Summary: To assist the Shelter Veterinarian in spay/neuter procedures daily. To help HSNT save lives and promote responsible pet ownership!
Essential Functions of the Position
Works under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian employed by the Humane Society of North Texas.
Clean assigned areas on a daily basis.
Create schedule for spay/neuter surgeries each day.
Calculate dosages and administer anesthetic drugs, intubate, and monitor patients under anesthesia until recovery.
Properly clip and sterilely prep all patients for surgery.
Administer necessary vaccines, medications, microchips, etc. at the time of surgery and document appropriately.
Document surgical procedures in PetPoint as directed by shelter veterinarian.
Be able to place IV catheter when needed.
Keep accurate inventory of controlled substances used during surgical procedures. Responsible for maintaining an accurate log of all incoming and outgoing controlled substances and immediately report any shortages.
Train surgical assistants on proper handling, anesthetic monitoring, and other technical procedures.
Keep current inventory of necessary surgical supplies/drugs and report shortages to Shelter Veterinarian.
Maintain assigned equipment and supplies in safe condition and report any problems or needed repairs to the Shelter Veterinarian.
Assist in writing SOP (standard operating procedures) and surgical protocols for HSNT Shelter Medical Department.
Additional Responsibilities of the Position
Ability to perform diagnostic testing including, but not limited to: fecal testing, skin scrapes, fluorescein stain exams, Wood’s lamp exams, HW/FeLV/FIV tests, Parvo tests, Cytology, Urinalyses, and obtaining radiographs.
Perform euthanasia after successful completion of required certification course.
Maintain database by entering accurate information on the animals in our care into PetPoint.
Ensures proper labeling and dating of medications, maintains an accurate inventory of all medications in stock and replenishes stock as necessary.
Represent the Humane Society of North Texas by providing excellent customer service and focus.
Protect the confidential information on customers and donors.
Report to work at assigned start time; leave work at assigned quitting time.
Additional tasks assigned by Shelter Veterinarian.
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities Needed to Perform the Essential Functions of this Position:
High school or equivalent education; RVT/LVT preferred but not required.
At least 3 years’ veterinary technician experience including significant veterinary surgical experience.
Experience in medical record keeping and using appropriate veterinary medical terminology.
Excellent communication skills.
Organized and able to multitask well.
Highly motivated with a professional attitude.
Knowledge of breeds, diseases, medical conditions, and animal handling and behavior.
Acquire and possess a thorough understanding of, and dedication to, animal welfare issues and policies/philosophies of HSNT.
Ability to work independently and confidently using superior discretion and judgment.
Ability to meet physical demands and work efficiently and safely in a fast paced environment.
Experience using humane handling techniques with fractious/fearful animals.
Must be able to work standing for 8 or more hours and be able to bend/kneel repeatedly and have a reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations.
By nature of the industry, consistently exposed to animal allergens under conditions with limited alternatives available. There also may be occasional exposure to dead, sick, unruly, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and infectious diseases.
Must be able to deal with an often fast-paced and changing workload, which at times can be stressful.
The position holder must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds without assistance, up to 80 pounds with assistance.
While performing the duties of this job this position may be exposed to animal odors or airborne particles.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The individual performing this job may be required to work more than 10 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week
Health and dental insurance
Generous paid time off.
Paid major holidays off.
401K with match.
Four day work week: Monday- Thursday (10 hours/day)
Additional high volume high quality (HVHQ) spay/neuter training available.
Make a difference daily in the lives of animals!
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the individual. Other duties than those listed herein may be assigned.
About Humane Society of North Texas
HSNT's mission is to act as an advocate on behalf of all animals and to ensure their legal, moral and ethical consideration and protection; to provide for the well-being of animals who are abandoned, injured, neglected, mistreated or otherwise in need; to promote an appreciation of animals; and to instill respect for all living things.