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CAP is always looking for dedicated individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of homeless animals. All applicants must be highly motivated toward the welfare and humane treatment of animals, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and know-how to be part of a team. CAP is an equal opportunity employer.

If you are interested in working for Citizens for Animals Protection, please download and complete the employment application or the fillable employment application and mail it to CAP along with your resume and cover letter indicating the position(s) of interest. 

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Staff Veterinarian

The Staff Veterinarian works in cooperation with the Director of Veterinary Services and Shelter Management to monitor and improve the general health of the animals in the shelter; to help ensure that the transmission of disease is kept to a minimum; to diagnose and oversee the medical treatment of sick and injured animals; to oversee the administration of all vaccinations; to perform spay/neuter surgeries, amputations, dental work, hernia repair and other surgical procedures on animals. In addition, the staff veterinarian’s expert input is valuable in reviewing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for animals in incoming & work-up, the shelter, foster care, and in our public wellness clinic. It is vital that the Staff Veterinarian works to ensure that the mission and standards of CAP are upheld.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from an accredited school of Veterinary Medicine.
  • New graduates and experienced vets welcome to apply.
  • Avimark experience a plus.
Please send resume and application to Dr. Boyle via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



Surgery Technician

Responsible for assisting other technicians, Lead Surgery Technicians, and Veterinarians to ensure that animals scheduled for surgery are processed in a humane and professional manner. To help ensure that all areas of the Cornelius Clinic operate efficiently and the clinic is maintained in a clean, sanitary, and organized environment. Assist in ensuring a positive public image and in improving the functioning of the organization. 

Required Education and Experience:

  • 1 year Veterinary Technician experienced preferred
To view the full job listing and to submit an application visit CAP's Indeed page.



Shelter - Animal Caretaker/Adoption Counselor (full & part-time positions available)

At CAP full-time shelter employees work a variable schedule with at least one weekend day, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (possibly later), attending to the care of the animals in the shelter. Animal Caretakers are responsible for cleaning the cages and kennels, walking dogs, preparing food, cleaning dishes and litter boxes, doing laundry, sweeping, mopping, and other janitorial duties.

We need hard-working individuals who are not afraid of handling a variety of animals - cats and dogs, rabbits, hamsters, and other small mammals. Individuals must be compassionate toward animals and a good team player. This position provides an opportunity to move into our Adoption, Intake, and Work Up areas. Salary includes health, vacation, and sick leave benefits.

Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED.

To view the full job listing and to submit an application visit CAP's Indeed page.



Shelter - Receptionist

The Receptionist is the "face" of CAP and one of the first staff members that visitors will encounter when entering the facility, therefore great customer service skills are required. The Receptionist is responsible for all walk-in, call-in, and email inquiries about CAP, directing visitors to the best place, and responsible for keeping a good flow going with adoptions. 

Required Education and Experience:
-- Required high school education or GED.
-- Minimum one year experience performing office duties which include answering phones, greeting visitors, computer data entry.

Send completed employment application & resume to Jessica Ellis via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 281-497-1537 or mail to 17555 Katy Fwy, Houston 77094 or drop off at the shelter.