Veterinary Technician/Assistant - Part time

  • Monday, December 03, 2018 2:15 PM
    Message # 6944051

    The Humane Society of Sonoma County has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and we are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to work part-time (8 hours per day), 1 day per week, in our new Community Veterinary Clinic.    

    Come and join our team!  This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted Best Animal Adoption Center, Best Animal Hospital 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 Humane Society of Sonoma County 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 low cost clinic. The Community Veterinary Clinic is a new program designed to provide veterinary care to members of our community who have financial barriers to seeking traditional veterinary care. This program is integral in the 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. The Veterinary Assistant must keep accurate medical records, perform clerical work and client education, and support of the Veterinarians, Veterinary Service Manager, RVT, and other team members.  This position requires practical knowledge of hospital procedures, services, client and patient interaction, data transcribing, word processing, medical records, and terminology used in the veterinary hospital.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    •    The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
    •    Must demonstrate self-motivation, responsibility, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. 
    •    Knowledge of domestic animal breeds, diseases, health care and basic animal behavior.
    •    Ability to properly lift animals, food, and supplies up to 50 pounds. 
    •    Good oral and written communication skills. 


    •          High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
    •          Six (6) months related animal care experience preferred.
    •          Experience in humane animal handling, restraint and confinement. 
    •          Willingness to work flexible days and hours, including evening shifts, weekends and/or holidays.

    Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements 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 Humane Society of Sonoma County 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: Monday, December 03, 2018 2:22 PM | Anonymous
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