Licensed Veterinary Technician

  • PETA
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Sep 18, 2023
Full time Animal Care Non-Profit

Job Description

Position Objectives: 

To provide high-quality care for patients of high-volume mobile spay and neuter veterinary clinic 


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Perform tests and assess and communicate patients' test results and medical histories to the attending veterinarian

• Work under the direction of the veterinarian to prepare animals for surgery and administer medications, including anesthesia drugs

• Monitor surgery patients from the administration of anesthesia through their full recovery and independently assess patients' readiness for discharge

• Maintain controlled-drug and supply inventories and conduct appropriate recordkeeping and reporting

• Comply with the applicable laws for licensed veterinary technicians established by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

• Communicate with clients regarding post-operative patient care as well as the results of diagnostic testing and other medical findings

• Establish and adhere to maintenance programs for all medical equipment

• Maintain strict confidentiality about client, patient, and donor information

• Drive the mobile clinic to and from designated sites

• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


• Virginia veterinary technician's license or willingness and ability to obtain a Virginia veterinary technician’s license 

• Previous experience with a controlled-substance inventory 

• Previous experience working independently and exercising discretion 

• Proven ability to handle confidential information 

• Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills 

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis

• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record

• COVID-19 full vaccination and booster recommended

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization