The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is an equal opportunity employer.  Shown below are  a list of available positions:

The primary functions of the Adoption Center Technician are: assisting the public with the adoption process, providing excellent customer service to all visitors, volunteers, and staff, maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people and providing humane handling and care for all shelter animals. Job duties include but are not limited to: handling, care, feeding and medicating of animals and thorough cleaning of all kennel areas. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task and work independently. Applicants must be physically active, able to lift 50 pounds, reliable, compassionate to people and animals, able to laugh and willing to learn. You must have reliable transportation and a clean, valid driver’s license. We are open 6 days a week including holidays and weekends and team members must be willing to commit to a flexible schedule. A complete job description will be provided upon hire.

If you are interested in this position with our organization, please fill out the HSTV Employment Application and scan and email to Ashley, Shelter Manager  or mail a copy to PO Box 51723 Knoxville, TN 37950.   No walk-ins or phone calls please.


Responsible for overall operations of the Clinic office and maintains complete and accurate records of clinic patients, and schedule. Works closely with the Clinic and Shelter Veterinarians and other clinic and shelter staff. Must have demonstrated knowledge of basic veterinary medical concepts including but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks. Must also be able to communicate basic veterinary concepts to the public and shelter staff and be able to repeat information relayed by a veterinarian. Will be asked to communicate with the public on a daily basis in a professional manner. Technical proficiency with PC platforms, as well as Microsoft Office. AVImark knowledge a plus. Two or more years of experience in a veterinary clinic, veterinary hospital, and/or animal shelter or control facility. Candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter with a professional attitude.


1. Participates in check in/out of patients and balances cash drawer.
2. Ensures complete and accurate records exist for all patients, including rabies certificates, go-home paperwork, and medical records
3. Manages booking schedule through software and ensures proper number of animals are booked daily. Develops a plan for dealing with no shows.
4. Ensures proper pricing for items set up and proper subsidies and grants in software.
5. Oversees online booking to ensure that system is set up and working properly. Replies to any emails regarding booking.
6. Maintains accounts receivables for all owner and volume clients
7. Answers clinic phones, returns messages, forwards messages to appropriate staff in a timely manner
8. Inventories and orders office supplies
9. Creates monthly reports on declined surgeries, no-shows, and A/R.


1. Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 or more hours
2. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help
3. Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly
4. Must be able to see fine detail in a variety of situations.

A complete job description will be provided upon job offer and acceptance. Please send cover letter and resume to Submissions not containing both will not be considered. No phone calls or walk ins please.


We are only accepting applications for open positions at this time.  Thank you for your interest in helping the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley achieve their mission.  We encourage you to check back often for the opportunity to join our team.