King County is seeking an experienced Veterinary Technician. The responsibilities of this classification include assisting the veterinarian in preparing animals for surgery, inducing and monitoring anesthesia and recovery after surgery, assisting with exams, diagnostics and lab work, administering vaccines and other medical treatments and maintaining a safe and clean working environment. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, 7am-6pm, four days a week. The hourly rate range is from $21.52 to $27.28. Please apply by Monday, February 3, 2014 before 4:30 pm.
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Thanks again…Betsy Larson, DVM
Position Title: Companion Animal Services Veterinary Technician
Rate: CAS Veterinarian
Kay Joubert at: firstname.lastname@example.org or
PO Box 1037 Lynnwood WA 98046
Resumes and letters of interest needed by 2/10/14
DOE – Full-time (4 days week/10-hour shifts)
Requirements: Must be a licensed / registered veterinary technician with a current Washington State license.
Purpose of Position: To provide for the comfort, health care and euthanasia of animals at the shelter, and to assist with implementing the daily activities of the PAWS Spay/Neuter Clinic and medical program.
Duties and Responsibilities: In accordance with organizational policies, duties include but are not limited to:
• Performs daily activities of PAWS’ Spay/Neuter Clinic, including scheduling of surgeries; drawing and processing of lab work, preparation of animals for surgery; assisting veterinarians during surgery; and monitoring conditions of animals before, during and after surgery.
• Assists clients during low-income surgery days, and foster parents during re-checks and visits.
• Under direction of management, euthanizes animals according to written policies and procedures.
• Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of clinic work area and equipment. Cleans all animal housing and treatment areas and provides food, care and socialization for animals according to written procedures.
• Maintains a system of record keeping for all animals treated at the clinic. Accurately completes paperwork and enters information into the shelter database program.
• Responsible for maintaining clinic inventory of supplies and medicines, and placing orders. Works with vendors and suppliers on specials, cost-containment and programs beneficial to the agency.
• Provides assistance to management with the evaluations of medical and behavioral needs of animals in the shelter by maintaining accurate records and status changes.
• Administers immunizations, medications, and treatment for injuries or illness as prescribed by a veterinarian and provides other health care to animals as provided in written policies and procedures.
• Oversees, trains and provides assistance to volunteers in day-to-day performance of their duties.
• For complete job description, visit: http://www.paws.org/employment.html
Physical Demands: Candidates must be able to lift a minimum of forty (40) pounds and heavier weights with the assistance of other staff. Work is performed both in and out of the shelter that requires lifting, bending, stooping, pushing and other moderately strenuous activities, and must be able to stand for long periods of time.
• Must be a high school graduate or equivalent, and be able to read, write and speak clearly in English so that written and verbal instructions can be followed.
• Must be willing and able to work daily with companion animals and have a basic understanding of the needs and behavior of domestic cats and dogs. Must be able to handle individual animals in a caring, safe and humane manner.
• Must be able to work cooperatively with people and to communicate clearly about PAWS’ mission, the care and treatment of animals, and the safety of the public and other employees. Must be able to represent PAWS professionally at all times.
• Must be or be able to become certified in Washington State to perform humane euthanasia.
• Preference may be given to someone with previous experience working with animals in an animal shelter. Important considerations for this position include the abilities to handle animals safely and humanely and to communicate clearly at all times.
Note: Under the provisions of the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the successful candidate will be required to provide both evidence of identity and eligibility for employment.