Veterinary Technician

The City of Fort Worth has a progressive animal welfare program that enjoys broad based support from elected officials, industry, residents, and animal welfare agencies. A group of City staff and private business professionals recently raised over $1 million for a new medical treatment ward that opened in October 2014 to supplement its surgical clinic where approximate 9,000 animals were neutered in 2015. Also, in 2015, the shelter added outdoor kennels and dog enrichment areas. A $1 million expansion of the current shelter will begin this summer with plans for a second shelter to be completed in the next five years. The live release rate has increased from approximately 30% in 2010 to recently topping 90% in January and February of this year (YTD 87%).

We are currently recruiting for a Veterinary Technician to represent the City of Fort Worth by providing professional, courteous, quality of care for animals in our animal shelter clinic. Duties include animal observations; ensuring animals have appropriate food, water and clean environments. Conduct laboratory tests including blood tests, fecal examinations and skin scrapings, vaccinations and a variety of medical procedures as directed by the veterinarian.

Whether you would rather be working for the animals in the clinic, in the kennels or out in the field, animal control has many diverse job possibilities available. There are a wide range of career opportunities in the division of animal control, so search the open positions and get a rewarding new career today!


High School diploma/GED and two years of responsible veterinary assistant experience.


Preferences will be given for the following:

  • Higher levels of education in Animal Science, Veterinary Technology or related field;
  • High Volume High Quality Spay/Neuter experience;
  • Possession of Euthanasia Certificate;
  • Experience with PetPoint or other veterinary software;
  • Knowledge or experience with Trap, Neuter, Release and Return to Field programs.

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