Animal Jobs USA and Animal Welfare Organisations USA

Animal Jobs USA is a great place to find work experience and work with wildlife and rescue charities. The knowledge gained from our courses assists animal care workers, helping many animals in need around the world. The qualifications gained through our courses are designed to improve employment prospects.

If you already have a relevant qualification, we have listed several organisations that offer animal jobs in the USA.

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was founded in 1866 as the first humane organisation in the Western Hemisphere. 

American Humane Association exists to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals.

Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) has a grants and jobs listing section.

Alley Cat Allies, USA advocates of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)  to control stray cat populations.

Animal Rescue League of Boston (http://www.arlboston.org): aims to be a leader among animal welfare organisations in providing rescue and law enforcement services and promoting a compassionate and responsible attitude towards all living beings. 

Born Free USA (http://www.bornfreeusa.org): Working across the United States and with its west coast office in Sacramento, California, Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute ("Born Free USA") is a national non-profit animal advocacy organisation working to end animal cruelty and exploitation through legislation, litigation and public education.

Best Friends Sanctuary (http://bestfriends.org/):  is situated in Southern Utahs Golden Circle of national parks, it is home to about 1,500 dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and other animals. Job vacancies advertised regularly.

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)  is now the largest assistance dog organization in the world.

Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS) promotes the humane treatment of companion animals through protection, placement, education and example. Their wide variety of programs and services exist to serve the animals and the people of the mid-Michigan community.

Chimp Haven (http://www.chimphaven.org/): serves as The National Chimpanzee Sanctuary. They are an independent, non profit organisation whose mission is to provide lifetime care for chimpanzees who have been retired from medical research, the entertainment industry or no longer wanted as pets. 

Connecticut Humane Society (http://www.cthumane.org): promotes humanity and kindness to prevent cruelty. 

Dogs for the Deaf works to rescue and professionally train dogs to assist people and enhance their lives.

Elephant Sanctuary was founded in 1995 and today, it is the largest sanctuary in the United States specifically designed to meet the needs of endangered African and Asian elephants. Utilising over 2,700 acres, it provides three separate and protected natural habitat environments that eighteen resident elephants call home.

Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM), Maryland advocates a plant-based diet and humane treatment of farmed animals through a variety of grassroots programs. They accept resumes throughout the year, even if the appropriate position is not advertised.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Where the dog and the person have better lives together than either would have apart.

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) (http://www.animalsheltering.org/): has worked since 1954 to promote the protection of all animals. They celebrate the human-animal bond, and fight animal cruelty and abuse in all of its forms.

HawkWatch International (HWI), New Mexico (http://www.hawkwatch.org): has a mission to conserve our environment through education, long-term monitoring, and scientific research on raptors as indicators of ecosystem health.

Helen Woodward Animal Centre (HWAC) is a unique, private, non-profit organisation dedicated to saving the lives of animals and enriching the lives of people. 

Houston SPCA (http://www.houstonspca.org/): is Houston’s first and largest animal protection organisation and shelter. Their mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation.

Humane Society of Broward County provides shelter, aid and responsible adoptions to animals entrusted to their care, and educates the community about respect and kindness to all animals.

In Defense of Animals (IDA) has a mission to end animal exploitation, cruelty, and abuse.

International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future.

Los Angelos SPCA (spcaLA) (http://spcala.com): is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals through education, law enforcement and intervention. 

Marin Humane Society (MHS) Founded in 1907, the Marine Humane Society is a progressive, award-winning animal shelter, offering refuge and rehabilitation to nearly 8,000 animals each year.

Marine Mammal Centre is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured, sick and orphaned marine mammals.

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Angell Animal Medical Centre (MSPCA-Angell) (http://www.mspca.org): is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. 

Marine Animal Rescue, Florida (http://www.marineanimalrescue.org): is dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals through rescue, rehabilitation, research and education.

Michigan Humane Society has a mission to end companion animal homelessness, to provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values. Apply directly for vacancies.

Montgomery County SPCA is a non profit organisation established in 1909, dedicated to caring for unwanted, lost and abused domestic animals.

Nasherville Humane Association is committed to: promoting humane treatment of animals, finding good homes for stray or abandoned dogs and cats, educating the public about their responsibility to help control the pet population, and providing treatment and care to ensure the well being of animals in their community.

North County Humane Society is a non profit organisation that provides support and compassionate care for the well being of animals and people.

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) promotes the profession of veterinary technology. They have a job search facility on their website.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organisation in the world.

Richmond SPCA  saves the lives of 3,000 homeless animals each year and cares for approximately 350 cats and dogs daily.

Sacramento SPCA (SSPCA) seeks to promote respect for all life by breaking the cycle of abuse, neglect and pet overpopulation.

San Diego Humane Society and SPCA offers shelter to animals and education to the public.

San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SFSPCA)(https://www.sfspca.org/get-involved/volunteer): has innovative programs and services.

WildCare California If you care deeply about our connection with wildlife and want to help ensure a healthy co-existence between humans and animals, this may be the organisation you could wish to work for.

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA USA) works with more than 660 member organisations in over 140 countries to raise the standards of animal welfare throughout the world.

American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) this database is provided free to AABP members who are looking for help, or looking for a new job.

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) The AAEP's mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse. They have a job seeker section.

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHP) is an association of members who primarily treat companion animals, or pets. 

Association of Avian Veterinarians have a careers and comprehensive veterinary jobs section.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is the official organisation of the veterinary specialities of small & large animal internal medicine, cardiology, neurology and oncology.

American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) defines the standards of surgical excellence for the profession, promotes advancements in veterinary surgery, and provides the latest in surgical educational programs. 

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) (http://www.aazv.org): their objectives are: to advance programs for preventive medicine, husbandry, and scientific research in the field of veterinary medicine dealing with captive and free-ranging wild animals. .

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) established in 1863, this is a not-for-profit association representing more than 75,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. 

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