Employment Opportunities & Volunteer Positions

Welcome to Spay Illinois! Spay Illinois is a non-profit, low-cost pet wellness clinic. In addition to low cost spay and neuter surgeries, we also offer affordable dentals, wellness exams, and vaccinations, just to name a few of the many services we perform.  We view our team as family and believe in providing a happy and fulfilling environment in addition to work/life balance so that our employees can spend quality time outside of work.  We are in the process of expanding our location and are looking to expand our family as well!  We need experienced, high-energy multi-taskers that have some schedule flexibility to fill the following positions:

  • 1 Certified Vet Technician (Full Time) Starting salary $16 – $20 DOE
  • 2 Vet Technicians (Full Time) Starting salary $13 – $15 DOE
  • 1 Relief Vet Technician (Part-time/off-site locations) $13 – $15 DOE

Please see the full description below for additional job duties and requirements.

As a vet technician you will be responsible for assisting veterinarians and surgical staff in the care of animals before, during and after surgery. Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Surgery Prep
    Administering any injections/vaccinations, pre-medication, shaving, induction and intubation of patients as needed with an ability to monitor anesthesia, including placement of IV catheters.
  • Surgical
    Ability to quickly and competently follow vet instructions and requests; follow proper protocols for anesthesia, emergency and CPR procedures; perform and ensure sterilization of instruments and equipment before, during and after surgery; transfer pets to and from surgery, ensure proper surgical secured placement and move animals to proper recovery areas.
  • Recovery
    Disconnecting pets from surgical equipment, safely handling and monitoring pets, including extubating, stimulating and administering meds as directed for recovery, taking temperatures and continued monitoring of heart rate and oxygen. Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds for the transference of pets into surgery and recovery.
  • Wellness Clinic
    Knowledge and use of proper restraint techniques, administering vaccinations, completing blood draws for testing.
  • Pickup/Drop Off
    Weigh and record pet weights, safely handle and transfer pets to holding areas while awaiting surgery preparation, competently review and explain billing and medical notes with clients.  Friendly, knowledgeable, and compassionate communications with clients is a must!

Benefits include:

  • Health and dental insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation time
  • 6 paid holidays
  • Employee pet discounts
  • Continuing education opportunities

All areas require proper cleaning and maintenance of space and equipment.  And in case you didn’t already know, YOU MUST LOVE ANIMALS AND PEOPLE!

Please note which position you are applying and submit resumes to jobs@spayillinois.org.