Arizona Humane Society
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

Every pet deserves a good life. We save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Our mission is made possible with the hard work of our valued employees. Named "Best Nonprofit" and "Best Place to Volunteer" by our community, we offer a friendly, professional work environment with a culture that promotes innovation, compassion and excellence. (Video)

Overnight Vet Technician (4 Day Work Week)


Join our competitive paying, non-profit shelter hospital to help save the lives of homeless pets that have nowhere else to go.

As the Southwest's largest shelter-based trauma hospital, your work will give second chances to pets who are routinely euthanized at other shelters across the country. It is more than teaching; it's a mission and purpose. Click here to watch our video about A Day in the Life at AHS.


Your schedule will be four 10-hour shift with three days off every week; giving you extra time to enjoy life outside of work! Overtime available!


Investing in our staff is important to us! We want you to learn new skills and grow into the role. If you are not a Certified Veterinary Technician, that's okay. We do not require a certification for this position and we will offer ongoing coaching, support and new learning opportunities. We are a large, non-profit organization with growth opportunities across many departments.


  • Competitive salary
  • Medical & dental
  • 401(k)
  • PTO and paid holidays
  • Generous continued education allowance, including paid Fear Free certification
  • Discount on veterinary services
  • Got student loans? Employment with AHS may qualify you for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

Position Overview:
Provide overnight care and treatments to animals in a shelter environment. Independently evaluates animals to determine adoptability. Assists the veterinarians in all aspects of AHS clinics including radiology, dentistry, laboratory diagnostics, client education, clinic asepsis, fluid therapy and the administration of prescribed medications.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the admission of patients.
  • Administer treatment to the injured animals currently in the hospital.
  • Collect, prepare and submit all lab samples to outgoing vendors.
  • Perform physical exam on all animals; verify adoptability determination or appropriate avenue for disposition.
  • Keep all clinic areas clean and orderly; restock supplies as needed.
  • Digital whole body and dental radiographs adhering to all required radiation safety procedures.
  • Assist in all areas of surgery from routine spays and neuters to orthopedic surgeries.
  • Perform Felv, Felv/Fiv and Heartworm tests, implant microchips and administer any necessary vaccines.
  • Complete and maintain all records.
  • Clean and prepare all instruments for packing and autoclaving.
  • Clean and disinfect kennels after patients are released.
  • Fill veterinarian prescriptions and provide clients with instructions for administration.
  • Follow departmental procedures for euthanasia including administration of drugs.
  • Fear free animal handling while being able to provide animal enrichment.
  • Other duties assigned.

Other Duties:

The duties listed above are intended as a general illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. Job descriptions are subject to change by AHS as the needs and requirements of the job change.


  1. High school diploma OR GED.
  2. Preferably completion of a veterinary technician program OR experience at a veterinary hospital or clinic. CVT not required. Education may substitute for experience.
  3. Must know phlebotomy, immunology, parasitology and, endocrinology, pharmacology and perform safe and humane animal handling.
  4. Safe and humane animal handling skills are required.
  5. Must be proficient in anesthesiology.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Language - Able to speak, read and write English; Spanish language helpful. Mathematical - Ability to perform basic mathematical skills.

Technical - Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Explorer; able to learn other software programs as necessary. Proficiency with or able to learn/use Chameleon software for use with animals in shelter.


  1. Regular attendance and punctuality required.
  2. Must work well both independently and cooperatively as part of team.
  3. Must remain composed while working in fast-paced environment.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear, taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. There will be exposure to dust, heat, cold and temperature changes; occasional wet floors, and animal noises, odors and dander. Most time will be spent in a typical air conditioned and heated office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Information:

The Arizona Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the E-Verify program. Pre-employment background check required.

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