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Veterinary Technician

Dumb Friends League

Job Description

Are you compassionate about animals and have a desire to speak for those who cannot? For over 100 years, the Dumb Friends League has been working to end pet homelessness and animal suffering by providing a strong and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. As the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the region, we care for more than 20,000 homeless pets and horses each year at our four facilities and are a national model in animal welfare. If you work well with people too, join our team and help us provide that voice. As a full-time Vet Tech, you will provide medical care and treatment for animals, and support the Veterinary Services department by completing projects and tasks as assigned.


  • 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.
  • Vaccinate shelter animals as needed.
  • Perform euthanasia.
  • Complete cleaning and administrative projects as assigned.

The Dumb Friends League offers student loan reimbursement to DVMs and CVTs.

This is a full time job.

Contact Information
HR Coordinator
Dumb Friends League
Denver, CO

Closing Date: August 22, 2019