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Shelter Veterinary Technician

Company: Central California Spca
Location: Fresno
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Job Description:

PURPOSE/FUNCTION The Shelter Veterinary Technician handles routine check ups of all animals at the shelterand works closely with the Shelter Operations Manager and Veterinarian. This position requires the ability to interactprofessionally and compassionately with the general public and employees, give vaccinations, draw blood, administermedications and perform general physical examinations on all animals entering our facility.Working Conditions/Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed tohazards associated with aggressive patients; hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances;exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches and animal wastes; possible exposure tocontagious diseases.Essential Functions* Perform visual exams on incoming animals.* Examine and treat minor injuries and illness on shelter animals* Check on every animal in shelter and report to Veterinarian for further instructions.* The ability to humanely handle, with patience and ease, dogs of all breeds and sizes.* Oversee vaccination program; Assist in training newly designated vaccinations.* Brief visual exam of all shelter animals during daily rounds.* Examine/treat/keep medical records on injured/ill shelter animals under supervision of Veterinarian.* Assist with examinations of foster and investigation animals.* Perform daily treatments on designated animals.* Perform previously spayed or neutered checks as requested by staff on animals going up for adoption.* Perform lab work fecal/skin scraping, snap tests as required.* Monitor disinfection protocol compliance in various departments.* Coordinate between Veterinarian and Shelter Operations Manager. RequirementsQualification Requirements High School Diploma or GED required. 6 months experience as a Veterinary Technician or an Assistant required. Must be available to work weekends.Minimum Requirements Must be able to work in a very fast paced environment, be team oriented with a positive attitude, and possess a passion to provide quality care to animals. Must be responsible and able to work alone when/where needed; Must be able to lift 50lbs or more with assistance. Up to date tetanus shot immunization record prior to employment required. Strong communication skills and knowledge of common disease symptoms are required to report medical conditions to the Veterinarian. The Shelter Veterinary Technician will possess a combination of basic computer skills, good customer skills, maintain a professional demeanor at all times; must be able to multitask.Special Notes This description was prepared to indicate the kinds of activities and levels of work difficulty required of positions in this class. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities.Benefits$14.50/hour

Keywords: Central California Spca, Fresno , Shelter Veterinary Technician, Healthcare , Fresno, California

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