Assists veterinarians in providing medical care and treatment for animals, and exceptional customer service to patrons. This position works directly with both shelter animals and community members and their pets to provide high quality, affordable veterinary care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collect samples for testing and perform laboratory tests.
Take and develop x-rays.
Medicate, vaccinate, and treat animals as prescribed by veterinarian.
Wrapping and sterilizing packs.
Prepare a culture and all blood work to be sent to outside laboratories.
Perform all laboratory procedures including hematology, serology, blood chemistry, urinalysis, fecal analysis, and skin scrapings.
Administer anesthesia and monitor animals under anesthesia.
Ability to intubate, IVC placement, administer IV fluids, supply O2, apply temporary bandages and changes bandages, provide external heating or cooling of patient.
Assist veterinarian in medical and surgical procedures.
Assist with proper animal handling and restraint.
Provide medical assistance and counseling to patrons.
Fill client prescriptions and maintain drug logs as required.
Use and maintain medical equipment.
Perform physical examination of animals.
Perform data entry to update animal records in Pet Point and veterinary software.
Clean and maintain work areas.
Contribute to and lead initiatives to improve processes and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma. CVT license preferred but not required.
1-2 years’ experience as a veterinary technician.
Computer proficiency with a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
General knowledge of zoonotic diseases and infectious disease control required.
General knowledge of medical terminology required.
Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations while handling multiple tasks.
Self-motivated to achieve results and maintain high standards.
Must be reliable, organized, and adaptable to changes within the Clinic and RCHS.
Knowledge of animal behavior.
Ability to maintain high standard of patient care.Ability to work independently and effectively with other managers and staff members in order to accomplish daily tasks as well as strategic plans.
Excellent written and verbal skills.
A valid driver’s license and ability to gain coverage through our motor vehicle insurance is required.
Work flexible shifts – days, weekends, and holidays.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and zoonotic diseases. The environment is moderately loud, and the worker may be exposed to animal bites and/or scratches.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds without assistance.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus while performing the duties of this job. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell.
This is a non-exempt position with a range of $15-$20 dollars per hour depending on qualifications. Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO); health, dental and vision insurance; Simple IRA retirement program with employer contribution; professional development opportunities; access to low-cost veterinary care through the RCHS veterinarian, discounts for certain brands of pet food and pet medications; reduced adoption fees.
The duties listed in the job description(s) are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any class protected by law. RCHS is an At-Will employer. This is not a contract for employment. RCHS reserves the right to change job descriptions and job schedules at any time without employee consent to meet changing needs of the organization.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits to include health, dental, vision, Simple IRA, Paid Time Off (PTO), Holidays (7), discounted veterinary services.
About Routt County Humane Society
Routt County Humane Society (RCHS) is located in beautiful Steamboat Springs, CO, approximately 3 hours from Denver, CO. An open admission animal shelter, RCHS takes in approximately 700 animals per year and provides animal related services and programs throughout Routt County. In addition to providing services to shelter pets, RCHS has also assisted community pets by offering grant funded spay/neuters and financial assistance to low income families.