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Veterinary Technician 

We are currently looking to hire on full time veterinary technician.  

The Veterinary Technician ensures and maintains the proper, necessary and appropriate care of pre-surgical, surgical and post-surgical animals in the ownership or custody of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION.  Constitute the major responsibilities for anyone serving in this capacity. 

  1. Works closely with the Shelter Manager and the Animal Care Technicians to ensure the physical and mental health of Humane Society animals.
  2. Assists veterinarians with spay/neuter surgeries (animal preparation, clinic preparation, etc.) and oversees proper utilization of clinic.
  3. Communicates the medical status of animals to shelter staff, volunteers, and others as necessary; provides instruction to shelter staff and volunteers as directed.
  4. Responsible for inventory of controlled substances.  Assists with inventory for medical supplies and medications. 
  5. Operates, cleans and maintains medical equipment.
  6. Maintains a high standard of overall animal care.
  7. Testify in court regarding society business and field investigations when necessary.
  8. Assesses animals for surgery and possible placement.
  9. Performs euthanasia when required and disposal of animals in proper manner. 
  10. Maintains proper identification on animals during veterinary interactions.
  11. Keeps surgical suite area clean and tidy.
  12. Schedules veterinarians for animal spay/neuter surgery appointments and (in-house, foster, neighborhood, etc.). outside veterinary appointments for sick/injured animals as needed.
  13. Works closely with the Shelter Manager  to implement client, staff or volunteer training classes (e.g. puppy training classes)
  14. Attends various board committee meetings including but not limited to the veterinary committee.
  15. Schedules sharps container, Weiler Welding O2, etc. as related to veterinary clinic needs.
  16. Trains, encourages, motivates and provides positive guidance to volunteers for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
  17. Represents the Humane Society as a professional.
  18. Decision making regarding animal medical care in the absence of the veterinarian.
  19. May be called upon to perform other HSGD tasks including but not limited to the following: picking up injured cats, cleaning cat or dog areas, cleaning areas of the building, data entry, mailing items, ordering items, taking animal pictures, describing animals, etc

MINIMUM EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Veterinary Technician (LVT or RVT), with a current state license
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree from AVMA accredited veterinary technology program
  • Extensive knowledge of animals, proper care of animals, and diseases of dogs and cats
  • Succinct communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to organize thoughts in a logical, clear and concise manner
  • Ability to use animal related equipment, such as snares, poles, nets, traps, needles, syringes, microscope, autoclave, anesthesia machine and ultrasonic instrument cleaner
  • Familiarity with medical techniques, including, but not limited to: taking blood, fecal floatation, basic stains, administering medication (oral and percutaneous), placement of IV catheters/endotracheal tubes, and basic CPR
  • Basic calculations such as:  proper dosage of a medication per lb and kg and basic dilution/concentration calculations
  • Comfortably and confidently uses Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is an equal-opportunity employer.

If you are interested in this position, please send letter of interest and resume to mphillips@hsdayton.org or drop them by the facility. No phone calls please.

 

No jobs that fit your skills?  Please visit our volunteer page to learn about other ways to become involved with the organization.  

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is an equal-opportunity employer.

 

Updated March 2014 

 

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