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Hiring a Vt to join our Veterinary Center

Hiring a Vt to join our Veterinary Center
Date Posted: November 21, 2023

Secondhand Hounds is a 501(c)3 non-profit, foster based organization. In 2019, we created our own veterinary center to focus on our own foster animals’ needs. While we have put a big focus on our foster animals, as of 2021, we started seeing pets in our community. SHH is unique that we offer a “marriage” of both rescue animal and owned animal medicine & surgery which allows our veterinarians to see an array of cases!

All revenue generated from owned animals that are seen at our facility are put back into the SHH’s general funds to help us continue to save lives and say “yes!” to helping animals in need!

We are looking for a self-starter who thrives in a fast paced and collaborative environment. Our technicians have rotating roles in appointments, float tech, and surgery. Our technicians work four 10 hour work days with one set day off per week. Saturdays are on an as needed basis.

At Secondhand Hounds, we promote a healthy work life balance and encourage our team to have fun at work while providing excellent medical care to our patients. Our clinic culture is based on our 5 core values that define who we are and we fully embrace them to build our culture. Our core values include Compassionate, Solution Orientated, Open Minded, Service Minded and Reliable.

Position Responsibilities:
The Veterinary Technician is responsible for ensuring support to our veterinarians, including support for appointments, procedures, diagnostics, surgeries and other vet center needs.

Assist the veterinarians in appointments by thorough patient support including handling and exam notes
Triage client and foster medical questions or concerns and discuss recommendations
Collect and process lab samples for bloodwork, cystocentesis, ear cytologies, and skin cytologies
Perform digital radiographs
Administer vaccines and SQ, IM and IV injections
Fill prescriptions for client and foster animals
Surgery preparation and monitoring for a variety of surgeries
Perform dental cleanings, including digital dental rads
Light reception duties

Veterinary Assistant: $19-20/hour
Vet Tech: $21-23/hour
CVT: $24-27/hour

10 Paid Holidays
Personal Pet discounts
Certification Renewal Fees
Vet Girl subscription for CVT
Health Insurance
Simple IRA with match up to 3%
Short and long term disability
Adoption fee discount

Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT) preferred
1-2 years of technician experience at an animal clinic preferred
Ability to read, understand and follow department and facility procedures and policies
Experience handling dogs and cats during medical exams and procedures
Experience communicating individually and in a team environment
Experience working with computer applications
Ability to lift 30-40 pounds daily
Secondhand Hounds 5959 Baker Road Minnetonka, MN 55345 

Additional Details

Clinic Name: Second Hand Hounds
Street Address: 5959 Baker Road
City: Minnetonka
State: Minnesota
ZIP: 55345
Contact First Name: Melissa
Contact Last Name: Weber
Contact Phone: 6512873323
Minimum Education Required: Associate's/2-Year Degree
Minimum Experience: Open to all levels of experience
Benefits: Retirement Plan, PTO, Health Insurance
Position Available: Veterinary Technician (Certification Not Required)
Hourly/Salary Range: $19-$27
Contract? No
Designation: Full Time
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