At Willamette Humane Society, our work is dedicated to providing compassionate services for pets and people.  Join our staff of animal welfare professionals.

Career Opportunity – Veterinary Assistant

Department: Medical Reports to: Medical Team Supervisor Status: Non-exempt Revision date: August 2020 PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:   The Veterinary Assistant (VA) is responsible for the daily care of all surgical patients, assisting the veterinarian and technician with surgical and anesthetic procedures as well as general … Continue reading

A complete application package will include:

  1. A completed WHS job application form, available in electronic form online.
  2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the relevant position.
  3. A résumé of your educational background and professional experience.


You must submit a new application package each time a position is advertised, even if you applied to a similar advertisement in the past. In addition, job applications are not accepted unless a position is open. Unsolicited application packages will be discarded.

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Contact Us About Employment

Willamette Humane Society wants to be the best place possible for the people (and pets) that work at the shelter. We are pleased to offer a comprehensive benefit package to our employees.

All staff members are eligible for:

  • Programs that support you as a person and employee—Comprehensive paid time off program, including personal and sick time, access to our Employee Assistance Program, monthly staff lunches, employee appreciation awards, and professional development opportunities.
  • Discounts on the things you need as a person and passionate pet lover—Shopping at our pet store and thrift store, adoptions, pet medical care and supplies, training classes, youth programs, and more.
  • Discounts from our community partners and other retailers, including vet services through VCA Animal Hospital and cell phone plans through Verizon.
  • Support for your own four-legged family members—Discounted pet insurance, access to spay and neuter services, free end-of-life services, self-service dog wash station, and access to the WHS Guardian Angels program with no donation requirement.

Employees meeting eligibility requirements may participate in:

  • Employer-paid health, dental, vision, life, and accidental death insurance for employees.
  • 401(k) Retirement Program with generous employer match.
  • Affordable accident, disability and critical illness insurance policies, plus the option to purchase additional voluntary life and accidental death coverage through payroll deduction.
  • A pet-friendly work environment where every day is “Bring you pet to work day.”
  • Paid holidays.