The best professions are those that allow you to do what you love every day.

Current openings

The Humane Society of Pinellas believes that employees who enjoy what they do will make their workplace a success. HSP provides a positive and fun working environment in which employees are valued for their skills, diversity is not only accepted, but encouraged, and where people can make a difference in the world around them. Come be a part of the HSP family!

Please note, as a primarily outdoor animal shelter facility, all employees may be subject to standing/walking for long periods of time, working outdoors despite weather conditions, and must be able to lift 40 pounds or more. As a drug-free workplace, all applicants are subject to pre-employment drug screening.

certified and uncertified veterinary technicians - medical department

With the high standard of care given to HSP pets, the Medical Department is expanding and seeking additional Certified Veterinary Technicians and Assistant Veterinary Technicians to assist in the veterinary care of all resident animals. The Assistant Veterinary Technician position is an introductory position and perfect for students in the veterinary/technician field, while HSP expects those entering the Veterinary Technician position to have at least one year experience in veterinary medicine. Salary based on experience. 

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The Compassion Counselor is responsible for coaching community pet owners on resources to assist pet owners experiencing hard times. Many clients come to HSP to surrender their pets; however, with financial and pet care resources, may be able to keep their beloved companions. Compassion Counselors understand the resources available and coach clients on the best option for them, even if that is pet surrender. The Compassion Counselor must demonstrate exceptional customer service skills and treat all human and animal clients with respect and professionalism. Applicants should have empathy and good communication skills. Click here for full job description. 

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animal Caretaker

Animal Caretakers are responsible for the physical, emotional and behavioral needs of all animals at the Humane Society of Pinellas. The Animal Caretaker must objectively communicate medical and behavioral observations to the appropriate department, be respectful of the HSP facility and animals, while also understanding the animals in their care are adjusting to a shelter environment. The Animal Caretaker is responsible for helping alleviate the stress of this adjustment period through proper cleaning protocols, low-stress handling, and enriching the lives of newly admitted pets.

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The Adoptions Counselor is responsible for interviewing potential adopters and matching pets with families to strengthen the human-animal bond. The Adoptions Counselor must adequately understand and effectively communicate the Humane Society of Pinellas’ protocols and policies, as he/she is included in one of the first Society representative’s with whom customers interact. The Adoptions  Counselor must communicate medical and behavioral observations to the appropriate department, be respectful of the HSP facility and animals, while also understanding the personality of HSP’s adoptable animals in order to best match them with potential adopters. 


The Humane Society of Pinellas is proud to have a thriving affordable Pet Clinic on site to assist our community in providing exceptional veterinary care to Pinellas County pets. Due to this growing department's demands, HSP is seeking additional Assistant Clinic Technicians to join our team! The Assistant Clinic Technician is responsible for providing assistance to the Clinic Veterinarian, clients and other staff as needed for both medical and clerical duties. A working knowledge of veterinary technician duties, including animal restraint, phlebotomy and vaccinations, is essential, as well as exceptional customer service skills.  Veterinary technician students are encouraged to apply! Click here for the full job description. 

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Just graduated from Vet Tech school? Currently in school?

Ask us about interning with our medical department! Get hands on experience, credit hours and help homeless pets at the same time! Email our Lead Veterinary Technician, Amanda Witt, CVT, at for more information!

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We are always accepting applications for hardworking, enthusiastic people to join our team!

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