Who we are:

Have you ever wondered what happens to cats and dogs whose owners are unable to afford veterinary care? We did. The ASPCA’s Community Medicine (CM) team provides expert veterinary care to support the welfare of animals and their people through our stationary and mobile veterinary clinics, serving the most underserved communities in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. We help pet owners overcome barriers to care, bringing quality services directly to the communities that need us most and partially or fully subsidizing the cost of basic and preventive care. CM treats people and pets with dignity and respect, assisting pet owners in making informed decisions about their pets’ health and wellbeing regardless of their financial circumstances. When you come to work at the ASPCA, you join a team of over 1,000 dedicated colleagues with deep knowledge, skills, and passion for the animals we serve.

What you’ll do:

Help animals in need! Our highly skilled technicians play a crucial role in our program, working as a team with CM veterinarians and assistants to provide essential services to the pets and rescue animals that need us most. The ASPCA’s Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) offers high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN), preventive care and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. CM technicians build a wide range of skills and you’ll use your education and license to its full extent exclusively concentrating on medical duties, working some days in spay/neuter surgery and others seeing appointments or assisting with out-patient procedures.

What you’ll get:

Work/life balance: five-day work week with two days off to recharge
paid vacation time to relax
paid sick time to heal
three paid continuing education days and a CE stipend to keep your skills sharp
ten paid holidays to observe
plus – paid personal time to celebrate what and when you like
Terrific benefits package: medical, dental, and vision insurance, pre-tax dependent care and health flexible spending accounts (FSAs), 401(k) plan with generous employer contributions beginning after one year of service, employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance and more (note that benefits are subject to change annually)
Room to grow: the ASPCA has robust professional development programs to help you grow as a medical professional and a person
Support: we are one of the largest and most impactful animal welfare organizations in the world, so you will always have a strong team to lean on and cheer you on

Work Schedule

This is typically a Monday – Friday, 8 hour schedule with flexibility to work occasionally beyond the scheduled work day and Saturdays approximately once per quarter may be required.


Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Medical (60%)

Care for 30-40 cats and dogs per day in spay/neuter surgery
Administer injections including anesthetics, pain medications, vaccinations and other medications
Intubate animals, place intravenous catheters, perform venipuncture and administer fluids as needed
Monitor vital signs of sedated and anesthetized patients in pre-operative, operative, and post-operative phases
Provide treatments and supportive care according to the CM Standard Operating Procedures and as directed by attending Veterinarian
Provide a safe and compassionate environment for animals in our care, our staff, and for our clients by using low-stress handling techniques
Assist with patient exams, take medical history, perform diagnostic testing, and prepare medications to go home with the client/patient
Maintain all necessary controlled substance drug logs and patient records
Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocols
Ensure anesthetic machines, pulse oximeters, scales, and other equipment are functional and report equipment that is not working properly
Assist with humane euthanasia in accordance with ASPCA policy and CM protocols
Work with coworkers to clean and disinfect animal areas, equipment, instruments and facility while utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment

Customer Service (30%)

Communicate with all clients in a non-judgmental, effective and professional manner
Communicate basic veterinary medical concepts to clients, including, but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks
Explain information provided by the veterinarian about an animal’s condition to clients

Other (10%)

Enter medical information into digital data bases as appropriate
Represent ASPCA in a professional and courteous manner
Adhere to all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Follow all written and verbally communicated CM Standard Operating Procedures
Collaborate and foster good communication with ASPCA colleagues
Participate in veterinary/medical training of CM staff, ASPCA staff and veterinary and technical students by coaching, discussion, and demonstration
Attend staff meetings and training sessions
Perform other duties as assigned

Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values:

Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
Believes in Team – that we are stronger together
Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals

Education and Work Experience:

New graduates welcome! Must have graduated from accredited school of veterinary science technology (2 or 4 year program) or the equivalent as determined by the Florida Department of Education


Must have current Florida State Veterinary Technician License (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment)
Surgery/Anesthesia experience preferred
Excellent animal handling skills (cats, dogs)
Excellent customer service skills
Experience using a computer and navigating software applications
Ability to lift and carry 40-plus pounds repeatedly throughout day with assistance
Ability to work standing for 8 or more hours
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to work efficiently and calmly under challenging conditions
Strong interest in animal welfare and serving underserved communities
Fear Free® Veterinary certification is required within 60 days of hire

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of factors, including but not limited to education, training, experience, location, business needs, internal equity, market demands or budgeted amount for the role. The target hiring range is for new hire offers only, and staff compensation may increase beyond the maximum hiring range based on performance over time. The maximum of the hiring range is reserved for candidates with the highest qualifications and relevant experience. The expected hiring salary range for this role is set forth below and may be modified in the future.

The target hiring range for this role is $28.35 – $30.75

For more information on our benefits offerings, can be found here.

The Compensation Team will review internal candidates’ current compensation, to determine if an offer beyond the target hiring range may be applicable.

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Bilingual (Spanish) Strongly Preferred


English (Required), Spanish

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA.  Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status,  or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

See Work Experience and Qualifications above.



Required Education Level : Associate's Degree