Licensed Veterinary Technician

  • PETA
  • Ashland, VA
  • Feb 15, 2022
Full time Animal Care Veterinary Services

Job Description

Position Objectives:

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


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Perform pre-op physical exams on and administer vaccines to patients
  • Maintain proper and complete medical records
  • 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
  • Provide administration of anesthetics and monitor patients from prep 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
  • Complete monthly controlled drug log audit for finance
  • 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
  • Take charge of fully stocking clinic supplies
  • Maintain strict confidentiality about client, patient, and donor information
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor



  • 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
  • This position requires proof of the COVID-19 full vaccination
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Area of Focus

Animal Rights

Veg Type

Veg Friendly

Job Level


Remote Position?