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.


Client Care Counselor

The Louisiana SPCA is currently seeking to fill the position of Client Care Counselor. The position schedule is five work days (40 hour week) and applicants must be available to work weekends. Client Care duties include stray and owner relinquishes, owner request euthanasia, lost and found, owner redemptions, court case payments, retail services, and much more. Main Duties:

  • Assisting with proper identification and the transferring of animals brought in by the public.

  • Entering animal information into our computer data base and documenting all communications regarding certain animals in our care.

  • Informing citizens, in a positive way, about the policies and procedures in place at Louisiana SPCA.

  • Counseling and assisting clients with lost pets.

  • Counseling owners that would like to relinquish their pet and ensuring that they have exhausted all other options.

  • Counseling clients about TNR services and fees.

  • Communicate with Humane Law Officers in regards to clients who have animals at our facility.

  • Assisting adoption counselors when help is needed.

  • Knowledge of all retail products, including heartworm prevention and flea control.

  • Contacting possible owners, vet clinics, and microchip companies by phone and email.

  • Basic animal handling skills, including both cats and dogs.

  • A true compassion for people, as well as animals, and a willingness to educate clients in a positive, respectful manner.

  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required. 

  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.

Compensation:  Starting wage $9 per hour and eligible for $10 per hour after 30 days probationary period.
To apply: Complete online application



The Louisiana SPCA is currently seeking a dedicated person responsible for responding to citizens’ calls for animal protection & control assistance and assigning requests to humane officers on-duty. Additionally the position requires one to educate the public to be humane pet owners, and promote and support the Louisiana SPCA’s programs and mission. Duties and Requirements include:

  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases.

  • Assists citizens with interpretation and understanding of animal ordinances , department procedure, & responsible animal ownership

  • Drive company vehicle as needed.

  • Responds to telephone calls and emails regarding animal rescue, public safety and the enforcement of animal ordinances.

  • Maintains accurate logs, reports, and statistics of daily activity which will include input and updating call information.

  • Assigns and dispatches calls to Humane Law Enforcement Officers and monitors officers' safety while in the field.

  • Monitors and assigns follow-up calls to officers.

  • Team-focused attitude.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including clear telephone speaking voice and ability to relate information to the public and officers in a concise, clear manner.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Strong computer skills including basic clerical and data entry skills as well as math skills

  • Ability to work weekends, nights, and holidays

  • During hurricanes maintain a 24 hr. on call status.

  • Mental and physical flexibility is a must.

Compensation: Starting wage $9 per hour and eligible for $10 per hour after 30 days probationary period. 
To apply: Complete online application.


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.

Compensation: Starting wage $9 per hour and eligible for $10 per hour after 30 days probationary period.

To apply: Complete online application.


Experienced Veterinary Surgical Technician (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 am and 6 pm, 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.

  • Compensation: Commensurate with skills and experience.

To apply: Complete online application.  

Wellness Veterinarian

The Louisiana SPCA is hiring a part-time Wellness Veterinarian for our Community Clinic. Veterinarians actively promote spay and neuter, educate the public on responsible pet ownership and promote and support the Louisiana SPCA’S programs and mission, as well as perform 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

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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 skills

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment

  • Ability to report to work as early as 8:00am and end as late as 6:00pm

  • Demonstrate emotional maturity along with mental and physical flexibility

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.


Volunteer Program Associate

The Louisiana SPCA is seeking a Volunteer Program Associate. The Volunteer Program Associate is responsible for scheduling and overseeing volunteers for offsite functions and day to day shelter activities.

Main Duties:

  • Contact prospective volunteers.

  • Conduct orientations and on-going training for volunteers.

  • Assist Development Team with coordination of volunteers for major events such as Dog Day, New Orleans on Tap and Howling Success.

  • Oversee volunteer area at shelter.

  • Post weekly volunteer needs via email.

  • Work with other departments to make sure their volunteer needs are met.

  • Work closely with volunteers to help meet their needs.

  • Act as a liaison and provide personal support and guidance to all areas of the shelter supported by the volunteers.

  • Handle all administrative responsibilities associated with the volunteer program; maintains databases, inventory and ordering of supplies, processing applications and applicable paperwork associated with orientations.

  • Coordinate adult group visits and manage such when necessary.

  • Create and follow annual budget.

Desired Qualifications:

  • College Preferred; High School diploma or G.E.D is required.

  • Must love to work with people and animals. Should not be allergic to any animals.

This position is expected to work extended hours as needed, including weekends, and will be considered “essential” during hurricanes and other natural disasters.The Volunteer Program Associate will remain with the shelter during an evacuation and assist with the emergency preparedness plan.

To apply: Complete online application.


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