Job Description

Required Experience: 6 months to 2 years
Required Education: Training in Animal Care Facility, HS Diploma or GED
Status: Full Time/Hourly

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
● Responsible for examining and processing all received animals (includes properly completing
necessary paperwork in a prescribed manner). Processing includes performing basic examinations
for infections, infestations, and other medical conditions that may need treatment as well as the
following: vaccination, collecting blood samples, administering dewormer and heartworm/flea/tick
prevention, bathing, and basic grooming.
●Performs diagnostic procedures including; collecting blood samples, fecal flotations, skin scrapes,
etc.
●Prepares and sets up animal kennels and related equipment for cage change outs or newly arriving
animals according to specific instructions
●Responsible for administering all medications to shelter animals as well as feeding, watering, and
exercising animals in designated clinic work area.
● Responsible for monitoring shelter animals for any signs of illness or behavior issues and
communicating these to the Clinic Supervisor and Veterinarian on duty.
● Responsible for monitoring supply needs at all times and promptly communicating needs to Clinic
Supervisor
● Responsible for data entry of animal information upon intake as well as entry of all veterinary and
medical treatments and notes.
● Maintains full knowledge of basic animal care in order to educate the public during wellness clinics.
This includes familiarity of necessary vaccinations, sterilization benefits, heartworm disease (testing,
prevention, treatment). Maintains familiarity of products offered through the shelter, mechanism of
action, and basic costs.
● Performs all duties in an efficient and timely manner while staying on task and occupied during
entire shift.
● Responsible for ensuring the comfort, safety and well-being of all shelter animals, including
performing hourly walkthroughs of clinic animals and infirmary patients to maintain this standard of
care.
● Responsible for basic medication calculations, record keeping, and knowledge of all medical
protocols.
● Rinses scrubs and disinfects animal cages, hallways, floors, and walls in designated area; cleans
water and food dishes and related kennel equipment and facilities
● Assists in monitoring equipment for proper operation (chemical mixers, hose units, microscope,
etc.).
● Works collaboratively with surgery department to achieve positive placement of the animals for
medical treatment
● Identifies problems and notifies Supervisor, Lead Technician and/or Veterinarian of all concerns
● Provides accurate information and friendly professional service to the public and to co-workers in a
positive, courteous, truthful and tactful manner. Interacts with all departments cohesively and
communicates information effectively.
● Provides holiday and weekend coverage as required.
● The individual must be capable of functioning independently with minimal supervision.
● Must support and demonstrate the agency’s core values – Customer Service, Adaptability, Respect,
Responsibility and Integrity
● Provides accurate information and friendly professional service to the public and to co-workers in a
positive, courteous, truthful and tactful manner. Interacts with all departments cohesively and
communicates information effectively.
● Provides holiday and weekend coverage as required.
● The individual must be capable of functioning independently with minimal supervision.
● Must support and demonstrate the agency’s core values – Customer Service, Adaptability, Respect,
Responsibility and Integrity
● Provides accurate information and friendly professional service to the public and to co-workers in a
positive, courteous, truthful and tactful manner. Interacts with all departments cohesively and
communicates information effectively.
● Provides holiday and weekend coverage as required.
● The individual must be capable of functioning independently with minimal supervision.
● Must support and demonstrate the agency’s core values – Customer Service, Adaptability, Respect,
Responsibility and Integrity

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
● Assist with fundraising activities and special events as needed
● Treats all animals humanely, with compassion and concern, both on and off the job and transmits
these values to others.
● Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws
and all of the employer’s safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and
potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.
Minimum Knowledge and Skills required by the Job
● Work requires the analytical skills to gather and interpret data in related situations
• Euthanasia certification or ability to become certified
● Basic animal handling/restraint
● Valid driver’s license required

Physical Requirements of the Job
● Must stand, walk, bend and stoop to perform duties
● Must have the ability to perform prolonged physical activity
● Must be able to stand for 8 hours
● Ability to lift 50lbs.
● May be expected to work weekends, holidays, and off hours
● Job may require performance of tasks that involve potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, or
tissues, animal and human.

Apply online at SAhumane.org/employment

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Jennifer Jimenez
Human Resources Coordinator
210-226-7461
jjimenez@sahumane.org

Closing Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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