Position: Full-time or part-time

Location: Hanley


Join our team and help animals find loving homes! This position supports the veterinarian and another surgery assistant in high quality/ high volume spay/neuter and other surgical needs for animals at the APA. The surgery assistant preps animals for surgery, assists the veterinarian, and monitors the health and well-being of surgery patients. This position administers oral and injectable medication under the direction of a veterinarian. This position also prepares and cleans the surgery room, sanitizes instruments, and makes surgery packs. At least one year experience in animal handling required. Must be able to safely move and restrain animals using fear free techniques, stand for a period of 5 hours, and lift 50 pounds. This position starts at $16/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.

• No weekends or holidays
• Flexible schedule options for part-time employee

The Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) is an innovative and progressive leader in animal welfare, dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education, and creating programs beneficial to the human-animal bond. With a nearly 100-year history in the St. Louis region, the APA helps over 4,000 pets find safe loving homes each year. Thousands more are helped through wellness, outreach, and supportive programs that keep pets healthy and with the people who love them. 

The APA is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunities for employment, growth, and advancement in all areas of the organization. 

The culture of the APA is built on trust, compassion, accountability, joy, support, and respect. We continually invest in the personal and professional growth of our team members and value innovation and new ideas that make it possible for us to meet the needs of the community we serve. 

Interested applicants should complete the application form below.

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