Arizona Humane Society
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

Every pet deserves a good life. We save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Our mission is made possible with the hard work of our valued employees. Named "Best Nonprofit" and "Best Place to Volunteer" by our community, we offer a friendly, professional work environment with a culture that promotes innovation, compassion and excellence. (Video)

South Mountain Shelter Medical Coordinator

Position Overview

Responsible for the medical care and monitoring of the health and welfare of animals under the direction of staff veterinarians in a shelter environment. Assists the veterinarians in all aspects of the South Mountain Shelter Medical Team including surgery, radiology, dentistry, laboratory diagnostics, client education, clinic asepsis, fluid therapy and the administration of prescribed medications. As a coordinator, you will be responsible for the flow and technicians within the South Mountain Shelter team.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Day-to-day support of tech staff and operations.
  • Train and assist in supervising staff, externs, and volunteers.
  • Assist the Veterinary Technicians/Assistants/etc., in their performance of a variety of technical duties.
  • Assist in overseeing control drug logs and verifying all logs are filled out accurately.
  • Help maintain the staff schedule as needed.
  • Assist in ensuring technicians are meeting goals.
  • Ensure pets are moving through the shelter in a timely fashion.
  • Assist staff veterinarians with exams, procedures, surgeries, and other duties assigned.
  • Perform emergency procedures as instructed by staff veterinarians.
  • Collect samples and perform lab tests, implant microchips and administer any necessary vaccines.
  • Help verify the medical adaptability and determine the best disposition for the animals.
  • Assist in training staff members in medical procedures.
  • Perform x-rays and demonstrate an understanding of radiation safety procedures.
  • Assist in all areas of surgery.
  • Complete and maintain all records in our database.
  • Clean and prepare all instruments for packing and autoclaving.
  • Assist in routine cleaning of the hospital, including cleaning and disinfecting kennels after animals are released.
  • Fill veterinarian prescriptions and provide instructions for administration.
  • Perform and assist in euthanasia following departmental procedures.
  • Possibly testify in court regarding field investigations.
  • Demonstrate a professional and positive demeanor at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Education / Certifications / Licenses:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Completion of a veterinary technician program preferred


  • At least 2 years of experience in a veterinary hospital or shelter medicine.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in phlebotomy, immunology, parasitology, endocrinology, pharmacology and perform safe and humane animal handling.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in anesthesiology

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Language - Excellent oral and written communication skills. Bilingual skills helpful.

Mathematical - Basic mathematical skills.

Technical - Computer proficiency required.


Regular attendance, punctuality and access to reliable transportation required.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. There may be occasional wet floors, animal noises, odors, and dander. Most time will be spent in a typical air conditioned and heated office environment.

Additional Information

The Arizona Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the E-Verify program. Pre-employment background check required.

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