Pay: $20-25 per hour with consideration given to skills, abilities, and current salary/tenure with the PLFA


  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Department/Location: Pets In Need Veterinary Clinic & Spay & Neuter Clinic, East Providence & Warwick, RI

Reports To: Clinic Managers

Job Purpose

The Potter League for Animals is building a new team of heroes. Now is a great time to join us and be part of developing the team and work environment you’ve always wanted.


We offer a four-day workweek with no evening or weekend hours.


We’re seeking skilled Veterinary Technicians at our Pets In Need low-cost veterinary clinic in Riverside, RI and for our low-cost Spay and Neuter clinic in Warwick. Floating between clinics is an option for those who like to “mix things up.”

The Veterinary Technician provides emotional support and compassionate care to the pets the Potter League serves and to the people who love them. The Veterinary Technician/Assistant is responsible for performing the traditional duties of a veterinary technician while working with a sense of urgency in a safe and efficient manner to best support the veterinarians and implement treatment plans.


  • Provide compassionate care to our clients and patients
  • Perform all duties in accordance with Potter League policies and procedures
  • Admits surgical patients as they are checked in. Report any health concerns to veterinarians
  • Efficiently pre-medicate, induce, and intubate any and all patients as necessary
  • Monitor anesthesia with a clear idea of abnormal conditions
  • Recover multiple patients post-operatively
  • Handle and track controlled substances for large volumes of surgical patients
  • Administer vaccinations, tests, medications, and treatments at the direction of veterinarians
  • Ensure prompt and accurate data recording procedures are followed each day
  • Knowledge and ability to intake and release patients, including developing post-operative instructions in a competent and friendly manner
  • Take directions from veterinarians
  • Able to respond appropriately during an emergency, follow veterinarian instructions and maintain competency in CPR procedures
  • Able to assist doctors with surgery when appropriate
  • Maintain appropriate level of inventory of medical/surgical supplies
  • Prepare and clean exam rooms and treatment areas
  • Fill medications for patients
  • Walking/feeding patients as necessary
  • Train new veterinary technicians and assistants to utilize our patient care protocols
  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner with the public and coworkers
  • Handle medical phone calls
  • Assist at the front desk with rotating shifts which include answering phones, scheduling patient appointments, and accepting payments
  • Assists in maintaining healthy, safe, sanitary, pleasant, and clean facilities
  • Be a “team leader” by displaying a positive attitude and acting as a motivating force for all staff members
  • Follows all safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment in compliance with OSHA regulations
  • Demonstrates initiative and a flexible work schedule while working enthusiastically and cooperatively with all clinic staff
  • Adheres to all Code of Conduct standards
  • Other duties, as requested


EMPLOYMENT DISCLAIMER:  This job description is not a contract – management reserves the right to change its contents at any time. This organization complies with the guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The individual who will thrive in this position:

- Genuinely enjoys people and instinctively shows kindness & compassion to others
- Has a dynamic personality, is outgoing, & has a sense of humor
- Is confident & self-assured, is proud of their individuality, & respects that of others
- Is driven, self-motivated, self-directed, & eager to achieve goals
- Works with a sense of urgency & can multitask
- Is experienced with safe animal handling using Fear Free techniques
- Experienced Veterinarian

Required Education Level : Associate's Degree