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Veterinary Technician or Assistant

Secondhand Hounds Veterinary Center is hiring!  We are searching for full or part time Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants to join our team.   Now is an especially exciting time to join our incredible team, as we continue to shift away from providing care only to foster animals into a model that allows us to provide care for both foster animals and owned animals.  You'll have the chance to see and help treat a wide range of conditions in animals, as well as be involved in both appointments and surgeries, working with our four amazing and experienced veterinarians

Position Responsibilities:

The Veterinary Technician/Assistant is responsible for ensuring support to vet center veterinarians, including support for appointments, procedures, surgeries and other vet center needs

  1. Assist and support veterinarians: field basic client questions and discuss general health recommendations with clients, including at-home care details, provide support through patient appointments, surgery preparation, and end of day write up
  2. Diagnostics: perform blood draws, urine analysis, ear smear/cytology, X-rays, dental rads, Idexx
  3. Provide treatments: vaccinations, injections, IV catheters, dental cleanings, and assist in surgery, including administering and monitoring anesthesia


  1. Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) preferred, but not required
  2. 1-2 years of technician experience at an animal clinic preferred
  3. Ability to read, understand and follow department and facility procedures and policies
  4. Experience handling dogs and cats during medical exams and procedures
  5. Experience communicating individually and in a team environment
  6. Experience working with computer applications
  7. Ability to lift 40-50 pounds daily

Secondhand Hounds 5959 Baker Road Minnetonka, MN 55345 www.secondhandhounds.org

We offer a competitive salary based upon experience: $18.00 - $22.00 hourly and qualified certified techs eligible for signing bonus! We offer benefits to our Full-time team members: Monthly healthcare stipend, simple IRA w/match, and paid time off.


COVID-19 considerations:

We take Covid-19 seriously. Anyone entering the building is required to wear a mask. Currently, clients are not allowed to accompany their animals into the vet center for appointments or surgeries (the one exception is for euthanasia of owned pets).


Added  November 12

Additional Details

Clinic Name Secondhand Hounds Veterinary Center
Street Address 5959 Baker Rd #390
City Minnetonka
State Minnesota
Zip Code 55345
Contact First Name Melissa
Contact Last Name Weber
Email Address mweber@veterinaryha.org
Contact Phone 651-387-3323
Min. Education Required High School Diploma/GED
Minimum Experience Prefer experience; however, we are open to training
Benefits Retirement Plan, PTO, Other
Position Available Veterinary Technician (Certification Not Required)
Designation Full- or Part-Time
Contract? No