Job Openings at CCHS

Available Positions: 

Veterinary Technician; Medical Care Supervisor

Champaign County Humane Society seeks a Veterinary Technician (CVT preferred) to supervise the Medical Care staff at its animal shelter. 

Primary responsibilities include:  (1) Performing medical exams and vaccinations on shelter animals; (2) performing urinalysis, fecal analysis, ear cytology, skin scrapes, FeLV/heartworm testing, xrays, and other procedures on shelter animals; (3) training and supervision of Medical Lab staff, interns, and volunteers; (4) monitoring the treatment schedule for shelter animals; (5) monitoring health of the shelter animal population; (6) overseeing the foster care program; (7) keeping medical records on shelter animals accurate and current; and (8) assisting with annual review and revision of Medical Lab protocols.

Qualifications:  Certified Veterinary Technician or equivalent experience; excellent communication and inter-personal skills; organizational skills and attention to detail; prior experience in a supervisory or instructional position is a plus. 

This position is full-time and will include some evening and/or weekend hours. 

Benefits include:  employee health insurance plan; paid sick, vacation, and holidays; simple IRA plan.

Submit resume and letter of interest to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager at

Full-Time Animal Care Staff

The Champaign County Humane Society seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual to join our animal care staff.  This is a full-time position, $11.00 per hour with benefits.  Primary responsibilities include sanitization and maintenance of animal kennels and facilities, daily feeding, animal intakes, and data entry.  Other responsibilities include kennel enrichment and socialization of our animal residents.  This is a physically demanding position that may require heavy lifting, exposure to high noise levels, and exposure to cleaning chemicals.  Those interested in applying must have animal handling experience and be knowledgeable in animal behavior.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager, via email to

No phone calls, please.

Part-Time Medical Care Staff

Accepting Applications for Animal Medical Care Staff

Champaign County Humane Society is now accepting applications for a part-time position on our Medical Care staff. Qualified candidates will have experience handling dogs and cats in a veterinary setting. (Experience with other small animals, a plus, but not required)

This position involves examination and monitoring of animals for health and wellness; administering treatments and medications to shelter animals; animal restraint; and accurate data entry/computer skills.

Applicants should be personable and possess good communication skills (in person and in writing), as this position requires effective communication about animal health with the Shelter Veterinarian, other staff members, volunteers, interns, and members of the public. Reliability, punctuality, and attention to detail are also essential qualities for success on the Medical Staff.

Starting pay: $11.50/hour

Some weekend, evening, and holiday hours will be required.

Send resume and letter-of-interest to Karen Simmons, Shelter Manager, at

No phone calls, please.