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Licensed Veterinary Technician

Company: Animal Care and Control of NYC
Location: Brooklyn
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Job Description:

DEFINITION Under the direction of a veterinarian, assist in the provision of medical and surgical care of animals in the shelter. Administers medications, assists with surgery, performs basic laboratory tests, performs euthanasia. Works well independently but as part of a team to ensure timely, quality medical care for all animals in the shelter. This position is based within the medical department at a specific ACC location but flexibility to work at other locations may occasionally be required. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Handle, restrain and triage all animals entering shelter Medicate orally, SQ and IM as directed by the staff veterinarian Prepare animals for and assist in surgery Administration and monitoring of anesthesia Collect appropriate samples and perform basic laboratory tests, including decapitation for rabies testing Implantation of microchips Take and develop radiographs Perform Euthanasia Properly record all drug activity, DEA logs, and statistics, as required by law and ACC policy Maintain accurate and complete medical records, including computer data entry Assist in the documentation of cruelty cases Assist in performance of necropsy, as needed Cleaning of medical areas, kennels and cages as needed Maintain medical equipment Aging, sexing, and accurate breed identification Other job duties as assigned by the lead veterinary technician or veterinarian QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIRED SKILLS: Must be 21 years of age or older Associates or bachelors degree in veterinary technology, or foreign equivalent recognized by NYS Licensure in NYS to practice veterinary technology Previous experience working in shelters preferred but not required Eligibility for and willingness to apply for euthanasia technician certification Good written and oral communication skills Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, able to multi-task and prioritize Dependable, reliable, and efficient Must have NYS drivers license Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and stand for prolonged periods of time WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee will regularly be exposed to the following: potentially zoonotic diseases (including rabies), aggressive animals, loud noises (e.g. barking dogs), and odors. Examination, restraint, and treatment of a high number of animals is physically and emotionally demanding. Euthanasia is performed in the facility and is a specific job task. REPORTS TO: Staff veterinarian and lead veterinary technician OVERTIME: This position is not exempt from overtime. NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Animal Care Centers of New York City is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, or sexual orientation. Accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals requiring them.

Keywords: Animal Care and Control of NYC, New York, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Professions, Brooklyn, New York

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