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.

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 a.m. and 6 p.m., 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.

To apply: Complete online application.  

Humane Law Enforcement 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

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.

To apply: Complete online application.


Community Clinic Administrative Assistant

The Louisiana SPCA is hiring a Part Time Administrative Assistant for the Community Clinic. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for managing the daily check in, release and invoicing for the Community Clinic programs.

  • Greet all clients and visitors upon arrival

  • Explain and offer veterinary retail products to clients, check out wellness clients

  • Create and submit daily deposits for all revenue

  • Document discounts and special grant expenditures

  • Generate daily financial reconciliation reports

  • Other duties as required.

High school diploma or GED required. 1-2 years experience in a veterinary clinic, shelter or comparable setting highly preferred.

To apply: Complete online application.



The Louisiana SPCA is hiring Veterinarians. Duties include actively promoting spay and neuter, educating the public on responsible pet ownership and promoting and supporting the Louisiana SPCA’S programs and mission, as well as performing the following duties:

  • Responsible for hands-on client examinations, vaccinations, treatments, and in-house SNAP testing

  • Provide client education, consultations and recommendations for follow up care as needed.

  • Directly supervise, provide training, feedback and guidance to Veterinary Technicians

  • Follow medical and cleaning protocols for the prevention of infectious/zoonotic disease

  • Maintains records for DEA regulated substances and oversee the handling of controlled substances by trained veterinary technicians

  • Participate in meetings with Community Clinic team and actively support associate staff.

  • Maintain professional license to practice veterinary medicine and DEA license

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

  • Perform euthanasia as required

  • Experience in shelter environment helpful but not necessary

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

  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, and computer

Qualified individuals must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Louisiana.

To apply: Complete online application.


Adoption Counselor

Adoption Counselor The Adoption Counselor assists clients regarding adoption. Ensures positive experiences and adoption matches are taking place. Educates clients regarding spay/neuter and general animal maintenance. Supports teamwork and possesses an optimistic attitude by being cooperative, flexible, and helpful with all departments.

  • Match each adoptable animal to a suitable home.

  • Ability to stay mobile and hold constructive but sometimes lengthy discussions with clients regarding adoptable animals.

  • Counsel a possible adopter on choosing the appropriate animal for their household.

  • Handle adoption animals for potential adopters both indoors and outdoors.

  • Complete specific daily duties stated on the adoption task checklist.

  • Knowledgeable about additional programs pertaining to adoptions such as second chance and breed request programs.

  • Familiar and comfortable with discussing certain medical conditions such as heartworms and dental disease.

  • Input completed adoption questionnaires and all important information into Pet Point.

  • Balance funds related to adoptions and donations at the end of each work day and ensure that all deposits are placed in the appropriate area.

  • Remain aware of any alarming behavior from adoptable animals for the safety of other staff members and clients.

  • Work closely and respectfully with volunteer base.

High school diploma or G.E.D. required, bachelor’s degree or some college preferred.

To apply: Complete online application.

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