Employment

Does your job reward you with the unconditional love of animals? What about the joy of helping provide food, shelter, care and comfort to hundreds of pets waiting to find their second chance at life? 

“I get to interact with animals every day. And, I make sure to let them know that someone cares about them. ”
Patti Powell,
Kennel Technician

If you have a great love of animals and a concern for their well being, you’ll find yourself right at home at the Hinsdale Humane Society.  At HHS, we are united in our mission, cause, and passion for animals.  And, we welcome you to join us!

At Hinsdale Humane Society we offer a friendly, professional environment, medical benefits, holiday pay, paid time off and 401K plans to full time employees. HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Pre-employment background and drug screening are required.

Internships

HHS Internship for College Undergraduates

The Jordan Crist Memorial Externship for Veterinary Students

Open Positions

To apply, please email your resume to the email address listed in the open job description below AND complete our survey.

Animal Care / Adoption Counselor

*Full-time position*

Hinsdale Humane Society is looking for caring, compassionate individuals with excellent communication and customer service skills to assist in the daily care/cleaning of animals and interviewing of potential adopters in finding the right match for each family and pet.

Hard-working, dedicated individuals must be able to empathize with a wide variety of family situations, advocate for our adoptable pets, and educate clients about appropriate animal care.

Cleaning cages and a very flexible schedule are requirements of this position. Weekends and some holidays are required.

Experience working with animals is beneficial but not required.

Candidates must be 18 years or older and comfortable working in a hands-on environment with cats and dogs of all sizes and breeds.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $12.00 per hour
Send resume to: Todd Howard, Director of Operations (todd.howard@hinsdalehumanesociety.org)

Part-Time Veterinarian

The Hinsdale Humane Society is seeking a part-time veterinarian to join our growing medical team. HHS is a progressive, community-conscious animal shelter focused on improving animal welfare for pets in shelters as well as keeping animals healthy and happy in homes with their owners. 

The veterinarian will be responsible for providing wellness and routine veterinary care for clients of our Irving and Phyllis Millstein Foundation Clinic. Additional duties may also include providing high volume spay and neuter surgery for our shelter and rescue group partners. 

This position is ideal for someone looking for a part-time opportunity to practice veterinary medicine or a veterinarian looking to supplement their current work with a low-stress, high-reward opportunity to provide general wellness care for a large number of pets and their owners. 

The applicant must hold a doctorate of veterinary medicine from an accredited school of veterinary medicine and must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Illinois. A commitment to the mission of population management, spay/neuter, and understanding of the importance of affordable, basic veterinary care is a must. Weekend and evening hours will be required of this position. 

Come visit our facility and meet our team!

Resumes, cover letters, and any questions can be directed to Dr. Kristin Tvrdik, DVM, Medical Director at kristin.tvrdik@hinsdalehumanesociety.org.

Veterinary Assistant

Hinsdale Humane Society is seeking a part time Veterinary Assistant to join our veterinary team in our on-site clinic.

The candidate should be a highly-motivated, enthusiastic, self-starter with a professional attitude. The candidate would be responsible for assisting our veterinarian with patient and client care during our wellness and vaccination clinics as part of our Irving and Phyllis Millstein Clinic program.

Required Skills:

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds consistently
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have effective communication skills
  • Must be able to sit or stand for eight or more hours a day
  • Must know veterinary medical concepts including but not limited to vaccine protocols, surgical prep and anesthetic monitoring
  • Must have confidence and skill to safely handle dogs and cats with a variety of temperaments and sizes
  • Weekend or evening work required

This position reports to the Medical Director. This part time position is 20 hours per week with a starting pay rate that will match experience level.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Dr. Kristin Tvrdik at the email provided by indeed.com or by mail to 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL 60521.

Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $12.00 - $15.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations

We are operating with curbside protocols to keep our staff and clients safe during the fight against COVID-19.

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Hinsdale Humane Society

Attn: Human Resources
21 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL. 60521

Phone: 630-323-5630
Email: Operations@hinsdalehumanesociety.org