Animal Services


Hourly Salary


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Animal Services

job description

The Department of Animal Services is looking for three full-time Veterinary Technicians who desire to be part of our team by providing quality care to animals in the City’s animal care centers.


A Veterinary Technician assists a Veterinarian by performing routine and subprofessional duties in the medical or surgical treatment of animals at the City's animal shelters, performs euthanasia-by-injection and immunizations under the direction of a licensed Veterinarian, administers emergency medical treatment to injured animals, and does related work.
Veterinary Technicians must be available to be assigned to any one of the shelters located throughout the City and may be required to work on the weekends.


A Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) certificate, issued by the State of California Veterinary Medical Board, is required at the time of filing.


Starting pay is $26.63 hourly, with annual step increases. Medical and dental benefits provided.

How to apply


If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a current resume, a City Employment Application detailing your education, training and experience, and proof of the Registered Veterinary Technician certificate to 

The period to submit your application opens on January 23, 2023 and ends when sufficient applications are received.

For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at: