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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Pawmetto Lifeline.  Open positions listed below.

Please know we are ALWAYS in need of volunteer assistance.  Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.


Shelter Veterinarian

At Pawmetto Lifeline our mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals and people through education, advocacy and services.  Our organization is seeking an exceptional individual as a Veterinarian to join our team.

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

The shelter veterinarian is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the medical and surgical care of shelter animals. The ideal candidate should be independent with the ability to prioritize multiple projects at once in an efficient manner.  The shelter veterinarian is committed to animal welfare and has a compelling need to make a difference in the lives of the animals as well as the humans he/she encounters.Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage all veterinary medical care related to shelter animals, implementing practices and protocols related to shelter medicine
  • Responsible for the medical health and well being of sheltered animals, including but not limited to sterilization, quarantine issues, and ethics of the shelter medical practice
  • Responsible for triage, stabilizing ill and injured animals, diagnosing and treating medical conditions, anesthetizing animals, and performing surgery
  • Advise on placement/euthanasia decisions
  • Oversee and trains veterinary technicians, assistants, and volunteers with medical background. 
  • Required to be on call as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong interest in internal medicine
  • Strong interest in working up challenging cases
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Team player who works well with others
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Adaptability to a paperless environment


  • Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine from accredited institution
  • Valid SC Veterinary License
  • Working knowledge of companion animal care/adoption issues
  • Previous clinical experience in shelters/fast-paced veterinary setting
  • Minimum two years’ experience in lead veterinarian position

Pawmetto lifeline offers competitive salary and benefits (including medical insurance and paid vacation). Salary commensurate with experience.

 Qualifying candidates should submit cover letter and resume to


Registered Veterinary Technician for Spay/Neuter Clinic

Pawmetto Lifeline is a 5013 not-for-profit animal rescue organization solving overpopulation in the Midlands. We are looking for a Registered Veterinary Technician needed for our high volume non-profit spay and neuter clinic.

The ideal candidate will be a friendly, compassionate, hard-working team player with the ability to multitask, who is looking to join a fun family environment. The ideal candidate will hold 2 years of experience in the veterinary field – high volume surgery experience is a plus. 

This candidate must have experience with administration of anesthetics, preparation and assistance with patients in surgery, monitoring patients and providing support therapy during surgery and recovery, removing and readying the next patient, as well as handle any additional surgical procedures and preparing medications. The successful applicant will be able to answer questions on various aspects of animal care, explain dosage and purpose of medications and reinforce to parents the proper procedures they should follow when they take the animal home.

Help us fulfill our mission to making the Midlands a no kill community!

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Veterinary hospital or spay and neuter clinic: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • Current South Carolina RVT License

This position is full time Monday through Thursday with alternating Friday and Saturday shift for our Vaccine clinic. Pawmetto lifeline offers competitive salary and benefits (including medical insurance and paid vacation). Salary commensurate with experience.

Qualifying candidates should submit cover letter and resume to


Spay/Neuter Veterinarian

Job Summary: Responsible for daily care and sterilization of all surgical patients and maintenance of preventative health programs and medical protocol.  Quality patient care is first and foremost.


  • Examine animals pre-op to determine their ability to withstand surgery.
  • Perform surgical sterilizations.
  • Examine animals post-op as necessary to ensure appropriate healing.
  • Inoculate animals and provide recommendations for follow up care.
  • Supervise cleaning program for prevention of infectious/zoonotic disease.
  • Continue research and maintenance of safe and efficacious medical protocol regarding anesthesia and surgery.
  • Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians.
  • Supervise handling and recording of controlled substances by veterinary technicians.
  • Supervise post-op rechecks and order of medical treatments as necessary to ensure complete surgical recovery.
  • Actively promote spay and neuter, and educate clients on responsible animal ownership.
  • Actively support associate staff and volunteers, and promote the development of skills related to the advancement of our goals and mission.
  • Represent Pawmetto Lifeline in a professional and courteous manner at all times.

Pawmetto Lifeline offers competitive salary and benefits (including medical insurance and paid vacation). Salary commensurate with experience.

Qualifying candidates should submit cover letter and resume to

Part-time Spay/Neuter Vet Tech

Pawmetto Lifeline is currently seeking a compassionate and energetic Veterinary Technician to work 20-25 hours a week in our High-Volume, High Quality Spay/Neuter Clinic. 

Candidates for this position must be hard-working, goal oriented, reliable and be willing to work long hours, sometimes under strenuous conditions.  Our clinic team performs 40 or more surgeries a day in order to help reach our goal of ending pet overpopulation and making the Midlands a No-Kill Community.  Experience as a vet tech or vet assistant is REQUIRED.  This is a part-time position and candidates must be available two Saturdays a month. 

Please send resumes to NO CALLS PLEASE.

Care-a-Van Veterinarian

Looking to revive your passion for being a veterinarian? Work 30 hours a week and get paid for a full-time position with benefits!

Pawmetto Lifeline is seeking veterinarians who are interested in a balance with work and family. We are in search of a SC Licensed Veterinarian to work with our mobile vaccine clinic.

Our service is designed to provide pet owners with convenient access to low-cost vaccines and products to keep their dogs and cats healthy. Our service operates in various locations throughout South Carolina Friday through Sunday each week. Proceeds directly benefit Pawmetto Lifeline’s mission of saving the lives of homeless pets.

We have positions available and want motivated individuals like you to join our team. Current hospital owners, newly Licensed DVM graduates and retired Veterinarians who have an active license are all welcome to apply. VERY competitive pay and benefits package to include two weeks paid vacation, holidays off and more. No on call hours required. You must be licensed in South Carolina and capable of working in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Administer vaccines, heartworm tests and microchips 

• Excellent communication skills

• Enjoys interactive experience with clients

• Ability to work Friday afternoons, Saturday & Sunday

• Adjust to a fast-paced work environment

• Able to work outdoors year-round

If you want to enjoy being a veterinarian again, please send your resume to Janet Bartram at


 Animal Care Specialist

Part Time 20- 30 hours per week

Job Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing daily sanitation of kennel areas according to Pawmetto Lifeline protocols
  • Assuring all animals are cared for regarding food, water, daily exercise and appropriate living conditions
  • Monitoring the health of the animals

If applicant does not have prior animal handling experience they may be required to participate in restraint training prior to being hired. The successful candidate must be available to work weekends and holidays. Supervised by the Director of Animal Care.

Applicants should be highly motivated with an interest in helping animals, must be comfortable handling all breeds of cats and dogs, must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, bend and reach; control large dogs on a leash; handle cats without fear; work with a variety of cleaning agents; work in an environment with changes in climate and weather extremes.

Please email your resume to  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE