Clinic Veterinary Assistant/Technician

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Position Title: Veterinary Assistant/Technician

Reporting to: Clinic Director, Staff Veterinarian

Employment Type: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Pay:  $12+/hour DOE

Work Schedule

Do you have extraordinary customer service skills? Are you organized? Do you like a challenge? Do you have what it takes to help us continue to provide the best customer experience that exists in the veterinary field anywhere along the Wasatch Front, and to help protect the lives of pets?

Must be available to work Tuesday - Friday from between 7:30 A.M. and 6:15 P.M., and rotating Mondays 8:45 - 6:15, and rotating Saturdays 8:45 - 3:15. Ability to work Monday - Saturday is required. Occasionally, some over-time may be required but not without prior authorization. Average hours worked per week: 34 - 42.

Hours and days are subject to change based on Clinic demands.


Purpose of The Position

Performs the procedures required to monitor animals during surgery and assist with monitoring as needed while animals are recovering surgery, removes pets from surgery table, assists with surgery check-in when needed, prepare and administer vaccines under the direction of a staff veterinarian, and assists with any other veterinary care provided by the Humane Society of Utah Clinic.



Must be able to work with dogs, cats, rabbits and other miscellaneous small pets. Must be able to understand and strictly follow all verbal and written directions from Staff Veterinarians and the Clinic Director. Experience in a veterinary hospital preferred but not required. We will train.


While performing the essential functions of this job, veterinary assistants/technicians are regularly required to lift 50 - 75 pounds repeatedly throughout the workday and must be able to safely and properly restrain large and/or fractious animals. Technicians are regularly required to kneel, bend, twist, stand and walk for long periods, and converse with clients to explain procedures and service schedules. The technicians are required to regularly perform repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement. The veterinary technician is regularly required to talk, feel the attributes of objects, grasp, push, and reach with arms or hands.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by management. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

The Humane Society of Utah is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


Surgery Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare dental instruments
  • Set up anesthetic machines
  • Monitor animals during surgery
  • Remove animals from the surgery table to the recovery area
  • Clean the dental machines at the end of the day
  • When all surgery responsibilities are completed, assist vaccine technicians with their duties

Vaccine Responsibilities

  • Bring animals to exam rooms/treatment areas, place them on exam table and restrain them for vaccinations and other services
  • Keep work area neat and clean at all times
  • Assist Cleaning/Recovery Tech with her duties in the afternoon
  • Draw up vaccinations
  • Microchip placement
  • Prepare and/or administer microchip implants
  • Anal gland expression
  • Nail trims
  • Clean and sterilize packs
  • Blood draws


  • Laundry
  • Clean windows
  • Clean the bathroom
  • Assigned weekly cleaning tasks
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Staff Veterinarians and the Clinic Director

To apply send a resume and cover letter to