The salary listed on this job posting is the starting salary range; amount offered will depend upon qualifications. 
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For evaluation purposes, acceptable qualifying experience for all positions must have been in a paid capacity unless noted otherwise in the minimum qualifications for the posted position. 

Additionally, 30+ hours per week will be counted as full-time employment and will receive full credit for the amount of time employed. A minimum of 15 through 29 work hours per week will be counted as part-time employment and will receive half credit for the amount of time employed. 

Vacancies currently available in the following department(s): Dallas Animal Services 

Minimum Qualifications 


  • High School Diploma or GED 


  • One (1) year of experience as a veterinary assistant/technician working in a veterinary clinic or animal shelter/animal control setting 


  • An Associate degree (or higher) in an animal/veterinary science or veterinarian technology field will meet the education and experience requirements 

  • A current Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) certificate issued by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) will meet the education and experience requirements 


  • Must obtain Euthanasia certification issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) within probationary period 

  • Must obtain Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) Introduction certification issued by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) within one (1) year of appointment 


  • NO Felony Drug offenses within the last 10 years 

  • NO Animal Cruelty convictions 

  • Availability to work varying shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays 


  • Basic computer skills 

  • Customer service skills 

  • Effective oral and written communication skills 

  • Working knowledge of dog and cat diseases, medical conditions and animal handling/behavior 

  • Ability to collect specimens and perform diagnostic testing 

  • Ability to maintain database with accurate information on the owners and animals in our care 

  • Ability to properly label and date medication 

  • Ability to maintain an accurate inventory of all medications in stock 

  • Ability to lift in excess of fifty (50) pounds 

  • Ability to learn and quickly adapt to changes in programs and procedures 


  • College coursework in animal/veterinary science, veterinary assistant certification, animal control officer certification or euthanasia technician certification is a plus. Experience in a high quality, high volume spay and neuter clinic is a plus