly and responsive customer services for check-in and check-out, as well as schedule appointments for our customers.  Be knowledgeable about services, practices and the appropriate level of communication with clients.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide friendly, responsive and personalized customer service in a busy environment.
  • Handle telephone and email traffic to coordinate appointments, and client communications to other staff members.
  • Check-in and check-out customers using clinic software.
  • Use POS system for sales.
  • Rotate through the Largo Wellness Clinic as required, to provide CCS duties.
  • Keep accurate and updated records and enter data as required into practice management software.
  • Assist other medical team employees as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Participate in required meetings and trainings.
  • Professionally represent SPCA Tampa Bay at all times.

Nonessential Functions:

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education: 

  • High school diplomas or equivalent

Licensure or Certification:

  • Valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

Experience:

  • Volunteer experience in a shelter or other similar animal care facility.
  • One to two years veterinary work experience.

 

Please submit your resume to LSimpson@SPCATampaBay.org

 

Certified Veterinary Technician

*St. Petersburg Veterinary Center Location

Full-Time Position

Job Purpose:
Provide medical care to client pets under the direction of the St Pete Veterinary Center Veterinarians’ instructions and standard business and medical operating procedures.  Serve in one or more assigned nurse roles on designated shift as personal certifications allow.

Essential Functions:
Treatment Nurse

  • Assist Veterinarians with treatment procedures and exams.
  • Complete initial exam work-up, and start the exam process for the veterinarian, including the gathering of pertinent medical and environmental information, based on Veterinary SOP.
  • Perform routine procedures including, micro chipping, vaccinations, wound cleaning, injections and blood sampling.
  • Perform and interpret routine laboratory procedures including skin scrapes, DTMs, ear cytology and microfilaria exams.
  • Complete daily, or as otherwise scheduled:
    1. Perform treatments of hospitalized patients, including post-operative medications, and other necessary medical tasks.
  • CVT Treatment Nurses Only – Under direct supervision and with approval of supervising veterinarian
    1. Induce anesthesia and intubate pets.
    2. Perform cystocentesis.
    3. Perform simple extractions.

Surgery Nurse

  • Coordinate daily surgical cases.
  • Perform routine dental cleanings.
  • Administer sedation and anesthesia medications.
  • Intubate and maintain pets on oxygen and/or gas anesthesia.
  • Monitor pets under anesthesia and adjust levels based on evaluation of pet.
  • Log Controlled Drugs per DEA guidelines.
  • Monitor recovery of anesthetized pets.
  • Place animals in the appropriate recovery areas after surgery is completed.
  • Ensure records are updated thoroughly and accurately, with surgery notes, treatments, and data prior to moving to next stage.

All Nurses

  • Provide friendly, responsive and personalized customer service.
  • Keep accurate and updated records and enter data as required into AVIMark software.
  • Assist other medical team employees as needed.
  • Be able to interact with the public and discuss medical issues with clients.
  • Understand and communicate effectively Clinic policy and practice on service provision, medical standards and routine care.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Participate in required meetings and trainings.
  • Ensure DEA compliance with Controlled Substances (i.e. buprenorphine)
  • Professionally represent SPCA Tampa Bay and the St Pete Veterinary Center at all times.

Nonessential Functions:

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education: 

  • CVT Level:  Associate’s degree

Licensure or Certification:

  • Valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record

Experience:

  • Volunteer experience in a shelter, veterinary clinic, or other similar animal care facility
  • One or two years veterinary work experience

Please Submit Your Resume to LSimpson@SPCATampaBay.org

 

Medical Assistant

*St. Petersburg Veterinary Center Location

Full-Time Position

Job Description:
Assist St. Petersburg Veterinary Center team.

