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Spay/Neuter Vet Tech II

at Arizona Humane Society

Posted: 4/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1047736
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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Specializes in assisting veterinarians in all aspects of AHS' Spay/Neuter and Wellness Center including surgery, laboratory diagnostics, fluid therapy, emergency care as necessary, the administration of prescribed medications, client education and clinic asepsis. This is a full time position and the schedule is 10 hours per day/4 days per week. There is occasional flexibility in work hours where overtime is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate commitment to spay/neuter initiatives with a positive attitude.
  • Provide excellent patient care in all perioperative phases for up to 40 cats and/or dogs per day.
  • Administer injections such as pain medications, vaccinations and other medications, implant microchips, and perform testing as directed by the Veterinarian.
  • Intubate animals, place intravenous catheters, perform venipuncture and administer fluids as needed.
  • Monitor vital signs of sedated and anesthetized patients in preoperative, operative, and postoperative phases.
  • Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocols.
  • Communicate in effective and professional manner with public and all staff members.
  • Know veterinary medical concepts, including, but not limited to vaccine protocols and anesthetic risks. Be able to communicate such information to clients.
  • When Veterinarian has documented information about an animal's condition, adequately explain such information to clients.
  • Follow AHS standard procedures for post-operative care of patient and never leave animal unattended.
  • Maintain all records and document data through computer program.
  • Prepare home-care instructions and receipt for all services performed.
  • Fill prescriptions from veterinarian's written or verbal orders and provide clients with instructions for administration of prescriptions.
  • Work well both independently and cooperatively as part of team.
  • Remain composed while working in fast-paced environment.
  • Assist with or perform and properly document euthanasia.
  • Represent AHS in professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Attend required staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. High school diploma/GED.
  2. Preferably completion of a veterinary technician program OR a minimum of five years of experience at a veterinary hospital. Education may substitute for experience. 
  3. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  4. Must have specialized training under the direct supervision of a veterinarian OR from a veterinary technician school.
  5. Must know phlebotomy, immunology, parasitology, endocrinology and pharmacology.
  6. Safe and humane animal handling skills are required.
  7. Must be proficient in anesthesiology.
  8. Must be willing to travel on a regular basis. Have ability to read maps and navigate to various off-site locations.
  9. Must be able to drive a company vehicle.

Language Skills: Able to speak, read and write English; Spanish language helpful.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform basic mathematical skills.

Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Explorer; able to learn other software programs as necessary. Proficiency with or able to learn/use Chameleon software (for use with animals in a shelter environment).

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Veterinary Technician Certificate preferred.

Other Skills, Abilities and Qualifications: Regular attendance is required. Access to reliable transportation.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: There will be exposure to dust, heat, cold and temperature changes; occasional wet floors, and animal noises, odors and dander.  Most time will be spent in a typical air conditioned and heated office environment.




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