Employment Opportunities


We are always seeking dynamic individuals who believe in and will help fulfill our mission. The Cleveland APL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We also promote a drug-free workplace through pre-employment and random post-employment testing.  See below for instructions in submitting an application. Thank you in advance for the courtesy of no phone calls.

Featured Open Positions

Registered Veterinary Technicians & Clinic Associates

Are you a Registered Veterinary Technician or a Clinic Associate looking for a rewarding and fulfilling work environment?

The Cleveland Animal Protective League is seeking full-time RVTs and Clinic Associates. We are a full-service veterinary and shelter clinic with a mission to give shelter animals a second chance and improve access to veterinary care for pets in the Cleveland whose owners can’t afford care elsewhere.

If you believe in delivering the best animal and client service possible, want to be an active part of a team that saves the lives of homeless animals and works together to make quality pet care accessible to pet owners facing financial challenges, you may be just the person we need!

We believe that the only way we are successful is with the right team, so we will invest in you. That is why we offer competitive wages and benefits including vacation time, sick time, paid holidays, health insurance, dental & vision insurance, paid life insurance & long-term disability, 403(b) matching retirement plan, pet medical care discounts, license renewal and CE allowance for RVTs, and a uniform allowance. Did we also mention lots of adorable dogs and cats for you to love on? You’ll get a nice mix of assisting the veterinarian in surgery and working with the veterinarian providing care to shelter animals and animals from the public focusing on low-stress handling, running diagnostics, and seeing lots of interesting cases.

Clinic RVT Candidates – Must be a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Ohio. Experience preferred. Please visit https://clevelandapl.org/about-us/employment/ to apply online today!

Clinic Associates – Must be detail oriented,  possess accurate data entry skills, dependable, high school diploma or equivalent preferred, euthanasia certified or the ability to become euthanasia certified, thrive in fast-paced work environment – Please visit https://clevelandapl.org/about-us/employment/ for full job requirements and to apply online today!

Applying online:

Fill out our online employment application.

Applying via standard mail:

Send resume and/or application to:

Cleveland Animal Protective League
ATTN: HR Department
1729 Willey Avenue
Cleveland, OH   44113

Download a PDF of our application

Applying via e-mail:

Copy/paste resume into email body OR attach in a Word or PDF document. Enter position applied for in the email subject line, and send to our Human Resources Department.*

EEOC: The Cleveland APL is an equal opportunity employer and is looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

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