Veterinary Technician 2 - Seattle Humane Society

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Pullman, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime


524B-YN - Veterinary Specialist 2

Business Title:

Veterinary Technician 2 - Seattle Humane Society


Employee Type:


Job Family:

Civil Service - OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Summary of Duties:
The Veterinary Technician 2 provides veterinary technical support and assist during examination, diagnostic procedures, induction, anesthesia, surgery and recovery of typical species of small animals through Washington State University (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine’s partnership with the Seattle Humane Society (SHS). This position works on-site at the Seattle Human Society located in Bellevue, Washington.

As a Veterinary Technician you will provide guidance and instruction to Washington State University fourth year Doctorial of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students as they work on surgery and community-based medicine cases during their time at SHS. You will work with WSU faculty and SHS clinicians and technicians to further the goals of WSU's professional degree teaching program while providing quality animal care. We encourage applicants that are passionate about serving a diverse population of pet-owners and impacting animal health and well-being not only for pets that are being prepared for adoption but also through support for animals who already have loving homes.

While based in Bellevue, Washington, this position is associated with the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) and Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the largest department within the College of Veterinary Medicine. In the hospital environment, DVM students are introduced to the practical aspects of the clinical disciplines. In addition to the spending time in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, DVM fourth year students participate in clinical rotations at clinics and humane societies across the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle Humane Society. In this role you will contribute to the college’s, department’s, and Seattle Humane’ s commitment to excellence in diagnosis, treatment, and management of clinical problems.

There is an opportunity for a flexible four to five day work schedule, which can be discussed in more detail with interested candidates.


As a Veterinary Technician with VCS, will you will be provided with learning and training opportunities to grow and hone your Veterinary Technician skills. Additionally, as a WSU employee you will have access to the WSU tuition waiver program to access education opportunities at WSU campuses and other select state public institutions of higher education.

Washington State University offers competitive medical and retirement benefit packages. Information about Classified Staff benefits can be found at:

Required Qualifications:

  • An Associate Degree from an accredited school of animal technology, or registration, certification or licensure in an animal or veterinary technician field and one year full-time experience as a Veterinary Specialist 1; OR equivalent education/experience.

Additional Requirements:

  • An Associate Degree from an accredited school of animal technology; or registration, certification or licensure in an animal or veterinary technician field and one year experience with the care and treatment of animals in a veterinary practice; or equivalent education/experience. 

  • Applicant must meet the required criteria (WAC 246-935-060 ) to be eligible to sit for the Washington State veterinary technician exam and must pass the exam the first time it is available.  Must pass WSU radiation safety training exam first time it is available.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a small animal veterinary setting preferred.

Additional Information:


College of Veterinary Medicine

Department Name:

Veterinary Clinical Sciences

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99146

Screening Begin Date:

This position has been posted as Open until Filled. Screening of applicants will begin February 1, 2022.

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Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:

1) Resume
2) Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or .

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