What do animals mean to you?

Are you a cat person, a dog person, or both? Either way, your identification as an animal lover is important to us.

People who fit well at the Maryland SPCA have a deep, unwavering commitment to animal welfare. You will join a team of staff and volunteers who understand our vision, contribute to our mission, and thrive on hard work in order to care for and find loving homes for the cats and dogs in our care.

Everything we do is driven by our shared values of community, integrity, compassion, respect, and innovation. Together, we work tirelessly to prevent new animals from coming through our doors.

If that sounds like you, we hope you’ll apply to the Maryland SPCA!

See what opportunities are currently available. If you have any questions, contact humanresources@mdspca.org.

To Apply:

Please send your completed employment application and resume to humanresources@mdspca.org, along with a cover letter describing why you're a good fit for the position. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

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PART TIME – 30 hours

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, and alternating Fridays and Saturdays

Position Summary: The Veterinary Technician assists the clinic veterinarian in all aspects of exams, patient care, and client education. This position will include surgical, dental, and radiographic assistance and duties. Technicians will also be assisting CSR staff as needed with phone calls, and client communications.

We are looking for a pleasant and happy person who smiles and can make our clients feel welcome. Most of all in this position you will need to be committed to and enthusiastic about the mission, programs, and services of the Maryland SPCA.

Reports to: Assistant Director of Clinic Operations

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take accurate patient history, TPR, and weight
  • Knowledge of in-house lab equipment
  • Draw blood
  • Place an IV catheter
  • Ability to run in-house bloodwork, snap 4DX, ear discharge cytology, fecal flotation, and urinalysis
  • Perform radiography (digital preferred)
  • Administer vaccines, injectable medication both IM and SQ
  • Perform dental prophylaxis (cleaning, scaling, and polish)
  • Accurately dispense medication and discuss dosing with clients
  • Differentiate between the core vaccines for canine and feline and the ability to educate the client
  • Strong knowledge of veterinary terminology
  • Administer oral and transdermal medication
  • Accurately create treatment plans and review them with cli-ents
  • Demonstrated ability to use veterinary practice management software


  • Possession of high school diploma or GED.
  • Veterinary technology program and state license completion preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of 1-2 consistent years of proven work history in a veterinary hospital, clinic, specialty office, or emergency hospital.
  • Must be able to work a schedule that includes Saturday and be flexible when asked to work later or to cover when staff is off.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication.
  • Organizing, restocking, & cleaning exam rooms, pharmacy area, and surgical areas.
  • Strong restraint and phlebotomy skills (canine and feline).
  • Familiar with dosing and various methods of medication administration.
  • Experience in anesthetic monitoring, surgical assistance, radiographic technique/positioning, and dentistry.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, various types of medical and surgical equipment, and common veteri-nary protocols.
  • Strong computer and phone skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment under all conditions.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Able to work independently as well as on a team, follow through with assigned tasks.
  • Flexible schedule, able to work weekends, overtime as needed.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift and/or restrain 50+ pounds.
  • Standing for long periods with frequent bending, kneeling, stooping, and reaching.
  • Sitting, standing, walking, lifting, and other physical activities for a minimum of 8 hour periods.

Working Environment:

  • Work is performed in a clinic setting.
  • The technician is regularly exposed to animals, animal waste, and potentially hazardous conditions, including the risk of animal bites.
  • Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases, sharp objects, and hazardous chemicals.

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