Under the direction of the Medical Services Manager, assist in the provision of medical care of animals in the shelter and foster animals. Responsibilities include: administer medications, triage incoming animals, perform basic laboratory tests, and perform euthanasia.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Low stress handling, restraint and triage all animals entering our care.
Oversee general medical procedures for sheltered and fostered animals according to established protocols
Give direction on special feeding for individual animals as circumstances dictate
Assign medications, as stated in our protocols, and follows up with treatment books daily
Maintain a high level of communication with the Medical Services Manager to keep them abreast of the conditions of all sheltered animals
Set and communicate to animal welfare staff specific treatments and medication schedules for individual animals
Reviews animal records daily to ensure that all medical or treatment records are up to date and accurate
Train animal welfare staff in technical skills as related to humane animal restraining and medicating/treating sheltered animals
Work with the Clinic Front Desk Coordinator to schedule spay/neuter appointments, bloodwork and vet visits either in our clinic and with our outsourced Vet partners
Assist with adoptions when medical information is needed
Assist with the medical care of animals in our Foster and Trial Adoption programs
Medicate orally, SQ and IM as directed by the Medical Services Manager or Veterinarian
Collect appropriate samples and perform basic laboratory tests, including decapitation for rabies testing
Implantation of microchips
Participate in Rounds as assigned by the Medical Services Manager.
Work with the Medical Services Manager and Kennel Managers to ensure staff is aware of all medical conditions that need to be monitored
Properly record all drug activity, DEA logs, and statistics, as required by law and St. Hubert’s policy
Maintain accurate and complete medical records, including computer data entry
Assist in the documentation of cruelty cases
Assist in performance of necropsy, as needed
Cleaning of medical areas, equipment, kennels and cages as needed
Maintain medical equipment
Aging, sexing, and accurate breed identification
Other job duties as assigned by the Medical Supervisor or Veterinarian
Qualifications and Requirements:
Knowledge of veterinary technician and animal shelter procedures and protocols.
Demonstrates knowledge of animal restraint and handling techniques, as well as general animal safety practices, including recognizing animal behavior patterns.
Ability to draw blood, administer subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intravenous injections.
Eligibility for and willingness to apply for and maintain euthanasia technician certification
Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment, in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures. Ability to be flexible, detail oriented and able to prioritize.
Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer service orientation. Ability to communicate effectively, courteously, and professionally with a variety of individuals representing the public, board members, volunteers, donors, and employees.
A team-oriented and collaborative approach to work, with an ability to bring out the best in peers. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to gather information from colleagues.
Computer literacy with proficient use of programs including Microsoft Office programs, Outlook email, Internet and database management software to efficiently accomplish work.
Stay up to date on the most current shelter medicine protocols recommended by UC Davis.
Possess and maintain N.J. driver’s license in good standing.
Passion for HRA mission, for caring of all animals regardless of age, breed, temperament or species.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted regularly, 50+ pounds assisted.
Ability to be comfortable working w/ cats, dogs, small animals, reptiles, fish, wildlife.
Ability to perform strenuous physical activity on daily basis, including lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, standing, squatting, and bending.
Due to nature of shelter work, may be exposed to deceased, fractious, or aggressive animals; hostile, irate persons; zoonotic or other diseases; unpleasant noises, odors, sights; extreme temperatures.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have NJ driver's license in good standing
Minimum of 3 years of experience working in veterinary medicine; experience in animal shelter medicine or animal shelter environment preferred.
This is a full time job
Job Contact Details
Closing Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021