There are many ASPCA jobs available, with positions ranging from administrative assistants to veterinarians. If you love animals and want to work at a great non profit organization, a job with this important nonprofit organization may be right for you.
About the ASPCA
Before applying for ASPCA jobs, it's important to know what the organization does. Back in 1866, Henry Bergh, a prominent New York City man, fought for what he called the "mute servants of mankind" and against the terrible conditions animals faced. He campaigned for and won the fight to have laws enacted against animal cruelty. Today, the ASPCA serves animals in three ways: caring for pets, helping at-risk animals find homes, and treating the victims of animal cruelty.
ASPCA Jobs Available
To find out which ASPCA jobs are currently available, visit the jobs page on the ASPCA website. There you'll find all of the currently available positions nationwide. The ASPCA has the most jobs available in New York City and Urbana, Illinois. You don't need to be a veterinarian or veterinary training to apply for ASPCA jobs. Many administrative, accounting and other jobs are available too.
Like all organizations, the ASPCA relies upon a diverse staff to operate its facilities. Typical ASPCA jobs include:
- Accounting: Accounting and payroll associates pay the bills and make sure the payroll checks are issued. They keep track of the organization's finances, donations, expenditures and credit lines. They also prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports detailing the organization's financial health.
- Client Services: Client services associates work schedule pet appointments and deal with the general public at the ASPCA's animal hospitals. Client Services managers hire the associates as well as deal directly with pet owners on billing, scheduling, and other matters.
- Animal Care Technicians: Animal care technicians care for animals kept at the ASPCA's veterinary hospital. They may be required to feed the animals, prepare special diets, clean cages and facilities, and assist the veterinarians and veterinary technicians during exams, surgery or follow up care. A high school diploma is required and the ASPCA recommends that applicants have a special animal care technician certificate from a reputable institution, as well as some experience at a veterinary hospital.
- Veterinary Technicians: A veterinary technician differs from an animal care technician. Veterinary technicians hold a high school diploma and receive advanced veterinary training in veterinary medicine at a 2 to 4 year college. You must have a New York State Veterinary Technician License to work as a veterinary technician at the ASPCA.
There are many other ASPCA jobs available at various locations, particularly the New York City location. These include marketing positions to help the ASPCA raise awareness, communicate issues to the general public, and promote their services. Information technology specialists work on the computer networks and other technology systems that maintain information, websites and more for the ASPCA. Even if you don't have a veterinary certificate or license, you may still be able to apply for ASPCA jobs.
The ASPCA is a leading non profit organization and offers a comprehensive benefits package to full time employees. Benefits of working for the ASPA include medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability insurance, 401 K programs, vacation and sick time, and tuition assistance. Salaries are competitive with similar organizations in the Illinois and New York City areas.
For over 140 years, the ASPCA has fought to protect animals from cruelty. Today's cruelty might look different from yesterday's cruelty; horses are no longer beaten on the streets, but dogs are often left without food, water and shelter. ASPCA jobs offer animals lover the chance to use their skills to better the condition of animals. Working at the ASPCA is like working at any major nonprofit and comes complete with excellent benefits and competitive salaries.