Essential Functions:

  • Clean and disinfect medical facilitites.
  • Complete routine tasks such as weighing, taking temperatures and giving prescribed medications.
  • Perform medicated baths.
  • Complete daily treatment feeds and monitor diets.
  • Restrain animals during exams and diagnostics.
  • Make surgical packs and run autoclave cycles.
  • Monitor animals during surgery.
  • Monitor animals post-operative recovery.
  • Assist spay/neuter surgery team.
  • Provide friendly, responsive and personalized customer service.
  • Keep accurate and updated records and enter data as required into appropriate software.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Participate in required meetings and trainings.
  • Professionally represent SPCA Tampa Bay at all times.

Nonessential Functions:

  • Assist other SPVC team employees as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Licensure or Certification:

  • Valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

Experience:

  • One to two years of part-time or full-time general veterinary work experience preferred.
  • Volunteer service in a shelter or similar facility preferred.

Please Submit Your Resume to  LSimpson@SPCATampaBay.org

Animal Welfare Associate

Single Full-Time Position

Job Description:

Provide care for animals, maintain cleanliness of kennels and support the adoption process.

Essential Functions:

  • Guide adopters through the adoption process onsite and offsite
  • Advise as to types of animals available.
  • Meet and greet between animal and customer.
  • Dog to dog introductions.
  • Preparation and review of adoption contract.
  • Review Medical records and general animal husbandry.
  • Respond to adoptions line, voice mail and email inquiries.
  • Assist with Homeward Bound Gift Shop cleaning, restocking, pricing, and customer service.

Demonstrated Competencies:

  • Ability to successfully handle both routine and difficult public contacts, with strong conflict resolution skills in a high stress environment. 
  • Ability to operate computer, printer, copier, telephone, fax machine and smartphone. 
  • Ability to show compassion for animals and their owners. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff. 

Please Submit Your Resume To ADurden@SPCATampaBay.org

Intake Counselor

Single Full-Time Position

Job Description:
Facilitate the transport and intake processes for strays, owner surrenders, transfers and owner requested euthanasia; coordinate lost and found processes.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate the Intake process for all Strays, Owner Surrenders, Transfers and Owner Requested Euthanasia intakes.
  • Drive company vehicle to retrieve sick or injured animals.
  • Assist customers with lost and found reports, offering advice on finding a lost animal, referring as needed to county resources.
  • Complete Return to Owner (RTO) paperwork when an injured stray has been brought to the shelter, per the SOP.
  • Educate and assist the public in regards to the importance of proper pet identification.
  • Assist in the transport of animals from approved Placement Partners.
  • Maintain vehicle and equipment in good mechanical, sanitary and safe conditions.
  • Collect detailed behavioral and background information from customers relinquishing animals, in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures and laws.
  • Prepare reports and receipts per Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Work hand in hand with Medical and Behavior to determine appropriate outcomes for animals being brought into the shelter.
  • Offer advice and counseling to pet owners who are considering animal relinquishment, and offer alternatives where appropriate.
  • Dispatch humane investigations calls in accordance with established protocols.
  • Answer phone calls promptly and courteously, following established customer service scripts.
  • Provide friendly, responsive and personalized customer service.
  • Keep accurate and updated records and enter data as required into appropriate shelter software.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Participate in required meetings and trainings.
  • Professionally represent SPCA Tampa Bay at all times.

Education

  • High school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Proficient in spelling, arithmetic.

Experience:

  • One to two years of part-time or full-time general work experience preferred.
  • Work experience in a shelter or similar facility preferred.
  • Six months animal handling experience preferred.

Licensure or Certification:

  • Valid Florida driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

To Apply Email Your Resume To SRiley@SPCATampaBay.org

Largo Shelter.

9099 130th Avenue North
Largo, Florida 33773

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Shelter Hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

vet center.

3250 5th Avenue North
St. Pete, Florida 33713

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Veterinary Center Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

get in touch.

Main Phone:

727-586-3591

Main Fax:

727-499-0368

Cruelty Investigation Hotline:

727-586-3592

Animal Transport:

727-586-3592

Pet Behavior Tipline:

727-586-3593

Donations:

727-388-0450

Pet & Estate Planning Tools:

727-581-3249

Veterinary Center:

727-220-1770

stay in touch.