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Thank you for your interest in working for Secondhand Hounds! We are one of the largest animal rescues in Minnesota, founded in 2009!


As you can see on our team page, we have departments who work together to manage specific functions within Secondhand Hounds. Look below for our open positions, both in our rescue and our veterinary center, and submit an application for consideration.


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Open Positions

Certified Veterinary Technician

Secondhand Hounds Veterinary Center is hiring! 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! Qualified certified techs eligible for signing bonus! Full-time technicians also eligible for monthly healthcare stipend! Job Title: Certified Veterinary Technician Reporting to: Veterinary Center Operations Director Hours per week: Full or Part Time options available! Position Type: Paid Position Responsibilities: The Veterinary Technician 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
  • 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 40-50 pounds daily
Job Type: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $19.00 – $22.00 per hour depending on qualifications Benefits:
  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

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