Job Description

Want to join a growing organization and make a lifesaving impact? Apply today to be Valley Humane’s Veterinary Operations Manager. If you are an experienced veterinary assistant looking for a role in animal welfare that will expand your technical skills, build your leadership muscles, and challenge you daily, we’d love to meet you! The Veterinary Operations Manager is trusted to provide exceptional veterinary care under the direction of the veterinary medical director. This position is ideal for an independent problem-solver who doesn’t need daily veterinarian oversight. Every day at Valley Humane is different. Being able to multitask, follow written direction, document care, and provide direction to others are all necessary skills. At Valley Humane, we are the caretakers for our animals until they find their forever homes. This is a great opportunity to expand your skills in veterinary medicine, patient care, medical assessments, medical plans, and staff leadership while personally contributing to positive lifesaving outcomes for the animals you support.

Who we are:
Envisioning a world in which every animal is loved and every person knows the love of an animal, Valley Humane Society (VHS) creates a brighter future for cats and dogs by encouraging and strengthening the bond between people and pets. VHS rescues and rehabilitates companion animals, champions responsible caretaking, shares pets’ soothing affections with people in need of comfort, and supports and preserves existing pet-guardian relationships. Whether you’d like to adopt an animal, share your passion for pets, or meet like-minded people, VHS is Your Means to a Friend™. Incorporated in 1987, VHS has an excellent reputation of quality care and community support. Located in beautiful Pleasanton, CA, the adoption center is surrounded by rolling hills, endless recreation opportunities, high-quality schools, and the Livermore Valley Wine Country. To learn more, visit

Some of your responsibilities you will own in your role: 
Examine animals, assess medical needs, implement medical protocols under the guidance of our shelter veterinarian.  
Perform intake examinations, administer vaccines, prepare for surgery days, and administrative data entry for our medical records. 
Oversee animal husbandry and facility maintenance.
Manage a small staff of operations coordinators.
Basic Requirements: 3 - 5 years in a veterinary medical environment. One weekend day required.
Work Schedule: Full-time, flexible 

This is a full time job

Contact Information

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Melanie Sadek
Executive Director

Closing Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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