Who We Are

We are the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state providing care for more than 33,000 homeless and companion animals each year.

Employment Opportunities

The Louisiana SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and has a rich benefits program including medical benefits and 401K. To report any issues with the online application process, or for special assistance, please contact greg@la-spca.org.

 

Animal Care Attendant

The Louisiana SPCA is currently seeking to fill the position of an Animal Care Attendant. Animal Care Attendants provide for the humane care and excellent quality of life for all animals in the shelter.

  • Duties include, but are not limited to: cleaning, feeding, watering, and monitoring the animal’s health and behavior

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.

  • Must present a professional appearance, flexibility, ability to multi-task in a fast-paces environment.

  • This position is physically demanding and requires a significant amount of bending, reaching and kneeling.

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

  • Should not be allergic to animals, must work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants and have the ability to perform all physical tasks.

Compensation: Starting wage $9 per hour and eligible for $10 per hour after 30 days probationary period.

To apply: Complete online application.

 

Experienced Veterinary Surgical Technician for Community Clinic (Full and Part Time)

Looking for compassionate and experienced veterinary surgical technician. The Louisiana SPCA Community Clinic is dedicated to providing preventative health services and accessible spay/neuter surgeries in an effort to reduce pet overpopulation and increase the quality of life of animals in our community. Full and Part time positions are currently available; candidates must be available to work within the hours of 7 am and 6 pm, Monday – Friday.

  • Must be dedicated to animal welfare and committed to the Louisiana SPCA's mission to eliminate animal suffering.

  • Candidates must be reliable, work well as part of a team,  have a proactive attitude and  provide excellent customer service.

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year experience with companion animal surgery is required.

  • College preferred, High School diploma or G.E.D. is required.

  • Compensation: Commensurate with skills and experience.

To apply: Complete online application.  

Humane Law Enforcemet Officer

The Louisiana SPCA is seeking a Humane Law Enforcement Officer. The Humane Law Enforcement Officer performs investigations into complaints of neglect/cruelty to animals and enforces Orleans Parish municipal ordinances by issuing citations and giving courtroom testimony. The Humane Law Enforcement Officer humanely captures stray and sick/injured domestic animals, livestock, and wildlife; educates the public to be humane pet owners, and promotes and supports the Louisiana SPCA's programs and mission.

Duties Include:

  • Investigate complaints of cruelty and/or neglect of animals

  • Remain current on local and state laws

  • Enforce and issue citations for violation of local animal ordinances, and testify in municipal, civil, and criminal court systems

  • Work with other law enforcement agencies and government departments

  • Heavy lifting and the use of animal capture equipment

  • Prepare written inventory records on each animal entering the shelter

  • Prepare accurate and neat reports of all daily activity including, but not limited to daily route reports, field reports, animal violation reports, facility inspections and bite case reports.

  • Set and retrieve humane animal traps for situations requiring such equipment.

  • Rescue animals in distress.

  • Perform duties in all types of weather conditions and environments

  • Perform dispatch duties

Education and Experience:

  • Must possess high school diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 1 year professional animal handling experience

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening

  • Must have a clean driving record and valid driver's license

Compensation: $12 per hour. Increased to $13 after probationary period

TO APPLY: Complete online application.

 

Experienced Veterinary Surgical Technician for Shelter Clinic

Provide for the humane care and excellent quality of life for all animals in the shelter. The Veterinary Technician will assist the veterinarian(s) as needed both in surgery and with shelter medicine responsibilities, as well as ensuring that the clinic facility and equipment is clean and in good working order. Additionally, they will monitor the health of animals in the shelter, provide care and treatment to sick and injured animals, and prepare animals for veterinary care and spay/neuter surgery. Promote and support the Louisiana SPCA’s programs and mission.

  • Perform or assist in routine examinations, vaccinations, wound treatment, medication administration, x-rays, laboratory tests, and nail clipping, ear cleaning etc. spay/neuter surgery.

  • Daily, thorough cleaning of clinic including cages, floors, dishes, bedding, etc.

  • Monitor the health of the animals on an ongoing basis and rapidly identifying any health problems or conditions and immediately reporting it to the veterinarian.

  • Monitoring pre and post surgery animals for any difficulty with anesthesia.

  • Maintaining patient records by accurately recording treatments and test results on patient charts and other medical records.

  • Admitting and releasing animals in a responsive, courteous and tactful manner and to inform the volunteers, staff, and the public of any pertinent medical information about the animal's care.

  • Maintaining an inventory of medications, ordering drugs and treatment supplies.

  • Providing a healthy, safe, clean and pleasant environment and facilities for the animals and the public.

  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.

Desired Qualifications:

  • RVT not required, but MUST have at least 1 year of veterinary medical experience.

  • Must have high school diploma or GED.

Some college preferred. Compensation: Starting wage $9.00/ hour increased to $10.00 after 30 day probationary period.

To apply: Complete online application.

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Louisiana SPCA is not affiliated with the ASPCA? We are independent and rely on local donations.

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