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Veterinary Technician

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Veterinary Technician for the South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC). The primary purpose of this position is to assist the clinic on a daily basis and provide emergency response support for the animals of the center.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Admitting and caring for sick and injured animals, including euthanasia; dispensing and applying treatments and medications as indicated by the veterinarian;
  • Performing laboratory and other diagnostic tests;
  • Medical recordkeeping including maintaining logs for radiology, case dispositions, euthanasia, controlled substances, and other logs, consistent with all State and Federal regulations;
  • Ensuring and performing safe/humane handling of animals during treatments and other handling routines and may include oversight of assistants (paid and unpaid staff);
  • Supporting the animal rehabilitation process which includes; cleaning, feeding, treatment, and daily husbandry as needed;
  • Assisting with development of operations policies and procedures and training materials;
  • Training, coaching, motivating, and supporting staff, volunteers, and externs in medical techniques used in the delivery of prescribed medication;
  • Assisting with workload planning, scheduling, and delegating assignments to staff and volunteers;
  • Assessing risks and developing procedures to minimize risks and liabilities;
  • Managing inventories and purchasing of veterinary supplies, equipment, managing medical diets, foods and formulas as well as ensuring supplies, equipment, etc. are kept in repaired, functional, organized manner for easy access;
  • Ensuring equipment and cleanliness of the clinics, wards and enclosures are maintained;
  • Other duties as assigned;


  • Minimum five years’ experience in animal handling and care required;
  • Licensed or Certified Veterinary technical degree highly desired;
  • Commitment to the goals and programs of the HSUS, and to compassionate, highest-quality animal care;
  • Excellent animal observation and handling skills along with strong interpersonal skills for effective teaching and coaching;
  • Experience with/knowledge of species indigenous to South Florida area preferred and ability to work with a variety of animals;
  • Must have (or obtain and maintain) an up-to-date rabies prophylaxis and titer;
  • Must be able to lift/move - pounds and be able to work outdoors in variable and sometimes extreme weather conditions;
  • Must be able to perform occasional long workdays and maintain focus, accuracy, and physical activities required of job;

Please submit a cover letter and resumé using this form or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


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