Employment Opportunities

Safe Place for Animals is now hiring for the following positions:

• Veterinarian
• Animal Care Attendants
• Pet Groomer

VETERINARIAN
Safe Place for Animals is seeking a compassionate, experienced full-time or part-time Veterinarian to provide comprehensive medical care to our vet clinic’s established and growing client base, as well as our shelter animals. Our vet clinic specializes in small/companion animals, particularly dogs and cats.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Examine, diagnose and prescribe/treat illness, disease and injury
• Annual/routine wellness and health status exams and care
• Administer vaccinations and implant microchips
• Conduct diagnostics (blood, urine, fecal, etc.)
• Prescribe and dispense medication
• Sedation, anesthesia and perform general surgery to include: spay and neuter, dental procedures, growth removal, etc.
• Euthanasia
• Advise/consult pet owners on nutrition, preventive healthcare and general pet care
• Record actions by documenting and updating forms, reports, client/patient records
• Ensure compliance with veterinary procedures, ethics, policies and relevant statutes

Qualifications:
• DVM, licensed to practice medicine in the state of TN
• Ability to complete full medical work-ups and perform surgery independently

Compensation/Benefits:
• Competitive salary based on experience
• Paid vacation and holidays

Safe Place for Animals’ vet clinic provides high quality, affordable veterinary care to the public, and also includes an animal rescue shelter/pet adoption center and a grooming salon.

To apply, please contact our Director, Diana Townsend, directly at 615-415-8694 and send your resume to dianatownsend@bellsouth.net.

ANIMAL CARE ATTENDANTS
Now hiring full-time and part-time Animal Care Attendants at Safe Place for Animals, an animal rescue shelter/pet adoption center in Gallatin, TN.

Responsibilities: Care for and interact with the shelter dogs and cats, tend to and clean the inside dog kennels and cat rooms, pick up after the dogs outside, laundry, keep dog/cat food and water bowls cleaned and filled, leash walk dogs around the property, rotate individual dogs and dog groups for outside exercise and play time in fenced areas, introduce dogs and cats to potential adopters, as well as other responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old, dependable, hard-working, focused, be able to multi-task, work well with others (both people and animals), be able to physically work on your feet the majority of the day (both inside and outside), lift and carry heavy items, and dogs if needed, and most importantly, must love animals!

The Animal Care Attendants’ schedules are between the hours of 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, seven days a week, including weekends and holidays. Full-time and part-time opportunities available.

***PLEASE APPLY IN-PERSON***
Stop by SPA at 905 Mallard Drive in Gallatin, TN - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to fill out an application and speak to the Director, Diana Townsend. No appointment needed. If you’d like more information or have any questions, please contact Diana at 615-451-7342.

PET GROOMER
Safe Place for Animals is seeking a compassionate and experienced full-time or part-time Pet Groomer.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:
Cutting/trimming/shaving dogs’ and cats’ hair per the pet owner’s specific style requests and needs, trimming their toenails, bathing them and fluff drying and/or setting up and monitoring them while being dried. The Groomer also needs to maintain a clean and organized environment including sweeping, mopping and general cleaning and up-keep of the grooming area. This job can be physically demanding, including standing, lifting heavy pets and sometimes handling anxious pets. The Groomer needs to be dependable, hard-working, focused, detail-oriented, able to work well with others (both people and animals) and patient and caring with their pet clients.

Previous grooming experience is required. Pay is based on experience.

***PLEASE APPLY IN-PERSON***
Stop by SPA at: 905 Mallard Drive in Gallatin, TN - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday between 9:00am and 4:00pm to meet with the Director, Diana Townsend. No appointment needed. If you’d like more information or have any questions, please call Diana at 615-451-7342 or text her at 615-415-8694.