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Our People Make a Difference

If you’re interested in working here, we totally get it. We love this place ourselves. Please take a look at our open positions and let us know how you might be able to add to our team. We are currently providing sign-on and retention bonuses for all positions.

Bilingual skills are a plus and bilingual-Spanish preferred. Adoption or intake counselor team members are eligible for a hourly bilingual-Spanish premium.

Behavior and Enrichment Coordinator: APA Brentwood

June 17, 2024

The Behavior and Enrichment Coordinator at APA Brentwood promotes an enriching environment to provide outlets for natural behavior and reduce stress. This position helps with evaluations, pathway planning, meet and greets, and provides fear free care and handling. This position also creates and conducts playgroup enrichment for dogs. At least 2 years’ experience in animal handling and training/behavior.

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Animal Caregiver

April 4, 2024

Join our team and help bring people and pets together! This position performs high quality animal care, daily cleaning, feeding, walking, assisting with medical care, and other related shelter duties. Previous animal handling experience preferred. This position includes weekend hours and starts at $17/hour. The APA also offers a comprehensive benefits package for full time employees to support the health and wellbeing of our team and their families. 

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Relief Vet

February 13, 2024

We are seeking relief veterinarians for our Brentwood and Olivette locations. The scheduled relief veterinarian would pick up shifts to cover planned staff absences such as vacations. Shifts could include coverage in our wellness clinic, shelter spay/neuter surgeries, or vaccination clinics.

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Benefits Overview

Benefits are an important part of your overall compensation. The APA offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package to support the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families.

Here are some of the core benefits offered to APA employees:

  • Sign-on and retention bonuses
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Plan
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Discounted Veterinary Care
  • Discounted Adoption Fees
  • Paid Time Off (vacation, personal, and holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Wellness Stipend
  • Retirement Plan
  • Sabbatical Program
  • Flexible and Accommodating Schedules
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Pet Bereavement Time Off

Our Organizational Culture

The APA is dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all people feel valued and respected. We uphold a commitment to nondiscrimination and provide equal opportunities for employment, growth, and advancement throughout our organization.

Our culture is rooted in trust, compassion, accountability, inclusivity, support, and respect. We are committed to investing in the personal and professional growth of our team members, valuing innovation and fresh ideas that enable us to effectively serve our community.

Our Values

At the APA, we understand that our organizational values are not just words on paper; they are the compass that guides us, shaping our collective identity and defining who we are as a team.

The core principles that drive us:

  • Integrity: We act with honesty and transparency and uphold high ethical standards in all our interactions. Our commitment to doing what is right, even when no one is watching, guides our decisions and actions.
  • Collaboration: We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment where each team member's unique strengths are valued. Together, we create a supportive and cohesive team that goes beyond job functions to achieve common goals.
  • Well-being:  We prioritize the well-being of our team members, acknowledging the emotional challenges our work may present. Cultivating an atmosphere of compassion, respect, empathy, and self-awareness, we ensure a safe and supportive environment for all. We unequivocally do not tolerate bullying of any kind.
  • Adaptability: We embrace change and approach challenges with flexibility and resilience. Our ability to adapt and innovate allows us to find joy and happiness in our work, even during demanding times, fostering a positive and dynamic workplace culture.
  • Inclusivity:  We promote inclusivity and respect for all individuals, acknowledging and appreciating diverse perspectives and abilities. Our commitment to assuming best intentions, using inclusive language, and being aware of others creates an atmosphere where everyone feels valued.
  • Continuous Improvement: We are dedicated to continuous improvement individually and as an organization. We actively seek and provide constructive feedback, engage in direct and open conversations, and strive to enhance our professional and personal growth.

These values are much more than statements; they are a way of life. They reflect our shared commitment to positively impacting the lives of pets and their families. Join us in embodying these values as we shape a compassionate and thriving community for all.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At the APA, we embrace diversity as a core strength of our organization and community. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all forms of diversity are seen as valuable. Our dedication to diversity enriches our internal operations, enhances our community impact, and supports our goals of promoting wellness and education through meaningful connections with pets.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the love and companionship of a pet, so we are intentional about eliminating unnecessary barriers that disproportionately impact marginalized communities. To this end, we strive to create a culture where all individuals can show up as their authentic selves, feeling safe, respected, and valued. This commitment extends beyond our walls, reflecting our dedication to inclusivity within the diverse communities we serve. By nurturing a workplace and community where everyone belongs and can thrive, we further our mission of bringing people and pets together in harmonious and transformative ways.

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