Animal Place Registered Veterinary Technician (live-in) Grass Valley, CA · Full time Company website

Are you a dedicated Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with a passion for animal care? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of diverse species? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you at Animal Place! We are seeking a passionate and skilled RVT to join our team. This position offers a high level of autonomy, allowing the RVT to manage medical needs and treatment plans while collaborating closely with the veterinary team and sanctuary staff. The RVT will play a pivotal role in our efforts to provide top-notch medical care to our resident animals, ensuring their health and comfort are always prioritized.


About us: Founded in 1989, Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the United States. As an animal rights organization, we promote the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website before considering applying: 

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Medical Care: Provide compassionate and high-quality medical care to animals. This includes administering medications, performing treatments, and assisting with medical procedures as needed under the guidance of a veterinarian.
  • Diagnostic Procedures: Conduct and assist with various diagnostic procedures, such as blood draws, radiographs, and ultrasounds, to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
  • Medical Records Management: Maintain accurate and detailed medical records for all sanctuary animals, documenting treatments, medications, and observations in a timely manner.
  • Emergency Response: Be prepared to respond to medical emergencies and provide immediate care to injured or ill animals, including after-hours on-call duties as needed.
  • Collaboration: Work collaboratively with the animal care staff and other sanctuary personnel to develop and implement individualized care plans for animals with special medical needs.
  • Animal Handling: Safely handle and restrain animals during medical procedures, ensuring their safety and comfort at all times.
  • Client Education: Educate sanctuary staff and volunteers on proper animal care techniques, medication administration, and recognizing signs of illness or distress.
  • Facility Maintenance: Assist with maintaining the cleanliness and organization of the veterinary clinic and medical equipment, ensuring compliance with sanitation standards and regulations.


  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) License: Must possess a valid RVT license in California.
  • Previous experience working with farm animals as an RVT in a veterinary clinic, animal shelter, or similar sanctuary setting.
  • Passion for Animal Welfare: Genuine dedication to the welfare and well-being of animals, with a strong desire to make a positive difference in their lives.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team, demonstrating excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, stand for extended periods, and work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle animals with kindness, patience, and empathy, especially in stressful or challenging situations.


  • Housing and utilities are provided by the employer
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Vacation, holiday, sick time package
  • Health insurance coverage
  • 403b retirement savings plan (Animal Place matches 3%)
  • $500 Veterinary care stipend for companion animals
  • Free scrubs
  • Continuing education and license fee reimbursement up to $500

Start Date: August 1, 2024 but flexible


$50,000 - $75,000 per year