Salt Lake County

Veterinary Tech Mobile (Certified) - TL

Requisition ID 2023-35204
# of Openings
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
3 months ago(8/28/2023 5:38 PM)
SLCO Department (Portal Searching)
Animal Services
Location : Location
Location : Address
511 W 3900 S
Location : Postal Code
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Regular Full-Time (Merit)
Posted Min
Posted Max

Job Description


Salt Lake County…A career with a purpose in the community you love!

Salt Lake County invites you to explore our exciting career opportunities. We seek highly enthusiastic individuals to enrich our County with your experience and talent. If you enjoy working in a team environment that is committed to changing the lives of its community, please keep reading.

What it is like to work here:

At Salt Lake County our culture is woven into all aspects of our work and our employees’ lives, from the way we treat each other to the way we support the community.  To promote and foster a fun and healthy work environment, we appreciate employees through great benefits, a healthy work life balance and room to grow and develop.

Surround yourself with:

Peers who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We serve Salt Lake County and envision a safe and beautiful place for all to live work and have fun. Salt Lake County is about connecting people and championing our community.  Community is more than a place….its our heart and service that bring us together.

We encourage a work life balance:

Working for Salt Lake County is more than just a paycheck.  A career with /Salt Lake County includes several benefits and perks.  We support our employees with 12 Holidays, up to 24 vacation days, 12 sick days and one personal day every year.  We work in a hybrid environment giving you flexibility to manage working from home and being in office.


Additional Benefits include:

  • Retirement options for hybrid pension/401(k) or 401(k) only with a 10% contribution

Medical coverage including a 100% county paid premium option-Dental and Vision coverage including coverage for adult designees

  • Health Savings account with a county contribution up to $1200/year, Flexible Spending Account
  • 100% county-paid Long-Term Disability and Short-Term Disability option
  • Professional Development including professional membership fees paid
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Plus: Onsite medical clinic, childcare and gym; hospital insurance, pet insurance auto and home insurance and discounts at County facilities.




Assists the Veterinarian in performing sterilization procedures and other surgeries. Conducts animal health examinations and assists in the treatment of sick or injured animals.




Associate degree from an accredited college or university in Animal Science, Veterinary Technology, or other closely related field, plus one (1) year of related experience; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.


A valid Driver’s License accepted by the State of Utah is required at the time of hire. A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah must be obtained within six (6) months of hire, in order to operate a County vehicle.


Veterinary Technology certification, or must be obtained within six (6) months of obtaining this level, through the State of Utah.


Must receive a verified negative test result on a mandatory drug test before starting in this position. Will be subject to random alcohol and drug testing. May be subject to post accident and reasonable suspicion alcohol and drug testing. 




  • Monitors animal population for any change in behavior, appetite, water/food intake, or any sign of illness; reports unusual situations to the veterinarian. Husbandry and nursing care of shelter animals
  • Initiates treatment and provides medications based on established infectious disease protocols.
  • Triage and initiate emergency stabilization and diagnostics with indirect supervision from veterinarian.
  • Ensures clinic areas, equipment and supplies are cleaned, re-stocked and maintained appropriately.
  • Verifies all animals have been vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed/neutered prior to adoption.
  • Perform exam, advanced treatments, and diagnostics with direct supervision of veterinarian.
  • Performs in house routine diagnostics and laboratory testing, including radiography.
  • Administration of anesthetic medication by inhalation/intubation or intravenous injection, assists veterinarian during surgery as needed. Surgical preparations and positioning of patient.
  • Monitors animals during and after surgical procedures and provides appropriate nursing care to ensure animals are kept comfortable to optimize recovery.
  • Performs dental cleaning, charting, and non-surgical extractions.
  • Responsible for handling and documenting of controlled substances and following all policies and procedures related to such.
  • Calculates and documents medication dosages, including controlled substances. Assists Veterinary Clinic Supervisor in maintaining inventory and orders pharmaceutical and surgical supplies/equipment.
  • Dispenses prescribed medications and discharges animals to owners, providing at home care instructions.
  • Provides advanced at home care instruction and demonstration for fosters and adopters.
  • Performs humane euthanasia in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining medical records for individual animals, including associated charges for services



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