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Kansas City Zoo

Registered Veterinary Technician (Full Time)


Under general supervision, the Registered Veterinary Technician assists the Zoo veterinarians in the administering daily care and treatment of collection animals, in accordance with the Zoo’s veterinary program.





Supports and adheres to the Zoo’s program of veterinary care and preventive medical programs, by assisting with daily tasks, including:

  • Administering medications, according to established protocols and laws.
  • Monitoring anesthesia and assisting with surgical procedures.
  • Assisting with movement, capture and restraint of animals.
  • Performing routine laboratory processing analysis.
  • Monitoring health and welfare of hospitalized and quarantined animals.
  • Preparing instrumentation for anesthetic procedures.
  • Changing dressings and bandaging as directed.
  • Coordinating, purchasing and stocking medical supplies.
  • Assisting in maintaining the cleanliness and daily functioning of the animal hospital.


Assists in maintaining the cleanliness and daily functioning of the animal hospital.


Adheres to all continuing education and supervision requirements as outlined in Missouri State RVT statutes.


*This position may at times be requested to perform other duties or special projects as assigned, which are in the best interest of the Kansas City Zoo.



    1. Associate’s Degree in Registered Veterinary Technology.
    2. Must be/able to become a licensed RVT in the state of Missouri.
    3. Successful completion of Veterinary Technician National Examination.
    1. Minimum of 1 year full time employment as a licensed registered veterinary technician, preferably in a zoological institution with a diversified taxonomic collection.
    2. Comprehensive knowledge of veterinary procedures and technology, including routine equipment usage and the application of technical skills.
    3. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, preferred.
    4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    1. Must have valid driver’s license.
    2. Must have or be able to obtain negative TB test.
    3. Must be able to lift 75 pounds.
    4. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays and evening hours, in all weather extremes.
    5. Must pass a background and drug screening.

How to Apply

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Kansas City Zoo
6800 Zoo Drive
Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: 816-595-1234
Fax: 816-595-1880

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