Certified Veterinary Tech (CVT)



  • Veterinary Technician Certification required
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs repeatedly throughout the day
  • Excellent communication skills, be team oriented, and enjoy a fast paced environment
  • Candidates must be committed to treating animals with kindness and respect


  • 20-25 hours
  • Must be flexible with schedule. Currently Thursday is our surgical day, subject to change different times of year.


  • Prepare surgical list and prep surgical room
  • Anesthetize animals and assist with surgical prep, monitor anesthesia and post-operative care
  • Calculate drug dosages; handle and track controlled substances
  • Perform dental prophy
  • Draw blood for various tests, perform fecals, urinalysis, and run cytologies
  • Clean and maintain equipment, surgical quarters, and animal areas as needed
  • Complete appropriate paperwork promptly and accurately
  • Administer medication
  • Monitor daily health of animals in care
  • Keep animal medical records updated
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • WCHS is currently offering a signing bonus of $500. Eligible hires can earn $250 after 90 days of employment and an additional $250 after 6 months
  • Competitive starting salary and financial assistance for continuing education and license renewal
  • Dental and vision insurance available
  • Life & supplemental insurances available
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Employer provided uniform
  • Employee discounts on goods & services

As a WCHS veterinary technician, you will work alongside an animal care team, surgical assistants, veterinarian, and administrative staff striving to make a difference in the lives of the pets and community we serve. With the chance to utilize your veterinary knowledge, communication skills, and love for animals, this role will afford you the opportunity to define a clear career path for continued growth and learning.

About WCHS:

The Washington County Humane Society is an independent 501 c(3) non-profit shelter, where, as a team, we make a positive impact on animals’ care and livelihood, assist the community, and continue to further our mission in accordance with the changing environment of animal welfare. We believe in hiring people with diverse backgrounds, ideas, and cultures, which permits us to deliver the highest quality of preventive care. WCHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.