Overnight Veterinary Technician - Shelter
Denver, CO Veterinary Services
Job Type

Are you a skilled veterinary technician with the experience needed to work independently?  The League is looking for an Overnight Veterinary Technician.  

This key role within our Shelter Veterinary Services team, works with our Overnight Veterinary Assistants to manage critical care cases, patient diagnostics, vaccinations, and other responsibilities during an overnight shift. This is a critical position, directly supporting the League’s mission to end animal homelessness and animal suffering. This position is located at the League’s Leslie A. Malone Center at 2080 S. Quebec Street in Denver, Colorado.

Purpose of Position: Provide overnight medical care and treatment for animals.   


  • Collect samples for testing and perform laboratory tests.
  • Take radiographs.
  • Medicate, vaccinate, and treat animals as prescribed by veterinarian.
  • Administer anesthesia and monitor animals under anesthesia.
  • Assist veterinarians in medical and surgical procedures. This includes using proper restraint.
  • Provide medical assistance and counseling to patrons.
  • Use and maintain medical equipment.
  • Perform physical examination of animals.
  • Perform data entry to update animal records.
  • Clean and maintain work areas.
  • Perform euthanasia and other related tasks.
  • Contribute to and lead initiatives to improve processes and procedures.
  • Monitor animals overnight.

People Care

People are the key to fulfilling our mission. Making internal and external patrons and their needs a primary focus is expected in all situations. This position interacts with and collaborates with employees at all levels of the organization. Communication occurs through face to face, telephone, and electronic interactions and may also include contact with the general public and League business partners. Communication and contact must be clear, understandable, cooperative, professional and respectful in all circumstances. Employees are expected to actively support a positive team environment, directly address conflict, and appropriately express concerns.


Competencies are work behaviors and expectations necessary for successful job performance. They encompass knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, and actions. Additional definitions for competencies may be obtained from Human Resources

Organizational Key Competencies

  • Integrity and Ethics
  • Adapting to Change and Ambiguity
  • Customer and Community Focus
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Excellence

Position Key Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conflict Management
  • Work Independently 

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility

  • Volunteers


  • This position requires driving a company vehicle 
  • This position may require travel to different work sites


Majority of working hours will be held during non-business hours for the organization. Employee must be capable and confident in working independently.

Work Conditions and Physical Requirements

Handle and restrain animals of various sizes, weights, and temperaments. Subject to animal bites or scratches. Work performed in high noise level areas. Exposure to cleaning chemicals, fumes, dust, animal dander, and feces. Exposure to radiation in association with performing radiology procedures. Physical efforts require constant bending, stooping, standing, climbing stairs, and walking. Repetitive motion associated with medical and surgical care. Frequent lifting of animals and objects up to 40 pounds with reasonable accommodation. 


Full Time Benefits – Please visit our website for a comprehensive list of all offered benefits. 

  • Benefits (medical, dental, and vision) 
  • Flexible spending accounts 
  • League-paid Life and Short-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Holiday Pay 
  •  401(k) 
  • CVT's are eligible for student loan reimbursement, CE, and more!

Compensation: Starting at $21.60 per hour (uncertified); $22.50 per hour (certified veterinary technicians); (starting pay commensurate with market, experience, and equity)  +$1 per hour overnight shift differential



  • Working knowledge of current veterinary practices
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • High attention to detail


  • Associate’s degree in veterinary technology or equivalent experience
  • Completion of a veterinary technician internship or comparable experience
  • Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record


  • Certified veterinary technician
  • Experience in an animal welfare environment 
  • Two years of experience working as a veterinary technician