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:  $12.00/hour DOE

Work Schedule

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, 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.


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

Submit a cover letter, resumé and completed HSU application. Applications may be downloaded and printed HERE.

A resumé does not substitute the completion of an official Humane Society of Utah application. Resumés submitted without an application will not be considered. Submit application to, mail to Humane Society of Utah, P.O. Box 573659, Murray, Utah 84157-3659, fax to (801)590-9800, or apply in person at 4242 South 300 West in Murray. No phone calls, please. The position is open until filled.