The Animal Protective Foundation is a humane society providing services to Schenectady County and the greater Capital Region. Since 1931, the APF has held true to the mission of its founders. We have an open admission policy which ensures that animals are not turned away based on their breed, age, condition, or circumstance.

We are also committed to supporting our team members by paying a living wage and pay 100% of the cost of health, dental, and vision insurance for individuals working 32 or more hours per week. We also offer generous paid vacation time, an employee assistance plan, and matching contributions to our 401(k) plan.

In a recent survey conducted by the University of North Carolina Charlotte, 100% of our team members rated the APF and their job favorably.


Licensed Veterinary Technician – PT or FT

The Animal Protective Foundation (APF) is looking for a part-time or full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) to join our team, working in a fast-paced and fun environment. Enjoy a flexible schedule with no weekends or nights at a collaborative, team-oriented animal welfare organization. The LVT is responsible for daily care of all surgical patients at the spay and neuter clinic, assisting doctors and veterinary assistants with pre-, peri- and post-operative care of patients, general cleaning and training others to utilize our patient care protocols.

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Licensed Veterinary Technician – PT or FT

Licensed Veterinarian

The Animal Protective Foundation (APF) is looking for a Licensed Veterinarian to join our team, working in a fast-paced and fun work environment. Enjoy a flexible schedule with no weekends or nights at a collaborative, team-oriented animal welfare organization.

In addition to being one of the largest low-cost spay and neuter clinics in the Capital Region, APF provides veterinary care for hundreds of shelter animals each year.

General Responsibilities:

·        Perform quality sterilization surgery for both shelter and community animals at high volume standards.

·        Provide quality medical care to shelter animals and pets in foster care.

·        Perform procedures and treatments based on ability including dentistry, soft tissue, ophthalmic, etc.

We offer flexible scheduling and encourage strong life balance that doesn’t require working late nights, after hours, or weekends! We are open to both full- and part-time candidates.

Several years of surgical experience are preferred, however recent graduates with a career interest in shelter veterinary medicine are encouraged to apply.

APF provides a 401(k) with match as well as paid vacation and sick time. APF will also pay for License and/or DEA fees while employed. APF provides health, dental, and vision insurance for individuals working 32 or more hours per week at no cost. Schedule is flexible. Pay is $55 – $60 per hour.

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Licensed Veterinarian

Animal & Client Care Specialist

The APF is seeking a compassionate and energetic individual for our part-time Animal and Client Care Specialist (ACCS) position! The ACCS provides care, attention and positive living environments for the dogs, cats and small animals residing in our shelter and assist in vital operations such as client communications, completing intakes and adoptions and other client services. The successful candidate will be ready to jump in to help with morning animal care, dog walking, socialization and enrichment of pets, greeting and counseling clients among other duties! Individuals must be able to work well as part of a team and have the ability to take initiative to complete tasks independently. The APF is very proud of the standards of care and excellent customer service upheld by the Animal Welfare Team – this position will be vital in continuing this great work! The animals need care each day of the week, so weekend and holiday hours are required. We hope to hear from you soon!

High School diploma and animal handling experience required. Customer service experience preferred. Weekend and holiday hours required. This position is part time (approximately 32-hours a week), with the possibility of full-time in the future.

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Animal & Client Care Specialist

TO APPLY

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and telephone or email contact information for three professional references to lamagna@animalprotective.org, or mail them to:

Animal Protective Foundation

Attn: Gina Lamagna

53 Maple Avenue

Glenville, NY 12302

Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and hiring will take place as soon as great candidates have been identified.

The Animal Protective Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, familial status, genetic information, citizenship, domestic violence victim status, prior arrest record, or prior criminal conviction.