Job Description

Sterling Shelter Clinic in need of a Surgical Veterinary Technician with Experience

Monday through Friday work schedule!!
NO nights / NO weekends!!
$500 Retention Bonus at 6 months!!
Pay up to $30/hr based on experience!!

Job Description

Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling MA is seeking a motivated, compassionate, and reliable Surgical Veterinary Technician for our on-site high volume spay/neuter clinic.

Our clinic focuses on high volume, high quality spay/neuter surgeries and caring for the animals that come through our shelter. We provide vet care for our shelter's pets, assist multiple shelters/rescues, ACO’s and provide low cost s/n services for our community. We offer additional procedures/vaccines as needed. To learn more about us, please visit our clinic website at and our shelter website at

For serious candidates, we will schedule working interviews where we ask you to spend a few hours in the clinic. This will give you a good idea of what the job entails and see the surgical flow from beginning to end. This allows our clinic staff to see your skills and allows you to work with our doctor and clinic staff to see just how rewarding this position can be for the right candidate.

Candidates MUST have veterinary technician skills (preference given to those with surgical experience). This position requires a tech background with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Flexibility and adaptability will be invaluable as job duties may fluctuate from day to day and even moment to moment. The ability to communicate clearly, assertively and effectively with staff and clientele is essential. Surgical experience includes: preparing animals for surgery, intubation/extubation, and monitoring anesthesia. The ideal candidate will demonstrate self-initiative and the capacity to work independently. The technician must be able to objectively evaluate clinic logistics and implement working solutions in real time. This position requires a working knowledge of pharmaceutical drugs, common animal health diseases; their symptoms, means of transmission, treatment and prevention, and basic preventative health care recommendations.


Greet clients upon intake, ensure surgical consent forms are complete
Administer sedation/induction drugs to surgical patients, intubate/extubate patients, maintain controlled substance log, monitor anesthesia, dispense medication, communicate with clients (specific duties rotate daily)
Restrain animals for physical exams and medical services/procedures
Discharge patients, discuss after care with clients, process payments for invoices
Perform daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks
Aid in maintaining appropriate inventory levels
Work with shelter staff regarding appropriate care of shelter animals
Ensure public receives customer service that is courteous, respectful and professional
Actively promote spay/neuter services and educate clients on responsible pet care
Represent the clinic in a professional, courteous manner
Maintain a positive attitude
Preference Given to:

CVT's or candidates with on the job training (certificates/licenses NOT required as long as you have the experience) with surgical experience.
Associate’s degree OR certification from an AVMA accredited college level in veterinary technology or Certified Veterinary Technician program is a bonus.
Prior experience with domestic animals working in a humane organization or shelter setting.
Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $20.00 per hour


401(k) matching
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Health insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan

Day shift
Monday to Friday
No nights
No weekends
Application Question(s):

What sort of experience do you have in a vet clinic/hospital?
Do you have experience as a surgical veterinary technician

High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Veterinary technician experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Veterinary Technician Certification (Preferred)
Work Location: In person

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Joy Chambers

Closing Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2023

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