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Veterinary Technician

A- 1 Personnel of Houston Houston ,TX
  • Posted: 3 days ago
  • $17 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical
Job Description

Our client at Harris County Public Health needs Veterinary Technicians. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door with HARRIS COUNTY, this assignment is a great temp to hire opportunity, so don't miss out!!

We get openings for these positions several times on a weekly basis

Job title: Veterinary Technician

Pay rate: $17.00 P/H

Work Schedule: Monday – Saturday (Day Shift)

Job Duties:

Under the supervision of the Chief, Veterinary Operations (CVO), the Veterinary Technician participates in clinical and animal care activities that support the HCPHES VPH pet adoption program. Implements strategies to increase the “Leave Alive” rate as assigned. Also serves as a support to other sections as needed.

• Assists veterinarian with surgery, including sterilization of instruments and surgical area, animal prep and monitoring of vital signs; monitors post-operative recovery and reports changes in condition.

• Responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and care of the animals in the surgery, surgery holding and isolation areas. Ensures that the areas are kept clean, sanitized, and uncluttered at all times.

• Responsible for cleaning and maintaining surgical equipment and sterilizing instruments.

• Using protocols, responsible for the safe induction of anaesthesia, monitors animals while under anaesthesia and during recovery.

• Routinely evaluates health and temperament of sheltered animals and advises the veterinarian and/or the kennel supervisor as appropriate.

• Administers prescribed medications as directed and administers vaccinations per VPH protocols and directions from VPH veterinarians.

• Creates and updates medical records as appropriate.

• Responsible for accurate & timely data entry of information into the shelter database.

• Perform physical exams on animals including a variety of animal health procedures encompassing diagnostic laboratory tests, administration of medications, and assisting with or performing medical treatments.

• Responsible for routinely performing an inventory of veterinary drugs & vaccines and reporting results to the CVO.

• Responsible for maintaining and routinely performing an inventory of controlled drug logs.

· Responsible for ensuring that all animals in the shelter adoption program have aesthetically pleasing pictures on the department’s website.

· Consults with transfer & rescue organizations and foster homes as needed concerning animal health and temperament issues and facilitates a quick transfer of animals to these organizations.

• Promotes responsible pet ownership and answer questions concerning animal health, behaviour, and care.

• Administers vaccinations and implants microchips in owned animals.

Requirements:

· At least 6 months of experience in an animal shelter, veterinary practice or animal care environment is required OR completion of veterinary assistance or technical program

· Proficiency in the use of a computer is required.

· Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.

· High school diploma or GED

· Must have a clean background

Location: Houston, TX 77076

If you would like to be considered please send your updated resume to Zeenat Fatima and visit our website https://a1personnel.securedportals.com/apply/ in order to complete our online application.

Company Description
We are a local staffing agency serving Houston's major government entities. We can give you access to temp-to-hire opportunities! Whether you are a job seeker or a company looking for a Houston-area staffing agency, we can meet your needs. We take all the necessary steps to properly assess our applicant's talents so that we are sure they will be uniquely suited for their assignments. We go to great lengths to understand our clients' staffing needs so they get the most qualified candidates. Our stellar customer service, tireless work ethic and a strong commitment to excellence make A-1 Personnel the right staffing agency for you!

Please apply online. www.a1personnelinc.com

A- 1 Personnel of Houston

We are a local staffing agency serving Houston's major government entities. We can give you access to temp-to-hire opportunities! Whether you are a job seeker or a company looking for a Houston-area staffing agency, we can meet your needs. We take all the necessary steps to properly assess our applicant's talents so that we are sure they will be uniquely suited for their assignments. We go to great lengths to understand our clients' staffing needs so they get the most qualified candidates. Our stellar customer service, tireless work ethic and a strong commitment to excellence make A-1 Personnel the right staffing agency for you! Please apply online. www.a1personnelinc.com

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