Veterinary Assistant

  • Wednesday, September 06, 2017 5:39 PM
    Message # 5066608

    The Sonoma Humane Society has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and we're seeking an experienced Veterinary Technician to work part-time.  The part-time position would include 1 day per week, 8 hours per day on Tuesdays.

    Come and join our team!  This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted Best Nonprofit, Best Animal Adoption Center, and Best Charity Event (Wags, Whiskers & Wine) in Sonoma County by the North Bay Bohemian!  We are passionate and dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love.  Serving our community since 1931, the Sonoma Humane Society is a donor supported safe haven for animals.  If you love animals and will feel right at home in our pack!

    The Veterinary Assistant is responsible for providing high quality, humane animal care while maintaining the highest standard of medical care for a busy shelter clinic. The Shelter Medicine department is integral in the Sonoma Humane Society's mission to ensure that every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care.  The Veterinary Assistant will be responsible for assisting with appointments and exams, monitoring animals under anesthesia, recovering animals from anesthesia, delivering treatments and vaccines to animals, restraining animals, and other tasks as needed.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist Veterinarian and Animal Care staff with examinations, treatments, anesthetic procedures and associated record keeping for all animal patients.
    • Assist doctor in appointment or surgery room.
    • Clean and disinfect animal areas as necessary to maintain a safe and sanitary environment.
    • Assist with euthanasia’s in accordance with Society policies & California laws.
    • Handle stress and pressure with poise while working in a high pace working environment.
    • Always strive to work with the 5 freedoms of animal welfare in mind
    • Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor
    • Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
    • Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
    • Freedom to express (most) normal behavior by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind
    • Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of medications including controlled drugs.
    • Provide excellent customer service both internally and externally.


    • Minimum two years’ experience working in a veterinary practice or exceptionally mature and hard-working attitude.

    Please submit resume and cover letter with salary history to  We are sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed above, or mailed to: Sonoma Humane Society, P.O. Box 1296, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.  For more information, please visit our website:

    The Sonoma Humane Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a benefits package to employees working 20 or more hours a week which includes health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403b retirement plan, along with staff discounts on our services.


    Last modified: Friday, September 15, 2017 10:39 AM | Cindy Roach
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