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)

Veterinarian

Reports to:  Chief Veterinarian
Location:  Yorktown Heights, NY

Job Summary:

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.  Hours are 9 – 5 Monday through Friday.

Requirements:

Doctorate of Veterinarian Medicine (DVM) or equivalent.

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

Whelping Kennel Technician 

Location:  Canine Development Center in Patterson, NY.

Work hours:   Friday thru Tuesday with one late night being Sunday 11:00am – 7:30pm

In the event of a whelp or critical care issue on your late night, you will be required to spend the night caring for the brood and newborn pups.

Responsibilities include:

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.  Monitor birthing process to ensure health and safety of the pups and adults. Perform whelping procedures, assisting brood whenever necessary. Handle all post whelp clean-up, care and treatments.
3.  Time management of workload with computer task list.
4.  Maintain accurate records utilizing point of entry system.
5.  Perform assigned medical treatments, vaccines, preventatives, sub-q fluids, tube feeding, ICU use and care, according to standard procedures.
6.  Clean and maintain equipment, kennel facilities and assigned grounds.
7.  Effectively work with pups in early obedience and socialization.
8.  Work with volunteers and general public who are interacting with the Whelping Kennel providing support, guidance and recognition.

Must be detail oriented, able to follow instruction, have sound judgement and be able to multitask.

Must love working with dogs.

Please email a letter of introduction and resume to Jennifer White, Whelping Kennel Manager at jwhite@guidingeyes.org

Instructor Assistant

Location:  Yorktown Heights, NY

Position Overview:

An Instructor Assistant 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, check-over’s, 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.  Maintain ears and weights as assigned.
  4. Time management of workload through the use of (white board, calendar, what’s happening).  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.   Monitor and control dogs in community run.
  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 50 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. College Degree preferred or minimum of 3 years of dog training experience
  7. Well organized, team player
  8. Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned
  9. Valid NY driver’s license
  10. Must be able to be blind folded as part of the role of being a trainer.

 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Linda Stanley, HR Recruiter, lstanley@guidingeyes.org.

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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