The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc. (HSHC) is a great place to work if you truly love animals. Loving animals, however is not enough. HSHC strives to make a difference for every animal in our community. To work at HSHC we ask that you share your affinity for both people and pets so that we can better serve the pets in our community. Fill out an application for employment here.

We are always looking for energetic, mature, responsible individuals who possess a passion for animals and a desire to make a difference. To be considered for future positions, please click here to fill out our online application. Animal/shelter experience preferred.

Contract Veterinarians

The Humane Society of Harford County is looking for contract DVMs/VMDs to work in our veterinary department, to ensure top notch medical care of shelter animals, using established shelter medicine protocols and available resources. This includes examining and monitoring of sick and injured animals, creating treatment plans, prescribing of medications, administering rabies vaccines, performing high-quality high-volume spay/neuter and other surgeries, performing intake and recheck exams, and humane euthanasia when necessary. Our brand new state of the art shelter boasts a beautiful and large veterinary wing with a surgery suite, including new equipment and a well-stocked pharmacy. The shelter is open admissions, so it is a fast-paced work environment similar to an ER setting, with new animals coming in all day every day via residents and animal control, as well as medical alerts for existing shelter animals, so our vet department staff must be quick on their feet and able to safely manage multiple cases at once. Must have a positive and compassionate attitude, a sense of humor, ability to work well with others under pressure, and a desire to ensure that shelter animals receive the best care possible during their stay with us.


  • Able to work a minimum of three days per week, 8 hours per day
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Possess a valid MD State Veterinary License, CDS License, and DEA License
  • Rabies vaccinated

Shelter Veterinary Technicians

The veterinary department is the first to see an animal when it comes to the shelter and the last to examine it prior to going home with its new “forever family.” They are responsible for the medical care and well being of all the animals at the shelter and those in foster care. Veterinary staff is responsible for weighing animals, taking temperatures, checking ears and injuries, administering medication and general care of animals. Prior experience working at an animal shelter or veterinary clinic is required. First preference will be given to experienced vet techs. (See specific job listings below).

Registered Veterinary Technician

Are you an upbeat RVT that’s wild about veterinary nursing? Do you love animals and enjoy helping the community? We are actively seeking a full-time, inspired RVT for our shelter veterinary department and brand new surgical suite. In addition to all the usual skills (injection/vaccine administration, phlebotomy, IV catheter placement, patient monitoring, logbook management, good listening skills, ability to follow orders and respond quickly) we are particularly seeking a RVT that can run our surgical department with confidence. We treat dogs, cats, pocket pets, exotics and farm animals. Experience in shelter medicine and/or high quality/high volume spay/neuter surgery is a plus but not a necessity. Candidates are required to have minimum of 1-2 years consistent RVT experience and a fabulous attitude.

Veterinary Room Assistant

Do you love working with animals? Do you love animals and enjoy helping the community? If so, we are actively seeking a full-time Veterinary Room Assistant. Primary responsibilities will include (but are not limited to): cleaning and caring for our resident animals, keeping the vet exam rooms/surgical suite/associated areas clean and up to code, wrapping surgical packs, managing inventory in the vet room and surgery, and assisting the vet team/veterinarian. Candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED and be familiar with animal restraint techniques and medical terminology.

Adoptions Counselors

Whether calling, emailing or stopping in to meet our animals, adoption counselors assist clients with their animal-related questions and issues.  Exceptional customer service skills and the ability to multi-task is essential. This team is responsible for helping introduce families to a new pet, approving and processing all adoptions, accepting surrendered and stray animals, educating the public, answering questions, providing resources, and much more.  Experience with animals is preferred.

Animal Care

This is the department that keeps the shelter running smoothly. Although they try to operate behind the scenes, results of their work are seen everywhere. This team is responsible for keeping the kennels and cages clean and tidy. They also feed the animals and are often the first to notice if an animal at the shelter might be having a problem. Because they interact with the animals every day, they get to know them very well.

Fill out an application for employment here.