- Assist technicians and veterinarians in the performance of surgical procedures.
- Perform medical treatments and diagnostics at the direction of technicians and veterinarians.
- Monitor patient recovery following surgery.
- Communicate with patrons clearly and professionally regarding surgery and post-operative care.
- Perform surgical check-in and discharge procedures with patrons.
- Administer medications as directed to cats & dogs presented for surgery.
- Clean, disinfect, and maintain surgical areas.
- Handle and move animals prior to and following surgical procedures, restraining animals as needed.
- Maintain medical equipment and supplies.
- Perform accurate patron and animal recordkeeping.
- Operate League mobile unit vehicles, as assigned.
- Contribute to and lead initiatives to improve processes and procedures.
- Perform euthanasia related tasks including body care.
Position Key Competencies
- Analytical Thinking
- Conflict Management
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility - Volunteers
Travel – This position requires travel to different work sites
Work Conditions and Physical Requirements
Handle and restrain animals of various sizes, weights, and temperaments. Subject to animal bites or scratches. Work performed in high noise level areas. Exposure to cleaning chemicals, fumes, dust, animal dander, and feces. Exposure to radiation in association with performing radiology procedures. Physical efforts require constant bending, stooping, standing, climbing stairs, and walking. Repetitive motion associated with medical and surgical care. Frequent lifting of animals and objects up to 40 pounds with reasonable accommodation. Exposure to the elements while performing high volume clinics in priority neighborhoods for extended periods of times.
Shift Details: 40 hours per week, four 10-hour shift
Full Time Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, League-paid Life and Short-Term Disability Insurance, PTO, Holiday Pay, 401(k), and more!
Compensation: Starting at $18.00/hour (starting pay commensurate with market, experience, and equity)
We have compassion and care about our employees, our volunteers, and the community. In a continued effort to ensure the safety of our employees, volunteers, and community members, all Dumb Friends League employees are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or have an approved medical or religious exemption. New employees will be required to provide proof to their status upon hire or have an approved medical or religious exemption. For questions, reach out to a member of the Human Resources team.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
- Ability to work in a team environment
- High attention to detail
- Ability to travel to multiple locations within target communities
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Professional experience in animal welfare/ working with animals
- Experience working in a veterinary clinic or similar environment
- Working knowledge of current veterinary practices
- Veterinary assistant certification
How to Apply