Lead - Licensed Veterinary Technician


Why consider joining Kitsap Humane Society?

Do you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment? Are you looking for more than just a job and a chance to make a difference? In this role you will be working at least 75% of the time in surgery, managing work flow, anesthetizing pets, and monitoring surgical patients. When not in surgery you will be working with the shelter veterinarians to help treat shelter pets. 

Who are we?

Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is one of the leading animal welfare shelters in our Pacific Northwest region. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome homeless animals. We are committed to upholding an open admissions policy for stray pets, while maintaining an extensive adoption program, a low euthanasia rate, and excellence in all of our services. 

What is the opportunity?

KHS’s Lead LVT will work in collaboration with the Veterinary Operations Manager, Director of Shelter Medicine, veterinarians, staff and volunteers to provide high quality shelter medicine, surgery, treatment and care for KHS shelter animals. Technician responsibilities will include all aspects of surgery and recovery, examinations of shelter and foster animals, medical treatments, laboratory work and radiography. The position will also involve working closely with our veterinary assistants and volunteers in order to provide mentorship, training, and care for the animals. Our LVT must be efficient at time management and able to thrive in a high volume, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities.



Who you are?

We are looking for an LVT who thrives in a fast paced environment and has HQHVSN experience. We have a fabulous team and we are looking to add someone who is looking for a work family. Kitsap Humane prides itself in offering high quality care for any animal in need. We are working on providing access to care for our community neighbors who cannot afford veterinary care. We practice mindfulness at all staff meetings and work life balance is very important to us. If you are trying to remember why you got into veterinary medicine, come and work alongside a staff who is still very passionate about veterinary medicine. 

What makes this job so awesome?

• 40 hrs/week, full-time position, weekend/holiday work required

• $29 an hour 

• Medical/dental/life/vision insurance coverage available 1st of the month after date of employment

• Vacation leave available upon completion of 120-day introductory period

• Holidays and sick leave available

• One free animal adoption per year is available to all regular full-time or part-time employees.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer

At Kitsap Humane Society employees come from all walks of life. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Kitsap Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contribute to the success of our mission. Having a diverse workforce is this organizations greatest resource of strength and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures on how we can provide the best customer service. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone.

We look forward to reviewing your cover letter and application. You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact in our diverse and inclusive organization. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360)-692-6977 x1114.