Join Our Team

Are you passionate about helping animals? Are you dedicated, hard-working and driven? Do you thrive working in a fast-paced and challenging environment? You could be an ideal addition to our team!

Application Instructions:

Submit letter of inquiry, resume, and Animal Humane Employment Application to John Brant, Human Resources Manager at 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.  You may also fax materials to 505.265.6470 or email them to  No phone calls, please.

  1. Letter of inquiry
  2. Resume
  3. Animal Humane’s Employment Application
  4. Reference Form
  5. Release Form

Current positions available:

Adoptions Front Office Lead

Job Summary:  Provide customer service and support to the adoptions department in responding to customers.  Provide information and direction for all Adoption customers during the check in process.  Oversee operations of reception area including the training and management of volunteers.


  • Answer incoming calls and provide information as appropriate; forward messages to the appropriate department.
  • Receive and enter lost and found reports.
  • Greet incoming visitors, respond to questions, requests, complaints and/or refer to appropriate department.  Assist in filling out MYM adopter surveys and directing visitors to our kennels.
  • Retrieve and respond to all incoming call messages left at the general voice mail box daily (or next business day, if appropriate).
  • Provide and maintain printed materials and brochures for adoption programs and services.
  • Maintain updated referral listing book of resource for internal and external customers in accessing animal services and programs.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of the workings of department.
  • Maintain neat and clean lobby and work areas.
  • Manage and train adoption volunteers as needed.
  • Assist in the training new adoption advisers.
  • Order and maintain supply of engraving tags.
  • Maintain feral cat trap inventory and upkeep customer database to ensure traps are being returned in a timely manner.
  • Call on microchips of incoming strays. Make necessary contacts to possible owners.
  • Upkeep the Lost/Found on Animal Humane website. Read and approve anything that will be posted.
  • Generate and mail out any necessary letters.
  • Assist managers with setting up Medical Treatment Returns for previous adopters.
  • Distribute all incoming packages to proper person/department.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Adoptions or Adoption Managers.


  • Education

Requires high school diploma or equivalent and basic computer experience

  • Experience

One year of responsibility for multi-line system (5-10 lines), general clerical experience; some experience producing promotional type materials helpful.

  • Skills and Abilities

Proficient and demonstrated communication skills in handling a multi-line system to direct and expedite the answering and return of in-coming and out-going calls.  Bilingual skills helpful (English/Spanish).  Good English, spelling, punctuation; grammar and arithmetic skills. 

Application Instructions

Submit letter of inquiry resume, and Animal Humane Employment Application to John Brant, Human Resources Manager, at 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque NM 87108. You may also fax materials to 505.938.7920 or email them to  No phone calls, please.

Marketing Intern

Job Summary
The Marketing intern is an unpaid part-time position in the Marketing Department. This dynamic team member assists in planning of promotional and fundraising events, promotion of our organization, marketing research and production of marketing collateral.

Specific Duties

  1. Assist in planning & logistical tasks for Doggie Dash & Dawdle, our signature event and largest fundraiser
  2. Promotion of our organization via social media
  3. Production of marketing materials
  4. Update & distribute weekly e-blasts to Animal Humane Adopters
  5. Planning & execution of outreach/awareness events
  6. Continual industry research to discover new/best methods to achieve our mission
  7. Represent Animal Humane and promote our organization at outreach events
  8. Provide creative insight and suggestions to improve and progress Animal Humane’s image in the community.
  9. Maintain a high level of professionalism when representing Animal Humane to the general public.
  10. Work as a team member among all departments of Animal Humane.

Internship Requirements
Typically requires enrollment in pertaining continuing education and/or design certification or college degree. Previous non-profit experience a plus.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter, including availability to Donna M. Stumpf, Senior Director of Development & Marketing, at

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Animal Humane New Mexico: For thousands of homeless and family pets, Animal Humane is a place of hope. It’s a place where dogs and cats can find new homes, where disadvantaged families can receive high quality, affordable medical care for their pets, and where our teams of 85+ employees are always seeking solutions that will enable us to save even more lives.

Position: We are seeking Registered Veterinary Technicians & experienced Vet Assistants

At our Donor-subsidized Veterinary Clinic, our talented team works with extraordinary compassion to assist pets every day:

  • In September, we treated a litter of motherless neonatal puppies with a serum to assist in establishing the maternal antibodies they lacked
  • We performed a successful surgery on Denali, who had a large oro-nasal fistula
  • We helped Ellie, a tiny underweight and hypothermic kitten transform from a ball of fur barely able to lift her head to a ravenous, meowing calico.

Who We Are: Since our founding nearly 50 years ago, Animal Humane New Mexico has transformed into a vibrant, innovative place that saves more than 6,000 homeless pets each year. We have renovated our 4-acre campus, and are extremely proud of the ways in which we are able to more effectively care for our pets. We are the state’s leading private animal shelter, and provide services including a full spectrum of veterinary care, behavior services, community outreach and education and adoptions.

Who You Are: You're looking for an experience that is challenging, fast paced and hones your skills. You take fun seriously and enjoy working with a highly-skilled group who is passionate about making a difference every day. You are a Vet Tech who wants to help pets and advocate for them. You like being challenged and learning from your coworkers while positively influencing them in return.

Your Day: Registered Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants are responsible for assisting with the medical care, treatment, handling of all of our patients while meeting expected protocols. You will prepare patients for surgery, assist with treatments, monitor anesthesia, administer medications and participate in medical rounds. Facilitating good working relationships through teamwork and collaboration is essential for your success and the success of the team.

Our Main Campus: Animal Humane is centrally located near Wyoming and Central in Albuquerque, NM, with easy access to I-40 and I-25 freeways.

Why is Animal Humane a Great Place to Work?

  • Great environment: We are a team environment that respects one another and knows how to have fun while working hard. We offer both fulltime weekday and alternative workweeks.
  • Competitive pay and fantastic benefits: Salary is commensurate with skills and there are annual opportunities for increases. Our benefits plan includes health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; paid time off; some paid CE; retirement plan; supplied scrubs and discounted veterinary care for your pets.
  • A chance to grow your career: We believe deeply in helping our teams expand their skills. Our facility is favored by those seeking to expand technical expertise beyond what an RVT would encounter in private practice. We encounter a broad spectrum of cases through our shelter as well as our public clinic.
  • An opportunity to help homeless pets: While you'll be seeing owned animals too, our hospital provides a wide variety of medical care to our shelter animals. And, as a part of  the largest and most successful animal welfare organization in the state, your hard work will directly support programs that save the lives of homeless pets, right here in our community!

We welcome applications from people who contribute to our diversity. We look forward to hearing from you.

Application Instructions:  Submit Letter of inquiry, resume and Animal Humane Employment Application to John Brant, Human Resources Manager at 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.  You may also fax materials to 505-265-6470 or email them to  No phone calls, please.
Animal Humane New Mexico is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities in all areas of occupation without regard to age, ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, serious medical condition, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or veteran status, according to state and federal laws.