Experienced assistant or RVT wanted

  • Friday, February 07, 2020 3:36 PM
    Message # 8733571
    Administrator Administrator (Administrator)


    The Humane Society of Sonoma County has a longstanding tradition of giving hope to homeless animals and we are seeking a Registered Veterinary Technician or an experienced Veterinary Assistant to work full-time in our Shelter Medicine Department. This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization voted 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 Humane Society of Sonoma County is a donor supported safe haven for animals. If you love animals and people...you will feel right at home in our pack!


    ·         Deliver compassionate nursing care

    ·         Have a broad knowledge and understanding of animal science, medicine, and husbandry

    ·         Basic knowledge of pharmacology and sufficient mathematical skills to ensure the administration of accurate drug and fluid doses

    ·         Safely and humanely restrain animals of various species, size and temperament

    ·         Collect and perform laboratory tests including in-hospital lab equipment, cytology, SNAP tests, prepare samples to send to reference lab

    ·         Knowledge and proficiency in all basic medical tasks, including but not limited to: radiology, venipuncture, anesthesia induction and monitoring, surgical assisting, basic dentistry (scaling, polishing, radiographs and charting)

    ·         Strictly follow isolation and contagious disease protocols

    ·         Assist or perform euthanasia procedures as per Humane Society of Sonoma County policies & California Laws

    ·         Assist Veterinarian and Animal Care staff with examinations, treatments, anesthetic procedures and associated record keeping for all animal patients

    ·         Lift patients and objects up to 50 pounds without assistance. Assist in lifting patients weighing more than 50 pounds



    ·         Current and valid California Registered Veterinary Technician license preferred but not required

    ·         Minimum 2 years’ experience working with animals, shelter experience preferred but not required

    ·         Be willing and available to stay late or through breaks, when needed, to assist with emergency or critical-care patients.


    Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to the "jobs" email listed on the posted position on our website. Sorry, we are unable to take phone calls or inquiries in person. All applications should be submitted to the "jobs" email listed on the posted position on our website, or mailed to: Humane Society of Sonoma County, 5345 Hwy 12 West, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. For more information, please visit our website: http://humanesocietysoco.org/careers/‎.

    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.


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