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Animal Medical Transporter

Nebraska Humane Society Omaha, NE

The Animal Medical Transporter assists in preparing animals for adoption by moving animals from the Animal Medical Department to their housing areas. A focus is placed on safe, humane animal handling and disease prevention through adherence to cleaning and disinfection protocols. 


Title: Animal Medical Transporter  

Departments: Animal Medical Department 

This position reports to: Shelter Veterinarian   

Hours: Part-time; 25 hours/week

Monday-Friday 4:00pm-9:00pm


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees are required to follow any other job related duties assigned by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, and does not alter the “at? will” relationship.  

  • Transport animals after surgery and medical care from the Animal Medical Department to their housing areas  
    • Feed and water post-surgical animals 
    • Administer medications as directed by veterinary staff and allowed by Nebraska regulations  
  • Clean and disinfect animal kennels and cages as directed by protocols  
    • Prevent disease 
    • Ensure comfort and reduced stress for the next animal occupying the kennel/cage  
  • Maintain clean treatment, housing and examination areas through cleaning, disinfection and organization of animal housing and workspaces 
  • Provide enrichment and stress reduction for animals through humane handling 
  • Contact on call veterinarian with concerns for post-operative patients 
  • Assist in training new staff members and department volunteers 
  • Collaborate with personnel from other Nebraska Humane Society (NHS) departments 
  • Periodically review, provide input and adhere to Animal Medical Department and shelter protocols 
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Shelter Operations or veterinarian  

Position Qualifications: Education, Experience, Certification, and Knowledge/Skills/Abilities 


  • Minimum: High school diploma or GED 
  • Must adhere to applicable state and federal laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine 
  • Display affection and compassion for animals and concern for their welfare 
  • Must adhere to highest ethical standards; possess trustworthiness, exercise maturity and sound independent judgment while maintaining a professional manner and personal appearance 
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing 
  • Must have valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and be able to provide proof of vehicle insurance 
  • Be comfortable and skilled working with a culturally diverse staff and community 
  • Must be considerate, respectful and display a helpful demeanor to all employees, volunteers and customers 
  • Must be able to work cordially, safely and efficiently in face-paced, stressful conditions 
  • Must possess the ability to cope with loss of animal life from illness, injury and euthanasia 
  • Must exhibit the organization core values of compassion for all animals, respect and dignity for all, strive for excellence and teamwork 
  • Ability to safely and humanely handle animals 
  • Ability to respectfully give and receive feedback 
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team 
  • Ability to work in close proximity of others  


  • Previous experience in a veterinary clinic or shelter 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft operating systems and computer literate in Microsoft Office  

Work Conditions: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions within the work environment.  

  • Evening, weekend and holiday hours will be necessary in the event of an emergency, staffing shortages or special events. 
  • The noise level in the office environment is usually quiet, though barking or whining of animals may be escalated at certain times in certain areas of the building. 
  • High exposure to animals whose reactions to the shelter environment cannot be predicted. 
  • Temperatures in the shelter environment are varied, though usually moderate, and dependent on the season.  
  • Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases and hazardous chemicals. 
  • Ability to work around animals without severe allergic reactions.  



The Nebraska Humane Society provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a veteran, or any other protected category, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.  


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

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Part-time Employee
Date Posted March 13, 2023
Date Closes April 12, 2023
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Part-time Employee
Shift Custom
Mon: 4 pm to 9 pm
Tue: 4 pm to 9 pm
Wed: 4 pm to 9 pm
Thu: 4 pm to 9 pm
Fri: 4 pm to 9 pm
Hours 25 hours per week
SOC Category 31-9096.00 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
Zipcode 68134

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Casual Dress
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Holiday Party
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations

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  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
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