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Registered Veterinary Technician at Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

Registered Veterinary Technician

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo, CA Full-Time

Sign-on Bonus Available ($2,500 - $5,000, DOE)

4-10 alternative work schedule, no weekends, evenings or holidays!

Who We Are: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) is a local, private, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to animal welfare. It is our mission is to build healthy relationships between people and animals. PHS/SPCA is truly an open admission shelter, not only accepting many pet animals who might be refused at other shelters, but also taking care of injured and orphaned native wildlife from San Francisco through San Mateo and the northern half of Santa Clara County. Our work means 6,300 lives saved each year. To learn more about us, visit

Who You Are: You enjoy rehabilitating animals to great health and making a difference for the animals that come through our doors. With your veterinary knowledge, you can readily assist our veterinary staff through precise medical evaluations, surgeries, and procedures. Your passion for animal care extends to our shelter workplace and our clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide outstanding humane care for our patients and clients.

  • Assess patients for treatment with thorough physical exams.

  • Prepare and restrain animals for exams or procedures. This may include sterilization of work areas and administering pre-surgical injections.

  • Work on lab procedures and perform blood work. Operate microscope, centrifuge, and dental machines.

  • Calculate and prepare medications for patients.

  • Induce, monitor, and maintain animals under anesthesia.

  • Perform admitting and discharge duties for public and shelter animals.

  • Assist the veterinarians at PHS/SPCA in surgery or as needed.

  • Maintain proper paperwork and medical records as required by law.

  • Euthanize and/or assist with euthanasia of animals as needed in accordance with PHS/SPCA policies and procedures.

  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in all workspaces.

  • Maintain controlled substances log for Spay & Neuter and In-House Clinic. Perform inventory and stock and re-stock supplies.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position may supervise volunteers.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The individual must also possess the ability to manage the emotional aspect of end-of-life services and humane euthanasia, and support staff in high-emotion circumstances. Upon hire, must pass a background check. Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and able to show COVID Vaccination Card as proof of vaccination.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician certification from an accredited program is required.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, shelter medical records and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively before members of the public, volunteers or employees of organization. Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work well under pressure in emergency situations, deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Knowledge of Chameleon database software or become proficient within the probationary period (first six months from hire date). Basic knowledge, or become proficient with Microsoft Office and computer keyboarding skills, and data entry.

  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50-75 pounds.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Registered Veterinary Technician License

Excellent Benefits Package Available

  • Medical /Dental /Vision/Life/ Flex Spending
  • Sick, Vacation and Holiday pay
  • Continued Education Reimbursement
  • License Renewal and Uniform Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Retirement plan & employer matching

Available to all employees with pets:

  • Free vaccines, spay/neuter, microchipping, and two pet adoptions
  • Discounted euthanasia services/cremation, bloodwork, urinalysis, prescription food, and discounts at our retail stores.

For more information about our available job opportunities and how to apply, please visit our website at

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO

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