Veterinary Technician, Shelter Veterinary Services

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  • Position Technician
  • Experience Less Than 1 Year
  • Practice Shelter/Non-profit
  • Qualifications Graduate (CVT, RVT, LVT)

Job Description

If you’re an experienced veterinary technician with a passion for helping pets and people, the Dumb Friends League wants to hire you! As a technician working as part of the Shelter Veterinary Services team you’ll manage the health of homeless pets during their stay at our shelters, lead surgery from routine to complex cases in partnership with our staff veterinarians and support adopters and foster families as they welcome cats, dogs, and other critters into their homes.



  • Perform physical examination and provide treatment for animals flagged as needing medical attention.
  • Medicate, and treat animals as prescribed by veterinarian and follow standard operating protocols.
  • Vaccinate shelter animals as needed
  • Provide medical assistance and counseling to patrons.
  • Collect samples for testing and perform laboratory tests.
  • Take radiographs.
  • Administer anesthesia and monitor animals under anesthesia.
  • Place IV catheters, calculate drug dosages and fluid rates.
  • Assist veterinarians in medical and surgical procedures.
  • Use and maintain medical equipment.
  • Perform euthanasia and other related tasks.
  • Perform data entry to update animal records.
  • Clean and maintain work areas.
  • Contribute to and lead initiatives to improve processes and procedures.
  • Place IV catheters, calculate drug dosages and fluid rates.
  • Complete cleaning and administrative projects as assigned.
  • Complete mobile spay/neuter shifts (service provided for public pets) as needed once trained.
  • Complete swing-shift or overnight-shifts as needed once trained.
  • Solicit feedback and remain open to feedback received by management and team members.

Schedule: Four, 10-hour shifts

Full Time Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, League-paid Life and Short-Term Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), Holiday Pay, Sabbatical, 401(k) with matching, CVTS are eligible for student loan reimbursement, and more! Please visit our website for a comprehensive list of all offered benefits.


Compensation: Starting at $21.60 – $23.60 per hour (uncertified); $22.50 – $24.65 per hour (certified/registered veterinary technicians); (starting pay commensurate with market, experience, and equity)




  • Education: Associate’s degree in veterinary technology or equivalent experience
  • Experience: Completion of a veterinary technician internship or comparable experience or working knowledge of current veterinary practices


  • Certified veterinary technician
  • Experience in an animal welfare environment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • High attention to detail


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