Careers with Iowa Humane Alliance

Iowa Humane Alliance is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that focuses on high-volume, affordable, best practice spay and neuter surgeries and demonstrates a nonjudgmental approach when networking with animal welfare organizations, municipal shelters, rescues, community cat caretakers, and pet parents. This, along with practicing our core values every day, has made Iowa Humane Alliance a successful and quickly growing organization.


Our regional clinic, located in Cedar Rapids, is the first of its kind in Iowa and we routinely accomplish our goal of performing 55-60 surgeries per day. Since opening in 2013, we have spayed or neutered over 70,000 animals, addressing the pet overpopulation crisis.

We are an ambitious team that prides ourselves in providing stellar customer service and superb patient care in an efficient manner throughout a bustling workday. If you aspire to be part of something bigger and want to feel like you make a difference everyday, then please consider a rewarding career with advancement opportunities described below.

Lead Surgical Veterinary Technician

Our team is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented leader who has the stamina and ability to multitask in a busy environment.

We would prefer our candidate possess the following:

  • Knowledge of animal behavior and practical experience handling pet animals, feral cats, and fractious dogs.
  • Be capable of overseeing every aspect of patient care from pre-surgical exams to post-op recovery.
  • Ability to communicate with clients and team members in a concise effective manner.
  • Proficient technical skills which include: drawing blood, intubating, placing an IV catheter, administering IM and IV drugs, and monitoring under anesthesia.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Preparing drugs for surgical patients.
  • Maintaining an accurate drug log.
  • Documenting information on medical records.
  • Maintaining surgical flow.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to other team members.

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Veterinary Assistant 

Our team is looking for an energetic candidate that is compassionate and eager to learn. Your responsibilities would focus on assisting our veterinarians and technicians in the care of all surgical patients and following general cleaning protocols.

Daily tasks would include:

  • Handling patients for exams, inductions and intubation
  • Preparation of surgical patients and monitoring under anesthesia
  • Administer fluids or drugs as instructed
  • Scrub instruments and prepare surgical packs for autoclaving
  • Clean holding cages and maintain safe work environment

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We would prefer full-time team members but are flexible and would consider part-time hours.
Iowa Humane Alliance offers a competitive wage that compensates for experience. Our full time benefits include: 6 paid holidays, 1 week of paid vacation, and a week of paid time off which increases with longevity. Health and dental insurance is also available with Iowa Humane Alliance contributing a monthly stipend. We encourage our staff members to attend training for individual growth and development as well as team building opportunities. Other benefits may include tuition reimbursement and contributions to a simple IRA.
Please email a cover letter and resume to stacy@iowahumanealliance.org.