Be a Part of the APA Team

The APA has a work environment where animals and people are treated with respect, understanding, and professionalism. All members of the team embrace and are held accountable to the values of our employee culture which include: compassion, empathy, courtesy, joy, trust, reliability, and support. We place a high priority on customer service excellence and envision a world where every adoptable animal has a safe, loving home.


Job Title: Vet Assistant 

Position: Part-time

Description: This position assists Veterinarians in the APA Wellness Clinic. This individual should have animal handling/restraining experience and have friendly and professional customer service skills. The vet assistant weighs animals, assists with testing, vaccinations, and medications, and cleans exam rooms between patients. This position will also work at the reception desk one day each week and may assist with other clinic administrative duties as needed. Requirements include high school diploma or equivalent and one year or more animal handling experience. Must be available to work on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Interested applicants should email their resume to


Job Title: Vet Tech Supervisor

Position: Full-time

Description: Provide care and medical treatment to animals at the adoption center. Provide leadership and assistance to staff and ensure quality control. This person must establish and maintain strong working relationships and have a positive and professional public image at all times. Must also have excellent customer service, communication skills, team work, attention to detail, and problem solving skills. Previous supervisory and animal handling experience preferred. Requirements include current Missouri Vet Tech license and one year or more animal handling experience. Must be available to work on Sundays.

Interested applicants should email their resume to


Job Title: Registered Vet Tech

Position: Full-time or Part-time

Description:Provide care to include medical care and treatments, routine exams, and cleaning. Previous experience in animal welfare organization or veterinary clinic setting is preferred.  Requirements include current Missouri Vet Tech license and one year or more animal handling experience.

Interested applicants should email their resume to


APA Internships

A limited number of internship opportunities are available at the APA Adoption Center throughout the year. These non-paid internships can be completed for college credit with approval of academic institution. Internship schedules are generally flexible to meet individual needs.

The APA Adoption Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond. Internships are an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of development, volunteer management, education, community outreach, operations, and marketing while working for a highly respected 100 year organization.

Candidates must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week. The duration of the internship is equivalent to one semester (approximately 12-15 weeks) and are available during the Spring, Summer and Fall.

To apply for internships, please email your resume and a letter of interest outlining your area(s) of focus, how many semesters you will be available, and the days and hours you are available to

You may also mail your materials to:
APA of Missouri
Attn: Operations
1705 S. Hanley Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63144

Internship requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Professional attire
  • Proficient with basic software programs (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Positive attitude
  • Detail oriented
  • Transportation to/from APA Adoption Center, and other off-site locations, as assigned


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