Careers at LifeLine
Careers at LifeLine

Careers at LifeLine

LifeLine is hiring for many new positions and adding additional support for our programs!

LifeLine is transforming a city with a troubled animal welfare legacy into a compassionate community deeply rooted in a culture of lifesaving that will create a model to be emulated nationwide. LifeLine is actively on its way to making its ultimate goal a reality: transforming metro Atlanta into a no-kill community that prioritizes saving the lives of its homeless pets. We are looking for passionate individuals to join or team and our cause! Are you IN?

 

Location: LifeLine Community Animal Center. Atlanta, GA

Reports to: Animal Care Manager

Responsible for cleaning cages and kennels, feeding animals, processing animals during intake, assisting people looking for their lost pets, and assisting customers who are interested in adopting a pet. Other duties may include washing dishes, doing laundry, unloading dog food, assisting with euthanasia, and other tasks as assigned.

Desired Skills:

  • Previous animal related employment experience required. Examples of previous experience include employment at an animal shelter, veterinary clinic, doggy daycare or other animal related business where you had hands-on experience with animals.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time (8 hours a day) and to bend and reach to perform assigned work activities. Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs without assistance.
  • Ability to interact with impounded dogs, cats, and other animals including vicious, stray, sick or injured animals. Ability to determine which animals are aggressive.
  • Ability to handle seeing and dealing with animals that have been abused, neglected, or treated cruelly.
  • Ability to learn/perform a variety of animal care related work activities.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must be available to work early mornings and on weekends.
  • Must pass background check and drug screening.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Location: LifeLine Pets For Life. Atlanta, GA

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Working in LifeLine’s Pets for Life (PFL) division, the Outreach Coordinator responsibilities include proactive and reactive engagement with pet owners in the community. Offering spay/neuter and other medical services and resources to keep pets healthy and with their families. Performing data entry and recordkeeping. Producing reports. Cleaning and maintaining the PFL Center, vehicles, and equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Usual weekly schedule is Tuesday – Saturday, 8:30 – 4:30 (12:00 – 8:00 on Thursday).
  • Conduct ongoing door-to-door community outreach using the PFL approach to pet owners in our communities of focus on the issues of spay/neuter and general pet wellness.
  • Engage pet owners and offer spay/neuter services for their pets and help to identify and address medical, health, behavior and wellness concerns.
  • Communicate effectively with the Chief Operating Officer and PFL Outreach Lead regarding client situations, special cases, additional client engagement needs, etc.
  • Submit status reports on a timely basis.
  • Assist with scheduling spay/neuter and veterinarian appointments and transport pets to and from spay/neuter and veterinarian appointments.
  • Identify and manage the trap/neuter/release of community cat colonies. Communicate and coordinate with colony caregivers until all cats are vetted. Continuously engage with caregivers to ensure cats that are new to the colonies are identified and vetted.
  • Prep the PFL Community Center and transport vehicles for appointments and outreach. Clean and maintain PFL center, transport crates, and vehicles.
  • Report all required vehicle and building maintenance and repair to the Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Complete and submit all data collection forms and implement program measurements.
  • Build relationships with community members and with other local animal organizations, community groups, community leaders, etc.
  • Assist in planning and implementing Community Outreach events.
  • Assist when needed with fundraising events, community presentations, and other community educational opportunities.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for PFL and LifeLine Animal Project when needed, including any media and community events.
  • Other duties as directed by a supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, especially regarding PFL.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to move/lift 50 lbs, bend frequently, and stand throughout the workday.
  • Comfort with working around all types and temperaments of cats and dogs.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must have a High School Diploma.
  • Must have valid, Georgia Driver’s License and meet LifeLine insurance underwriting guidelines
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Willingness to travel.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Location: LifeLine Community Animal Center. Atlanta, GA

Reports to: Clinic Manager

Assisting the veterinarian by performing health checks, surgery, and providing medications for animals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform intake on new animals including exam, vaccines, testing.
  • Examine animals in the shelter for diseases, parasites, injuries and other afflictions.
  • Assist the veterinarian with diagnostic exams and medical procedures.
  • Collect blood, urine, and stool samples as needed.
  • Prepare animals for surgery. Monitor health during surgery and recovery.
  • Administer vaccinations and medications for animals in the clinic and kennel.
  • Perform basic first aid on injured animals.
  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of medication and medical equipment.
  • Clean instruments and surfaces. Wrap packs.
  • Clean recovery and other cages in the clinic area. Clean crates if needed.
  • Data entry of medical information, procedures, and notes.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of general animal care principles and practices.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods (8 hours a day) and to bend and reach to perform assigned work activities.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. without assistance.
  • Ability to interact with impounded dogs, cats and other animals including vicious, stray, sick or injured animals. Ability to handle seeing and dealing with animals that have been abused, neglected or treated cruelly.
  • Ability to understand and follow a variety of oral and written instructions/procedures.
  • Ability to learn animal management software system and accurately enter information into the software system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to learn/perform a variety of animal care related work activities.
  • Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to handle performing or assisting with euthanasia.

Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, employee may be exposed to a kennel that is not air-conditioned and may be exposed to unpleasant kennel smells. May have to handle dogs and cats that are stray, injured, diseased or vicious. May also be exposed to animal carcasses.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

  • Minimum of high school diploma.
  • One+ years’ experience in animal related field preferred.
  • Certification in euthanasia may be required.
  • Drivers license may be required.
  • Must be available to work on weekends.
  • Must pass background check and drug screening.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must like animals!

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Location: LifeLine Community Animal Center. Atlanta, GA

Reports to: Medical Director

The Veterinarian is responsible for performing a full range of professional veterinary duties, including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, and surgery. Considerable independent judgment is used to make decisions in carrying out assignments, having a significant impact on service. The Veterinarian functions as a lead worker or senior worker and must be able to withstand unpleasant odors and noises. As a veterinarian you may be exposed to bites, scratches, animal waste, and contagious diseases.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine medical examinations, selects appropriate and cost-effective diagnostic procedures, and establishes appropriate therapeutic protocols.
  • Perform routine and specialized surgeries. Ask for advice or assistance when necessary.
  • Recommend and use medically appropriate and cost-effective laboratory testing to assist in establishing diagnosis. Possess knowledge to interpret these tests properly.
  • Establish thorough and accurate treatment plans.
  • Treat animals humanely and show compassion and concern for patient well-being.
  • Actively listen to and communicate clearly with clients so that they understand treatment recommendations. Expresses empathy and compassion.
  • Communicate with clients in such a way as to show that they have received a good value for the cost of services rendered.
  • Demonstrate concern for the welfare of patients by following up with the clients.
  • Maintain accurate medical records and complete case records in a timely fashion. Use SOAP templates for treatment plans and recommendations.
  • Enters all charges in the computer in a timely manner. This is especially important in hospitalized patients receiving injectable medication. Treatment sheets are to be kept and scanned into medical records.
  • Log controlled drugs.
  • When out of office, transfer cases of hospitalized patients or bloodwork that is critical to be addressed to the doctors on staff that day via email.
  • Follow the established rules and policies that govern the normal operation of the hospital.
  • Communicate the practice’s objectives to the team. Motivate staff and help build and maintain morale. Maintain core values and standards.
  • Demonstrate “take-charge” capabilities. Take an active role in hospital staff meetings.
  • Promote a cooperative working environment. Understanding the value of teamwork, and enthusiastically and willingly perform as necessary to help the hospital function as a unit. Teamwork is very important to a successful career in veterinary medicine as well as a successful career with Lifeline. Teamwork is a top priority at Lifeline.
  • Deal directly and respectfully with superiors/colleagues when voicing concerns regarding their policies and decisions, support your superiors/ colleagues and not undermine them.
  • Adhere to all hospital policies, standards, and procedures, including but not limited to uniforms, grooming, smoking, and personal calls, as stated in the hospital procedures manual.
  • Serve as a representative of the hospital, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and a positive attitude in all interactions with clients, patients, and other staff members.

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to properly restrain patients.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks in the time allotted without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to show empathy toward clients and treat animals with respect and compassion.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication.
  • Commitment to outstanding client service.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 40 pounds without assistance and objects weighing more than 40 pounds with assistance.
  • Ability to stay on task and work energetically for an entire shift, sometimes exceeding 10 hours per day.
  • Ability to maintain clear and accurate records and to charge clients for all products and services rendered.

Qualifications/Educational Background:

  • Doctorate in veterinary medicine.
  • Preferred: 1 year experience as a veterinarian
  • Knowledge of spelling and meaning of commonly used veterinary medical terminology and procedures.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Animal Care Specialist
  • Animal Services Officer
  • Community Caseworker
  • Veterinary Assistant

To learn more about these available positions, visit our Fulton County Animal Services employment page.

 

  • Adoption Counselor
  • Animal Behavior Caseworker
  • Community Caseworker
  • Intake Specialist
  • Intake Supervisor
  • Veterinary Assistant

To learn more about these available positions, visit our DeKalb County Animal Services employment page.

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Founded in 2002 and now managing DeKalb and Fulton County Animal Services, LifeLine Animal Project is the leading non-profit organization working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta shelters. Together, we will make Atlanta a no-kill community.

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