Company: Human Society of Silicon Valley
Posted on: November 18, 2021
Love animals? Want to spend your day surrounded by wagging tails
and soft purrs?
Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV), an independent, privately
funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been serving people
and pets in Silicon Valley for over 90 years. Having facilitated
more than half a million animal adoptions, HSSV is leading the
charge for animal welfare through community education programs,
creative marketing techniques and effective homeless animal
prevention strategies. HSSV is the first organization ever to meet
the model shelter standard-of-care guidelines put forth by the
Association of Shelter Veterinarians.
We take our mission seriously:To save and enhance lives both
two-legged and four legged! Through compassion and collaboration,
we are building a community in Silicon Valley where every pet has a
We are looking for Registered Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary
Assistants and to care for and treat shelter and privately owned
animals in our state-of-the art medical center, which cares for
over 7,000 homeless pets and performs over 8,800 surgeries each
year. Positions are full-time, working an alternative work week of
4-10 hour days. Work shifts may include duties in onsite
spay/neuter/vaccine clinic, in-house shelter medicine, or mobile
spay/neuter and wellness clinics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Become a member of a high performing team comprised of Veterinary
Assistants, RVTS, Veterinarians and volunteers to provide the
highest standard of care to animals.
Assist Veterinarians with pre-, peri- and post-operative care of
animals, administer treatments to hospitalized patient, perform
diagnostic tests and triage new shelter intakes.
Participate in examinations and various soft tissue and orthopedic
Ensure surgical and treatment areas are clean, sanitary and
maintain a safe environment.
Perform dental x-rays and prophylaxis procedures.
Complete standing orders for medical treatment per established
Triage patients requiring medical attention, including the use of
Discharge surgical patients and provide excellent customer care and
Ensure prompt and accurate paperwork procedures are followed each
Adhere to HSSVs safety, disinfection and animal care protocols.
Maintain a professional and collaborative attitude when working
with co-workers, or cross-functionally with staff in other
Other job duties may be assigned as needed.
CA licensed Registered Veterinary Technician or Veterinary
Assistant Certificate preferred.
If not an RVT, must be able to acquire a Veterinary Assistant
Controlled Substance Permit (VACSP) in compliance with the
California Veterinary Medical Board:
Experience caring for animals in a medical or animal shelter
setting using fear free animal handling techniques.
Ability to respond appropriately during an emergency and maintain
competency in CPR procedures.
Comfort around all types of pet animals required.
Excellent customer service skills and must enjoy a fast-paced work
A team player willing to jump in and help in any area.
Motivated with a desire to learn and grow and dedicated and
passionate about saving lives.
Strong leadership and communication skills.
Must be able to successfully pass a drug and background screen.
In addition to a variety of health, welfare, retirement, time off
benefits and staff discounts, you will also receive paid CA
veterinary licensure or permit and paid continuing education
Work Days and Hours
Hours are flexible and based on organizational needs. HSSV is a
24/7/365 organization. Depending on staffing needs, overtime may be
required. Shifts start as early as 6:30am and some end as late at
7:30pm. Because of the need to care for animals onsite 7 days a
week, positions require working at least one weekend day and some
overtime, when needed.
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