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To apply for any of current job opportunities below, please download and complete an employment application and submit with your cover letter and resume via the link provided at the bottom of the page.
Registered Veterinary Technician

STATUS: Full-time or part-time, regular, non-exempt

SUPERVISOR: Veterinary Services Manager

Location: San Luis Obispo and Atascadero as per scheduling needs

 Woods Humane Society is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated RVT professional who shares our desire to give back to our community. The Daphne Fahsing Spay/Neuter Clinic Team of Atascadero is committed to providing accessible and affordable spay/neuter and basic health services to those most in need. With a focus on individual patient care, performed with efficiency, we provide a high-quality service in a high-volume setting. We pride ourselves in being a resource for all things “community cat” and are advocates for the well-being of feral cats who share our environment. We are a Team who values learning from each other and who strives to make every day a good one.


The person holding this position is responsible for assisting veterinarians perform medical and surgical procedures in our clinic. The scope of the surgical services is primarily high-quality high-volume (HQHV) spay and neuter services. Assistance in managing the health of our feline shelter residents is also a priority.  The RVT will be responsible for patient comfort and safety, accurate medical records, maintenance of medical and surgical equipment and supplies, and leading the team of veterinary assistants and volunteers in daily tasks.


  • Registered in the state of California as a Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with others, handle challenges with diplomacy, and integrate into a high-functioning team
  • Clear oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate positively, respectfully, and professionally with staff, volunteers, and members of the public
  • Personal commitment to animal welfare
  • Proficiency with computers and ability to learn new electronic medical records with ease


  • Previous work in an animal shelter setting or high volume veterinary clinic
  • Familiarity with Clinic HQ or Shelterbuddy software systems
  • Demonstrable ability to utilize Fear-Free techniques when handling animals


The person in this position will work in all aspects of our HQHV spay/neuter clinic

  • Be willing and able to perform all legally required duties of an RVT in California
  • Have deep understanding of anesthetic protocols, common side effects and potential complications
  • Will have ability to accurately calculate drug dosages for a range of patients
  • Display exceptional venipuncture skills and confidence to induce and maintain anesthesia in a range of patients
  • Ensure patients are treated in a humane manner that minimizes stress, especially during transport and restraint
  • Safely use equipment for fractious or feral patients
  • Ensure all incoming patients, their records, and recovery kennels/cages are labeled in accordance with Woods Humane Society’s policies
  • Inform veterinarian of any abnormal behavior, illness, disease and/or injury prior to surgery
  • Safely and properly operate anesthetic machines, monitors, heating devices, and other surgical equipment
  • Aid veterinarians as needed for patient exams, treatments, and during surgery as required
  • Assist in maintenance of proper asepsis and sterility in preparing for and during surgery
  • Provide all aspects of critical post-operative care for animals
  • Be adept at responding to medical emergencies calmly, quickly and efficiently
  • Perform general nursing tasks, including but not limited to: administering medications and/or supportive fluids, performing basic exams, collecting blood and urine, cleaning ears and wounds, applying external parasite control, clipping nails, microchipping, and vaccinating
  • Collect specimens and perform routine in-house laboratory procedures
  • Provide supervision and guidance to surgical assistants and volunteers
  • Oversee a running inventory of equipment and supplies for the clinic
  • Oversee the maintenance of equipment
  • Ensure sanitary environment is maintained
  • Aid Director of Veterinary Services in maintaining that clinic meets minimum VMB standards
  • Assists Clinic Manager with client questions/complaints and ensures clients are treated with respect and professionalism by all clinic staff
  • Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all the employer’s safety policies and rules (OSHA)
  • Must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel
  • Perform dental evaluations, cleaning and extractions
  • Accurately maintain all drug logs in accordance with DEA standards
  • Keep current with applicable laws and regulations that affect clinic operations
  • Accurately and neatly record all necessary and required information related to any veterinary procedures performed as per Woods policies
  • Maintain organization of patient files and forms prior to and during surgery
  • Assist Clinic Manager in patient file management and invoicing as needed
  • Assist veterinarians in completing additional documentation and forms
  • Accurately maintain records in Shelter Buddy and Clinic HQ
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Director of Veterinary Services
  • Attend department and staff meetings


Fast paced work environment with possible exposure to infectious organisms, animal waste, chemical materials requiring OSHA Material Safety Data sheets and potential hostile persons and/or vicious animals


Ability to lift and carry fifty pounds for 100 feet; withstand long periods on your feet; bend, reach, stoop, lift and other moderately strenuous activities; control dogs on a leash; appropriately and humanely restrain cats and dogs; work with a variety of animals and cleaning agents

WHS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without discrimination with regard to race (including protective hairstyles and hair texture), religion (including religious belief, observance, dress or grooming practices), creed, color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age (40 years or over), sexual orientation, gender, gender identification and expression, transgender status, transitioning employees, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer), genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, registered domestic partner status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, or as a veteran or as a qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, protected medical leaves (including a request for or approval of leave under applicable leave of absence laws), domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, or any other classification protected by law (“Protected Characteristics”). We also prohibit discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those Protected Characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those Protected Characteristics. It is our intention that all applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job related factors. EOE

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