Foster Parent (Former Employee) – Pikeville, KY – June 29, 2018
My favorite part was just being around all types of dogs and cats. Loved having to care for them and help them get back on their paws before being adopted to a new loving home. Such a happy ending, most of the time.
Cat and Dog Socializer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 25, 2018
Walked dogs, provided an extra hand when needed to socialize with dogs and cats. Always punctual. As well as responsible aided me to move up to a higher level. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions allowed me to needle feed kittens in the clinic.
Animal Technician (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 18, 2018
Working with detail is my forte. Animals come naturally to me, so it was a win win. I would bathe, feed nature them animals. I would love coming to work and the hardest part was leaving. Theres no I in team. A great team is everything in accomplishing big tasks. My passion is photography. On the side i would photograph the animals which taught me patience.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Elizabeth City, NC – March 8, 2018
I would come in and walk dogs, help feed them and care for them. I learned that they really cared about the animals and took very good care of them.Management was nice and made it a comfortable working space.The hardest part of the job is seeing the new animals come in uncared for, but the most enjoyable part was watching them grow and become much more happy and comfortable with the workers.
The hard work working with animals is compensated with good salaries and benefits. I work as kennel attendant, some day are extenuant but also some days are easy. There is a culture of collaboration and organization between the employees. The hardest part is related with moving heavy animals and sometimes getting dirty with the animals bio-wastes. The most enjoyable is the feeling of giving the animals the help they need.
Good benefits and good administrative organization.
Animal Care Technician (Adoptions- 92nd street) (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 27, 2017
very fast paced environment. I learned a lot of different diseases an animal can have how they get and what are the symptoms. Also how to care for a feral cat, special needs and a new born kitten and pup. the most enjoyable part of the day is when all the work is done and you are able to spend some one on one time with the animals. management basically trusts their workers to get the job done but if they notice things they will be on top of you and your work. very understanding about person situations and great at giving you professional advice. most stressful part of the day when people call out; more work to do before opening time or clocking out time
Community Engagement (Current Employee) – NYC, NY – November 21, 2017
Great organization to work for with extremely smart and talented individuals. I would most definitely recommend this organization to anyone devoted to the welfare of animals.My day to day activity can change at a moments notice, keeping the job very fresh and engaging. Whether its a community outreach event providing services or door to door service helping animals in need the ASPCA provides it all.
Great mission and great work
Non profit work is always challenging when it comes to compensation
Licensed Veterinary Technician (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 2, 2017
The ASPCA is mission driven organization. You feel part of a much larger pool than just yourself, which is the most satisfying part of the job. I learned to work with many different departments as team work is a huge factor in working for the "A". Change is an on going part of the atmosphere which isn't always explained thoroughly and leads to a feeling of job insecurity.
Being part of the mission, benefits, competitive salary
Veterinarian Assistant (Former Employee) – Lithonia, GA – October 30, 2017
a typical day at this job would be cleaning up the kennels feeding the animals walking the animals playing with the animals if any customers where interested in coming inside this facility to take a tour of it all where welcome i learned one on one skills with the vet doctor management was run very well an respectfully easy going workplace culture was openther was no discrimation against anyone
being able to take any animal home with you to be a caretaker
Volunteer (Former Employee) – North Miami, FL – October 27, 2017
It was a great experience being a volunteer at the shelter. Everyone was friendly and helpful. It felt wonderful interacting with animals and being able to give them some love and affection even if it was for a short time.
Volunteer Caretaker (Former Employee) – Ithaca, NY – October 25, 2017
Oh, I loved that job, man. I'm working to get into animal care and rehab, and the experiences I got here were invaluable as a starter job. Really great people and really great animals, too. You just have to figure out how to say no to a stranger's 8 year old without looking like the bad guy
regular animal handling and a really calm work environment
you kinda always smell like cleaning supplies and fur