Job Description

At Nevada Humane Society our mission is to care for pets, find them homes, and save lives because we believe that all pets deserve a happy, healthy life. If you, too, have a passion for lifesaving and high-volume spay/neuter, we invite you to apply for the role of Veterinary Technician with Nevada Humane Society.

Essential Job Functions:
• Assists surgeon(s) with preoperative examination
• Assists with surgical duties, including prepping, shaving, monitoring anesthesia, and monitoring recovery in a high volume, fast paced environment
• Utilizes the following technical skills routinely:
o IV catheter placement and setting up IV fluids
o Performs digital radiographs
o Phlebotomy
o Infectious disease testing
o Cystocentesis
o Laboratory work (CBC, urinalysis, cytology, etc.)
o Intubation of dogs and cats
o Surgical prep (spay, neuter, amputation, enucleation, mass removal, etc.)
o Dental prophylaxis
o Dental radiographs
o Vaccinating
o Microchipping
o Medicating
• Completes medicated baths and/or grooms
• Provides safe and adequate restraint
• Enters exam and treatment notes into shelter software
• Ensures that supplies are available and in adequate supply
• Receives supplies and distributes them to designated areas
• Feeds and waters animals, and supplies basic animal husbandry for animals housed in the clinic
• Helps prevent spread of disease by using proper cleaning protocols
• Washes and dries laundry
• Cleans the clinic thoroughly daily
• Performs routine maintenance on medical equipment
• Completes medical and surgical discharges by providing detailed post-operative care instructions
• Answers clinic phone and/or checks voicemail messages and makes follow-up calls when required

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education:
• Must be a Licensed Veterinary Technician in Nevada or have the ability to obtain a Nevada License within 30 days
Experience:
• 1 year of prior experience working in a veterinary clinic or animal shelter preferred
Licenses:
• State of Nevada Veterinary Technician License
• Valid CA or NV Driver’s license and ability to pass Nevada Humane Society Motor Vehicle Report criteria. Current auto insurance

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Strong safe, effective animal handling skills and knowledge of animal behavior
• Knowledge of dog breeds and their characteristics, and familiarity with symptoms of common diseases
• Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and ability to learn new computer programs
• Knowledge of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic veterinary treatment
• Good interpersonal, communication, and time management skills
• Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance
• Able to work in the busy, demanding environment of a shelter clinic
• Ability to identify problems or conditions (medical and behavioral) that need to be brought to the attention of the veterinarian
• Treat people and animals with respect; contribute to effective teamwork; and, foster public relations
• Experience volunteering or working with a rescue group, humane society, foster care involvement or other animal welfare agency are a plus
• Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition

If you are interested, please apply at https://nevadahumanesociety.org/employment/.

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Megan Barrenchea
HR Director
775-856-2000

Closing Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022

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