Job Description

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
Registered Veterinary Technician
In-House & Spay/Neuter Clinic

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization. Our mission, guided by the humane ethic, is to build healthy relationships between people and animals. First and foremost, PHS/SPCA provides care for thousands of stray and unwanted pets each year and seeks to place these animals into new, loving homes through our adoption program. The shelter is also home to many other vital programs and services including wildlife rehabilitation, cruelty investigation, low-cost spay/neuter, education and community outreach and obedience classes.

Would you like to work for an organization that helps rescue, adopt and love the most vulnerable animals in our county? Are you passionate about animal welfare and want to work directly hands on with animals? Do you want to help be the voice of the voiceless animals in the community? Do you want to make a difference in the community and the lives of animals? Are you looking for a career with a fast-paced team who is always on the move and is compassionate and fun loving? Come join our Veterinary Services/Spay & Neuter team at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA! Be a part of an organization where all employees are passionate about what they do and truly care about the organization’s mission, who not only consider themselves animal lovers, but also “people” people.

We are currently seeking licensed, enthusiastic, hardworking and animal loving individuals who will work to promote humane care and treatment of animals by ensuring they all receive a thorough health evaluation and their proper vaccinations. They will also be responsible for implementing protocols, procedures, medical evaluations and treatment of animals as set by Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA.

Essential Responsibilities:
Other duties may be assigned

• Perform physical exams on patients.
• Restrain animals for exams and/or treatment.
• Perform inventory and stock and re-stock supplies.
• Create list of patients for veterinary exam and other procedures.
• Perform laboratory procedures including the use of a microscope, blood and dental machines.
• Initiation of emergency medical practices as necessary.
• Accurately calculate, draw and prepare medications for patients.
• Induce and maintain animals under anesthesia. Ensure that all animals are monitored while under anesthesia. Assist veterinarian during surgery.
• Ensure that each animal receives the proper vaccinations.
• Provide humane care and treatment of all sheltered animals.
• Perform admitting and discharge duties for public and shelter animals.
• Calculate and draw pre-anesthetic/anesthetic drugs prior to surgery.
• Maintain controlled substances log for Spay & Neuter and In-House Clinic.
• Responsible for the surgical preparation of patients, including sterilization, administration of pre-surgical injections.
• Assist the Veterinarians at PHS/SPCA in surgery or as needed.
• Maintain proper paperwork and medical records as required by law.
• Maintain department equipment in good working order. Report items for repair/replacement as needed to management as necessary.
• Euthanize and/or assist with euthanasia of animals as needed in accordance with PHS/SPCA policies and procedures.
• Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in all work spaces.


• High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Registered Veterinary Technician License certification from an accredited program is required.
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to grab, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50-75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Additional Information:

Job Title: Registered Veterinary Technician
Department: Veterinary Services & Spay/Neuter Clinic
Reports To: Manager, Veterinary Services
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt; Non-Union, Full Time
Salary: $22.00-$25.00 per hour depending on experience

4/10’s work schedule is available
All permanent employees working 20+ hours per week
• Medical /Dental /Vision/Life/ Flex Spending
• Vacation and holiday pay
• Employee Assistance Plan
• Retirement plan & employer matching

Available to all employees with pets:
• Free vaccines, spay/neuter, microchipping, and two pet adoptions
• Discounted euthanasia services/cremation, bloodwork, urinalysis, prescription food, and discounts at our retail stores.

For more information about our available job opportunities and how to apply, please visit our website at

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO


This is a full time job

Contact Information

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Erika Petersen
Registered Veterinary Technician

Closing Date: Monday, August 31, 2020

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