rectangular button that says click here for open positionsWe Fill A Gap That No Other Animal Welfare Organization Does

East Bay SPCA is looking for diverse and talented candidates who support our mission to improve the welfare of cats and dogs in the communities we serve. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. Founded in 1874, we are a leader in animal welfare and continue to provide comprehensive and affordable services for our East Bay communities.


East Bay SPCA is a leader in animal welfare, offering competitive pay and benefits.

Our benefits are designed to help our staff lead healthy, productive and rewarding lives, both at work and at home. Take a glance at our Full Time Employees’ Benefits:

Staying Healthy

Employee medical and dental benefits are paid 100% by East Bay SPCA.  

  • Medical
    • In-person and telehealth options available​
  • Dental​
  • Vision (optional)​
  • Ergonomic workstation accommodations

Planning for your future

  • 401(K) Retirement Plan with 3% company contribution  
  • Life Insurance 
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance 
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program 

Taking time off

  • 120 hours of paid time off per year with service-based increases: 
    •  160 hours for 5-9 years of employment 
    • 200 hours for 10+ years of employment 
  • 80 paid holiday hours per calendar year 
  • Annual Personal Holiday after 1 year

Extra perks and discounts

  • Pets at Work Program 
  • Waived pet adoption fees 
  • Discounted veterinary  care for employee animals 
  • Discounted Behavior & Training Classes and Programs 
  • One free spay/neuter per year 
  • Up to $75/month public transit/vanpool commuter reimbursement 
  • Pet Food Express and other industry discounts 

Join Our Medical Team!

We fill a gap that no other shelter does in caring for animals, their humans, and local communities.

East Bay SPCA is looking for veterinarians and medical professionals to work in our Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinary Clinic, Spay/Neuter Clinics, and Shelter Medicine Program — providing affordable and comprehensive animal care. As one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the country, we offer a competitive compensation package with full benefits. ​

Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinary Clinic

Our veterinarians are truly saving lives every single day. With more than 5,000 appointments per year, our clinic has some unique features:​

Unlike any other shelter– You will be a part of a larger mission to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect, and overpopulation in the East Bay.​

A people first approach– Our VP of Medical Services supports many of the administrative duties, allowing our staff to focus on patients. Sharing duties helps to proactively prevent burnout and we have strategies in place to help with compassion fatigue. We have a veterinary social worker on staff to help with humane advocacy work, helping our clients get access to financial assistance and other programs designed to help keep companion animals with their people.

What Makes Us Different 

Our full-service veterinary clinic runs part like a general practice, and part urgent care. Our team regularly evaluates new and unique cases and diversifies their skillsets by treating referrals, stray animals, and performing high-volume-high-quality spay and neuter surgeries at our Spay/Neuter Centers. We also see and treat animals referred to us by local partners who are aware of the individual or pet owner’s financial limitations. Our veterinarians are trained to think creatively and provide options to clients that may not have many others. Our organization works consistently with both internal and external partners to decrease the financial burden of veterinary care for individuals and families in need. Our team also has a full-time case manager with a social work background who supports our clients through this process so that the veterinary team can focus on continuing to provide excellent medical care. We value the impact our work has on East Bay communities, and beyond.

A Positive Work Environment

We offer opportunities to:​

  • Shape the evolving field of community medicine;​
  • Grow skills and experience unique cases;
  • Provide care to animals that may not have elsewhere to turn;
  • Influence future veterinary professionals of tomorrow;
  • Be the change you want to see in our world.

Vision Statement

East Bay SPCA is recognized as the leading resource in the East Bay community for improving animal welfare and enriching the human-animal bond.

Core Values

Compassion: We value animals and people 
Collaboration: We value working as a team with agencies both public and private to achieve similar goals 
Innovation: We value being leaders in animal welfare 
Stewardship: We value our limited resources and those who support us 
Lives: We value the lives of the animals in our care and in our community 

Bay Area Perks

Northern California is one of the most sought-after locations in the world. Work in a field that changes lives while living your best one! 

The Bay Area is home to some of the most incredible wildlife, parks, and people in the country— but then again, we might be biased. The diversity of the East Bay means you can find any type of food, fun or activity you could want. We are a hub of world-class eateries, independent businesses, entertainment and concert venues, and an eclectic collection of museums and cultural centers.  

Located just three hours shy of Lake Tahoe and Mount Shasta and literal minutes from the bay, living here means that you really can visit the snow and surf in the same day if you wanted to!  Hop in your car and enjoy the ocean from different vantage points from the hills of Oakland, in San Francisco, or Marin Headlands. Drive up the coast to the Redwoods, Russian River Valley, or stunning Mendocino. Locally, Napa, Sonoma, and wine country are just an hour north of Oakland. 

Relocation is worth the miles travelled when your backyard is a wonderland. Life in the East Bay is filled with plenty of 75-degree days when other regions are simply roasting. Of the many benefits of being a resident– our favorite is the people. 

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