The Wildlife Center of Virginia is currently accepting applications for a full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician. The Center is looking to fill the position immediately; however, the position will remain open until the right candidate is hired.
We are seeking a mature, detailed oriented, and innovative individual, with strong interpersonal, technical, and diagnostic skills to fulfill the duties of veterinary technician and to help with wildlife rehabilitation tasks.
• Established or able to obtain status of Licensed Veterinary Technician in Virginia.
• Completed a veterinary technician program approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
• At least 6-months of wildlife rehabilitation experience. (preferred)
• Clear communication skills, including comfortable speaking in front of a large classroom or a large online audience.
• Data management skills (preferred).
• Teaching experience (preferred).
• IWRC Certified Wildlife Rehabilitation (preferred).
• Pre-exposure rabies vaccination required. Provide proof of vaccination or adequate titer within the previous two years of start date.
• Tetanus vaccination required.
• Demonstrated supervisory and managerial experience (preferred).
• Demonstrated experience in effective public speaking and writing skills (preferred).
• Demonstrated reliability and dependability; willingness to work weekends and holidays as necessary.
• Demonstrated ability to handle diverse and competing tasks independently, efficiently, and accurately; flexibility is a must.
• Must be even-tempered and diplomatic.
• Ability to organize, set goals, and meet deadlines; attention to detail.
• Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Strong commitment to protection of wildlife and the environment.
• Ability to lift/carry equipment and animals up to 50 pounds.
• 40 hours per week.
• One weekend day per week required.
• Holiday work required.
Salary and Benefits
• Starts at $28,000 (negotiable based on experience and qualifications)
• Benefits include health insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid vacation, reimbursement for professional and educational advancement.
• Cost of obtaining Virginia LVT license and CWR examination
Reports to: Hospital Director
Please email cover letter, résumé, and three letters of recommendation to:
The Wildlife Center of Virginia
C/O Hospital Director
P.O. Box 1557
Waynesboro, VA 22980