Guiding Eyes for the Blind is known for embracing every person connected with the school as a family member and for the collective spirit of its staff. We offer challenging and fulfilling career paths for those who are passionate about our work and mission. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and a dog-friendly work environment.

Organization Overview:

Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides guide dogs to people with vision loss.  We are passionate about connecting exceptional dogs with individuals for greater independence. Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to creating and supporting life-changing connections between people and dogs.

At our facilities in Yorktown Heights, NY, and Patterson, NY, we breed, raise, and train exceptional dogs. Then we connect them to people who are seeking increased freedom and independence, so that together, they can experience all kinds of life adventures.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

AVAILABLE POSITION(S)

Part Time Veterinarian

Location:  Yorktown Heights, NY
Reports to:  Chief Veterinarian

Position Overview:

Come and practice high quality veterinary medicine in a rewarding environment.  We oversee and provide care for Guiding Eyes dogs from breeding through retirement and all stages in between.  Services are offered at no cost to graduating teams, allowing you to provide meaningful high quality veterinary care without the pressure of sales.

You will perform physical examinations and diagnostic/medical/surgical/dental procedures.  You must be confident with large mature dog spay and neuters.

Our hospital is fully equipped for surgery, digital radiology, ultrasound and endoscopy.  Staff includes full time veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians.  Flexible work schedule available.

Requirements:

Doctorate of Veterinarian Medicine (DVM) or equivalent.

Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Forward CV to Jpetroro@guidingeyes.org

Training School Kennel Technician

Location:  Yorktown Heights, NY
Department:    Veterinary/Training School Kennel
Reports to:  Training School Kennel Manager

Position Overview:

The Training School Kennel Technician performs all daily kennel cleaning and maintenance duties according to established guidelines; provides a high level of animal husbandry care to all dogs; participates in canine enrichment programs; communicates effectively with volunteers, co-workers and the general public.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide a high level of animal husbandry care to all dogs including but not limited to bathing, feeding, ear cleaning, and medicating according to established policies and procedures.
  2. Clean and maintain equipment, kennel facilities and assigned grounds according to established protocols.
  3. Assist Training and Veterinary department staff on a variety of tasks.
  4. Demonstrate initiative to accomplish assigned tasks and meet Kennel needs as a team player.
  5. Maintain accurate and timely records utilizing point of entry system.
  6. Effectively handle dogs in obedience and socialization. May monitor and control dogs in small groups during play/exercise.
  7. Work with Kennel volunteers providing support, guidance and recognition. May conduct tours and provide assistance during graduations. Interact with the general public in a professional and courteous manner.

Qualifications:

  1. Physically able to lift and control 60-75 pound dogs and withstand up to two hours of repetitive bending, stooping, kneeling and squatting on concrete surface
  2. Some personal, volunteer or professional experience in handling and/or training dogs required
  3. Must be able to work daily with bleach and other cleaning agents
  4. Must be able to regularly lift and carry portable dog crates and dog pens weighing up to 30 pounds
  5. Basic computer skills required
  6. Veterinary experience a plus
  7. Well organized, team player
  8. Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned
  9. Valid NY driver’s license

 

Please forward resume to lstanley@guidingeyes.org

Breeding Kennel Technician

Location:  Canine Development Center, Patterson, NY
Department:    Breeding Kennel
Reports to:  Breeding Kennel Manager

Position Overview:

A Breeding Kennel Technician performs all daily kennel duties according to established guidelines; performs basic breeding procedures;   performs medical treatments, specimen collections and diagnostic tests

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide a high level of animal husbandry care to all dogs and puppies including but not limited to bathing, feeding, check overs, nail clipping, ear cleaning, and medicating according to established policies and procedures.
  2. Time management of workload through the use of public breeding kennel Outlook calendar.  Uses initiative to best meet assigned tasks and meet BK needs as a team player.
  3. Maintain accurate records utilizing point of entry system.
  4. Perform assigned medical treatments, specimen collections and diagnostic tests (blood, urine, stool collection and analysis, heartworm test, brucellosis test, vaginal smears, semen analysis, etc.) according to the standard procedures
  5. Clean and maintain equipment, kennel facilities and assigned grounds.
  6. Perform basic breeding procedures including progression evaluation and specimen collections, semen collection and evaluation, natural and vaginal inseminations.
  7. Effectively handle dogs in obedience and socialization.  Train potential fosters and volunteers in the proper handling of breeding dogs.  Provide obedience, socialization and exercise support to dogs and puppies in Breeding Kennel.
  8. Work with volunteers and general public interacting with the Breeding Kennel providing support, guidance and recognition.

Qualifications:

  1. Physically able to lift and control 65-75 pound dogs and withstand up to two hours of repetitive bending, stooping, kneeling and squatting on concrete surface
  2. Some personal, volunteer or professional experience in handling and/or training dogs required
  3. Must be able to work daily with accel and bleach and other cleaning agents
  4. Must be able to regularly lift and carry portable dog crates and dog pens weighing up to 30 pounds
  5. Basic computer skills required
  6. Veterinary experience a plus
  7. Well organized, team player
  8. Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned

Please forward resume to lstanley@guidingeyes.org

 

The above job description is intended to be a general description of the requirements and duties of this position.  It is one of inclusion, not exclusion.  Any Guiding Eyes for the Blind employee must be willing to perform tasks not specified within their job description, so long as those tasks are in the best interests of Guiding Eyes for the Blind and are tasks which the individual is capable of performing

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F, D/V
Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Our compensation package includes comprehensive benefits to full-time employees.

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