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January 2002

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Richmond SPCA

Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

Adoption Hours
Mon. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Lora Robins Gift Shop Hours
Mon. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Donation Drop Off Hours
Mon. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Susan M. Markel
Veterinary Hospital

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admissions Hours
Mon. - Fri. by appointment.

Administrative Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Thank you for your interest in working at the Richmond SPCA’s Robins-Starr Humane Center. A list of current job openings is below. Please note, we are not able to acknowledge receipt of every application. Only applicants who we are able to interview will be contacted. If you would like to check the status of an open position or your application, please email the appropriate person listed in each job opportunity.

Download Employment Application:  
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Please note that the Richmond SPCA does have a dress code, which prohibits certain body modification. Should you be selected for a phone or in-person interview, this will be further discussed. Thank you for your interest!

Behavior and Training Associate - School for Dogs

Part-time position
Hours: 20 hours/week

We are seeking a skilled, motivated and dependable individual to join our training team at the Richmond SPCA School for Dogs.

The ideal candidate would have previous experience training dogs using reward-based training methods. They must excel at working with people and pets, and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Knowledge of learning theory, clicker training, agility, tricks, competition obedience and/or behavior modifications is a plus.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Performing daily training and enrichment sessions using reward-based methods
  • Providing superior customer service
  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients (both humans and dogs)
  • Working as a team to help pet parents set achievable training goals for their dogs
  • Writing daily report cards and sending them to parents- updating them on training sessions and providing information to continue that training at home (including creating individualized training videos)
  • Completing daily housekeeping tasks such as laundry, sweeping, washing dishes, mopping, etc.
  • Assisting with training volunteers as needed
Requirements Include:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Daytime availability
  • Reliable transportation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills (Word, MS Outlook)
  • Frequent standing, occasional kneeling, stooping, using stairs, reaching, pulling and lifting weights up to approximately 50 pounds
  • Ability to safely walk and handle large dogs, including during inclement weather
If you are interested, please email the following to Kyla Finck:
  • Completed Richmond SPCA employment application (available at the top of this page)
  • Copy of your current resume
  • Short essay on the topic “Three Things I Wish Every Dog Parent Knew”
Applications may also be faxed to 804-521-0540 or dropped off at our front desk. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Client Services Representative

Part-time position
Hours: approximately 20 hours per week (early morning and evening availability required)
Rate: $10 per hour

The Richmond SPCA is seeking a part-time Client Services Representative to work in our full-service Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital. This is a great opportunity to join this established, well recognized private no-kill humane society.

Requirements include:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, take and follow directions, adapt and accommodate changing demands and make appropriate prioritization decisions
  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn new computer systems quickly. Knowledge of Avimark a plus
  • General cleaning, restocking and upkeep of work space: sweeping, dusting, mopping, taking out the trash and restocking supplies and maintenance of existing organizational systems
  • Comfortable handling/learning to handle both dogs and cats – general handling (leash-walking, lifting and carrying), and, placing animals in cages/carriers
  • Ability to perform occasional kneeling, stooping, reaching, pulling and lifting weights up to about 50 lbs
  • Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, client communications, data entry, answering multiple phones lines, updating medical charts, filing, scheduling appointments, client education, and handling money
  • Experience working in the veterinary field strongly preferred
  • Early morning and evening availability required

If you are a reliable, energetic worker who is comfortable with working in a fast-paced team environment, please email your completed application to Shane Clements, at sclements@richmondspca.org. Applications may also be faxed to 804-521-0540 or dropped off at our front desk. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted. No phone calls, please.