Salt Lake County

Veterinary Assistant-Temporary

Requisition ID 2023-35206
# of Openings
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
3 months ago(8/28/2023 5:54 PM)
SLCO Department (Portal Searching)
Animal Services
Location : Location
Location : Address
511 W 3900 S
Location : Postal Code
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Temporary Part-Time
Posted Min
16.00 Hour
Posted Max
23.99 Hour

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. 



Entry level position assisting the Veterinarian and Technician with daily duties in the treatment of sick or injured animals.




Six (6) months of working directly with animals or animal related experience.


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.




  • Monitors animal population for any change in behavior, appetite, water/food intake, or any sign of illness; reports unusual situations to the veterinarian.
  • Provides treatment and administers medications as directed. Husbandry and nursing care of shelter animals.
  • Ensures clinic areas, hospital area, cages, pharmacy/lab area are re-stocked, clean, and organized.
  • Verifies all animals have been vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered prior to adoption.
  • Safe handling and administration of vaccines, injectable medications, and sharps disposal.
  • Restrains animals for exam and assists in advanced treatments and routine diagnostics. Including radiographs and collecting samples for routine laboratory test. Prepares samples for testing at diagnostic laboratory.
  • Surgical instrument care, preparation and sterilization of surgical packs. Daily disinfection and maintenance of surgical suite and equipment. Ensures surgical laundry is washed and prepared for use.







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