Under the direction of a Veterinarian, assist in the provision of medical and surgical care of animals in the shelter. Administers medications, assists with surgery, performs basic laboratory tests, and performs end of life care when necessary. Must be a self-starter with the ability to think critically in order to be a stakeholder in the patients’ treatment plans. Works well independently but as part of a team to ensure timely, quality medical care for all animals in the shelter. This position is based within the medical department at a specific ACC location but flexibility to work at other locations may occasionally be required.
Medical and nursing care (70%)
Operational and administrative support (25%)
Eligibility for and willingness to apply for euthanasia technician certification; Good written and oral communication skills; Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, able to multi-task and prioritize; Dependable, reliable, and efficient; Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and stand for prolonged periods of time.
Education and Work Experience
Associates or bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology, or foreign equivalent recognized by NYS; Licensure in NYS to practice veterinary technology; Previous experience working in shelters preferred but not required.
The employee will regularly be exposed to the following: potentially zoonotic diseases (including rabies), aggressive animals, loud noises (e.g. barking dogs), and odors. Examination, restraint, and treatment of a high number of animals is physically and emotionally demanding. Euthanasia is performed in the facility and is a specific job task.
Reports To: Veterinary Team Manager
Overtime: This is a non-union position and is eligible for overtime.
Under the direction of a Veterinarian, assist in the provision of medical and surgical care of animals in the shelter. Administers medications, assists with surgery, performs basic laboratory tests, and performs end of life care…