- Uphold the mission of Humane Animal Rescue throughout all responsibilities of the position.
- Understand and support the Open Door Philosophy of Humane Animal Rescue.
- Maintain positive relationships with co-workers, managers, directors, clients, and stakeholders.
- Have open availability with ability to work evenings and weekends as scheduled.
- Ability to work some holidays as scheduled.
- Ability to learn multiple record keeping software programs.
- Can effectively restrain pets even when large or difficult.
- Understands all common vaccinations and vaccination protocols and can explain to clients.
- Understands the importance of a clean and orderly facility, does not hesitate to clean or organize as part of a normal job duty.
- Can handle client’s medical questions with confidence and direct to veterinarians when appropriate.
- Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
- Understands usage, dosage, and common side effects for commonly used prescription drugs.
- Ability to properly log the usage and correctly handle controlled substances.
- Can maintain an appropriate inventory of all medical supplies.
- Ability to frequently check work-provided email.
- Triage all incoming kennel animals, which includes a full physical exam, administer vaccinations and preventions, and run necessary diagnostics according to pre-established guidelines, without direct veterinarian supervision.
- Perform humane euthanasia for shelter and public pets without direct veterinarian supervision.
- Ability to recognize signs of injury or disease in a wide array of species.
- Provide medications to animals currently in the kennel.
- Fill prescriptions for animals being adopted.
- Communicate common medical issues with potential adopters.
- Can explain necessary follow up and homecare instructions.
- Can perform clinical laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, heartworm checks, skin scrapings, urinalysis, and fungal cultures; draws blood for laboratory analysis; maintains file of lab test results and ensures that test results are recorded in patient records.
- Read and understand medical records from other facilities and use that information to determine next steps in proper care of the animal.
- Can effectively position for and take radiographs.
- Can assist the veterinarian in medical, surgical and dental procedures; prepares patients for surgery; administers anesthesia; monitors patients during surgery and recovery; administers fluids.
- Can properly care for all surgical materials; keep the operating room properly stocked and prepared for surgery.
- Can perform emergency procedures such as control of bleeding, resuscitation with oxygen, opening airways, and external cardiac massage.
- Properly wrap and sterilize surgical packs, and properly identify the surgical instruments.
- Develop a daily flow of animals receiving surgery in order to maximize the amount of surgeries done that day.
- Input surgical notes into the proper computer system.
Clinic Tech and Clinic Desk
- Can effectively communicate with clients over the telephone regarding our Wellness Clinic. Must have the ability to answer general questions in a timely fashion, schedule appointments, make reminder calls and check out clients after their appointment is complete.
- Room clients and get a history on the pet.
- Educate clients on a wide array of pet ownership responsibilities.
- Assist the veterinarian with the exam and vaccination of the animal.
- Perform diagnostics as requested by the veterinarian.
- Complete all husbandry of animals housed in isolation.
- Following the URI and Kennel Cough Protocols, start animals on proper medication and ensure they receive that medication daily.
- Monitor and record symptoms of isolated animals.
- Provide enrichment for animal in isolation.
- Keep the isolation area cleaned and stocked with supplies.
- Assist the veterinarian with vet checks on shelter animals, which includes entering the records into the computer software.
- Discharge surgery patients and answer adopter’s and client’s questions.
- Participate in department-wide and shelter-wide training seminars.
- Provide coverage for staff call-offs and vacations.
- Train new staff and/or students on externship. Report progress of new staff/student to the Medical Manager.
- Other duties as assigned by management.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Veterinary Technician Certification (CVT) desirable but not required.
- Two (2) year Veterinary Technician degree
- Two (2) or more years experience preferred. Shelter Medicine experience given more consideration.
- Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.
- Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
- Can stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis.
- Experienced in the teamwork approach and works well with all levels of team members.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Work requires lifting and carrying animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs.); walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent position.
- May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $12.00 /hour
How to Apply
Candidates can apply directly on Humane Animal Rescue's applicant portal:https://csshumaneanimalrescue.sentrichr.com