The Role

As a Veterinary Assistant on our Shelter Team, the core of your responsibilities revolves around keeping both the animals at our shelter animals happy and healthy. You’ll be assisting in handling, providing care, treatment, medicating, record keeping and data entry of our shelter animals. General duties include:

  • Entering and maintaining animal information in our PetPoint software
  • Work with all departments regarding animal information
  • Provide for the husbandry needs of the animals in the treatment room
  • Assist the Shelter Medical Team in evaluating and treating animals. This includes performing physical exams, vaccinating, parasite checks, performing diagnostic tests, and medicating animals while under the supervision of the Shelter Veterinarian
  • Prepare paperwork and medications on shelter animals needing treatment


Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
401(k) with Match
Company covered Short Term Disability & Life Insurance
Medical & Dependent Care FSA
Employee Assistance Program including Free Mental Healthcare, Legal & Financial Help
Professional Development Assistance
Student Loan Assistance (PSLF)
Paid Holiday & Birthday PTO
Paid Parental Leave
Paid Bereavement Leave
Paid Pet Bereavement Leave
Pet Discounts Including:

Medical/Wellness Care including Flea/Tick & Heartworm Preventative
Dog Training
Pet Adoption
Pet Insurance with MetLife
Pet Food through Hill’s VIP & Royan Canin

About HSC

HSC has been a non-profit organization for over 45 years, then in 1982 we became the first low cost spay/neuter clinic to open in the southeast US. In 2022, HSC moved into our brand-new Animal Resource Center, and we are thrilled to have a new, state-of-the-art facility which allows us to be able to offer more comprehensive services to our community. As a result, in 2023 we were able to help over 3600 companion animals find new homes in the community and offer support to many others in our community.

Join Us!

Come join our team of amazing professionals that are truly proud to be making a difference in the lives of animals and families in our community. Visit our website, www.humanecharlotte.org/careers, for a detailed job description as well as additional information on our organization and culture. We look forward to hearing from you!

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Preferred: six months to one-year veterinary related experience and/or training
Enthusiasm for the mission of the Humane Society of Charlotte and helping animals in our community
Must be willing to work flexible hours
Must have reliable transportation

Required Education Level : None